In a recent speech entitled “Compliance is a Culture, Not Just a Policy,” Brent Snyder of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) said that DOJ expects that every company “should ensure that it has a proactive compliance program. Given today’s massive penalties and the threat of prison sentences for cartel violations, many companies know they need to add a monitoring and auditing component to their antitrust compliance program, in addition to understanding the recent developments in enforcement around the world.

Our expert cartel practitioners from the US, EU, China and Singapore invite you to a breakfast seminar on 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, Singapore and other jurisdictions. Specifically, this Panel will discuss:

  • What are the major antitrust investigations and the ensuing fines and damages actions, especially so for Japan-based companies and their foreign subsidiaries?
  • What are the latest methods used to detect and punish companies and individuals?
  • Why do antitrust cases seem to migrate from one neighbouring industry and country to the next?

The second Panel will consider strategies to reduce cartel risk, based on our in-depth international experience of what is effective for our clients. The topics of discussion will include:

  • What are the best practices for antitrust compliance? What are the benefits of programmes tailored to your size and sector?
  • What are the key elements of a risk assessment exercise and how to conduct internal ‘antitrust health-checks’ with sensitivity and accuracy?
  • How do you deal should the worst happen? How do you handle investigations and leniency?

Register Now

We will accept registration until close of business on Thursday, November 5, 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.

Seminar Information

Date Thursday, 12 November 2015
Time 8:30 Registration
09:00 – 10:15 Panel 1: Update on the latest trends in cartel enforcement in key jurisdictions
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee
10:30 – 11:45 Panel 2: Discussion on strategies to reduce cartel risk
11:45 – 12:00 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 Free
Language Japanese / English (all English sessions will have corresponding Japanese summaries.)
Contact Tel: 03 6271 9900 (Akiko Yamashita, Midori Murao)


Laura Liu
Associate (Beijing)
Shinichiro Abe
Partner (Tokyo)
Fumio Koma
Senior Counsel(Tokyo)






Baker & Mckenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Akira Inoue,Junya Ae

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