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Tamara Watson

Senior Associate

Tamara Watson

Tamara is a Senior Associate in the Tokyo International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution group of Hogan Lovells. Tamara primarily acts for Japanese clients and represents them throughout their contentious issues and disputes.

Whether it be international arbitration, enforcement of awards, cross-border litigation, domestic litigation or alternate dispute resolution procedures including negotiation and settlement discussions, Tamara has experience to guide clients through any and all phases of a dispute. Tamara's experience spans a broad range of industries and sectors, including construction, infrastructure, energy, mining, oil & gas, agriculture and commodities trading. Tamara is a diverse practitioner, also having front end experience in construction and energy projects.

Tamara has worked with Hogan Lovells in the Japan legal market for four years now, two of which was on a long term secondment to a Japanese trading house. Prior to moving to Japan, Tamara spent four years working as a disputes lawyer at a top tier law firm in Perth, Australia.

Representative experience

Acted for a Japanese international trading company in an expedited arbitration under the JCAA Rules.

Acted for an international trading company in the enforcement of an ICC Award in India and the United States.

Acting for a Japanese international trading company in an arbitration under the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) Arbitration Rules.

Advised an international oil and gas company in respect to potential arbitral proceedings to be conducted under the UNCITRAL rules, concerning damage to a FPSO.

Assisted a client in various bids for packages of a major infrastructure rail project (Main Contract based on Yellow FIDIC Book).

Assisted a large international client on various issues for a water project, arising due to off-taker defaults.

Assisting an international client in a power project dispute relating to indemnity claims pursuant various Cooperation and O&M Services Agreements.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., Murdoch University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Murdoch University, 2005


  • Women in Law Japan

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Australia

Court admissions

  • High Court of Australia
  • Supreme Court of Western Australia

Latest thinking and events

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Tokyo: 16 November 2017 at 09:30 - 18:00 ; Osaka: 13 November 2017 9:30 - 18:00

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