UCL Faculty of Laws

Prof Hiroshi Oda

Prof Hiroshi Oda

Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Oct 1990


University of Tokyo
Doctorate, Doctor of Laws | 1988


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 buisness 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.