Admitted

State of Queensland, Australia (1997)

Registration in Japan

Registered Foreign Lawyer (The Laws of Australia, State of Queensland) (2012)

Bar Association

Daini Tokyo Bar Association

Education

Bond University, Sports Scholarship Awarded in January 1991 (B.A.,1994)
Bond University, Queensland Australia (LL.B., 1995)

Background

Athlete/Volunteer/Member of the Board, Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association (January 1989-June 2000)
Lecturer at Bond University (September 1992-December 1994)
Dunhill Madden Butler Lawyers (January 1995-June 1999)
FIFA License, Federation International Football Association (June 1997-)
Jones King Lawyers (July 1999-June 2000)
Torch Bearer for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games (June 2000)
Special Counsel, Dark Blue Sea (July 2000-June 2001)
Advisor (FIFA World Cup 2002), Hyundai Sports International (August 2000-July 2002)
Chief Manager International Business Affairs Asia, FC Bayern Munchen AG (July 2005-December 2010)
International Football Advisor, Urawa Red Diamonds (April 2006-October 2010)
Candidate for sports arbitrator and adjuster of the Japan Sports Arbitration Agency (JSAA) (March 2013-)
Consultant/legal advisor to World Rugby for the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 (2014-)
Managing Partner, World Rugby Services 2019 GK (January 2016-)
Executive Councillor, Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) (2018-)
Arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (May 2021-)

Member

Daini Tokyo Bar Association Sports Law Study Group
Japan Sports Law Association

Publications

  • "Legal Issues on International Sporting Events," Hitotsubashi Quarterly Vol.56 (October, 2017)
  • "Playing it Safe - A guide to risk management for sport and recreation organizations", Office of Sport and Recreation (1998)

Seminars

  • "Legal Issues on International Sporting Events," hosted by Hitotshubashi University School of Law, June 15, 2017
  • "The Law and Business of Sporting Events: Things to Understand in the Lead up to the Tokyo Olympics," hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai, January 29, 2015