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Legal/Compliance

JOHN A. TESSENSOHN

International Patent, Trademark & Commercial Litigation, Counseling & Arbitration, Trademarks, Copyright, Due Diligence evaluation and counseling, Unfair Competition, Domain Names, Anti-counterfeiting & Customs, Patent Term Extension, Technology Transfer, Licensing, Privacy, Regulatory – Healthcare, Food & Consumer, Employment, Corporate, Commercial & Trade Practice, Anti-Monopoly & Antitrust, Technology, media & telecoms, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

Michael E. GARRETT

has a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Southern Illinois University, U.S.A. (1993). He has been with the Firm since 1994.

Masato IDAKA

Patent, Trademark & Commercial Litigation, Copyright, Due Diligence, Unfair Competition, Anti-counterfeiting & Customs, Licensing, Privacy, Regulatory – Healthcare, Food & Consumer, Employment, Corporate, Commercial & Trade Practice, Anti-Monopoly & Antitrust, Technology, media & telecoms, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

Mitsuhiko KUSAFUKA

Patent, Trademark & Commercial Litigation, Due Diligence, Unfair Competition, Anti-counterfeiting & Customs, Licensing, Privacy, Regulatory – Healthcare, Food & Consumer, Corporate, Commercial & Trade Practice, Anti-Monopoly & Antitrust, Technology, media & telecoms, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

Satoshi NAMBA

Patent, Trademark & IP Litigation, Unfair Competition and General Corporate matters.

Satoshi FUKUNAGA

Patent, Trademark & IP Litigation, Unfair Competition, General Corporate Governance, Complianace matters.

Kazuya MISAKA

Patent, Trademark & IP Litigation, Unfair Competition, Antitrust, Regulatory (Medicine and Healthcare), General Corporate Governance and Compliance, Licensing, International Corporate Transactions, Privacy and Data Protection, Litigation and General Commercial matters.

Fumiaki CHIDA

Patent, Trademark & IP Litigation, Unfair Competition and General Corporate Governance and Compliance matters.

Risa ARAKI

holds a Bachelor's degree in Humanities majoring in Behavioral Sciences from Kobe College (2004).

Kenichi TAKAHASHI

He was responsible for designs and counterfeit goods in Intellectual Property Section in Sharp Corporation from 1964 to 2009. He lecturedon designs at the Japan Intellectual Property Association for 7 years.

Ryouji MIKATA

Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Designs, Customs, Anti-Counterfeiting, Civil Law and Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

Laarni Q. VINAS

Compliance, Licensing, Designs, Transactions, Due Diligence, Ownership & Recordals, Procurement, Technology Management, Assignments and Litigation, Regulatory – Healthcare, Food & Consumer, Corporate, Commercial & Trade Practice, Anti-Monopoly & Antitrust, Technology, media & telecoms, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

Leona YEO

Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Customs Seizures and Anti-Counterfeiting.

Brent RENNER-HAHN

Intellectual Property, Compliance, Transactions, Ownership and Recordals, General Corporate Governance, Procurement and International Commercial Transactions & Litigation.

Maria Lucia B. LOPEZ

Transactions and Recordals, Compliance, Technology Management, Ownership, Due Diligence, Assignments, General Corporate Governance, Procurement and Litigation.

Carolyn M. CALANOY

Compliance, Regulatory, Transactions, Ownership, Transfers and Recordals, Licenses, Pledges, Administrative, General Corporate Governance, Procurement & Litigation.

Frances L. PABILANE

Compliance, Procurement, Designs, Technology Management, > Corporate, Commercial & Trade Practice, Anti-Monopoly & Antitrust, > Technology, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Dispute Resolution.

Motoko TOMITA

holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Mukogawa Women's University (2001).

Kumi SASAKI

holds a Bachelor's degree in Contemporary Social Studies from Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts (2004).

Yuriko TERAI

graduated with an associate's degree in English Studies from Osaka YMCA International College (2004).

Mayumi ITO

holds a Bachelor's degree in education from Tezukayama University (1997).

Sayaka MUROYA

holds a Master's degree in Humanities from Kyushu University (2007).

Chiharu ARAKI

graduated with a Bachelor of Integrated Human Science from Sophia University (2009). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2011.

Nikhil KARANDE

obtained a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology (2013) and his Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics from University of Mumbai (2010). He joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2014.

Idyll CAÑETE

graduated with a Bachelor of Science, International Relations magnum cum laude from Mindanao State University (2015). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2016.

Lady Lee D. FAURILLO

received her Bachelor of Science, Accounting magnum cum laude from Ateneo de Naga University (2013). She qualified as a CPA in 2013. Prior to joining the Firm as an Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2016, she was a senior accounting associate with one of the world's largest management consulting firms.

Genevieve M. RUBIO

obtained her Bachelor of Science, Management (2014) from Ateneo de Manila University. Prior to joining the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2016, she was a trades processor with a leading financial services group.

Mizpah CAPIÑA

received her Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from University of the Philippines-Diliman (2011). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2016.

TRAN Ngoc Quynh Nhu

obtained her Bachelor of Business from James Cook University (2016). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2016.

Sharon YU

completed her Bachelor of Advanced Science, Chemistry (First Class Honors) and Bachelor of Laws (Honors) studies at University of New South Wales (2016). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Kimberly B. CORNELIO

obtained her PhD (2017) Osaka University, MS (2012) and BS (2009) from De La Salle University Manila. She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Pristy BENJAMIN

graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from University of Leeds, Honors (2016). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Nicole Kathryn M. GO

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts magnum cum laude from University of the Philippines Mindanao (2015). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Odessa A. ALIORDE

received her Bachelor of Science, Accounting cum laude from Ateneo de Naga University (2014). She qualified as a CPA in 2015. Prior to joining the Firm as an Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2017, she was a financial controller & analyst at one major provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines.

Michelle A. ITEM

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, International Studies major in Japanese Studies from De La Salle University of Manila (2017). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Quima RENEGADO

received her Bachelor of Science, Economics from University of Southeastern Philippines (2009). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Louisa NG

graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honors from University of East Anglia (2017). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Arvina Irene ANTHONY RAJ

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, International Communication Studies with English Language and Literature, from University of Nottingham (2016). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Samantha RAMIREZ

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Consular and Diplomatic Affairs from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde (2017). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2018.

Clarizze DE GUZMAN

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, International Studies major in American Studies from De La Salle University of Manila (2014). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2018.

Ria CRUZ

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, International Studies major in European Studies from De La Salle University of Manila (2017). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2018.

Aislinn YOUNG

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese studies) and Bachelor of Laws from University of Adelaide (2017). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2018.

NGUYEN Thi Thanh Thuy

graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from Foreign Trade University (2017). She joined the Firm as an International Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2018.

MA Ying

obtained her Juris Doctor from University of New South Wales (2018) and her Bachelor of Laws from Wuhan University (2015). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2018.

Flora May D. BISAN

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science cum laude from University of the Philippines Visayas (2015). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2018.

Hydeloriline R. HIZON

received her Bachelor of Science, Accountancy from Liceo de Cagayan University (2013). She qualified as a CPA in 2015. Prior to joining the Firm as an Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2018, she was an audit associate at the Philippine member firm of one of the world’s largest audit & assurance, consulting, risk and financial advisory and tax companies.

SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO has over 170 members comprising of technology specialists, translators and secretaries who all have at least 4 year University qualifications.

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