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Tony Andriotis

Tony is not only an excellent lawyer, he has an astute understanding of the non-legal considerations that drive a legal matter.
Client, Dispute Resolution, Chambers Asia Pacific, 2023

Tony Andriotis leads our international arbitration team in Tokyo. He has extensive experience in ADR and has acted on behalf of Japanese parties in JCAA, ICC, SIAC and ICDR arbitration. Tony is also experienced in litigation, international regulatory work and bankruptcy. Tony has lived in Japan for over a decade.

Tony frequently speaks on matters regarding ADR and cross-border dispute settlement throughout Asia, and is listed as an arbitrator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, and the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, where he also serves as their Professional & Institutional Relations Officer.

Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New York


  • Represented a Japanese private equity fund in regards to a contractual dispute with an Australian logistics company.
  • Represented the Japanese subsidiary of a European pharmaceutical company in a dispute with another pharmaceutical company.
  • Represented a Japanese metals company in a corporate governance dispute with a South-East Asia based joint-venture partner.
  • Represented a Japanese trading company in a contractual dispute with a US-based military hardware manufacturer.
  • Represented Japanese auto-parts and capacitor manufacturers, and a major Japanese bank in regards to international regulatory and criminal investigations.
  • Represented a major Japanese trading company in an FCPA case and frequently represented Japanese industrials in international trade matters.
  • Worked on the Enron and Lehman Brother bankruptcies.
  • Represented major international Pharmaceutical companies in regards to both class-action product liability cases and contractual disputes.
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Greek
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1995


  • Recommended Lawyer, Japan - Arbitration, Who’s Who Legal (2021-2024)
  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Dispute Resolution: International, Japan, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific (2023-2024)


  • Quoted "State of the Market 2023", Asian Legal Business, December 2023
  • Quoted "Arbitration Ambitions", Asian Legal Business, October 2023
  • Japan's arbitration landscape, five years on, Co-author with Yoko Maeda, David MacArthur, Yoshie Midorikawa, Michael Mroczek, Global Arbitration Review, 19 June, 2023
  • In Recap: ICC Asia-Pacific Conference on International Arbitration, Part 2 (2022)Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Co-author with Anran Zhang (ICC) 
  • Cooperating on Disputes-Moving towards a Stronger Cooperative Foundation for the Settlement of Disputes in Asia, Co-author with Giorgio Fabio Colombo, David MacArthur, Masako Miyatake, Michael Mroczek,Shiori Sato, Julia Jiyeon Yu, Japan Commercial Arbitration Journal VOL. 1 (2020)
  • Interview and Feature, The Japan Times, 24 July 2018
  • Thoughts on necessary change in Japan, Co-author, with Yoshimasa Furuta, Yuki Sakioka, and Michael Mroczek, Global Arbitration Review, 23 May 2018
  • Settling Direct Disputes with Sovereigns: Striving for Transparency in the Settlement of Public-Private Partnership Disputes, Co-author, with Joao Ribeiro-Bidaoui, Soo-Hyun Lee and Jean-Isamu Taguchi, Journal of International Business and Law: Vol. 17: Iss. 2, Article 3 (2018)
  • Need for clarity: Where has international arbitration failed?, Co-author, with João Ribeiro, Soo-Hyun Lee and Jean-Isamu Taguchi, Asia Business Law Journal: Vol 1.: Iss. 6 (2017)
  • When You Can’t Beat Them, Enjoin Them—Injunctive Relief for SEP Infringement, Co-author, with Hitomi Iwase and Paul Dimitriadis, Bloomberg BNA - International Trade Daily Bulletin: Vol. 14, Iss. 187 (2014)
  • Japan's New Financial ADR System, Co-author, with Masako Miyatake, Bloomberg Law Reports - Alternative Dispute Resolution: Vol. 1: Iss. 2 (2010)


  • Presenter, Study session: “Accentuating the positive: How to move past the closure of the JIDRC through cooperation,” 2nd International Arbitration Committee, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association, 30 June 2023
  • Panelist, 1st Grand Panel: “Enforcement of Awards - Regional Updates in 2023,” Thailand & SE Asia: 4th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit, 8 June 2023
  • Speaker, Session 2: “International Arbitration in Asia – Arbitration Institutions’ Discussions,” Conference on Getting ready for Breakthroughs in International Arbitration in Vietnam, 12 May 2023
  • Speaker, “The Role of Arbitral Institutions in Creating Common Practices,” UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day 2022, The Role of Arbitration in Legal Harmonization. An East Asian Perspective, 13 December 2022
  • Speaker, “Recent Innovations in Arbitration,” The JCAA’s 69th Anniversary Event, Nurturing Innovations in Arbitration in Japan, 18 November 2022
  • Moderator, Japan International Dispute Resolution Center Tour & Arbitration Talk, 8 September 2022
  • Speaker, “Institutional Tools and Practices for MSMEs in International Arbitration: A Global Approach,” UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day 2021, Bringing Arbitration to MSMEs, 15 December 2021
  • Joint Webinar with FRONTEO on Technology and Analytics in Cross-Border E-Discovery, 17 June 2021
  • Moderator, FTI Consulting, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association and Roppongi Bar Association's panel: ADR in Japan: On the Cusp of Statutory, Technological and Cultural Change, 11 March 2021
  • Panelist and organizer, Roppongi Bar Association’s Panel on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Thomson Reuters Tokyo, 18 July 2018

Prior Experience

  • 2019-2020, Partner, Tokyo office of US based international law firm
  • 2007-2019, Counsel and Associate, New York and Tokyo offices of US based international law firm, inclusive of a multi-year secondment to a Japan based international law firm
  • 2005-2007, Clerk for a Senior Judge at the United States Court of International Trade

    Additional Information

    • Adjunct Professor at Temple University Law School, Tokyo Campus (Arbitration, Cross-Border Litigation); Part-Time Lecturer at Keio University School of Law, Tokyo (Arbitration, Case Studies in International Law); Humboldt University, Berlin (International Disputes & Regulatory Law).

    Memberships And Affiliations

    • Registered foreign lawyer in Japan
    • Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association, United States
    • Founding president, Greek Chamber of Commerce in Japan
    • Member of the Board of Governors, European Business Council in Japan
    • Board member, Hellenic Lawyers Association
    • Professional and Institutional Relations Officer, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association
    • Board member, Japan Association of Arbitrators
    • Advisory Board member, Japan International Dispute Resolution Center
    • Member, Rotary Club International (Roppongi Branch)