Most recently, Oghigian was a member of Jones DayÆs Tokyo team, where he held the role of of counsel. Throughout his tenure at Jones Day, he specialized in cross-border transactions such as joint ventures, licensing & distribution agreements, and mergers & acquisitions. He also practices in the field of international commercial arbitration.
Oghigian has also served the Canadian embassy in Tokyo as a diplomat in the Canadian Department of External Affairs for five years. The fluent English, French and Japanese speaker has also contributed and edited The Law of Commerce in Japan: A Collection of Introductory Essays.
Oghigian has also served as adjunct professor and taught international law at the University of British Columbia and as a visiting professor at Rikkyo University, Japan.
According to Paul Hastings, the decision to poach Oghigian was prompted by a slew of inquires by Japanese corporations for arbitration clauses in M&A and joint venture agreements and the anticipation for further arbitrations to brought before Japanese and international arbitration institutions.