Japan: 8th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit

  • Japan Local Time
     December 1, 2022
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This will be conducted in English and according to Tokyo local time. 

Tokyo here we come!!

We are delighted to be back in Tokyo this November for the Japan: 8th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit – ‘Through The Looking Glass’ – on Thursday 1 Decemeber 2022, from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Join us to learn the changes and new trends that has affected business during and after the pandemic as well as looking through the looking glass into the near future on how Arbitration, competition law and corporate crime effects your business now and in the future.  Hot presentations on construction, energy, shareholders, investment, M&A disputes and more on Competition Law, cartels, mergers, investigations, data protection and legal regional updates given to you by our local and international experts who will joining us to share their invaluable knowledge & experience.  It’s a great opportunity to ask questions, grill the speakers, network and create business opportunities and maybe make some new friends!

Registration is now open.  Contact us today or view the latest flyer for registration and program details. Download

If you are interested to support this event contact Jason at jason.sinclair@legalplus-asia.com for joining the Summit and for package details.  For registrations details, contact Bettina at legalpluseventsasia@legalplus-asia.com.

The organiser reserves the right to change the program without prior notice.

  • Chairman — Opening Welcome & Global Arbitration Update
    Paul Key QC, Essex Court Chambers London
  • Keynote Session – JCAA Update
    Mitsuru Tamura, Coordinator of JCAA
  • Arbitration of IP Disputes in Asia: Key Issues for Japanese Parties
    Douglas Clark, Founding Partner, Douglas Clark LLP
  • Crypto & Blockchain Disputes in Japan — What’s Coming in 2023
    So Saito, Partner, So & Sato Law
  • Energy Disputes & What’s Happening Now in the Current Climate — Asia Focus
    Rob Palmer, Partner, Ashurst
  • Investor State Arbitration: Trends & Enforcement
    Joaquin P. Terceño, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Cyber Breach Response, Regulatory Duties and Disputes
    Scott Warren, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • 1st Grand Panel: Updates in Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in 2022 & Regional Updates (Focus on Japan, Korea & Singapore)
    Moderator: Christopher Bailey, Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
    • Michele Park Sonen, Head (North East Asia), Singapore International Arbitration Centre
    • Tony Andriotis, Partner, DLA Piper; Professional & Institutional Relations Officer, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
  • 2nd Grand Panel: Use of Technology in Disputes & Digital Investigations
    Moderator: David MacArthur, Co-head of International Arbitration, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
    • Carlos Chait, Senior Vice President — Investigations, Disputes and Risk Services, AlixPartners
    • Ronnie King, Partner, Ashurst
    • Pui-Ki Emmanuelle Ta, Chief Executive Officer of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited
  • The Fundamental Shift of Global Antitrust Enforcement in Big Tech & Sui Generis Legislation eg. DMA in EU & Changes to Consumer Welfare
    Stephen Mavroghenis, Partner, Quinn Emanuel
  • Cartel & Fraud Investigations — Global Not Local Problem!
    Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Partner, Shearman & Sterling
  • 3rd Grand Panel — Antitrust and Economic Regulatory Compliance: Hot Issues and New Trends in the EU, Japan, and Korea
    Moderator: Keita Fukunaga, Director, AlixPartners
    • Hiroaki Nagahashi, Counsel, Baker McKenzie
    • Stephen Mavroghenis, Partner, Quinn Emanuel
    • Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Partner, Shearman & Sterling
    • Laurie-Anne Grelier, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling


Paul Key QC, Conference Chairman
Essex Court Chambers London
Mitsuru Tamura, Keynote Speaker
Coordinator, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association
Mr. Mitsuru Tamura is Coordinator for Japan Commercial Arbitration Association in charge of its public relations. He worked for Mitsui & Co., Ltd. for more than thirty years. During his services in Mitsui, he stationed in Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok, Los Angeles and New York and was involved in various international and domestic commercial and labor litigations, arbitration, mediations and other dispute resolutions. After Mitsui, he joined BIPROGY Inc. (former Nihon Unisys, Ltd.) as General Manager of Legal Division, Chief Compliance Officer and Executive Officer (Shikko Yakuin) responsible for legal, compliance and corporate governance until the end of this March. He is currently the Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Kansayaku) for Uniadex, Ltd., BIPROGY group of companies.
Christopher Bailey, Moderator – 1st Grand Panel
Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
Chris is a highly ranked international arbitration partner with 20 years of leading private practice experience. He specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes with an emphasis on international arbitration, commercial litigation and criminal and regulatory investigations. Chris represents clients in a wide variety of complex high-value cross-border commercial disputes which regularly include claims for in excess of a US$ billion and predominantly arise out of the energy, resource, transport, infrastructure, financial services, media and IT sectors, with Chris having a particular expertise in oil and gas, construction and investment treaty cases. He is a Solicitor Advocate, All Higher Courts of England & Wales, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a panel arbitrator of the JCAA, KCAB and SIAC institutions and a member of the JIDRC Operation Subcommittee, AIPN Japan Sub-Chapter Committee and SIAC Users Council. Chris has extensive regional experience from practicing in multiple jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific over the last 15 years, including Bangkok, Thailand from late 2011 to early 2013.
David MacArthur, Moderator — 2nd Grand Panel
Co-head of International Arbitration, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
David MacArthur is Co-head of the International Arbitration practice of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, where he jointly oversees a large, diverse team spanning the firm’s pan-Asian office network. Having started his career in US commercial litigation, David moved his practice to Asia in 2006 and shifted his focus to international arbitration. As a member of a globally ranked arbitration practice, to date he has represented clients in over 50 major arbitrations, often high-value and complex, seated in jurisdictions across Asia, Europe and North America and in a variety of industries, ranging from several million to several billion USD in value. In addition to commercial cases, he advises and represents clients in investor-state disputes. He is also active as arbitrator and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has been appointed as arbitrator in matters under the ICC, HKIAC, JCAA and KCAB Arbitration Rules. His is conversationally proficient in Japanese and Korean.
Keita Fukunaga, Moderator - 3rd Grand Panel
Director, AlixPartners
Keita is an expert in economic analysis with regard to regulation and litigation matters such as antitrust and economic damages cases. He has more than 15 years’ experience as a professional economist with involvement in many merger cases in various industries, among other regulation and litigation cases. Keita has experience in cross-border cases in which he served as an economist for client companies. As an economic consultant, he conducted economic analyses for private companies to identify crucial evidence in support of clients’ claims. From April 2012 to March 2014, he led the economic analysis team of the merger division of the Japanese Fair Trade Commission, where he reviewed the merger submissions and conducted economic analyses in major merger cases as chief investigator.
Stephen Mavroghenis
Partner, Quinn Emanuel
Elvira Aliende Rodriguez
Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Douglas Clark
Founding Partner, Douglas Clark LLP
Douglas Clark is the founding partner of Douglas Clark LLP a specialist IP arbitration and litigation practice. Doug has acted as arbitrator or counsel in close to 20 IP arbitration matters. He has also appeared as an advocate in over 100 cases in all the higher courts in Hong Kong including the Court of Final Appeal. Doug commenced practice in Hong Kong 30 years ago. He was based in Shanghai from 2000 to 2010 as the head of international firm Lovells’ IP practice in China. From 2010 to 2019 he practiced as a barrister in Hong Kong and from 2020 to 2022 was Global Head of Dispute Resolution with IP boutique, Rouse. He has been practicing in his own firm since September 2022. Doug studied on exchange at Nagata Senior High in Kobe in 1983 and at Fudan University in Shanghai from 1988 to 1990. He speaks fluent Japanese and Chinese. Doug has written a number of legal texts including Patent Litigation in China and Intellectual Property in Hong Kong. He is also the author of a history of extraterritoriality in China and Japan, Gunboat Justice.
Carlos Chait
Senior Vice President — Investigations, Disputes and Risk Services, AlixPartners
Carlos brings more than a decade of cross-border regulatory and internal investigation experience to advising legal counsel strategize forensically sound, results-oriented e-discovery methodology. Carlos’ work in complex, high-stakes product liability, anti-corruption, money laundering, and corporate malfeasance investigations originating in North America and Asia helps clients adhere to global eDiscovery best practices and protocols. As JD/MBA-educated attorney, Carlos also maintains certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified AML Specialist (CAMS). He completed his undergraduate studies in International Relations at the University of California, Berkeley.
Rob Palmer
Partner, Ashurst
Rob Palmer is a partner in Ashurst’s Singapore dispute resolution team. Based in Southeast Asia since 2003, Rob has a particular focus on dispute resolution in the energy and infrastructure sectors with particular market-leading expertise in the resolution of LNG price reviews. Rob is consistently praised by clients and in legal directories for his advocacy skills and the quality of his legal advice, with recent client comment in GAR 100 describing him as “the best international arbitration lawyer in Asia”. Rob is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. He is qualified in New Zealand, New South Wales and England; a member of the panel of arbitrators of (among others) the KCAB, the AIAC, the ACICA, the BANI and the TAC; and a member of the Training Faculty of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Hiroaki Nagahashi
Counsel, Baker McKenzie
Hiroaki Nagahashi is a member of the Firm's Antitrust & Competition Law group, Corporate/M&A group and Dispute Resolution group in Tokyo. He is very experienced in the areas of M&A, competition law (including the Antimonopoly Act, among others), consumer protection law (including the False Labeling Prevention Act, Food Labeling Act and other advertising & labeling regulations), domestic and international litigation and general corporate law. Hiroaki has been admitted to practice law in Japan and New York and is certified as a Food Labeling Consultant in Japan by the Food Labeling Testing Institute.
Laurie-Anne Grelier
Special Counsel, Covington & Burling
Laurie-Anne Grelier assists global companies, especially Asian multinationals, with navigating the competition law aspects of their activities and investments in Europe. Laurie-Anne cumulates more than 10 years of experience advising these companies on complex, high-stake European competition law issues, including antitrust and cartel investigations, the clearance of mergers and other transactions, the structuring of licensing, distribution, collaborative and other commercial arrangements, issues related to abuse of dominant position, and the structuring of compliance programs. Laurie-Anne further represents these companies in litigation before the European Courts, whether in their challenges of regulatory decisions or in the defense of multi-million private antitrust claims. Laurie-Anne also advises Asian companies on the application of new regulations in the technology sector, such as the EU Digital Markets Act as well as on state aid and foreign direct investment.
Tony Andriotis
Partner, DLA Piper; Professional & Institutional Relations Officer, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
Tony Andriotis is a Partner with DLA Piper, where his primary practice focuses on international dispute resolution, and he leads the Tokyo based international arbitration group. He currently also serves as President of the Greek Chamber of Commerce in Japan and as a Board Member of the European Business Council. Tony is an Adjunct Professor at the Tokyo campus of Temple Law School, and a Part-time Lecturer at both Keio Law School (Tokyo) and Humboldt University (Berlin). He is a graduate of Cornell University and the Fordham University School of Law. Though residing in Japan for over a decade, Tony is a native of New York City, where he previously clerked for a federal judge at the United States Court of International Trade.
Michele Park Sonen
Head (North East Asia), Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Michele is the Head (North East Asia) at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, where she leads SIAC’s development in Korea and Japan. She works closely with the business and legal communities in the region to provide specialist knowledge and expertise on international arbitration at SIAC. She regularly speaks on international commercial arbitration and has accepted appointment as tribunal secretary. Michele is qualified as an attorney in the United States, and prior to joining SIAC, Michele practiced international arbitration at a top-tier Korean law firm where she represented clients from Asia, North America and Europe in a broad range of disputes arising out of the technology, construction, commodities, biohealth, and luxury fashion sectors, among others. She has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC, and KCAB rules in cases seated in Singapore, Korea, and the United States.
Ronnie King
Partner, Ashurst
Ronnie has practised with Ashurst since 1984 and is one of the most experienced arbitration practitioners based in Asia with extensive experience handling arbitrations for clients in the energy, power and mining, construction, financial, telecoms, pharmaceutical and insurance and re-insurance sectors. He is well respected in the market as a highly knowledgeable expert and is best known for complex arbitration work for developers and contractors in the construction sector, as well as for conducting highly sensitive internal investigations concerning white collar crime issues such as bribery, employee fraud and sanctions evasion. He has been actively advising Korean clients with their high profile dispute matters for well over a decade, working closely alongside partners, John Kim and Huiyeon Kim. Ronnie is recognised as a leading practitioner in the market across major directories such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Clients note that “he provides excellent insights on not only legal issues but also commercial issues”, and appreciate Ronnie and his team’s “expertise, enthusiasm, and a willingness to challenge established views.” Ronnie has also been nominated as a Global Leader in Energy - Oil & Gas and National Leader in Japan - Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal 2022.
Pui-Ki Emmanuelle Ta
Chief Executive Officer, eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited
Ms Ta is currently the Chief Executive Officer of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited. With over 15 years of experience in international arbitration and case management, she has supervised hundreds of international arbitration cases in a wide range of jurisdictions and economic sectors. As Counsel of the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Asia Office in Hong Kong (2016-2021), she was responsible for managing the Hong Kong team, including administration of Asia-related arbitration cases. She is qualified to practice at the Paris bar.
Saito So
Partner, So & Sato Law
So Saito is a founder and representative lawyer of So & Sato, a boutique law firm specializing web 3, startups (FinTech, AI, metaverse, RoboTech, etc.), funds, and M&A. So was a partner of one of the largest firms in Japan and primarily practiced in finance for sixteen years, and he worked on some dispute and arbitration issues during that time. So’s experience includes advising several crypto asset exchanges with registering with the Financial Service Agency. He also advised local and foreign companies on the Japanese regulations regarding Initial Coin Offering and Security Token Offerings. In addition, he advised a major crypto company regarding the provision of crypto derivatives services regulation in Japan. Moreover, he counseled a leading stablecoin provider on the legal and regulatory environment for stablecoins in Japan. He has sat on boards of crypto digital assets companies and advised regulators on digital asset regulations. He has received recognition from Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and Best Lawyers regarding his FinTech practice.
Joaquin (Jack) Terceño
Partner, Head of Japan Disputes, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Tokyo
Joaquin is a partner in our Disputes Group and the Head of Disputes for Japan. Based in Tokyo, Joaquin is an experienced advocate who represents clients in complex international disputes and negotiations, with wide experience in investor- State and commercial disputes both in international arbitration and U.S. federal courts. Joaquin’s practice also focuses on ESG (environmental, social, governance) issues ranging from risk assessment and due diligence to representing clients in ESG-related disputes, and is a member of the firm’s Sustainability Leadership Group. His experience includes representing clients in global investigations, U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) litigation, U.S. and cross-border bankruptcy litigation, and general commercial disputes. He also has advised States on issues of public international law, including advising on compensation for victims of war crimes and the devolution of governmental authority to regional bodies.
Scott Warren
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Scott Warren is a licensed US attorney who began his legal career litigating and arbitrating civil cases in California before moving to Japan in 1993. He wrote the Japan Employers Handbook for CCH before spending 13 years as inhouse counsel as the first foreign general counsel for Sega Enterprises, and then as senior corporate attorney for Microsoft, getting Xbox launched in Asia. In those capacities, he also handled a breadth of matters including overseeing several competition matters, other litigation disputes, IP licensing, transactional agreements, anticounterfeiting and anti-cybercrime efforts, employment matters and internal investigations. He was the Asia Regional Managing Director for Legal Technologies for a large risk consultancy and now oversees Epiq Systems, a world leader in legal technologies, providing eDiscovery and document review services in North Asia, working with corporations, and the law firms that support them, on issues where the Law and Technology collide. Many of those have involved competition matters in various industries and countries in Asia. As such, he has been working in and around digital evidence in Asia for the last 20 years.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Lucky Draw Sponsor

Secret Santa Prize

Supporting Organisations

Registration Details

Complimentary Registration for in-house counsel

Complimentary Registration - Click Here

If you would like to apply for an in-house counsel complimentary ticket, please click here and fill in your details. Complimentary seat is applicable to in-house counsel from non law / consultancy firm and based on first-come-first-served. Results are based on the organiser’s discretion and applicants will be notified by email.

We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.


Keio Plaza Hotel, 2 Chome-2-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan