High penalties continue to be imposed on Japanese companies and their employees for violating antitrust rules around the world. As antitrust regulators become increasingly tough and cooperate more on matters of enforcement, foreign exposure for Japanese companies expands.

Our expert cartel practitioners from the US, EU, Brazil and Australia invite you to a morning seminar, to be held with PaRR (part of the Mergermarket Group), on how to deal with international cartel investigations.

The first Panel will provide a ‘need to know’ update on the latest trends in cartel enforcement in Japan, the US, EU, Brazil and Australia. Specifically, this Panel will discuss:

  • What methods are being used to detect and punish companies and individuals?
  • What kind of behaviour is being targeted?
  • Are foreign agencies singling out Japanese companies?
  • What can Japanese companies expect to see in 2015?

The second Panel will discuss how to manage the risk in Japan, the US, EU, Brazil and Australia. The topics of discussion will include:

  • When does an overseas regulator have the power to investigate a Japanese company?
  • How do you deal with an antitrust “dawn raid”?
  • Should you defend – or apply for immunity or leniency? Where? What are the implications?
  • Can you enter into a settlement?
  • Will third parties bring actions for damages? How do you minimize exposure?

Seminar Information

Date Thursday, 5 February 2015
Time 8:30 am – Registration
9:00 am ‐ 10:15 am – Panel 1: update on cartel enforcement in Japan, the US, EU, Brazil and Australia
10:15 am – 10:30 am – Coffee
10:30 am – 11:45 am – Panel 2: discussion on how to manage and defend against cartel allegations
11:45 am – 12:00 noon – Time for questions

Note: Breakfast will be served.

Venue Baker McKenzie
Ark Hills Sengokuyama
Mori Tower 28F
1-9-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
Access Map(PDF)
Admission Complimentary
Language Japanese/English (all English sessions will have corresponding Japanese summaries.)
Registration (Registration is now closed)
Contact Tel: 03 6271 9900 (Akiko Yamashita)
E-mail: seminar.tokyo@bakermckenzie.com


Georgina Foster
Partner (Australia)


Kurt Haegeman
Partner (Germany)


Francisco Todorov
Partner (Brazil)


Douglas Tween
Partner (USA)


Akira Inoue
Partner (Japan)


We will accept registration until close of business on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. However, space is limited, so please kindly RSVP at your earliest convenience to make sure you reserve your seat.

If you have any problems with the online registration, please send your contact information including your name, company name, title, address, telephone and fax numbers by e-mail.

Please submit your queries by e-mail.

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues.

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)






Baker & Mckenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Akira Inoue,Georgina Foster (Australia), Kurt Haegeman (Germany), Francisco Todorov (Brazil), Douglas Tween (USA)

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