Wednesday, 7 March 2018
9.00am to 5.00pm 
Hilton Tokyo
6 Chome-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan 

Event Overview

Asian Legal Business is proud to be back for the 5th run of the ALB Japan In-House Legal Summit. This ALB signature event is tailored to bring together leading senior-level corporate counsel, business leaders and private practice lawyers. At the summit you will get an opportunity to interact with the most brilliant minds in the region and keep up-to-date with Japan's fast changing legal landscape. 

Stay tune to this page for more updates on the summit agenda and speakers. 
Why you should attend
  • FREE* passes to in-house counsel, “C” level management executives and business leaders with access to full-day sessions
  • Insight into the latest legal issues from Japan and the SEA and NA region
  • Unique networking opportunities with leading legal experts and peers
  • In-depth panel discussion sessions with some of the most distinguished corporate counsel in the region
  • VIP networking luncheon and refreshments
  • Detailed speaker notes and presentation materials

Target Audience

Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, CEO, Company Secretaries, Country/ General / Corporate / In House / Legal Counsels / Heads and Senior Professionals in charge of:

  • Legal Affairs
  • Company/ Contract Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Legal Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Commercial and Enforcement Counsel

* 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.

Download Agenda, click here
For more information, please contact Amanda Murillo at  or call +(632) 789 53 28



8:30 AM

Registration and Refreshments

9:00 AM

Keynote Address: Japan's Newly Amended Privacy Law

Tsuzuri  Sakamaki, Counselor, Personal Information Protection Commission Secretariat (PPC Japan)

9:30 AM

Presentation: Recent Developments in US Patent Law

  • Key developments in the past year in U.S patent law
  • Developments in the case law and proceedings before the Patent Office

Alex V. Chachkes, Partner, Orrick

10:30 AM

Refreshment Break (20 mins)

10:50 AM

Presentation: Case Study for Japanese Corporation and How to Reduce the Cost of Discovery 

  • What are the challenges for your team and how to solve: Data Collection Phase, Processing Phase, Analysis Phase and Document Review Phase
  • How to use discovery provider smart and efficiently
    • Three ways to reduce the cost of Discovery
    • Trend of smart discovery user

Kenya Sasada, Partner, Consilio

11:35 AM

Presentation: Governance of Overseas Subsidiaries: Lesson From Subsidiaries of Japanese Companies in Taiwan

  • Challenges in overseas subsidiary governance
  • Understanding the risks of applying Japanses standards and commonsense to overseas subsidiaries
  • Dealing with difference between Japan and other countries-
    • Language
    • Culture
    • Legal Environment
  • Intentional non-compliance/corruption: managing the risks

Ying-Hong Shih, Senior Attorney, Lee and Li Attorneys-at-law


12:20 PM

Networking Luncheon (70 mins)

1:30 PM


Presentation: Data Theft “Dos and Don’ts”

  • A checklist of steps to implement if theft is suspected
  • Best practices for forensic investigations, including from emerging data sources like the cloud and social media
  • Best practices for collaboration between legal, IT and forensics teams
  • Recent case Studies


Sandeep Jadav, Managing Director Technology - Asia, FTI Consulting

2:15 PM

Panel Discussion: Assessing the Effectiveness and Ensuring Awareness of the Company's Compiance with its Policies

  • Embedding the value of Integrity and the "Respecting the People" Culture within the Legal Department team to the employees and customers of the company
  • Proper Investigation and responding to complaints - encouring employees to raise their concern safely
  • Case Studies on Workplace related concerns (i.e #MeToo Movement and The Status of the Quality Control in Japan)


Jake Adelstein, Special Correspondent, The Daily Beast



Takayuki Kitajima, General Counsel, Unilever Japan Holdings K.K

Megumi Azuma, Chief Regulatory and Compliance Counsel, GE Japan

Sayaka Matsui, Attorney-at-law and Legal Manager, Corporate Planning Dept., Credit Saison Co., Ltd

2:45 PM

Presentation: Building your Legal Technology Stack: How-to-Guide

  • How to identify what will add the most value to your business
  • The three-step process: where to start, keeping your foundation solid, and the most efficient legaltech adoption paths
  • Stories from the trenches: how the world's leading companies have embraces technology and new business models to transform their departments


Tina Chang, Solutions Specialist - Legal Global Growth & Operations ASEAN/North Asia, Thomson Reuters

3:15 PM

Refreshment Break (20 mins)

3:45 PM

Panel Discussion: A General Counsel Approach on How to Train your Legal Staff to Address Emerging Company Issues as a Whole

  • Agility - The Important Quality for In House Counsels to Develop
  • Cultivating the ability to adddress issues with a "Think-On-Your-Feet approach", while still being thoughtful and thorough
  • Balancing internal company issues and needs with providing legal solutions


David Litt, Professor, Keio University Law School



Anthony Luna, General Counsel, IBM Japan

Fumika Ito, Head of Legal, Mondelez Japan Limited

Kenji Tagaya, General Counsel – Strategic Legal Section, JERA

Pamela Yeo, SVP & General Counsel Asia Pacific, AIG

4:30 PM

End of Japan In House Legal Summit 2018

For the further information, please contact Amanda Murillo at  or call +(632) 789 53 28

Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker
Tsuzuri Sakamaki
Counselor of the Personal Information Protection Commission Secretariat
Personal Information Protection Commission - Japan
As Counselor of the PPC Secretariat, Sakamaki has been developing and implementing the PPC’s international policy and measures to promote the cross-border personal data transfer and protection while advising the commission members on determining and adopting the PPC’s overall strategy and organizational goals. Prior to joining the PPC in June 2016, as a visiting scholar at Stanford University, he pursued an academic study and analysis on the impact of the world crisis originating in North America and Europe on investments in the Asian economies with respect to not only foreign direct investment (FDI) but also private-sector financial institutions’ investment in Asian stock exchanges and other capital markets.In the field of information security, from 2013 to 2015, he was managing a Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s office to oversee the development and implementation of procedures and practices for measuring and monitoring information security risk incurred by the MOF’s Regional Finance Bureaus’ information systems and networks.


Summit Speakers

Alex V. Chachkes
Alex Chachkes, a partner in the New York office, is a member of both the Intellectual Property Group and the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group.  Alex focuses on the litigation of complex intellectual property actions, primarily patent actions. Alex's cases have involved technologies such as telecommunications, microprocessors, wireless devices, computer peripherals, video games, pharmaceuticals, recombinant DNA technology, chemicals and protein science. Alex has tried numerous cases before the United States district courts and the International Trade Commission. Alex also practices before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  Alex is frequently quoted in the media on intellectual property law issues, including in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.  Alex is on the Board of the Legal Aid Society. He also is active in pro bono matters, including through Legal Aid (from whom he received a Pro Bono Publico Award in 2017), the New York County District Attorney's Office and Lawyers for Children.  Alex has also represented pro bono St. Bartholomew's Church of New York and individual artists and artisans.  Prior to law school, Alex was a researcher with United Technologies International Operations in Tokyo, Japan, and a laboratory researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Yokohama, Japan.
Kenya Sasada
Regional Director
Consilio Japan
Kenya Sasada is a regional director of Consilio Japan.  Consilio is one of the top global discovery service provider, which have 24 branches over the world.  Kenya has 5 year experience in eDiscovery and known a lot of methods to reduce the cost of eDiscovery. Not only Japan but also APAC, U.S and E.U. his network is expanding day and night to solve client’s matter.
Sandeep Jadav
Managing Director Technology, Asia
FTI Consulting
Sandeep Jadav is the Regional Lead for Technology in Asia at FTI Consulting and is based in Hong Kong. Sandeep has over 18 years of experience working in forensic technology alongside top global law firms, corporates, financial service institutions and investigatory agencies. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Sandeep worked as a Director at a “Big Four” in London overseeing an unprecedented period of growth in the Forensic Technology and Discovery Services team, winning and delivering large eDiscovery, digital forensics and cyber projects. Prior to that he was Head of Computer Forensics at CRA International. Sandeep has extensive experience in delivering projects across the whole of the forensic technology spectrum including:   
  • Acting as the lead in a co-ordinated global data collection that spanned over 15 countries and 500 custodians for a large multinational car manufacturer; 
  • Working with a top US law firm under OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) orders to collect, link and investigate  multiple terabytes of structured and unstructured data in relation to a multi-million dollar payments going in and out of sanctioned countries in the Middle East; 
  • Engineering and leading the on-site “clean-up” team following the most famous hack in history at a large global entertainment company, allowing the client to resume normal business within days; 
  • Giving evidence at the International Court of Arbitration following the identification, collection, processing, review and electronic disclosure of 10 terabytes of data in relation to an international dispute between companies in India and Italy; and 
  • Helping win and deliver the largest eDiscovery case in Europe, a £700 million dispute between the NHS and a large global technology firm that has run for over nine years. 
Sandeep holds a BSc in Computer Science from King’s College, London. 


Ying-Hong Shih
Senior Attorney
Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law
Ying-Hon is a senior attorney at the Corporate and Investment Department. He represents many Japanese clients in their Taiwan investment projects. He specializes in company law compliance, contract review, and due diligence. He also has substantial experiences in IP cases and labor issues.He has assisted cases involving trademark, copyright and fair trade practices, and has been active in labor dispute resolution. He previously worked as attorney at Taiwan International Patent & law office and Lin & Shih Attorneys-at Law. He obtained his LL.B degree at National Taiwan University and went Graduate School for Law and Politics at Tokyo University. He is part of Taiwan Bar Association and can speak Mandarin, Japanese and English.
Takayuki Kitajima
International Corporate Counsel Association
Joined Unilever in 2006 as General Counsel. Become director of Unilever Japan Holdings in 2009, and then Representative Director from 2012. Prior to Unilever, joined Sojitz Corporation after graduated from Waseda University.
Jake Adelstein
Special Correspondent
The Daily Beast
Jake Adelstein has been an investigative journalist in Japan since 1993. Considered one of the foremost experts on organized crime in Japan, he works as a writer and consultant in Japan and the United States. He is also an advisor to NPO Polaris Project Japan, which combats human trafficking and the exploitation of women and children in the sex trade. He is the author of Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (Vintage) and the forthcomingThe Last Yakuza: A Life In The Japanese Underworld.
David Litt
Keio University Law School
David is a professor at Keio University Law School in Tokyo.  He teaches a wide range of subjects including Comparative Corporate Law, International Business Transactions, and Corporate Governance and Risk Management. David’s research interests focus on corporate law, corporate governance and energy law and regulatory policy. From 2012 to 2015, David co-founded and served as CEO/Representative Director of Deneb Renewable Energy KK, a developer of solar power projects under Japan’s feed-in-tariff (FIT) for renewable energy. David previously served as a partner of Morrison & Foerster LLP, resident in Tokyo, and of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, resident in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Tokyo.  He was recognized by industry publications as a leading lawyer in the corporate/M&A and investment funds areas. 
Megumi Azuma
Chief Regulatory & Compliance Counsel
GE Japan
As chief Regulatory & Compliance Counsel, Megumi covers various regulatory and compliance related matters of GE’s businesses in Japan, including compliance trainings and investigations. Megumi also serves as the Japan lead of internal concern reporting program. In that capacity, she has been leading the initiatives to promote the program and ensure proper handling of the concerns raised.  She started her professional career at a legal department of one of Japan’s largest trading companies, then joined a major US law firm where she focused on general corporate matters and M&A in Tokyo and in New York. Before joining GE in 2006, she also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan, where she negotiated and drafted free trade agreements. Megumi is a graduate of Kyoto University and the University of Chicago Law School where she earned Master of Laws degrees. Megumi is an attorney admitted in Japan and New York
Sayaka Matsui
Legal Manager, Corporate Plannig Dept.
Credit Saison Co. Ltd
Sayaka MATSUI has been involved in providing legal advice on civil and commercial laws, focusing on financial transactions, M&A and corporate governance. She graduated from Waseda University with LL.B. in 2004 and also earned J.D. at Waseda Law School in 2007. She finished the professional training at the Legal Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court, and was registered with the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association in 2008. She studied in UC Berkeley School of Law as a visiting scholar in 2016-2017. She works as an in-house council of a financial institution since 2017.

Anthony J. Luna
General Counsel
IBM Japan
As General Counsel of IBM Japan, Anthony oversees a dynamic department of lawyers, contract professionals and other professionals covering General Legal, Trust & Compliance, Intellectual Property, Security, and Government Relations.  The IBM Japan Legal Department supports a broad range of traditional IT and Cloud, and newer businesses such as AI, Blockchain, IOT and Quantum computing, among other emerging technologies.  To meet the challenges of a constantly changing world and business, the legal team takes an agile posture to work in a way that best covers the wide ranging business demands. Prior to joining IBM Japan, Anthony was a Partner at the Tokyo Office of Jones Day and specialized in M&A, joint ventures and cross boarder commercial matters.  Before joining Jones Day, Anthony practiced law in Silicon Valley at a major U.S. law firm where he focused on venture capital, emerging companies and M&A. Anthony graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.  Thereafter, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a Juris Doctor degree.  Anthony is a California licensed lawyer.

Fumika Ito
Head of Legal
Mondelēz Japan Limited
Fumika is an experienced corporate counsel, with degrees from the Law Faculty of Tokyo University (LL.B), Beasley School of Law of Temple University (LL.M), together with Certificate from Thunderbird School of Global Management (Global Leadership). She has been in charge of managing her team as well as handling matters such as cross border M&A, dispute resolutions, compliance program management both in global and local level, all on top of managing general in-house matters such as labour disputes, privacy laws, corporate secretary matters, and contracts review. As a member of Japan Leadership Team in the current company, her role is not limited to just providing legal advice. Fumika has been a role model for the employees, known as a game changer of the corporate culture and an enthusiastic sponsor of the junior employees who seek to grow and develop their career. Her unique career, starting as a legal adviser in the House of Councilors then dove fearlessly into the fast speed global corporations such as Oracle Corporation Japan and Mondelez, has been giving good insights to those who work with her.


Kenji Tagaya
General Counsel, Strategic Legal Section
JERA Co., Inc
Mr. Tagaya is the General Counsel, Strategic Legal Section of JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”), which is a joint venture between Tokyo Electric and Chubu Electric, and now one of the largest energy companies in Japan, encompassing the entire energy supply chain from upstream fuel investment and fuel procurement through power generation. Prior to joining JERA, Mr. Tagaya worked for a Japanese governmental financial institution (JBIC) and was involved in oil & gas and power project financing in Asia and Middle East. Mr. Tagaya also spent time as Principal Counsel at an international financial institution (EBRD) in London and was involved in development financing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He was awarded ALB (Asian Legal Business) Japan “In-house Lawyer of the Year” in 2017.
Pamela Yeo
General Counsel
AIG Asia Pacific
Pamela Yeo is General Counsel of AIG Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo. She is responsible for corporate governance, legal and regulatory affairs of the general insurance business operations and services entities across sixteen geographies and jurisdictions.  Pamela also serves on four of the AIG subsidiaries’ boards.  In 2017 she led her team to win two awards, the Insurance Legal Team of the Year and the International Legal Team of the Year, Asia at The In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2017. Pamela has been with AIG since October 2004 when she joined the Legal & Compliance department of AIG APAC Holdings Pte. Ltd..  In 2006, she was made Regional Counsel, and became responsible for the legal and regulatory affairs of Southeast Asia and leadership of counsel across that territory.  In 2010, Pamela was appointed General Counsel of Asia Pacific (excluding Japan).  In 2012, her responsibilities enlarged to include AIG Japan. Prior to joining AIG, Pamela was in private practice for 12 years mainly in the areas of corporate finance, corporate law, insurance litigation and general litigation.  In 2002, she moved on to assume an in-house regional legal position in Unilever Asia Pte. Ltd. Pamela holds an LL.B. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore, and was called to the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1990. Out of the office, Pamela conducts personality assessments for friends as a certified administrator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.  She is also open to sharing an educational experience in Bungee Jumping.  She derives great joy in being in the outdoors, and a tremendous sense of peace in her weekly pilgrimages to church in Tokyo.


**Complimentary passes are available to in-house counsels.

To register for the event, please contact:

Amanda Murillo
Phone (+632) 789 53 28 | (+63) 917 819 1485


Ms. Azrielle Looi
DID: +(65) 6870 3510


 ** 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.





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