Kazuki specialises in dispute resolution and employment and labour law. He has a strong domestic litigation practice and has experience in various kinds of disputes between international companies. He also has extensive experience in dealing with various trade unions in Japan. He has written a leading treatise on civil litigation and employment law in Japan.
Kazuki was educated at Hitotsubashi University and the Legal Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan. He was admitted as a Japanese bengoshi (lawyer) in 1975 and is a member of the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association and the Japan Association of the Law of Civil Procedure. He is a lecturer at Hitotsubashi University School of Law, including lectures on witness examination. He speaks Japanese and English.
”Market sources identify Kazuki Okada as a "very good senior partner" who is "very active in dispute resolution" and "always takes a broad view of the situation." He moves to a top ranking after attracting significant praise for both his crisis management practice and his representation of major international clients in litigation at district court, High Court and Supreme Court levels.” Chambers Global 2021
"Kazuki Okada has extensive experience handling litigation relating to employment, construction, intellectual property and product liability before the District Court, High Court and Supreme Court, attracting regular instructions from foreign entities. He is also well equipped to advise on crisis management mandates." Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022
"Kazuki Okada is notable in dispute resolution and his expertise includes issues related to complex financial instruments, the right to privacy, defamation and the right to be forgotten, and representing global firms seeking to recover damages from fraud." The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022