Sawako advises clients in various industrial sectors, such as telecommunications, industrials and pharmaceuticals, and handles both domestic and cross-border issues.
She has particular expertise in patent and trade mark infringement issues, licensing, commercial contract law and dispute management.
Prior to joining DWF, Sawako worked in the IP/IT department and the litigation/arbitration department of French law firms in Paris, where she advised clients on IP/IT and commercial litigation issues. She also advised many Japanese companies in setting up and development of their business in France.
She graduated from the Paris II – Panthéon-Assas University (Master 2 in Industrial Property Law and Master 2 in International Economic Law). She also holds Bachelor’s degrees from Keio University in Tokyo (Political Science and Commerce).