Tokyo Social Functions

Social Functions

We are pleased to inform you that Committee Social Functions tickets for the IBA Annual Conference 2014 in Tokyo are now available for sale.

These social functions have been arranged by IBA Committees to enable their members and other delegates interested in the committees activities to meet informally in a relaxed atmosphere, and are a key element of the more practice-specific networking available at the IBA Annual Conference.

Tickets can now only be booked by downloading and printing the registration form, completing the functions required and returning to committee.socials@int-bar.org

Social function tickets will NOT be confirmed until full payment is received at the IBA office. If full payment is not received by Friday 12 September, then ticket allocation will be released without further notice. Tickets, where relevant, must be purchased for children over 13 years old. Some social functions may not be suitable for young children and, if this is the case, the IBA reserves the right not to admit them.

Ticket amendments and returns

All social function ticket bookings must be finalised by close of business on Wednesday 8 October. After this date all amendments, returns and purchases of social function tickets will only be possible upon arrival at the conference. Tickets returned in person, on-site, will be subject to a 25 per cent administration charge, and a refund will only be made if the ticket is resold. All refunds will be made from the London office after the conference.

Please note that new ticket purchases will be subject to availability at the conference.

Social function prices

The IBA does not mark up ticket prices or make a profit from social functions. Dining in a large group will sometimes cost more than dining individually because of additional costs such as room hire, transport, decoration, etc.

Committee socials

A full list of committee social functions will be sent to all delegates.

Dress code

The conference dress code is business attire for working sessions and smart casual for social events unless otherwise stated.

Sponsorship

For details of all sponsorship opportunities at this conference, email andrew.webster-dunn@int-bar.org.

1800 – 1930
*Opening ceremony

Auditorium, Tokyo International Forum

1930 – 2230
*Welcome party

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum (TIF), designed by the architect Rafael Vinoly, is located in the heart of Tokyo. This year’s welcome party will take place in the iconic Glass Building which represents the very modern side of Japan and which is rated as 3* by the Michelin Green Guide to Japan. The building reflects Japan's mix of modern and traditional, for you to experience an energetic festival with traditional food, drink and entertainment. There will be different, and surprising, areas to explore, each giving you an insight into the culture of this truly fascinating country.

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1230 – 1430
Arab Regional Forum lunch

Tokyo Kaikan

Price: £60

1230 – 1430
European Regional Forum lunch

Tokyo Kaikan

Price: £60

1230 – 1430
North American Regional Forum lunch

Tokyo Kaikan

Price: £60

1230 – 1430
Women Lawyers’ Interest Group lunch

Tokyo Kaikan

Price: £60

1245
Mediation Committee lunch (AA)

Breeze of Tokyo

Price: £97

1300
Individual Tax and Private Client Committee lunch (AB)

Mokushundo

Price: £97

1800 – 2000
JFBA/Host Committee receptions

The JFBA and the Host Committee will host receptions simultaneously as described below in mutual collaboration to welcome all the participants of the conference to Japan.

JFBA reception

Bengoshi-Kaikan, 1-1-3 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013

Host Committee reception

Matsumotoro, 1-2 Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0012

Bengoshi-Kaikan and Matsumotoro and are within 30-second walking distance from each other.

Bengoshi Kaikan, the bar associations building, is a 17-story building which accommodates the JFBA, three local bar associations in Tokyo and other related facilities, and is definitely one of the largest bar buildings in the world built solely with membership fees of bar associations. It features a wide-open, spacious entrance hall and a large hall on the second floor. This hall, which is to be used as the main venue of the reception, is utilised for a wide variety of purposes, such as training courses for the JFBA members and hosting symposia.

It is adjacent to Hibiya Park, within which Matsumotoro is located. Hibiya Park is a spacious garden surrounded by the Imperial Palace, Kasumigaseki as well as Shimbashi commercial district, and is a perfect place for enjoying the beautiful autumnal scenery in Tokyo.

Matsumotoro opened over 100 years ago and is a symbolic venue for international relations in Asia. The founder family of Matsumotoro had a close relationship with Sun Wen, or Sun Yat-sen, the first president of the Republic of China, and in 2008 the Japanese Prime Minister at the time invited Chinese President Hu Jintao to a dinner party held there.

2000
Committees on Environment, Health and Safety Law and Water Law joint dinner (AC)

Shunju Tsugi Hagi

Price: £99

TBC
Committees on Insurance and Maritime and Transport Law joint excursion and lunch (AD)

Details to follow

Price: TBC

0800 – 0930
African Regional Forum breakfast

Tokyo Kaikan

0800 – 0930
The IBA Bar breakfast hosted by the Korean Bar Association and the Law Society of Hong Kong

Tokyo Kaikan

1230 – 1430
Asia Pacific Regional Forum lunch

Tokyo Kaikan

Price: £60

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1230 – 1430
Latin American Regional Forum lunch

Tokyo Kaikan

Price: £60

Sponsored by:

1245
Committees on Banking Law and Securities Law joint lunch (AE)

Gonpachi Ginza

Price: £78

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1300
Antitrust Committee lunch (AF)

Imperial Hotel

Price: £111

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1800
*Newcomers’ reception

Exhibition Hall 2, B1, Tokyo International Forum

1900
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee dinner (AG)

Marunouchi Hibiki

Price: £85

1900
Taxation Section dinner (AH)

Shanghai Shonangoku Ginza

Price: £95

1930
International Franchising Committee dinner (AI)

Mokushundo

Price: £92

2000
Committees on Anti-Corruption, Business Crime, Criminal Law and War Crimes joint dinner (AJ)

Gonpachi Ginza

Price: £50

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2000
Corporate and M&A Law Committee reception and dinner (AK)

Palace Hotel

Price: £130

Sponsored by:

2000
International Trade and Customs Law Committee dinner (AL)

Shari the Tokyo Sushi Bar

Price: £71

2000
Law Firm Management Committee dinner (AM)

Cross Tokyo

Price: £124

2000
LGBT Issues Committee dinner (AN)

Shunju Tsugi Hagi

Price: £73

Sponsored by:

2000
Real Estate Section dinner (AO)

Breeze of Tokyo

Price: £97

2030
Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee dinner (AP)

Azabu Shunju

Price: £95

2030
Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) dinner (AQ)

Iconic

Price: £138

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0800 – 0930
Arbitration Committee breakfast

Tokyo Kaikan

0800 – 0930
Corporate Counsel Forum breakfast

Tokyo Kaikan

Closed meeting for in-house counsel only.

0800 – 0930
Family Law Committee breakfast

Tokyo Kaikan

0800 – 0930
Managing Partners’ breakfast

Tokyo Kaikan

0800 – 0930
The IBA Bar breakfast hosted by the Bar Association of India and the Society of Indian Law Firms

Tokyo Kaikan

Price: £60

1230 – 1430
Legal Practice Division lunch

Tokyo Kaikan

Price: £60

Afternoon
IBA football match

Once again the famous IBA World Cup football match will challenge the collective team spirits of the Americans, the Latins, the North and Southern Europeans and the wider world. The cost is likely to be similar to previous years, payable on the day or at the IBA registration desk at the conference. Transport and other arrangements will be confirmed nearer the time and emailed to delegates who have registered an interest. Please register your interest in playing prior to (or during) the conference week to Keith Oliver (keoliver@petersandpeters.com) or Pablo Vergara del Carril (p.vergara@zbv.com.ar). All spectators will be welcome.

1900
Media Law Committee dinner (AR)

Shari the Tokyo Sushi Bar

Price: £60

1930
Arbitration Committee reception and dinner (AS)

Chinzanso

Price: £175

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1930
Committees on Communications Law, Space Law and Technology Law joint reception and dinner (AT)

Iconic

Price: £138

1930
Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee dinner (AU)

Gonpachi Ginza

Price: £69

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1930
Investment Funds Committee and Private Investment Funds Subcommittee joint dinner (AV)

Tofu-ya Ukai

Price: £74

Sponsored by:

2000
Aviation Law Committee dinner (AW)

Breeze of Tokyo

Price: £97

2000
Capital Markets Forum dinner (AX)

Akasaka Saryo

Price: £50

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2000
Committees on Employment and Industrial Relations Law and Discrimination and Equality Law joint dinner (AY)

Cross Tokyo

Price: £89

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1900
Insolvency Section reception and dinner (AZ)

Matsumotoro

Price: £96

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2000
International Construction Projects Committee dinner (BA)

Century Court

Price: £135

2030
Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee dinner (BB)

Hyoki Ginza

Price: £78

2030
Insurance Committee dinner (BC)

Arcana Tokyo Karato

Price: £102

1115
Litigation Committee lunch cruise (BD)

Tokyo Bay Cruise – Vingt et un

Price: £106

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1230 – 1430
Section on Public and Professional Interest lunch

Tokyo Kaikan

Price: £60

1230 – 1430
African Regional Forum lunch

Tokyo Kaikan

1930 – late
Law Rocks! Tokyo

Law Rocks! is a series of live ‘battle of the bands’ style rock concerts in which law professionals battle it out on stage for charity at legendary music venues around the world. Law Rocks! started in London five years ago, with the first IBA edition taking place at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston in 2013.

The net proceeds of the event will go to the IBA Human Rights Institute and local charity, so if you want to battle it out on stage,
or simply enjoy a night of great music for a good cause, visit www.lawrocks.com.

1930
International Sales, Franchising and Product Law Section dinner (BE)

Singapore Seafood

Price: £68

1930
Leisure Industries Section and Young Lawyers' Committee joint dinner (BF)

Joe's Shanghai

Price: £119

1930
Maritime and Transport Law Committee dinner (BG)

XEX Atago Green Hills

Price: £151

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1930
Mining Law Committee dinner (BH)

Monsoon Cafe

Price: £60

2000
Bar Issues Commission dinner (BI)

Akasaka Hibiki

Price: £87

2000
Immigration and Nationality Law Committee dinner (BJ)

Breeze of Tokyo

Price: £50

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0845
International Construction Projects Committee excursion and lunch (BL)

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Price: £78

1930 – 2230
Closing party

Happo-en

The translation of Happo-en is ‘garden of eight views’ and the last night will be held in the grounds and buildings of this classic and beautiful Japanese garden, which was constructed to be perfect from all angles. In this hidden gem of Tokyo you can wander at will and encounter some of the classical and historic art of Japan, including ancient Bonsai trees and stone lanterns together with live music and traditional performances, and get a feel for the old ways of the country.

Price: £100

 

*Indicates functions open to delegates and registered accompany persons for which there is no charge. Admission is by conference badge.