Elaine is a partner in our dispute resolution practice in Tokyo. She specialises in international arbitration, and in particular arbitration under the ICC, LCIA and JCAA rules. Elaine advises clients across various sectors including construction, manufacturing, energy, infrastructure and mining. She is listed by Who’s Who Legal 2017 and 2018 as a ‘future leader in arbitration’, by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a ‘recognised practitioner’, and in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 clients describe Elaine as a dispute resolution lawyer who ‘stands head and shoulders above the rest’.

Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills’ Tokyo office, Elaine practised for several years in Paris and in Singapore. She speaks English, French and Mandarin. Elaine is licensed to advise on English law and Singapore law in Japan as a registered foreign lawyer, and is a certified arbitrator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.