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Takuya Yamazaki

Founder & Managing Partner, Field-R Law

Takuya Yamazaki gained his LLB from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) in 1993. He then qualified as an attorney-at- law in Japan and was admitted into the Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association in 1997. In 2001 Takuya founded Field-R Law Offices, a specialized sports and entertainment law practice based in Tokyo, where he currently serves as the Founding Partner.

Takuya holds a number of executive positions in international and domestic sports organizations, including CAS arbitrator, Chairman of FIFPRO Asia / Oceania, board member of the World Players Association, and a board member of the Japan Sports Law Association. He has also served as a member of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (2009-2019), a member of the advisory panel in the Grievance Mechanism for the Tokyo 2020 Sustainable Sourcing Code, and a member of special committees of sports organizations such as Japan Sports Arbitration Agency (JSAA), Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Organizing Committee (TOCOG), and Japan Sports Association (JSPO).

Takuya has received a number of honours and recognition including ‘Best Lawyers International’ (consecutively from 2009 until now as one of the ‘Best Lawyers’ in the fields of ‘Media and Entertainment Law’ and ‘Sports’ in Japan - http: //
Takuya’s book “Sports Law in Japan” was published in 2012 by Kluwer Law International. He has also given many lectures and presentations at major international conferences. His major lectures, presentations, and publications can be found at

SLAM 2022 Judge - Arbitrator, SLAM 2023 Judge - Arbitrator