Tokyo Back-to-Business Program Series 2022

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In the wake of the Great Financial Crisis in 2008, numerous observers predicted a pullback from the trend towards deeper economic and technological ties, if not the end of globalization itself.  That gloomy moment passed as the world soon embarked on another round of global growth.  Recently, however, the conflict in Ukraine, the enduring COVID-19 pandemic, disrupted supply chains, fears of inflation, and policy confusion over energy and food security have led to the view that we are entering a new era of deglobalization with, perhaps, cultural schisms that will be difficult to repair.  Even in this environment, the movement of goods, money, people, and ideas around the globe continues, including through different or new channels if necessary.  With this state of the world as the backdrop, White & Case offers our 2022 Back-to-Business program series, in which Firm partners and outside experts will highlight the trends in trade flows, energy transition and sustainability, technology, intellectual property, competition law, environmental, social, governance and human rights due diligence, rising inbound investment and leveraged finance, and comment on how they will shape the newly forming global order. 

For this year’s keynote address, we are pleased to present Professor Mitoji Yabunaka, former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, joined by Dr. Robert Feldman, Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd., for a discussion of Japan’s role in creating this new era.  It is time to reimagine globalization.

We hope you will join us for these thought-provoking sessions, and that you can attend the reception on Thursday evening of October 27, 2022.

Keynote Event

Reimagining globalization
27 October 2022, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (JST)

Keynote speaker
Professor Mitoji Yabunaka | Visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan University, Specially appointed Professor at Osaka University, and Former Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs

Moderator and Commentator
Dr. Robert Feldman | Senior Specially Appointed Professor at Tokyo University of Science and Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.

Japan Webinar Series

Webinar 1

DX, GX and the cloud: Tackling climate change challenges with cloud computing
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (JST)

Webinar 2

ESG and the critical focus on human rights (supply chain) due diligence: What you don’t know CAN hurt you!
20 October 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (JST)

Webinar 3

Reimagining globalization: The rise of national antitrust
25 October 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (JST)

Webinar 4

United States IP law: Trends and key developments
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (JST)

Webinar 5

Energy security vs. Energy transition: Turbulence ahead?
26 October 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (JST)

Webinar 6

Handling the new wave of economic sanctions and export control regulations on a global basis
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (JST)

Webinar 7

Influx of inbound investment approaches Japan, while LBO loan market trends toward caution
2 November 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (JST)

Webinar 8

Focus on pharma and medtech: Protecting your business
4 November 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (JST)


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