Mr Kenji Yano

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Tokyo Kokusai Partners Law Office

20F Hareza Tower, 1-18-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro


Admitted to Bar Assiciation in 2010 (Tokyo, Japan).  Education: Hitotsubashi University (LLB, 2007), Kobe University School of Law (JD, 2009) and University College London (LLM in Human Rights law, 2018).  Practices: Having specialised in international family law, including 1980 Hague Convention cases, with representing clients in mediation and litigation, and arbitrating the cases in Japan and Singapore. Having also had experience working and conducting research in family law in London and Melborne. Listed attorney for Hague Convention cases at Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and an English Speaking Lawyer at embassies in Japan.  Having published books and papers and provided lectures concerning internatinal family law on divorce and children with a particular interest in child’s welfare.    Members:  JFBA, Family Law Committee.  Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association, Hague Convention Committee, Arbitration Centre (International Family Law sub-committee), Family Law Committee and Child Law Committee.  

Languages Spoken: Japanese, English

Practice Areas: Adoption, Appeals, Arbitration, Child Care/Public Law, Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Child Support, Cohabitation, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence/Protection Orders, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Enforcement: Child Support, Enforcement: Property Division, Enforcement: Spousal Support, Finance: Capital Provision, Finance: Insolvency, Finance: Pensions/Superannuation/Retirement and Employment Benefits, Finance: Property Issues, Finance: Trusts, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Mediation, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Modification/Variation: Child Support, Modification/Variation: Property Division, Modification/Variation: Spousal Support, Pre-nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements, Parentage/Paternity, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction, Same Sex Partnerships, Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony, Succession Law, Surrogacy

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