Baker McKenzie’s Automotive Seminar will bring together a panel of regional lawyers and external speakers to discuss the issue of product liability in the Asia Pacific region and how companies can identify and manage the various risks and liabilities that may arise, their implications, and the impact of new mobility services, including self-driving cars and connected cars, on the current legal and insurance systems.

The discussion will cover:

  • Product liability regimes in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Which parties are exposed to liability
  • Regulators’ expectations
  • Best practices in preventing liability
  • Practical application of concepts using a hypothetical automotive malfunction case study
  • Recent progress on the development of self-driving cars in Japan, the US and Europe
  • Recent developments in the revision of laws and auto insurance systems associated with the evolution of self-driving technology and the establishment of new mobility services

We will also lead a discussion on the various regulatory regimes under different trade agreements.

In addition to hearing from our panellists, you will be given the opportunity to raise issues and questions and hear from your peers. We look forward to having you join us on the 24th of July.

Kindly confirm your attendance by clicking on the “Register Now” button below.

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Registration deadline: Tuesday 18 July 2017

  • Number of seats is limited. If capacity is reached, attendance will be decided by lot.
  • We may close registration without notice upon reaching capacity.
  • If there is any specific topic you would like us to cover, please feel free to email us.

If you are unable to register online, please email us your name, company, position, address, telephone number and email address.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the session.


Time Topics Speaker
9:30 – 10:30 Product liability fundamentals and risk management Moderator:
Wynn Pakdeejit

David McCredie
Chaiporn Supvoranid
Kengo Nishigaki

10:30 – 10:45 Morning break
10:45 – 11:30 Case study Moderator:
Yoshiaki Muto

Chaiporn Supvoranid
David McCredie
Kengo Nishigaki

11:30 – 12:30 Recent progress by automotive manufacturers in Japan, the US, and Europe in connection with the development of self-driving cars; recent trends and discussion on revisions to laws and liability insurance with a focus on practical use of self-driving cars in Japan, the US and Europe, among other jurisdictions Moderator:
Yaeko Hodaka

Sanshiro Fukao
Nobuhisa Ishio
Arthur Apos

* Topics may subject to change.


Guest Speakers

Mr. Sanshiro Fukao
Senior Analyst – Economic Research Department

Hamagin Research Institute, Ltd., Bank of Yokohama Group

Mr. Nobuhisa Ishio
Senior Deputy Manager – Product Development Group

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.

* Speaker may subject to change.

Event Details

Date Monday 24 July 2017
Time 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (registration opens at 9:00 am)
Venue Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, 28th Floor,
1-9-10 Ropponngi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032、Japan
Fee Complimentary
Language English
*consecutive interpretation into Japanese will be provided.
Contact Tel: 03 6271 9900 (contacts: Akiko Yamashita and Aya Wakami)






Baker & Mckenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Yoshiaki Muto

Practice Focus