The luxury industry is seeing unprecedented changes in its legal environment with Japan, the EU and the US working on important changes to their privacy laws. The impact on luxury and fashion retailers whether off or online will be big. Most changes will not take effect before 2018 but organizational structures processing customer and employee information may have to change. Our 2016 Luxury & Fashion Industry Roundtable will focus on these issues. We will review the situation in Japan, the EU and the US.

We also want to focus the attention on:

  • BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting): the new rules are already being rolled out. We will explain what the impact will be for Japanese subsidiaries of international groups.
  • TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership): we will explain the impact this trade treaty will have for the luxury and fashion industry.
  • Japanese legal changes: we will present changes in the Civil Code and competition law as they affect luxury and fashion retailers in Japan.

If you have specific topic that you would like us to cover, please feel free to email us. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the event.

Register Now

  • Deadline for seminar registration is Monday 25 April 2016.
  • Number of seats are limited. In case of exceeded capacity, attendance will be decided by lot (up to 2 persons per company)
  • If capacity is reached, we may close registration without notice.


Registration starts at 3:30 pm at the lobby of Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower. Please note that you will be asked to submit two copies of your business card at the time of registration.

We hope you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

Event Information

Three panelists will discuss the following themes and will invite speakers to address the audience on specific topics.

Date Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time 3:30pm – 4:00pm Registration
4:00pm – 6:00pm  – Welcome and Introduction
– Projected changes in Japanese personal data protection act
– Impact of the repeal of the US-EU safe harbor rule
– New EU data protection regulation
– Changes to the unfair competition prevention act (trade secrets)
– How changes to the Civil Code will impact luxury brands ?
– BEPS / Transfer Pricing : what is the situation ?
– TPP : what is the situation ?
6:00pm – 7:00pm Networking Cocktails
Venue Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, 28th Floor,
1-9-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Admission Free
Language English
Contact Tel: 03-6271-9900 (contact: Yamashita, Murao)







Baker & Mckenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Kensaku Takase,Loke-Khoon Tan (Hong Kong)

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