Haig Oghigian, FCIArb., has a practice that is primarily focused on international dispute resolution. He also advises on a wide range of issues in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors, with an emphasis on government relations and regulatory matters.
Haig has acted as counsel, arbitrator and/or mediator in more than 100 cases, including high profile ICC, JCAA and SIAC cases in Asia, Europe and the US. He has also represented an industry association in a nontariff trade barrier dispute against the Japanese government at the World Trade Organization. He is consistently highly ranked by the leading rating institutions including Chambers, GAR and Asia Law 500. He is widely published in various journals and is the author and editor of The Law of Commerce in Japan (Prentice Hall).
Haig is listed as an arbitrator and mediator with the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for Dispute Resolution of American Arbitration Association (AAA), Singapore International Arbitration Association (SIAC), British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Association (BCICAC), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Beijing Arbitration Association (BAA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Kuala Lumpur Arbitration Centre (KLAC).
Haig began his career in Japan as the Legal Economic Officer at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. He returned to private practice in Japan in 2000.