Japan: 9th Annual International Arbitration, Corporate Crime & Anti-Trust Law Summit

  • Tokyo Local Time
     October 25, 2023
     9:15 am - 5:00 pm

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

Legal Plus is pleased to be back in Tokyo for our Japan: 9th Annual International Arbitration, Crime & Anti-Trust Summit on Wednesday 25 October 2023!

Join us to learn the changes and new trends that has affected businesses after the pandemic as well as looking through the looking glass into the near future on how Japanese and International Arbitration, crypto disputes, competition law and corporate crime affects your business now and in the future. Dynamic & upto date presentations on essential issues covering Construction Disputes, Shareholder & Stakeholder Disputes, Insolvency, Enforcement of Awards, Asset Tracing, Cartels, Compliance, Technology issues in Disputes, Corporate Crime, AI – ChatGPT and important topical Competition Law issues . Also covered are important regional updates given to you by local and international experts who will joining us to share their invaluable knowledge and experience. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to Legal household names in the region, network and create business opportunities, meet & greet and make some new friends!

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  • Welcome Opening Welcome & Tips on Case Management in Arbitration
    Anselmo Reyes, Independent Arbitrator
  • JCAA — Japan Arbitration Updates in 2023 and Looking into 2024
    Mitsuru Tamura, Coordinator of Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
  • Disputes Arising from Joint Venture Agreements and How Best to Avoid and Manage Them
    Bruno Savoie, Foreign Attorney, City-Yuwa Partners
  • IP Disputes in the Era of De-risking and Digitalisation
    Douglas Clark, Partner, Tanner De Witt
  • 1st Grand Panel: Monetising & Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Different Industries & Regional Updates
    Moderator: Christopher Bailey, Partner, Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
    • Yi-Shun Teoh, Partner, RPC
    • Tony Andriotis, Partner, DLA Piper; Professional & Institutional Relations Officer, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
    • Eriko Kadota, YAAF Representative, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Managing Associate, Linklaters
  • 2nd Grand Panel: Ask the Experts — Expedited & Emergency Procedures in International Arbitration Leading into 2024 — Is Faster Better and Who Really Benefits?
    Moderator: Miriam Rose Ivan L. Pereira, P.R. Officer, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA); Counsel,
    Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, Japan
    • Morgane Guyonnet, Associate, Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune
    • Moses W. Park, Barrister, Liberty Chambers
  • 3rd Grand Panel: Digital Crimes, AI and Cyber Incidents: What You Need to Know for Compliance
    Moderator: Scott Warren, National Partner, Tokyo/Shanghai, Squire Patton Boggs; Secretary, Executive Board, The Society for The Policing of Cyberspace
    • Ken Kumayama, Partner, Skadden
    • Scott Jarkoff, Director, Intelligence Strategy, APJ & META, CrowdStrike

  • Internal Investigation of Foreign Subsidiaries After the Pandemic of COVID-19
    Haruka Matsumoto, Attorney at Law,  Tokyo International Law Office
  • Retrogression in Antitrust and Merger Control Enforcement?
    Stephen Mavroghenis, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP


Anselmo Reyes, Chairman
Independent Arbitrator
Anselmo Reyes practises as an arbitrator. He was Professor of Legal Practice at Hong Kong University from October 2012 to September 2018. Before that, he was a judge of the Hong Kong High Court from September 2003 to September 2012, when he oversaw the Construction and Arbitration List (2004-8) and the Commercial and Admiralty Lists (2008-12). He was Representative of the Hague Conference on Private International Law's Regional Office for the Asia Pacific from April 2013 to July 2017. He became an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court in January 2015. He is an Overseas Bencher of the Inner Temple.
Mitsuru Tamura, Welcome Message
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 March, 2022. He is currently the Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Kansayaku) for Uniadex, Ltd., BIPROGY group of companies.
Christopher Bailey, Moderator – 1st Grand Panel
Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
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.
Miriam Rose Ivan L. Pereira, Moderator — 2nd Grand Panel
P.R. Officer, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA); Counsel, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, Japan
Miriam is a registered foreign lawyer in Japan licensed in both the Philippines and the State of New York. She is a Counsel at the Tokyo office of the Japanese law firm, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, where she is regularly involved in cross-border transactions, inbound investments into Japan as well as international dispute resolution and compliance investigation matters. Among her volunteer activities, she serves as a Public Relations Officer of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, the leading arbitration institution in Japan. Miriam enjoys teaching too and recently taught a course at Temple University Japan. She also gives lectures at the Graduate School of Law of Kyushu University, where she completed her LL.M on International Economic and Business Law in 2007.
Scott Warren, Moderator - 3rd Grand Panel
National Partner, Tokyo/Shanghai, Squire Patton Boggs; Secretary, Executive Board, The Society for The Policing of Cyberspace
Scott Warren is a partner in our Tokyo and Shanghai offices, specializing in cybersecurity, data privacy and digital data disclosures in Asia and the Middle East. He also has significant experience in compliance, intellectual property (IP), litigation, dispute resolution, and government regulatory and internal investigations. Scott started his career as a civil litigator in California. He moved to Japan in 1993, where he has lived since. He served seven years as general counsel at Sega Corporation and six years as a senior attorney at Microsoft. He serves on the executive board of The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, a nonprofit organization. He headed Kroll in Japan and Kroll Ontrack across Asia, and later opened Epiq Systems in Japan, providing IP protection, computer forensics and e-discovery solutions. Scott is a California-licensed lawyer and a licensed foreign lawyer in Japan. He is a Certified International Counter-Cyber Crime Professional and certified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Since 2004, he has served on the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with its global members towards a more secure Internet. He serves at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, where he was awarded Leader of the Year for 2020, as Co-Chair of the Legal Services & Intellectual Property Committee; Vice-Chair of the Secure Digital Infrastructure Committee; Vice-Chair of the Information, Communication and Technology Committee; and Vice Chair of the Digital Forum.
Yi-Shun Teoh
Partner, RPC
Yi-Shun Teoh's practice focuses on international arbitration, commercial litigation and regulatory investigations and enforcement. Yi-Shun represents private equity firms, financial institutions, insurers, technology, hospitality, major corporates and high net worth individual clients in complex Hong Kong court litigation proceedings and international arbitrations under the leading institutional rules (including ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC and UNCITRAL) seated in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Beijing and Shenzhen. He has acted in some of the most high-profile and landmark set aside / enforcement cases in the Hong Kong courts over the past decade. Yi-Shun is a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in civil proceedings before the Hong Kong High Court and Court of Final Appeal. He has extensive experience of applications for interim relief, asset freezing injunctions and emergency arbitrations, and appears as advocate before arbitral tribunals and the Hong Kong courts. Yi-Shun is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong and the Arbitration and ADR Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Hong Kong. He is on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) and the South China International Arbitration Centre in Hong Kong (SCIAHK). Yi-Shun has spoken and published widely on international arbitration, and was a visiting lecturer at the Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing. Yi-Shun also represents clients in SFC and HKMA regulatory investigations and enforcement, including before the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal (SFAT), and cases involving the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB) of the Hong Kong Police Force, corporate fraud, professional negligence, market misconduct (including insider dealing and disclosure of false or misleading information), internal control failures, foreign bribery, cyber incident and ransomware.
Stephen Mavroghenis
Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Stephen Mavroghenis is Partner of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP. Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Stephen was the head of Shearman & Sterling’s Brussels office and cohead of the Global Antitrust Group. His practice focuses on competition law and policy. Stephen’s practice focuses on EU and UK competition law, in addition to EU regulatory and intellectual property law. Stephen has extensive experience in the aviation, chemicals, energy, high-tech and information technology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, manufacturing, and media and entertainment industries. He regularly appears in proceedings before the European Commission and the European Courts in Luxembourg. He also appears before the national competition authorities of several member states. Stephen regularly advises multinational corporations on international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate takeovers and defends clients against allegations of cartel participation and abuses of dominance, including issues relating to refusals to deal/license, intellectual property rights, rebates, predator and excessive pricing. Stephen also regularly counsels clients on a broad variety of business practices including licensing and supply agreements, distribution, agency and the establishment and maintenance of compliance programs. Stephen has published widely on competition issues and is a contributor to multiple legal publications, and is a frequent speaker on competition law and policy.
Douglas Clark
Partner, Tanner De Witt
Douglas Clark is an intellectual property partner with Tanner De Witt, an independent firm based in Hong Kong. He commenced practice in Hong Kong in 1993. He was based in Shanghai from 2000 to 2010 where he founded and was managing partner of the office of a large international firm. He handled contentious and non-contentious IP matters in Mainland China including patent litigation, technology transfer and international arbitrations. He moved back to Hong Kong in 2011 and practiced as a barrister until 2020 when he moved to become head of Global Dispute Resolution for an IP boutique firm. He joined Tanner De Witt this year. He has been appointed an arbitrator and acted as counsel in numerous technology disputes involving China. He regularly advises clients on IP issues related to de-risking and digitisation. Doug is the author of a number of legal texts, including Patent Litigation in China, as well as a history of extraterritoriality in China and Japan, Gunboat Justice. He speaks both Japanese and Mandarin fluently.
Morgane Guyonnet
Associate, Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune
Morgane Guyonnet is an associate in the international arbitration group at Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune. She is licensed to practise in New York and Paris. She has worked on numerous commercial, investor-state and state-to-state arbitration matters while successively based in Latin America, the United States, France and Japan. Her arbitration experience spans the globe, having been involved in arbitrations under the major institutional rules in western and eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan and North Africa, North, Central and South America, the Middle East and Asia. She also sits as tribunal secretary in arbitration cases and has acted as counsel in the context of mediation and arbitration-related local proceedings. Morgane has represented clients across different sectors, including the oil and gas, renewables, transportation and construction industries. Ms. Guyonnet has also authored multiple articles on international arbitration and investment law, and taught international arbitration for various institutions including Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne and Keio University. Her working languages include English, French and Spanish.
Moses W. Park
Barrister, Liberty Chambers
Moses W. Park is a dispute resolution lawyer practicing as a barrister (trial advocate) based in Hong Kong. His practice mainly focuses on conduct and resolution of cross-border and international commercial arbitration and litigation. He has handled a broad spectrum of commercial work with an emphasis on civil fraud, assettracing /recovery, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards/judgments, family office as well as shareholder disputes. Moses has expertise concerning recovery strategies and emergency relief measures related to fraud including Mareva injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders and asset tracing proceedings. He is well versed in the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards process in Hong Kong. His clients have included multi-national corporations and businesses as well as high and ultra-high net worth individuals. Moses specialises in multi-jurisdictional financial crime and regulatory matters. He advises financial institutions on cross-border fraud and asset recovery related issues and has particular expertise in conducting complex multi-jurisdictional asset tracing. His experience spans a wide range of industry sectors, particularly, financial services, family offices and private equity funds. His work extends to regulatory fields (providing advice on matters governed by securities and banking legislation). Lately, he has been advising international clients on regulatory issues relating to overnance and regulation of family offices. He is currently serving in the Committee of Arbitration at the Hong Kong Bar, the Committee of Commercial Law & Practice at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Hong Kong.
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. Tony has recently been cooperating with the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce in his capacity as an expert in International Arbitration and Negotiations in conducting Rule of Law Capacity Building Projects throughout Asia.
Eriko Kadota
YAAF Representative, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Managing Associate, Linklaters
Lexi Takamatsu
Foreign Lawyer, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Lexi Takamatsu embarked on her legal path as a U.S. domestic litigator, gaining valuable experience as a clerk in a federal district court and later handling domestic cases at a renowned U.S. big law firm. She moved to Tokyo in 2018, and shortly thereafter transitioned into the realm of international arbitration, working towards establishing an international arbitration department at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, historically one of the “big four” domestic Japanese law firms. At MHM, Ms Takamatsu has had the privilege of representing Japanese clients in English-language arbitrations, capitalizing on her Japanese-English bilingual language abilities and experience in dispute resolution. Recently, Ms Takamatsu was selected to serve on the YSIAC Council, APAC Regional Committee, an esteemed international arbitration platform that brings together young practitioners and enthusiasts to drive the advancement of arbitration. Her recent publications include The JCAA Interactive Arbitration Rules: A Settlement-Centered Approach to Arbitration, published on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. Recent speaking engagements include “Let’s debate night on ‘Preliminary Arbitrator Views: The Path to Smarter and More Efficient Arbitration?” hosted by YCiArb.
Ken Kumayama
Partner, Skadden
Ken Kumayama is a partner in Skadden’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice. He concentrates his practice on transactional matters in intellectual property and technology and privacy. He represents clients in a range of technology and commercial transactions relating to the ownership, protection and exploitation of intellectual property, including IP monetization strategies, development and license agreements, codevelopment agreements, pharmaceutical collaboration agreements, patent and other technology license agreements, trademark and copyright license agreements, and patent and other intellectual property asset sales and acquisitions. Mr. Kumayama also counsels clients in a broad range of industries, such as in adtech, fintech and digital health, on cybersecurityand privacy-related matters, including with respect to the California Consumer Privacy Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, data rights, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has been recognized multiple times as one of the leading technology lawyers in California, including as a 2023 Top Intellectual Property Lawyer, 2022 Top Cybersecurity Lawyer and previously as one of the state’s Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers. He also was honored as a 2023 Technology MVP by Law360 and has been named to Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America.
Scott Jarkoff
Director, Intelligence Strategy, APJ & META, CrowdStrike
Scott Jarkoff is the Director, Intelligence Strategy, APJ & META, at CrowdStrike, where he directs the Asia-Pacific & Japan, and Middle East threat intelligence business. Scott serves on a global team entrusted with empowering sales of CrowdStrike’s world renown, best-of-breed, government-grade threat intelligence. He advises and guides customers on operationalizing and integrating threat intelligence within a holistic intelligence-led security strategy. Scott demonstrates the value actionable threat intelligence, and external attack surface management provides in today’s highly contested threat landscape. Scott is based in Tokyo where he masterminds all facets of the threat intelligence business, and leads the intelligence portfolio across the APJ & META regions. He has over thirty years defense-grade cyber security and intelligence experience throughout the US Department of Defense and the private sector. Scott regularly presents at international events, and is frequently interviewed by regional media on cyber threat realated news topics.
Haruka Matsumoto
Attorney at Law, Tokyo International Law Office
Haruka practiced at the Tokyo office of a major U. S. international law firm, representing both Japanese and overseas companies in litigation, international arbitration and mediation proceedings in various sectors including construction, medical devices, and real estate. Being a certified fraud examiner, Haruka has extensive experience in handling internal investigations of overseas subsidiaries located in Asia, Europe and the U.S. She is also a committee member of the tender monitor committee of Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Haruka has dealt with various matters including litigation related to insurance, employment, and commercial transactions as well as insolvency matters from liquidation to restructuring companies through civil rehabilitation and corporation reorganization procedure.
Bruno Savoie
Foreign Attorney, City-Yuwa Partners
Bruno Savoie is a Canadian lawyer practicing international arbitration at City-Yuwa Partners in Tokyo. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Savoie practiced international arbitration at Mayer Brown in Dubai, as well as in Canada. Mr. Savoie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has experience acting as tribunal secretary. Mr. Savoie holds civil law and common law degrees from McGill University Faculty of Law and is fluent in English and French. He is involved in the arbitration community as a director or executive of several organizations, and is often invited to speak at conferences on international arbitration and the construction industry.

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