Emi shares insights on working in an adversarial environment at ICCA 2024, Hong Kong

On May 7, 2024, our partner and Head of Japan Practice, Emi Rowse (Igusa), showcased her expertise during a panel discussion at ICCA 2024 Hong Kong. As a prestigious global organization, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) is renowned for its role in advancing arbitration, conciliation, and international dispute resolution. ICCA’s conferences, publications, and efforts toward harmonizing arbitration law make it a landmark event for legal practitioners.

Emi shared with the audience her insights on practical guidance on working in and through an adversarial environment using counselling concepts and methods. Alongside her on the panel, distinguished experts from various jurisdictions, Amanda Lee FCIArb, Daniel Kalderimis, Yoko Maeda, and Giacomo Rojas Elgueta enriched the discussion about emotions as catalysts for action, pressures on advocates, cross-examination tension, optimising expert witness engagement, and practical psychology tips for thriving in adversarial environments.

Emi’s participation not only reaffirmed our firm’s commitment to innovative practices but also highlighted her exceptional skill in navigating complex legal landscapes.