- Japanese English
- Practice areas:
- Investor-State Dispute SettlementWTO/Regional Trade AgreementsInternational Investment Agreements & ISDSTrade Remedies & Defenses (Anti-dumping, CVD & Safeguards)Government Procurement
- Admitted in Japan (2003)
Admitted in New York (2011)
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.
- New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
- The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
- 2014 - 2017
- Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, International Affairs Department, Legal Division
- Legal Counsel, Energy Charter Secretariat
- 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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