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Davis Law Office         Tokyo & Toronto


John D. Davis

Birthplace:  Toronto, Ontario (1958)

Called to the Bar:  1992 (Ontario)

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Japan: 1999


1980 B.A. Honours, Queen’s University (English Literature, History)

1983 LL.B., Queen’s Law School, Ontario

1990 LL.M. University of Tokyo (LL.M thesis: “Know-how and Patent Licence Guidelines under the Anti-Monopoly Act” (in Japanese))

Civic Activities:

1993 - 1998: University of Toronto, Guest Lecturer (Japanese Legal System and Processes)

1999 - 2003: Governor & Corporate Secretary, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

2000 - 2004: Lecturer on International Business Law, McGill MBA in Japan Program, Tokyo

1999 - 2003: Member, Tokyo South Rotary Club

2003 – 2005: Governor & President-elect, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

2004 - Present: Board of Governors, Sanyu-Kai (homeless shelter and medical clinic, Tokyo)

Publications:「独占禁止法における潜在競争の評価」(“Evaluation of Latent Competition under the Antimonopoly Law”) (Jurist No.945, 1989/11/15); Introduction to Japanese Antimonopoly Law (in cooperation with Prof. Mitsuo Matsushita) (Yuhikaku, 1990); “Canada’s Investment Climate” in Profiting Under NAFTA (1995); “Establishing a Presence in Japan” (for Team Canada Mission to Japan (DFAIT).