Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan In-House Legal Summit 2021

    DATE              25 March 2021, Thursday

    TIME                9.00am to 5.00pm, Tokyo Time  (GMT +9)

     FORMAT         Virtual

 

 

Overview

2021 will be a year of transition. Countries, customers and businesses will attempt to leave the pandemic behind. They will embrace the new normal. Against this backdrop, what are the key priorities for Japanese legal and business leaders in 2021?

ALB Virtual Japan In-House Legal Summit 2021 brings together the best legal minds in Japan to examine legal and business issues emerging from this new normal. It will cover updates, usable take-aways and real-life examples to help them tackle pressing legal issues facing their companies today. Participants return to their workplace with practical and useful advice.

Target Audience

Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, CEO, Company Secretaries, Country/ General / Corporate / In House / Legal Counsels / Heads and Senior Professionals in charge of:

  • Legal Affairs
  • Company/ Contract Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Legal Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Commercial and Enforcement Counsel


* Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha (amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com) for further information on how to participate in the event.
 

Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan In-House Legal Summit 2021
Date:                   25 March 2021, Thursday
Event:                 9.00am to 5.00pm, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Format:               Virtual

 


Please contact Julian for the latest agenda
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Issues covered include*:
  • Hot Issues In Anti-Trust: What Should Be On Your Radar For 2021
  • Robust Due-Diligence Strategies For Evolving Third-Party Risks
  • Global Restructuring Issues: A Case Study Involving Multiple Jurisdictions
  • Interview: A Case Study Involving Multiple Jurisdictions. A High-Profile Lawyer Discusses Takeaways From Recent Cross-Border Enforcement
  • Reinventing Legal Work In Disruptive Times: Addressing Risks Via Design And Delivery
  • High Stakes Business Imperatives In 2021 And How The Legal Team Can Support Them
  • Outbound M&A Amidst Economic Uncertainty: Legal Considerations For US And Europe
  • Data Privacy And Breach: Applying The Lessons Learnt In 2020
  • Responding To Whistleblowing With Stronger Compliance
  • Comparing The Local Differences In Privilege During Multi-Jurisdictional Investigations
  • Country Focus - A Practical Analysis Of Important Legal Updates In China
* subject to change.

Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan In-House Legal Summit 2021
Date:                   25 March 2021, Thursday
Event:                 9.00am to 5.00pm, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Format:               Virtual

 


Please return to this page for more updates.
 

 

Summit Chairperson

Hiromi Furushima, Corporate Officer, Head of Legal/IP Department, General Counsel, Novartis Pharma KK.

Hiromi Furushima, Corporate Officer, Head of Legal/IP Department, General Counsel, Novartis Pharma KK.

Hiromi jointed Novartis in April 2011, and after serving various roles, she assumed the current position since June 2015. 

Prior to joining Novartis, she spent 13 years as an attorney in private practice at Koga & Partners, Nishimura & Asahi and Morrison & Foerster/Ito & Mitomi in Tokyo, doing various corporate and IP transactional works. 

She also serves as a director of the Japan Pharmaceutical Industry Legal Affairs Association and a member of Intellectual Property Committee of Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.

She received her Master of Jurisprudence from Stanford Law School and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo, and is admitted to practice in Japan and California.

 

Speakers/Panelists

 

Soichiro Fujiwara, Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Soichiro Fujiwara, Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Soichiro Fujiwara is a partner with Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He also has deep knowledge and experience in the area of TMT-related matters including those relating to FinTech, AI, IoT, and cybersecurity issues.

He is in charge of LegalTech matters in Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, and serves as an outside director of MNTSQ, a LegalTech start-up with which Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu entered into a business and capital alliance in 2019.

He received his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo in 1996 and was admitted to practice law in Japan in 1998. He received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 2003 and worked in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster LLP as a visiting international attorney from 2003 to 2004. He has been an adjunct lecturer at Sophia University since 2008 and at Kyoto University since 2009.

 

Tetsuo Kurita; qualified in Singapore, Japan and USA NY, Managing Partner One Asia Lawyers

Tetsuo Kurita; qualified in Singapore, Japan and USA NY, Managing Partner One Asia Lawyers

After 7 years at the Mori Hamada Law Firm in Japan, Tetsuo furthered his studies overseas in Switzerland and the USA, and went on to be a partner in one of Singapore’s top law firms, Rajah & Tann. He then became the head of Asian operations for Baker & McKenzie. Now based in Singapore, he specialises in all cross-border legal transactions, including M&A and trade disputes. In 2014, he became the first Japanese qualified lawyer to pass the Foreign Practitioner Examination in Singapore. He is also the first Japanese lawyer to be a case managing officer at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, dealing with many cross-border issues. He teaches investment law in Hitotsubashi National University in Japan since 2017.

 

Christopher D. Frey, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Christopher D. Frey, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Christopher D. Frey is a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and is based in the firm’s Tokyo office. He focuses his practice on white-collar and regulatory defense, government and internal investigations, and high-stakes litigation.

Chris regularly advises major Japanese and other global financial institutions and companies in their most sensitive matters, and has significant experience in the FCPA, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions areas. Chris also routinely provides strategic counseling on compliance issues and crisis management.

Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Chris served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He investigated and prosecuted a wide array of complex white-collar matters, including FCPA violations, insider trading, accounting fraud, market manipulation, investment advisor fraud, money laundering, intellectual property and cybercrimes, and criminal tax offenses. Chris also served as Associate Counsel in the Office of the White House Counsel. In that capacity, he helped develop and execute the White House’s response to various Congressional investigations, and provided legal and strategic advice on compliance, oversight and risk management issues.

Chris received a B.A. from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

 

Yuichiro (Yu) Watanabe, Lead Counsel, Head of Legal at Airbnb Japan

Yuichiro (Yu) Watanabe, Lead Counsel, Head of Legal at Airbnb Japan

Yu is Lead Counsel (formerly Senior Legal Counsel) and Head of the Legal Department at Airbnb Japan. He is the youngest person to have been named “In-House Lawyer of the Year” (at Japan Law Awards 2018 as well as 2020). He recently led ISO 31022:2020 in Japan, a new international legal risk management framework published in May 2020. Yu is a member of the Japan In-House Lawyers Association (JILA) serving as Deputy Secretary General and a Member of the Board.

 

Craig Shepherd, Partner, Tokyo, Head of Construction, Japan, Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ

Craig Shepherd, Partner, Tokyo, Head of Construction, Japan, Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ

Craig has helped clients resolve some of the most high-profile disputes in Asia and the Middle East. He has 28 years of experience in arbitration and litigation in the infrastructure sector, 24 years of which have been spent in the firm's international offices solving clients' problems in challenging jurisdictions.

He regularly assists clients to resolve disputes over power and water projects, rail, oil and gas infrastructure and disputes under EPC contracts, off-take agreements, and concessions for all types of built asset.

 

James Allsop, Of Counsel, Dispute Resolution, Tokyo, Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ

James Allsop, Of Counsel, Dispute Resolution, Tokyo, Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ

James' practice centres on advising Japanese and international clients in complex commercial disputes, primarily through international arbitration. He has acted as counsel and advocate in arbitrations under various institutional rules with seats across Asia and Europe. He also has extensive cross-border litigation experience in the English High Court and Appellate Courts.

James also assists clients with multi-jurisdictional fraud and corruption investigations, advising clients on anti-bribery and corruption matters, corporate governance and crisis management. He has particular experience in the manufacturing and industrials, TMT, pharmaceutical and consumer products sectors.

 

Joseph Fisher, Of Counsel, Corporate, Tokyo, Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ

Joseph Fisher, Of Counsel, Corporate, Tokyo, Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ

Joe specialises in M&A, and has extensive experience acting for a broad range of major Japanese companies. He advises on transactions in both developed and emerging markets, and across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing and industrials, consumer products, TMT and energy.

 

 

Takayuki Kitajima, General Counsel - Japan, Business Integrity Officer -Japan, Unilever Japan Holdings K.K.

Takayuki Kitajima, General Counsel - Japan, Business Integrity Officer -Japan, Unilever Japan Holdings K.K.

Kitaji has been with Unilever since 2006 and joined Japan Leadership Team in 2012. He has been appointed as Representative Director of Unilever Japan Holdings K.K. in 2012. He was previously in Johnson & Jonson Japan, as Legal director and before that as Deputy General Manager of Japanese trading company. He was in Germany (2 years) and London (4.5 years) for the overseas assignment by Japanese trading company. From 2003-2013, he had lecture of International Trade Legal Practices in Japanese university.

He is also steering committee member of Japan International Corporate Counsels Association and Japan Chief Legal Officer Association which are associations for in-house legal lawyers.

 

Dr. Masamichi (Masa) Yamamoto, Head of Legal Department, Line Corporation

Dr. Masamichi (Masa) Yamamoto, Head of Legal Department, Line Corporation

Dr. Masamichi (Masa) Yamamoto is Head of Legal of LINE Corporation and an adjunct lecturer at Keio University Law School.  Before joining LINE, Masa worked for global law firms and companies and the government, including Ropes & Gray, Milbank, Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission and Tokyo Electric Power Company.  Masa received an S.J.D. from the University of Iowa, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University and an LL.B. from Keio University.

 

Shogo Osaka, Managing Director, Legal, North Pacific Region, FedEx Express

Shogo Osaka, Managing Director, Legal, North Pacific Region, FedEx Express

Shogo Osaka is Managing Director, Legal of FedEx Express, covering the North Pacific (NPAC) region consisted of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Guam.

From the Asia Pacific Headquarters in Hong Kong, Shogo is heading the team of diverse legal professionals located in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul who support the business and organization in the NPAC region on legal, compliance and employment matters.

Prior to joining FedEx, Shogo worked for Freshfields in the Shanghai and Tokyo offices where he assisted the Japanese and foreign clients' cross border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and various commercial transactions. In Tokyo he had also been seconded to Japan Bank for International Cooperation, a governmental financial institution, to support the petrochemical project financing, equity participations and export loans.

Shogo is admitted to practice law in Japan and a graduate of the University of Tokyo with the Bachelor of Laws and Master in Laws degrees.

 

Kai Draeger Mag.iur. LL.Cert., Rechtsanwalt (German attorney at law / ドイツ弁護士), Senior Counsel, Legal Group, TDK Corporation

Kai Draeger Mag.iur. LL.Cert., Rechtsanwalt (German attorney at law / ドイツ弁護士), Senior Counsel, Legal Group, TDK Corporation

Kai Draeger is Senior Counsel and manages one of the two legal teams of TDK Corporation's headquarter in Tokyo. He is admitted as attorney at law in Germany and oversees TDK's global legal operations in all areas of law with a strong focus on M&A, commercial, intellectual property, information law and data privacy. Educated and trained in Germany and the UK, Kai worked in an international law firm in Tokyo and Frankfurt from 2008 before he joined TDK Electronics AG in Germany in 2011. In 2018, he transferred to TDK's headquarter to reinforce the legal department and advise on global operations from Japan. Besides operative matters, his team focuses on the introduction of legal technology for contract drafting, review and execution.

 

Wise Wang, Senior Legal Counsel, ByteDance K.K.

Wise Wang, Senior Legal Counsel, ByteDance K.K.

Wise Wang is the Senior Legal Counsel responsible for ByteDance K.K.’s legal affairs. He joined ByteDance K.K. as the first in-house legal counsel and is the lead product counsel, covering various products of ByteDance K.K. (including the most downloaded short-movie platform in 2020, TikTok). 

Prior to joining ByteDance K.K., Wise worked for IBM, Deloitte as a business management consultant and served as a legal counsel for IT companies across industries (EC, Automobile, Entertainment, Payment services, and SaaS). As an in-house legal counsel at website analytics company, PLAID, Inc., he had played a substantial role in initiating its global IPO (Global offering), which was a rare case for Japan-based SaaS company. Combined with his diversified experiences in the business / legal fields and his multi-language skills, he provides unique and balanced legal services for one of the fastest-growing companies in the world.

 

Shuhei Fujimura, Senior Ethics and Compliance Manager, Group Ethics and Compliance, Oxford University Press

Shuhei Fujimura, Senior Ethics and Compliance Manager, Group Ethics and Compliance, Oxford University Press

Shuhei joined Oxford University Press (OUP) in October 2016 and has served in senior management with responsibilities including implementation of Corporate Compliance policies and anti-bribery, corruption, and fraud programs such as Third Party Business Partner Due Diligence, Gift & Hospitality, Ethical Marketing, Charitable Donation, High Risk Business Activity, Conflict of Interests, Modern Slavery, Facilitation of Tax Evasion, and Anti-Money Laundering. His regional coverages are wide, encompassing North East and South East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Prior to joining OUP, he worked as a Compliance and Forensic Specialist at Deloitte and EY (Ernst and Young) providing advisory services to multiple global institutions. He also has government regulatory experience from serving as a legal officer and immigration inspector at the Ministry of Justice in Japan for three and a half years following graduation from Keio University Law School.

 

Chie Hashimoto, Senior Legal Manager, Richemont Japan Ltd

Chie Hashimoto, Senior Legal Manager, Richemont Japan Ltd

Chie Hashimoto is the Senior Legal Manager at Richemont Japan Limited, a bi-lingual licensed attorney admitted in New York.

Obtained the LL.M. degree at William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, and joined Asia Pacific Leadership Program at East-West Center where she studied leadership capacity, emerging issues facing the Asia Pacific, and international relations.

Prior to joining Richemont Japan Limited, Chie worked for Dell Japan Inc. and Kering Japan Limited.

In a luxury conglomerate with multiple well-known brands, she is responsible for promoting synergies between brands and providing uniform legal services.

 

Masanao Hashimoto, Senior Regional Counsel and Compliance Officer, Japan, Stryker Japan K.K.

Masanao Hashimoto, Senior Regional Counsel and Compliance Officer, Japan, Stryker Japan K.K.

Masanao is Legal Head and Compliance Officer of Stryker Japan K.K. also serving as a member of Japan Leadership Team and Legal and Compliance Leadership Team for APAC region. Before joining Stryker, Masanao served as Legal and Compliance Head of Novartis Oncology, Legal Counsel in IBM Japan and Sojitz Corporation. Masanao received LL.M. from Northwestern University, J.D. from Toin Law School, and LL.B. from Hitotsubashi University.

 

WIn Chuang

Win Chuang, Attorney, Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

Win Chuang works as an associate attorney, with a focus on advising foreign investors on the local legal framework. She supports Japanese and other international clients in assessing their legal risks, especially in the categories of corporate law, competition law and labor law. Having worked for Appier Inc. as its in-house legal counsel for several years, Win is also experienced in providing legal and policy advice to the technology industry.

 

Mika Chen

Mika Chen, Attorney, Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

Ms. Mika Chen entered Lee and Li after graduating from the LL.M program at National Chengchi University. Her core practice areas include foreign investment in Taiwan, M&A, corporate compliance, personal data protection, labor law and competition law. Mika specializes in advising Japanese companies for investing Taiwan, and she is active in providing legal services for all types of corporate and investment registration, global compliance consulting, and contract review and drafting. Furthermore, she also handles dispute settlement cases.

 

Paul Lantz

Paul Josef Lantz, Senior Managing Director & Global Chief Counsel, Public Markets, Manulife Investment Management. 

Paul Josef Lantz is Senior Managing Director & Global Chief Counsel, Public Markets, for Manulife Investment Management.  Based in Tokyo, he oversees teams in more than a dozen countries.  Paul came to Manulife from Deutsche Asset Management where he spent 4 years as Head of Compliance for Asia & MENA. Prior to that, Paul spent 6 years in Tokyo in senior compliance and legal positions for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Fidelity Investments. His early career included stints with USTR and the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., with Shearman & Sterling, and with a private Investment Manager in New York City and later, as partner of a private Investment Manager in Vancouver, Canada.  Education: B.A. University of Michigan; M.Sc., Georgetown University; J.D., University of Michigan Law School; LL.M., Cambridge University; Japan Government Scholarship, Chuo University.  He is a CFA and is admitted as an Attorney in New York and a CPA in Illinois. 

 

Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan In-House Legal Summit 2021
Date:                   25 March 2021, Thursday
Event:                 9.00am to 5.00pm, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Format:               Virtual

 


To register for this event, please click on the register now button above or contact the following:

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Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan In-House Legal Summit 2021
Date:                   25 March 2021, Thursday
Event:                 9.00am to 5.00pm, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Format:               Virtual

 

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