Arbitrator Intelligence (AI) is pleased to announce that Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune is the latest law firm to become a Member of AI.
Headquartered in Tokyo with branch offices in Osaka and Nagoya as well as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Jakarta, Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune is recognised for its dispute resolution expertise by Chambers & Partners.
The Membership Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Aoi Inoue, Partner at Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune and Catherine Rogers, Founder and CEO of AI, recognizes the parties’ commitment to work together in order to improve the arbitrator selection process by promoting accountability, diversity and transparency in arbitrator appointments.
David MacArthur, Co-Head of International Arbitration at Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune, said, “Arbitrator selection is the most vital element of international arbitration, yet it’s yet often the most opaque. We tend to rely mostly on personal experience and word-of-mouth reports, which are useful but have limits – and systemically tend to favor established names. Arbitrator Intelligence’s goal is to expand and diversify the field of arbitrators while also providing more informed decision-making, and we support that effort.”
Fellow Co-Head of International Arbitration Aoi Inoue added, “We see ourselves leading the international arbitration market in Japan in cutting-edge, innovative trends. This new partnership with Arbitrator Intelligence is one way we intend to do this.”
Catherine Rogers, Founder and CEO of AI, said, “Feedback provided by Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune will ensure Japanese perspectives and the firm’s innovative views help shape the market for international arbitration globally. We could not be more pleased to welcome Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune to our global network and we look forward to working with them.”