13 January 20213 minute read

DLA Piper strengthens North Asia Arbitration offer with new partner hire

Global law firm DLA Piper today announces that Tony Andriotis has joined the firm in its Tokyo officeas a partner to lead the International Arbitration practice in Japan.

Tony joins DLA Piper from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP (QE), Tokyo, where he servedas a partner. Prior to this he was an Associate and Counsel with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (HHR)for over 12 years.

Specializing in international arbitration, ADR, cross-border litigation, international regulatory work,mediation and bankruptcy, Tony has developed deep relationships with Japanese domestic law firmsduring his four-year secondment at top local firm Nishimura & Asahi (N&A). He also has extensiveexperience in the manufacturing and industrial sectors, having acted on behalf of Japanese parties in theJapan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC),Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and International Centre for Dispute Resolution(ICDR) arbitrations.

Regional Managing Partner in Asia, Satpal Gobindpuri, said: “Tony’s hire reinforces DLA Piper’scommitment to strategic regional growth across Asia. I am confident that his extensive experience andnetwork will complement our firm-wide strategy and vision around adding high calibre, culturallyaligned partners to help grow and develop our North Asia International Arbitration practice whilstpositioning DLA Piper as the “go to” offering for arbitration and litigation matters.”

DLA Piper’s Country Managing Partner in Tokyo, Lance J. Miller, added: “As we continue tostrengthen our offering in North Asia, Tony’s substantial experience, adept business development skills,extensive network and proven capability in the market makes him a valuable addition to DLA Piper’steam.”

DLA Piper’s Global Co-Chairs of International Arbitration, Michael Ostrove and Kate Brown de Vejar,noted: “Tony combines the local experience and international expertise that is central to our approachto international disputes. Japan is a growing market for international arbitration, and Tony is a welcomeaddition to our global team. We very much look forward to working with him.”