LLM Programme

Hiroshi Oda   HIROSHI ODA
LLB (Tokyo, 1975), LLD (Tokyo, 1986), Attorney at Law (Japan)
Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law

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Administrator: Ann Tucker
+44 (0)20 7679 1545 | internal: x21545

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Professor Oda specialises in Japanese and Russian Commercial Law. He is also a professor at the College d’Europe (Brugge) and the leading expert in europe on Japanese and Russian business Law. He is the author of Japanese Law (third edition) published by Oxford University Press (2009) and Russian Commercial Law (second edition) published by Martinus Nijhof (2007).

Professor Oda held the chair of Russian law at the University of Tokyo before moving to London. He was a visiting professor at Cornell Law School between 1988-1998 and most recently, of Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich. He hols a LL.D from the University of Tokoy. He is an arbitrator in the Moscow International Court of Commercial Arbitration and Stockholm Institute of Arbitration..

He is a qualified attorney in Japan and practices Japanese and Russian law. He is a membre associe of the Academy of Comparative Law. He is Chairman of the Russo-Japanese Lawyers' Association.

Current Teaching
Japanese Law

Japanese Commercial Law
Japanese International Trade and Competition Law
Russian Commercial Law

Ph.D Supervision
Professor Oda welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students.


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