Chambers Seminar: Antitrust

It has been 10 years since the Anti-Monopoly Law of China (“AML”) came into force in 2008 however, its enforcement and legislation are still under development. This could raise questions for leading Japanese multinationals and their operations. For example, what is the role of AML in the global antitrust regime considering that Japan is the third largest national economy in the world?

In this session, our panel of experts will explore and share their thoughts on:

  • AML and its importance in the global antitrust regime
  • Antitrust matters in China for Japanese companies from the perspectives of in-house and outside counsels

    We are delighted to announce the Chambers Forum Seminar on Antitrust will be in association with T&D Associates.

Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019

Time: 08:30 - 10:00

Speakers:

Terence Chen
Associate Corporate Counsel
Renesas Electronics

Terence Chen is an associate corporate counsel at Renesas Electronics Corporation.  His main responsibilities include advising business leaders on legal strategy, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, and providing legal support to acquisition and integration activities.

Prior to joining Renesas, Terence was an associate at DLA Piper’s San Diego office where his practice focused on M&A and venture financing for clients in high-tech industries. 

Kenji Ito
Partner
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Kenji Ito is a partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, based in Tokyo, Japan, who primarily practices in the area of antitrust and competition law. He served as an official at the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the competition authority in Japan, from 2003 to 2005, where he was engaged in a number of high-profile antitrust cases. He has extensive experience in gaining merger clearance for cross-border transactions, defending cartel investigations, litigating civil antitrust cases, and managing complex international competition matters including distribution, licensing, joint ventures, and various types of business alliances. He has addressed a wide range of competition and government relation matters in various industries including technology, media, e-commerce, telecoms, finance, transportation, energy, natural resources, pharmaceutical, electronics, chemicals, automotives, food, consumer products, wholesale and retail. He is a director of Japan Competition Law Forum.

Madoka Shimada
Partner
Nishimura & Asahi

Ms. Shimada’s practice extensively encompasses various aspects of competition law, including domestic and international cartels, bid rigging, filings for mergers and acquisitions, investigations by the Japan Fair Trade Commission, leniency applications, and general antitrust law compliance. She is especially active in cross-border cases, such as cases involving international merger control and international cartels. She also advises in the area of Unfair Competition Prevention Law, in particular on trade secrets misappropriation cases, including investigation and litigation.

Kiyoko Yagami
Partner
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Kiyoko Yagami is a partner at Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune working mainly in the fields of antitrust and competition law, M&A, international dispute resolutions and other corporate legal affairs. Ms. Yagami is a graduate of Chuo University (LLB), Temple University Beasley School of Law (LLM), China University of Political Science and Law (LLM) and Waseda Law School (JD), and is admitted to the Bar in Japan and New York. She worked as a trainee in the Beijing office of a leading global firm and in the Economic Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan prior to joining Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune in 2008.

Moderator:

John Yong Ren
Managing Partner

T&D Associates

John Yong Ren is the founder and managing partner of T&D Associates based in Beijing, China.

John started his career as a certified lawyer in 1988. In 2003, he founded the first and biggest antitrust group in China. Team led by him has been assisting clients on all aspects of AML with expertise in a broad range of antitrust issues, including merger control, cartels, abuses, etc. With experiences of participation in the legislation of the AML and related administrative rules as well as good working relationship with three AML enforcement authorities, he successfully represented multinationals in more than 300 merger notifications and dozens of antitrust investigations in China since 2008.