Miriam is a registered foreign lawyer in Japan licensed in both the Philippines and the State of New York. Since joining Oh-Ebashi in 2008, she has been involved in multiple transactions in Asia, the U.S. and Europe. She regularly deals with contractual, intellectual property, antitrust, fintech, banking and other regulatory issues in cross-border transactions, investments and dispute resolution mainly involving Japanese companies. Together with local lawyers, she also supports foreign companies in investing and doing business in Japan.
Miriam is also actively involved in educational activities. She co-chaired the diversity-themed global conference of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) in Tokyo in 2019, and is on the advisory board of an advocacy forum called Change Makers Japan. She writes and speaks about cross-border transactions, international dispute resolution, Philippine law and compliance matters. She also organizes talks on topics concerning international arbitration and mediation.
Apart from NYSBA, she is a member of several organizations, including the Women in Business Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Women Business Lawyers Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, and ArbitralWomen.