Baker McKenzie will be holding a regional client conference on May 25 (Wed) in Tokyo on trade, commerce and tax issues surrounding Asia Pacific supply chains with our experts from Baker McKenzie firms in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. We will also have our colleagues from the U.S. and EU present for this event.

This conference will take an in-depth look at the ways in which tax, trade and commercial law developments in the past year have created new challenges for companies operating in the Asia Pacific region, and have affected the ways in which supply chains need to be structured in order to optimize their potential in the region.

This client conference will explore:

  • ・Regional trade and commerce developments, providing a high-level country-by-country overview
  • ・Crisis Management in cross border investment – TPP and ISDS
  • ・Customs and classification issues in difficult jurisdictions
  • ・Challenges and potentials of franchising and retail distribution in Asia Pacific
  • ・Optimization of supply chains in the Asia Pacific regionally utilizing TPP and other mega FTAs
  • ・Recent developments in connection with Iran sanctions
  • ・What the new era of mega-free trade agreements means for Japanese companies

This complimentary conference will provide you with cutting edge, up-to-date information on legal developments related to trade and commerce, as well as notable experiences and precedents from our trade and commerce practitioners in the region and globally.

Pleas click here for the details.

In addition to the seminar, we offer the opportunity to hold one-on-one meetings with our experts from around the world during the afternoon of May 26 (Thu), the day following the seminar date. This opportunity is also complimentary. If you have any particular topic of interest in the areas of trade, commerce and international tax that you would like to discuss with our experts, please also register for a one-on-one meeting. The meetings are currently anticipated to take approximately an hour, however, we can are flexible around timings for meetings during the afternoon of May 26.

To register for a one-on-one meeting, please click on the Register Now button below, and enter your desired time and areas of interest in the space provided for one-on-one meetings in the online registration form along with registering for the seminar. There is a limit to the number of participants allowed to the venue so we recommend that you register at your earliest convenience.

We will accept registration until close of business on Thursday, May 19, 2016.  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.






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