Since joining Yoshida & Partners in 2002, Taichi Hironaka has handled a number of maritime cases, involving collision, grounding, engine trouble, charter party disputes and cargo defences. In light of his knowledge, understanding and keen interest in technical issues, he has also dealt with many disputes involving engineering matters relating to engine and hull structure. He is also well versed in IP matters (especially patents and trademarks) and architectural disputes. He became a partner in 2017.
Mr Hironaka graduated from Kyoto University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, majoring in architecture. He was called to the Bar in 2002, and, in 2013, received his LLM from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.