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Dominic Sharman

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Dominic Sharman is a member of the Dispute Resolution group at Baker McKenzie's Tokyo office. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked for a prominent law firm in Tokyo.

Practice Focus

Dominic's practice focuses on dispute resolution, particularly cross-border litigation and international arbitration.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented numerous offshore institutional investors against a major Japanese manufacturing company concerning a dispute arising from alleged false statements made to shareholders.
  • Represented a major Japanese shipping company in a high-value arbitration under the American Arbitration Association (International Centre for Dispute Resolution) rules (seated in Tokyo) arising out of a number of shipbuilding contracts.
  • Represented a major global distribution company in cross-border litigation against a Japanese individual in relation to an alleged breach of intellectual property rights.
  • Represented an American claimant in cross-border litigation against a global Japanese airline concerning a claim for alleged unjustifiable termination.
  • Represented an ex-director of a global manufacturer in high-profile litigation against his former company concerning his removal as director and alleged corporate corruption.
  • Represented global insurance companies in relation to claims brought against them involving highly complex and interconnected national and global fraud rings.


  • Foreign Registered Lawyer (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi)~Japan (2015)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (Solicitor Advocate) (2011)
  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom (2009)


  • Kaplan Altior (Higher Rights of Audience - Civil and Criminal) (2011)
  • University of Lancaster (LLB (Hons)) (2005)


  • English
  • Japanese
  • German