Speed Speak Tokyo

Prominent practitioners will be given an exclusive 10 minute slot to highlight to their peers what they consider to be hot topics within their field of practice. For attendees it will be a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight into a wide range of practice areas.

Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019

When: 10:30 - 11:15


Hitoshi Ishihara
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Hitoshi Ishihara has an exceptional focus on cross-border business negotiation, dispute resolution, M&A, international trade, and corporate/commercial matters (including advice concerning corporate governance, compliance, JV management, and internal investigations). His distinctive English skill, backed by over seven years experience in the United States, enables him to effectively bridge the linguistic and cultural gap faced by his clients.Hitoshi has extensive focus and knowledge concerning the Japanese casino and gaming laws including the Japanese Integrated Resort (IR) Act, providing advice concerning the Japanese gaming regulations to various stakeholders. He is the only Japanese attorney-at-law who is admitted as a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), which is a non-profit association of gaming attorneys, regulators, educators, executives and consultants from around the world. Hitoshi is quoted by Who’s Who Legal as “Hitoshi Ishihara boasts vast experience in the TMT sector and is a well-known figure in the gaming market” and has been named "Gaming Lawyer of the Year in Japan" by various publications.

Miho Niunoya
Senior Partner
Atsumi & Sakai

Miho Niunoya has about 25 years’ experience in infrastructure projects. She has been advising on PFI/PPP (Water and sewage, airports, waste disposal facilities, MICE and other public facilities, urban development), Renewable Energy, Project Finance, and Dispute Resolution related to Plant and Construction. She has also been advising on infrastructure and energy projects in Asian countries.

Her recent mandates include advising on the purchase of a geothermal power project in Indonesia and hydropower projects in Vietnam, and advising the sponsor and EPC contractor for offshore wind power projects in Japan.

Yan Wang
Han Kun Law Offices

Yan Wang focuses on Intellectual Property law practice in China. He has extensive experience providing legal/business solutions to both domestic and multinational clients.

Mr. Wang helped many multinational high tech companies develop their business in China. Through the years, Mr. Wang worked on a variety of disputes relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, standard related IP disputes, and antitrust disputes. In terms of forums, he represented clients in numerous Chinese courts including the Supreme People's Court, the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office, the Chinese Trademark Office, and many other Chinese administrative agencies such as SAIC, NDRC, MOFCOM, etc. Regarding the technologies, his work covered a vast spectrum of technology fields such as semiconductors, computer software, electronics, communications, cryptology, chemistry, petro chemistry, medical devices, and biological sciences.

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.