Kei Ikuta is a Japanese-qualified lawyer of IKUTA SOGO LEGAL OFFICE based in Tokyo. He is currently working as a case manager for the Japan Sports Arbitration Agency (JSAA), which handles various sports-related cases, including disputes relating to athlete selection, eligibility to participate in sports competitions, disciplinary issues and anti-doping matters that arise between, among others, athletes and sport governing bodies. His main practice area is dispute resolution involving domestic and international clients but he also provides other general legal advice regarding a variety of sports-related matters, such as contract negotiation involving football players/coaches and sponsorship deals. In 2015, he trained at Sport Resolutions, which is an independent dispute resolutions service in the UK for cases concerning sport law.
- Plans underway for pro bono legal services for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Games
- Key sports law cases and developments to watch in 2018 - Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia
- Child welfare in sport – How different countries approach mitigating the risks relating to contact sports for children
- Key sports law cases and developments to watch in 2017 - Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia
- Key sports law cases of 2016 - Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia