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Noriko Yodogawa

Counsel

Tokyo

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Ms. Yodogawa has broad experience in the field of international trade law, including working within many types of stakeholders in the field.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, she actively participated in the negotiations of a few EPAs (economic partnership agreements – how the Japanese Government describes the comprehensive FTAs (free trade agreements)).
Subsequently, she worked as Legal Counsel to the Energy Charter Secretariat. The Energy Charter Secretariat, located in Brussels, is the secretariat of the Energy Charter Treaty, which is a multilateral trade and investment agreement in the field of energy.

During her secondment to a steel manufacturing company, Ms. Yodogawa worked from the perspective of an exporter in the field of anti-dumping and safeguards. In addition, she was a committed intern at the WTO, which administers dispute settlement proceedings including those concerning alleged legal flaws in anti-dumping investigations.

Recent activities

9/2016

Energy Charter Treaty: Standing Out Beside the WTO

Articles

7/2013

Energy Charter Treaty: An Unexploited but Rich Well

Articles

4/2013

An Opportunity for Progress: China, Central Asia, and the Energy Charter Treaty

Articles

Education

2010
New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
2002
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2014 - 2017
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, International Affairs Department, Legal Division
2013
Legal Counsel, Energy Charter Secretariat
2012
Acting General Counsel, Energy Charter Secretariat
2011 - 2012
Legal Assistant, Energy Charter Secretariat
2010 - 2011
World Trade Organization
2007 - 2009
Seconded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Economic Partnership Division of the Economic Affairs Bureau)

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