Takafumi Ochiai was admitted to the Japanese Bar in 2006. He was educated at Keio University (B.S., 2004) and the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan. He was based at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto from 2006 to 2015, before joining Atsumi & Sakai. He is a member of the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association, the Japan Association of Arbitrators, the Research Committee on Business Recovery in Asia and the Japanese Association for Business Recovery. Takafumi has extensive experience in acting as counsel and an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations (including for the International Chamber of Commerce, China Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and Japan Commercial Arbitration Association) involving a wide array of issues.