Thursday, 28 October 2021
9.50am to 02.45pm, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)

Delivered Via

ALB Virtual Japan Corporate Compliance And Governance Forum 2021 is specially designed to help in-house compliance professions improve their risk assessment, tighten their controls and build a more responsive compliance function in these uncertain times. This webinar features In-house compliance leaders and specialist advisors who will analyze recent developments and uncover their implications. It is the ideal platform to share ideas on what works and learn how to introduce the best compliance practices to your organization.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance Director, Chief Internal Auditor, Legal Director, Compliance Director, Vice President (Legal), Vice President, (Risk Management).
  • General Counsel, Senior Counsel, Regional Counsel, Legal Counsel, Compliance Manager, Compliance Audit Manager, Legal Manager

*Please note that complimentary registration for in-house counsels at this event is at the sole discretion of Asian Legal Business and all confirmed participants will be notified by email. Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha ( for further information on how to participate in the event.

Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan Corporate Compliance And Governance Forum 2021
Date:                   28 October 2021, Thursday
Event:                 9.50am to 2.45pm, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Delivered Via:    Webinar

Agenda at a Glance

•    Data Privacy And Breach: Applying The Lessons Learnt In 2020 
•    Outbound M&A Amidst Economic Uncertainty: Legal Considerations For India 
•    COVID – 19 Spotlight: How to effectively manage cross border commercial arbitration and disputes resolution in the new normal 
•    Pressure Testing Your Compliance Program - Spotting The Weak Links 

*The agenda is subject  to change

Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan Corporate Compliance And Governance Forum 2021
Date:                   28 October 2021, Thursday
Event:                 9.50am to 2.45pm, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Delivered Via:    Webinar 




Takayuki Kitajima, General Counsel - Japan, Business Integrity Officer -Japan, Unilever Japan Holdings G.K.

Kitaji has been with Unilever since 2006 and joined Japan Leadership Team in 2012. He has been appointed as Representative Director of Unilever Japan Holdings K.K. in 2012. He was previously in Johnson & Jonson Japan, as Legal director and before that as Deputy General Manager of Japanese trading company. He was in Germany (2 years) and London (4.5 years) for the overseas assignment by Japanese trading company. From 2003-2013, he had lecture of International Trade Legal Practices in Japanese university.

He is also steering committee member of Japan International Corporate Counsels Association and Japan Chief Legal Officer Association which are associations for in-house legal lawyers.




Charandeep Kaur, Partner, Corporate Practice Group, Trilegal 

Charandeep Kaur is a senior member of the corporate practice group at Trilegal. Charandeep also heads the Delhi and Gurgaon offices of Trilegal and serves as a member on the Board of Trilegal.

Charandeep has over 2 decades of experience and leads Trilegal’s Japan practice. She regularly advises clients on complex and high-value mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, entry strategies as well as regulatory advise on intricate legal issues and structuring of foreign investments into India.

She acts as a strategic counsel for international brands on their India entry strategies as well as expansion plans.

Charandeep’s practice has accumulated a vast experience in cross border transactions in multiple sectors including Energy, Manufacturing, E-commerce, Logistics, IT & ITES, Automotives, Healthcare, and Hospitality.

Charandeep has been frequently recognized as a leading corporate lawyer and recently featured in ALB India's Super 50 lawyers. She is a trusted legal advisor to leading Fortune 500 companies, international organizations, and has served on the board of prominent corporates including Uniqlo India and Mytrah Energy.

Notably, Charandeep has also been recognized as one of India’s 100 leading women leaders by the Indian National Bar Association in association with United Nations.

Charandeep is a member of the SPPI Advisory Board of International Bar Association (IBA) and the Immediate Past Chair of the Women Interest Group of the IBA. She is also the Co-Chair of Cross-Border Investment Committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).



Yuko Kawai, Partner, Nishimura & Asahi

Yuko Kawai is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi.  Yuko has continuously advised a multitude of global and prominent companies on data privacy issues, including data breaches and security incidents, data privacy structures in the design of their business, cross-border data transfers, data governance and global data compliance.  Due to her experience and expertise, she is one of the partners leading the firm’s data privacy practice group, which issues monthly newsletters and publishes books concerning data privacy.

She received her LL.M. from Columbia Law School and Bachelor of Laws from Keio University, and is admitted to practice in Japan and New York.

She has served as a member of the Tokyo Data Platform Case Study Project Review Board, held by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and a member of the Committee for Promoting Open-data in Public Transportation Sectors of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan.

She has also had the unique experience of working at the Ad Technology Legal department and Public Policy department of a leading Internet company in Japan, where she was deeply involved in various matters concerning data in the realms of digital trades, data privacy and big data.




Rudra Kumar Pandey, Equity Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Rudra Pandey is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. He has more than 18 years’ experience in Corporate Commercial transactions, General Corporate advisory and advising on Corporate Governance matters. Rudra has been very actively involved in various national and international deals. Rudra has been endorsed as a notable practitioner for financial and corporate laws by The International Financial Law Review 1000 and Asia Legal Business India, 2021 recognised him among ‘Top 50 Lawyers’ Super Lawyers. His areas of expertise include corporate structuring, mergers & acquisitions, takeovers, delisting’s, private equity investments, joint ventures, real estate, banking and finance, project finance, corporate governance, establishment and management of funds (onshore and offshore).

Rudra is the lead member of the Japan Practice of the Firm, and has advised leading Japanese corporations on setting up and expanding their India operations, including strategic investments

Rudra is an active member of CII’s core group on Japan, China, Taiwan and UAE; CII’s Task Force on Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Corporate Laws, Private Equity and Ease of Doing Business in India; FICCI’s National Committee on Corporate Laws, National Committee on Stressed Assets and National Committee on Ease of Doing Business in India. Rudra has assisted CII and FICCI in preparing several reports and write-up on policy reforms and on ease of doing business in India.

Rudra has been part of working group constituted by DPIIT, the Government of India, in relation to new Industrial Policy and FDI Policy. His engagements include working with the Expert Committee constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on the decriminalisation of offences under Companies Act, 2013 & LLP Act, cost audit scenario in India, and amendments to the Companies Act, 2013, expert committee constituted by DPIIT and Invest India on Legal Reforms. Rudra is also working with Sub-committee on Improvement of Business Environment under India-Japan CEPA representing Indian industries and also understanding issues raised by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan; Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India (JCCII) and KEIDANREN. Rudra also assisted METI in several research projects for investment by Japanese companies in India. Rudra has worked with KEIDANREN and interacted on behalf of KEIDANREN to resolve the sectoral and policy issues faced by Japanese companies in India. Rudra has been a guest faculty at the Indian Business School, Hyderabad, India, a prominent business school of India. Rudra has also been a regular speaker at the conference organised by CII, FICCI and several other institutions.




Shinobu Obata, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, NEC Corporation

Joined NEC Corporation in 1985.  Then, assigned to Legal and Administration Division (now Legal Division) and had been working at Legal Division.  General Manager of Legal Division from April 2013 to March 2017.  In April 2018, becoming Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer (now Chief Legal & Compliance Officer) and responsible for legal, compliance, internal audit and trade controls.  In addition, in December 2018, becoming the Chairperson at the Association of Corporate Legal Departments.




Naveen Bhardwaj, Regional Senior Counsel, Terumo Asia Holdings Pte Ltd

Naveen Bhardwaj is Regional Senior Counsel for APAC at Terumo Asia Holdings Pte Ltd, the APAC regional headquarters Terumo Corporation, a global medical technology company from Japan, Japan. Naveen manages the legal and compliance function for APAC and is responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring Terumo’s Global Compliance Program in the APAC region (except China and Japan) for addressing bribery, unethical behaviour, data privacy related risks while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and other legal requirements. Naveen has more than 13 years of experience working in India, Japan and is now based in Singapore. Naveen is a qualified lawyer, with law degree (LL.B) from University of Delhi (India), a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).




Takashi Kobayashi, Geographic Compliance & Corporate - Legal Lead, Japan, Accenture Japan Ltd.

Takashi Kobayashi is the Legal Lead for Japan Geographic Compliance & Corporate of Accenture. He oversees compliance, regulatory and corporate governance issues in Japan. In addition to traditional compliance issues such as anti-corruption, data privacy and competition, he now focuses on ethical issues in new technologies such as AI.

Prior to joining Accenture in 2017, he was a senior associate of Freshfields’ Tokyo office where he supported domestic and international clients in investigation, dispute and other compliance matters. He is a co-author of “Understanding to Global Arbitration” (Shoji-homu), “Understanding to Global Investigation” (Shoji-homu), “Legal and Risk Management for New Directors and Officers” (Shoji-homu) and others.



Masanao Hashimoto, Senior Regional Counsel and Compliance Officer, Japan, Stryker Japan K.K.

Masanao is Legal Head and Compliance Officer of Stryker Japan K.K. also serving as a member of Japan Leadership Team and Legal and Compliance Leadership Team for APAC region. Before joining Stryker, Masanao served as Legal and Compliance Head of Novartis Oncology, Legal Counsel in IBM Japan and Sojitz Corporation. Masanao received LL.M. from Northwestern University, J.D. from Toin Law School, and LL.B. from Hitotsubashi University.



Shota Kato, CCO/General Manager, Legal Division, Mitsui & Co. India Pvt. Ltd. (Mitsui India)


Shota Kato is CCO and General Manager of Legal Division of Mitsui India. He has been leading Mitsui & Co.’s legal team for its Indian matters from Delhi since 2020. He has extensive experience with legal works relating to international business in his 25 years of work with Mitsui & Co.’s legal function for its global business on a wide range of legal and business issues, from M&As to dispute resolutions.

He earned his LL.B at Kwansei Gakuin University in 1997 and earned his LL.M at Northwestern University School of Law in 2002. He also completed Management Acceleration Program at INSEAD in 2009. He is a part of the team earned the In-house Team of the Year recognition at ALB Japan Legal Award in 2005. Attorney at Law admitted in New York. He resides in Gurgaon with his wife and two kids.



Ila Kapoor, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Ila Kapoor is a Partner with the Firm’s Dispute Resolution practice. She is based out of its Delhi office. Ila specializes in both foreign seated and domestic arbitrations. Ila has worked on international arbitrations under the auspices of ICSID, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), American Arbitration Association (AAA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) as well as UNCITRAL and other rules.  She regularly appears and argues before arbitral tribunals and Indian courts to represent her clients in complex commercial transactions.

Ila is a member of various coveted associations including the New York Bar Association, Commercial Bar Association (COMbar) and Indian Arbitration Forum (IAF). She is often invited to speak at public events, seminars and conferences to share her expertise and insights.

She was an associate at a leading international law firm in New York. She has interned at the Appellate Body, World Trade Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland and the International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France.



Xinping Chen, Managing Director, Litigation & Disputes (APAC), Accenture

Xinping leads the APAC Litigation and Disputes Management team in Accenture. In her role, she manages and oversees a wide range of moderate to complex commercial disputes, and significant compliance incidents and investigations throughout the Asia Pacific region, and helps strategize and guide the business in the resolution of these matters. She also partners with the different business and corporate function teams in the company to develop and drive risk mitigation strategies and to conduct trainings.

Prior to joining Accenture, Xinping was a partner in one of the big 4 law firms in Singapore, where she specialized in complex litigation in the Singapore High Court and international commercial arbitrations, and acted for clients in multi-jurisdictional corporate and commercial, intellectual property and information technology disputes.”


Shogo Osaka, Managing Director, Legal, North Pacific Region, FedEx Express

Shogo Osaka, Managing Director, Legal, North Pacific, FedEx Express

Shogo Osaka is Managing Director, Legal of FedEx Express, covering the North Pacific (NPAC) region consisted of Hong Kong / Macau, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Guam.

From the Asia Pacific Headquarters in Hong Kong, Shogo is heading the team of diverse legal professionals in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul who support the business and organization in the NPAC region.

Prior to joining FedEx, Shogo worked for Freshfields in the Shanghai and Tokyo offices including secondment to Japan Bank for International Cooperation, a governmental financial institution.

Shogo is admitted to practice law in Japan and a graduate of the University of Tokyo with the Bachelor of Laws and Master in Laws degrees. Shogo also obtained the Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Quantic School of Business and Technology.


Shuhei Fujimura, Senior Ethics and Compliance Manager, Group Ethics and Compliance, Oxford University Press

Shuhei Fujimura, Senior Ethics and Compliance Manager, Group Ethics and Compliance, Oxford University Press

Shuhei joined Oxford University Press (OUP) in October 2016 and has served in senior management with responsibilities including implementation of Corporate Compliance policies and anti-bribery, corruption, and fraud programs such as Third Party Business Partner Due Diligence, Gift & Hospitality, Ethical Marketing, Charitable Donation, High Risk Business Activity, Conflict of Interests, Modern Slavery, Facilitation of Tax Evasion, and Anti-Money Laundering. His regional coverages are wide, encompassing North East and South East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Prior to joining OUP, he worked as a Compliance and Forensic Specialist at Deloitte and EY (Ernst and Young) providing advisory services to multiple global institutions. He also has government regulatory experience from serving as a legal officer and immigration inspector at the Ministry of Justice in Japan for three and a half years following graduation from Keio University Law School.



Shinichi Yoshiya, Executive Director | Legal and Compliance, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd. 

Shinichi Yoshiya is the Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC in the Legal Division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Yoshiya covers a broad range of complex cross-border financial regulatory matters and transactions for Morgan Stanley’s Japan and Asia Pacific region including OTC derivatives regulations of Japan, U.S. and EU, the Volcker Rule, Resolution Stay, MiFID2, Brexit, LIBOR and Basel 3 Capital Rules. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Yoshiya was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advising on financial regulatory matters. Mr. Yoshiya has held academic appointments at Duke University Law School as Visiting Professor and currently teaches global financial regulations at Meiji University Law School.



Anthony Hague, Head, Legal & Compliance, Alcon Japan 

Anthony joined Alcon Japan in July 2020 as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

Anthony has a wealth of experience in both compliance and investigations. Prior to working at Alcon Japan, Anthony spent more than 16 years working on a number of white-collar crime related matters both as legal counsel and in in-house legal and compliance roles. On the anti-bribery and corruption front, he has been involved in many bribery investigations before the US Department of Justice. While in private practice, he also worked on a variety of international arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC and JCAA Rules.

Anthony is fluent in Japanese.



Rajiv Gupta, Head of Legal & Compliance, Hitachi India Private Limited

Rajiv Gupta is presently working as Head of Legal and Compliance with Hitachi India Private Limited. Prior to this, he worked as Head of Planning and Finance with British Petroleum in Singapore and as CFO with Aditya Birla Minerals Pty. Ltd in Singapore and as Commercial Controller for the Industrial Lubricants business vertical of Castrol India Limited. 

Rajiv is a qualified Lawyer, Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary from India. 

He loves playing cricket and chess and my field of legal and compliance. Legal for all its twist and turns and Compliance as it is the single most important value for any successful business. 

Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan Corporate Compliance And Governance Forum 2021
Date:                   28 October 2021, Thursday
Event:                 9.50am to 2.45pm, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Delivered Via:    Webinar

*Complimentary passes are available exclusively to in-House counsels and general counsels from corporations only. All confirmed participants will be notified via email. ALB reserves the right to cancel any registrations at any time if they do not meet the profile stated above.

To register for this event, please click on the register now button above or contact the following:

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*Please note that free passes are ONLY applicable for in-house legal counsels. Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha ( for further information on how to participate in the event. 

Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan Corporate Compliance And Governance Forum 2021
Date:                   28 October 2021, Thursday
Event:                 9.50am to 2.45pm, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Delivered Via:    Webinar

The speaking/panel slots at this event are reserved for in-house legal/compliance professionals, while law firms/solutions providers speak on a sponsorship basis.

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