Welcome to the ALB Japan Corporate Compliance and Governance Forum 2016

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Date: Tuesday, 27th September 2016
Time: 9:00am- 5:00pm
Venue: Hilton Tokyo, Japan 
Address: 6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan 
 

High domestic labour and production costs, together with years of stagnant economic growth have led Japanese companies to expand in emerging markets in search of new growth opportunities. Expanding into new markets has provided Japanese companies with greater economic returns, but exposing them to higher levels of anti-corruption enforcement risk and anti-bribery laws of other jurisdictions as well.

Japan has also in recent years step up enforcement of its own anti-bribery laws, having passed new anti-corruption legislations and initiatives to strengthen their existing anti-corruption framework. It is therefore essential for Japanese companies to proactively address anti-corruption risks and come up with compliance strategies in the markets and industries which they operate in given the current enforcement climate.

ALB’s Japan Corporate Compliance and Governance Forum 2016 gather together senior in-house legal and general counsels, compliance professionals and decision makers from both Japanese and international companies to discuss the latest anti-corruption enforcement trends and challenges faced in Japan and across the Asia Pacific region, best governance practices in business operations both locally and abroad, performing third party risk assessments and due diligence, compliance programs/ training and addressing anti-corruption issues involving cross-border M&A transactions.  

 

Forum Topic Highlights

  • Recent Developments and Case Studies in Japanese Anti-Corruption Legislations and Enforcement Trends  
  • Third Party Risks Mitigation – Performing Due Diligence Based on Limited Data Availability
  • Establishing and Implementing Effective Internal Control Systems to Mitigate Bribery and Corruption Risks
  • Setting Up Successful Risk Assessment and Compliance Programmes to Better Manage High Risk Markets
  • International M&A Transactions - Anti-Corruption Measures and Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Foreign Bribery Investigation, Prosecution and Enforcement under the Japanese Anti-Corruption Legislations
  • Optimizing e-Discovery and Forensic Solutions in Anti-Corruption Investigations
  • Safeguarding Corporate Reputations Against from Corruption Allegations and Bribery Charges
  • Cross-Border Internal Investigations and Enforcements under the Japanese Anti-Corruption Legislations 

  This is a working agenda. ALB Reserves the right to amend the topics at anytime.

Speaker slots are available - for more information please contact Willy Leonardi at  willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com or call +65 6870 3102 


Participating Companies Confirmed To Date

  • General Electric Japan    
  • FTI Consulting
  • Avaya Japan Ltd
  • LINE Corporation
  • Boeing
  • ITOCHU Corporation
  • Prudential Financial Inc.
  • LIXIL Corporation
  • Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd.
  • Atsumi & Sakai
  • Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Corporation Legal Dept.
  • Stryker Japan K.K..
  • Any many more to come ! 


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Agenda for the ALB Japan Corporate Compliance and Governance Forum 2016

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Date: Tuesday, 27th September 2016
Time: 9:00am- 5:00pm
Venue: Hilton Tokyo, Japan 
Address: 6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan 
 

The agenda for the ALB Japan Corporate Compliance and Governance Forum 2016 will be updated shortly.

For further information, please contact Willy Leonardi at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com or call +65 6870 3102 



This is a working agenda. ALB Reserves the right to amend the agenda and speakers at anytime.

 

Timing

AGENDA

8.30am

Registration and Refreshments

9.00am

Welcoming Remarks by the Conference  Chairperson (10mins)

9.10am

Keynote Address (20mins)

Embedding the Integrity Culture in Japanese Corporations and Business Operations

Takayuki Kitajima, Chairman, International Corporate Counsel Association
General Counsel Japan and Representative Director, Unilever Japan Holdings K.K.

9.30am

Presentation: Ensuring FCPA Compliance in the APAC (40mins)

  • Understanding FCPA basics – overview of the FCPA, what counts as bribery, and applicable local anti-corruption law
  • Trends in DOJ and SEC enforcement of the FCPA, and the impacts on Japanese companies
  • Identifying risks and red flags, and best practices for building an effective cross-border compliance program and implementing controls

Christopher D. Frey, Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

10.10am

Refreshment Break(35mins)

10.45am

Panel: Establishing and Implementing Effective Internal Control Systems to Mitigate Bribery and Corruption Risks (70mins)

  • Corruption: What is the Risk and Impact of Misconduct on your Business and your Employees
  • How to conduct a risk assessment           
  • Implementation and training - how to link compliance to business performance
  • How to drive company culture

Moderator:  

Jason Sheets, SVP, Asia Pacific Legal Counsel, PTC

Panelists: 

  • Ben Fouracre, Managing Director and Japan Representative, FTI Consulting
  • Mitsuru Claire Chino (Ms.), Executive Officer and General Counsel, ITOCHU Corporation
  • Junko Mukoyama, Senior Corporate Counsel, Avaya Japan Ltd
  • Masako Takahata, General Manager & General Counsel, Legal Department, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, Japan

11.55am

Presentation:  Joint Venture Governance – Setting up Compliance Operations and Risk Assessment to Better Manage High Risk Markets (40mins)

  • Lessons Learned/ Takeaways
  • Setting up Compliance Operations and Risk Assessment

Yoko Oshima, Associate General Counsel, GE Japan Inc. 

12.35pm

Networking Luncheon(70mins)

1.45pm

Presentation:Safeguarding Corporate Reputations Against from Corruption Allegations and Bribery Charges (40mins)

  • Scandals and Regulations: Can You Afford to Ignore Your Misconduct Risk? 
  • The Business Case for Managing Your Corporate  Ethical Culture 
  • Misconduct Risk:  How Much, When and Why 
  • How Can You Measure Corporate Ethical Culture? 
  • Some Practical Tips for Improving Your Ethical Culture 
  • Proposal for a Japan Ethics Benchmark Project

Royanne Doi, Corporate Chief Ethics Officer, Prudential Financial Inc.

2.25pm

Panel: Cross-Border Data Protection and Privacy Laws (70mins)

  • Amendment of Act on the Protection of Personal Information
  • Transfer the Personal Information to Foreign Countries
  • Big Data Analytics and Applications 

Moderator:  

Robin O’Connor, In-house Counsel, Kao Corporation

Panelists:

  • Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, Atsumi & Sakai
  • Raymond Psonak, Senior Counsel, LINE Corporation 
  • Jenifer Rogers, General Counsel, APAC and Japan, Asurion (pending confirmation

3.35pm

Refreshment Break(35mins)

4.10pm

Presentation: Third Party Risks Mitigation and Damage Control   – Performing Due Diligence and Investigations Based on Limited Data Availability (40mins)

  • Executing effective third party due diligence  procedures in your workplace
  • Choosing the right third party due diligence provider 
  • Conducting accurate and cost effective third party investigations
  • Ensuring compliance data protection and privacy laws obtaining key information 
  • High risk profiles and hidden risks to take note  

Grady Loy, General Counsel at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc

4.50pm

Closing Remarks from  Conference Chairperson (10mins)

5.00pm

End of ALB Japan Corporate Compliance and Governance Forum 2016

 

 

 

Speakers at the ALB Japan Corporate Compliance and Governance Forum 2016

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Date: Tuesday, 27th September 2016
Time: 9:00am- 5:00pm
Venue: Hilton Tokyo, Japan 
Address: 6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan 
 

Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker

 

Takayuki Kitajima
Chairman, International Corporate Counsel Association 
General Counsel Japan and Representative Director, Unilever Japan Holdings K.K.
 
Takayuki started his career as a legal assistant in a Japanese trading company, Nissho Iwai Corporation (currently known as Sojitz Corporation) in 1987. At that time, he was in charge of domestic legal issues, especially debt collection and related works. Through two overseas assignments (Germany 1991-1993, UK 1997-2001), he also extended job fields to international matters like project finance, IPP, joint venture and license arrangement, assets sale and purchase, distressed debt management and etc.
 
 
Confirmed Speakers

 

Claire Chino Mitsuru
Executive Officer and General Counsel 
ITOCHU Corporation 
 
Claire received her B.A. (cum laude) from Smith College and her J.D. from Cornell Law School. She was a partner of an international law firm before she joined Itochu Corporation as its corporate counsel. In April 2013, she became the first female executive officer of any major trading company. She has received several recognitions such as a “Young Global Leader” (World Economic Forum), Yale World Fellow (Yale University), Asia 21 Fellow (Asia Society), U.S. Japan Leadership Fellow (U.S.-Japan Foundation), “Top 25 In-House Counsel in Asia” (Asia Legal Business), “Asia Pacific’s Innovative Lawyer” (Financial Times). She is a member of Cornell Law School’s advisory board.
 
 
 
Ben Fouracre
Managing Director and Japan Representative
FTI Consulting
 
Ben Fouracre is a Managing Director and the Japan Representative of FTI Consulting and has been based in Tokyo for nine years. He specializes in risk consulting services to include risk assessment and market entry strategy for global organizations across a range of industry sectors and the design and implementation of global compliance programs. This incorporates the conduct of complex investigate assignments concerning fraud and corruption issues, business intelligence and due diligence investigations and crisis response and management.
 
Ben has been responsible for leading the design and implementation of compliance specific due diligence and monitoring processes for Japanese multinationals operating in high risk environments, to include large-scale projects in diverse sectors including banking, automotive, manufacturing and healthcare. 
 
 
 
Royanne Doi
Corporate Chief Ethics Officer and Vice President
Prudential Financial Inc.
 
Ms. Royanne Doi has been Corporate Chief Ethics Officer and Vice President at Prudential Financial, Inc. since April 1, 2013. Ms. Doi is head of the Prudential's Global Business Ethics & Integrity Office and has oversight responsibility for implementing strategies to drive high ethical standards, educating the company's global workforce and reinforcing the integration of ethics across Prudential's businesses worldwide. Ms. Doi joined Prudential in 2009, and served as Chief Legal Officer for Prudential Life Insurance Co. in Japan and International Counsel for Prudential Holdings of Japan, Inc. She has been responsible for managing legal risks and reviewing risk assessment matrices for new products and services. In addition, she was instrumental in establishing the corporate secretary team to manage shareholder, board of director and statutory auditor meetings. Ms. Doi held senior legal positions with major financial institutions in Tokyo, including State Street Bank and Trust Company and CIGNA/ACE Insurance. Prior to moving to Japan 20 years ago, Ms. Doi was a business litigation associate in California.  
 
Ms. Doi is active with the US-Japan Council; the Japan In-house Counsel Network; the Association for Women in Finance in Japan; Japan's Foreign Women Lawyers’ Association; the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan; and is treasurer of the Japan-United States Education Commission/Fulbright Program. Ms. Doi graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from UCLA and is a member of the California bar.
 
 


Raymond Psonak
Senior Counsel
LINE Corporation 
 
Ray is a US-licensed attorney based in Japan for the last seven years, during which he has been managing legal issues for rapidly globalizing Japanese technology companies. He has experience advising in a variety of IT sectors including mobile games, instant messaging, social networking, and technology platform development. He has experience in drafting and negotiating complex international contracts, investments and licensing arrangements, and has advised on complying with the securities laws of the US, Japan and other markets. He has also assisted Japanese companies with creating and developing their internal compliance, governance and training systems to match and exceed global standards, particularly in areas of Personal Data Protection, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering. Prior to his time in Japan, he practiced law in New York City for nearly a decade specializing in class action litigation and internal investigations.
 
 

Yoko Oshima, Associate General Counsel, GE Japan Inc. 
 
Yoko Oshima is Associate General Counsel of GE Japan, after taking several regional and country roles within GE.  Prior to GE, she was with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLC in New York and, before that,  Anderson Mori (now Anderson Mori & Tomotsune) in Tokyo.  She has LLM from Harvard Law School, Master of Law from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Law and Politics and Bachelor of Law from Hitotsubashi University.  She also studied at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, USA.
 
 
 

Junko Mukoyama
, Senior Corporate Counsel, Avaya Japan Ltd
 
Junko is a board member at Avaya Japan Ltd. and in charge of all legal matters for the company.  Before joining Avaya in 2004, she worked at an international law and patent firm as a trademark attorney and at a Japanese IT management company as counsel.  She received an LLB from Chuo University, and an LLM from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.  She completed a doctorate course in bankruptcy at Waseda University and published several articles in the fields of bankruptcy and intellectual property.  She is admitted as an attorney in New York and a patent attorney in Japan.  She is a member of ABI, INSOL, AIPPI, INTA, JTA and LES.
 
 


Masako Takahata, General Manager & General Counsel, Legal Department, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, Japan
 
Masako is currently the General Counsel for Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, a JV between the Toyota group and Tokyo Electric Power Company and one of Japan's most successful renewables firms. She joined the company in May 2014 as the first general counsel for Eurus Energy. She is responsible for advising on all the renewable energy projects around the globe and regulatory issues as well as dispute resolution practices.
 
Prior to joining Eurus Energy, her practice has concentrated on M&A transactions, structured finance and regulatory issues within the financial industry since her joining Ushijima & Partners, including in-house counsel roles at Morgan Stanley Japan and Deutsche Bank Group. 



 



Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, Atsumi & Sakai
 
Mr. Uematsu is a Partner at Atsumi & Sakai and an attorney (Bengoshi) admitted in Japan (2004) and California (2010). He specializes in Corporate Misconduct and Legal Risk Management, M&A, Intellectual Property Rights, Labor and Employment. 
 
Mr. Uematsu has spoken at numerous domestic and international seminars and conferences, including seminars this year on how to deal with information leakage and plagiarism, and on the core practical aspects of online platforms for legal and regulatory practitioners covering Japan, the US and the EU. 
 
Mr. Uematsu has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Waseda University (2001) and an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania (2009).
 
 


Grady Loy, General Counsel, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc
 
Grady graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson with a degree in chemistry (inorganic) and after some graduate studies in chemistry and Japanese history he was admitted to the University of Arizona College of law and, in 1989, was granted a Juris Doctor.  He was admitted to practice before the Arizona Bar.  
 
After graduation, Grady briefly worked in the legal department of the Larson Company in Tucson, Arizona (manufacturing and installing dioramas for museums, zoos and aquariums around the world) but since September 1990 I have worked in the intellectual property department and subsequently as General Counsel at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc in Tokyo, Japan. His areas of specialization have included negotiation and drafting of commercial and licensing agreements; application for and defense of intellectual property rights; planning, establishment and operation of joint ventures and projects; dispute resolution; competition law; IP law; corporate law and other related fields.
 
 
 
Jason Sheets, SVP, Asia Pacific Legal Counsel, PTC
 
Jason Sheets joined PTC Inc, a NASDAQ listed provider of CAD and IoT solutions, in October of 2012. He leads a team of legal and compliance professionals, and manages all legal and compliance matters arising in Asia. Among other responsibilities, Jason oversees corporate governance and serves on the board of directors of PTC’s APAC subsidiaries. Jason has implemented a comprehensive ethics and compliance program at PTC, with activities ranging from due diligence to internal investigations.
 
Jason served as APAC Legal Counsel to Bentley Systems from May 2007 to October of 2012, where he provided legal services and support for all matters arising in Asia. Jason assisted Bentley in adopting best practices throughout Asia, and was responsible for ensuring FCPA and UK Bribery Act compliance, including the development and implementation of channel partner policies and programs designed to mitigate compliance risks.
 
Jason Sheets has over 15 years of experience representing global companies in the U.S. and Asia, with a practice focusing on corporate and commercial transactions, corporate governance, compliance, and technology licensing, including expertise in intellectual property and information technology. He has lived in China, Japan and Korea, and has provided advice and legal support throughout the region.
 
 
  
Jenifer Rogers, General Counsel, APAC and Japan, Asurion
 
Jenifer Rogers is General Counsel for Asia for Asurion (and IT services company) based in Tokyo. She oversees a team of lawyers based in various countries throughout Asia, including Hong Kong, China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Australia. She was also elected as an external Director of Mitsui & Co. Ltd in 2015 and is the first foreign female director of a Japanese trading company. 
 
Prior to joining Asurion in November of 2012, Jenifer worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) for eighteen years and held a variety of senior legal roles in their international operations in both the global banking and markets business as well as in the private wealth management business.   She has been based in various cities throughout her career, including Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York and Mumbai. 
 
Before that Jenifer was Legal Counsel for The Industrial Bank of Japan Limited, New York Branch (now Mizuho Bank) after starting her legal career as an associate at Haight, Gardner Poor & Havens (now Holland & Knight) in New York. 
 
Jenifer earned a JD from the Georgetown Law Center in Washington D.C. after graduating cum laude from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service. Jenifer was a Fulbright Scholar in 1988 in Tokyo at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law. In 2005, Jenifer took a sabbatical and obtained a master’s degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins (S.A.I.S.) University in Washington D.C and also worked as a legal consultant for the World Bank.  She is a member of the NY bar.

 

Christopher D. Frey, Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Christopher D. Frey is counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He focuses his practice on white-collar matters, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, internal investigations and high-stakes litigation.

Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Chris served for over six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He investigated and prosecuted a wide array of complex white-collar matters, including FCPA violations, insider trading, accounting fraud, market manipulation, investment advisor fraud, money laundering, intellectual property and cybercrimes, and criminal tax offenses. Chris also served as Associate Counsel in the Office of the White House Counsel. In that capacity, he helped develop and execute the White House’s response to various Congressional investigations, and provided legal and strategic advice on compliance, oversight and risk management issues. Chris received a B.A. from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

 

Robin O’Connor, In-house Counsel, Kao Corporation

Robin O’Connor graduated with a J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2004 and has been licensed to practice law in New York State since 2005. Robin has worked as an in-house attorney in the Legal & Compliance Division of Kao Corporation since 2006. From July 2009 to January 2012 Robin worked as an expatriate attorney at Kao USA Inc. (formerly Kao Brands Company) in Cincinnati, OH. At Kao Corporation he handles international legal and compliance matters and was instrumental in establishing the company’s Anti-bribery Guidelines and revamping its Conflict of Interest Guidelines.   

 


The speakers for the ALB Japan Corporate Compliance and Governance Forum 2016 will be updated shortly.

For further information, please contact Willy Leonardi at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com or call +65 6870 3102 

 

 

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