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Zhiming Mai

Lawyer (Hyogo Bar Association member / Kobe Office)

Career history

1976 Born Hyogo, Japan
1989 Graduated Kobe Chinese School, Elementary
1992 Graduated Kobe Chinese School, Junior High
2000 Graduated from Kobe University Faculty of Law; passed Bar exam
2001 Entered Legal Training and Research Institute
2002 Registered as a lawyer; entered Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
2008 Worked at Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, Shanghai office; returned to Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, Osaka office
2010 Left Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, set up private practice
2011 Joined Ooe Law Office as co-owner
2012 Appointed as legal counsel by special invitation at the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Osaka
2013 Served as adjunct instructor Kansai University graduate school faculty of law; entered Higashimachi LPC

Practice areas

  • General Civil Law
  • Corporate transactions
  • Loan agreements
  • Traffic accident damages claims
  • Bankruptcy cases
  • Status of residence (in Japan); visa-related work
  • Chinese investment matters (new investment / withdrawal, etc.)
  • Chinese commercial matters (contract drafting / commercial disputes)
  • Other domestic and international cases which require Chinese

Publications

  • "Enforcement of the Antitrust Law in relation to resale price restrictions in China – Analyses of recent punished cases –"; JCA Journal, Sep. 2014.
  • "Top 100 Chinese cases – Penalties imposed on shareholders by resolution of the General Meeting of Shareholders, pursuant to the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, as well as the relevant provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and the validity of resolutions of the General Meeting of Shareholders"; Journal of the Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 42,No. 7.
  • "Introduction to the New Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China"; JCA Journal, Jan. 2014
  • "Summary of the splitting of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and subsequent practice"; Journal of the Institute of International Business Law, Nov. 2013 (Vol. 41, No. 11).
  • "'Wong Lo Kat' trademark dispute – The largest dispute in in Chinese domestic trademark history –"; Journal of the Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 41, No. 9
  • "Splitting of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and subsequent practice"; Journal of the Institute of International Business Law, Oct. 2013 (Vol. 41, No. 9).
  • "Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China notification of the promulgation of the third round of guiding cases (No. 227 [2012]): Guiding Case on 'Cause of Rescission of Board Resolution'"; JCA Journal, Jun. 2013
  • "(China) General overview of bribery / commercial bribery crime"; JCA Journal, Sept. 2012.
  • "Chinese Social Insurance Law and its Practice"; JCA Journal, Feb. 2012.
  • "Top 100 Chinese cases (Denial of juridical personality and expansion of responsibility in a case of confusion over juridical personality status between affiliated customers)"; Journal of the Institute of International Business Law, Aug. 2011.
  • "Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China 'Notification of the promulgation of the first round of guiding cases' (Dated December 20, 2011) Introduction and examination - Part 2 -"; Journal of the Institute of International Business Law, May 2011.
  • "Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China 'Notification of the promulgation of the first round of guiding cases' (Dated December 20, 2011) Introduction and examination - Part 1 -"; Journal of the Institute of International Business Law, Apr. 2011.
  • "Study on strikes in China in the first half of 2010"; Journal of the Institute of International Business Law, Feb. 2011.
  • "Top 100 Chinese cases (Case where a real-estate management company was ordered to refund parking-lot rent to a unit owners' committee)"; Journal of the Institute of International Business Law, Dec. 2010.

Seminars / Lectures

  • "China PL / labor contract M & A Theory and Practice Symposium", Tsinghua University (Beijing) (June 6, 2008)
  • "Labour dispute issues in Sino-Japanese capital markets Symposium", Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) (Nov. 23, 2010)
  • Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding 3rd Anniversary Seminar "Current state of Sino-Japanese family-law related cases in Japan – the application of international-inheritance law in Japan and China" Co-hosted by Japan Federation of Bar Associations / All China Lawyers Association (Sep. 10, 2012)

Published cases

  • Civil-rehabilitation petition representative, Reoma Inc.
  • Bankruptcy trustee representative, Max Air Service Co., Ltd. (Bankruptcy case related to World Cup 2006 tickets)
  • Damage claim representative, representing the families of the four Chinese nationals killed or injured in a fire at a hotel in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, in a compensation claim (2012 Fukuyama Hotel Prince fire)
  • Counsel, etc., Konan Shoji unintelligible, issue of questionable transactions, representing a former director

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
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