Mugi Sekido is a partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. Since he joined the firm in 1998, his focus has been on litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. A notable achievement was his successful defence of Eksportfinans of Norway before the Tokyo District Court in a case regarding their samurai bonds. He consistently receives top rankings in this field from Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, The Legal 500 and other legal publications. Mr Sekido received an LLM from the University of Chicago Law School and clerked for a year at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in Houston, Texas. He has been a member of the Tokyo District Court Civil Litigation Practice Committee since 2007.

He has contributed to many publications on dispute resolution, including Guide to International Arbitration for Japanese Companies (1)-(72) (Shojihomu, 2016–2018), ‘Japan’s ruling on no business cessation’ (IFLR, 2014), ‘Decision by the Tokyo High Court on Letters of Credit Issued by a Chinese Bank and Practical Responses’ (Kinyuhomujijo, 2014) and ‘Guide to US Civil Litigation for Japanese Companies’ (Shojihomu, 2010).