6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference

27 Feb - 1 Mar 2019 Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, Japan

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A conference presented by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum

Topics include:

  • Shall we arbitrate or mediate, and where?
  • Cryptocurrency at the crossroads
  • Mergers and acquisitions in unified Asia
  • Antitrust in Asia – increased risks, greater convergence?
  • Going international – foreign offices and/or international alliances for Asian law firms
  • Insolvency/restructuring
  • Business and human rights – local and global trends and future of legal practice
  • Asia in the crosshairs of a new world trading system
  • Collaboration of lawyers/law firms and bar associations in their jurisdiction
  • Can litigation keep pace with the rise of machines?
  • Internal and external counsel – helping each other drive business forward
  • Investing and financing in property and infrastructure projects in the Asia Pacific region, from both an investor’s and target’s perspective
  • Deferred prosecution agreements: a game changer for corporates in Asia Pacific and beyond
  • Tax havens: is there a case for their continued existence?

Conference Co-Chairs:

  • Shin Fukuoka Nishimura & Asahi, Tokyo
  • Hideaki Roy Umetsu Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo; Secretary, IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum

The working language of the conference is English, however we will be providing simultaneous translation (English/Japanese) for selected sessions.

Headline social event sponsors
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
TMI Associates
Associate conference sponsors
KCAB International
KCAB International
Supported by
Hong Kong Bar Association
Japan In-house Lawyers Association
Korean Bar Association
The Bar Association of India
The Law Society of Hong Kong