Publications & Events

Tokyo Back-to-Business Program Series 2020

Technology & transformation: thriving in the new normal

KEYNOTE EVENT | Changes in economic and financial developments and corporate management amid the COVID-19 catastrophe

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. JST (GMT+9:00)

Keynote speaker:

  • Masayuki Oku, Honorary Advisor, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group


  • Aiko Doden, Special Affairs Commentator, NHK


WEBINAR 1 | Somewhere over the hydrogen rainbow? Views on hydrogen's role in regional energy transition

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Time to be confirmed


  • Graham Bennett FEI, Head of Energy Transition and Vice President, DNV GL - Oil & Gas, UK & West Africa
  • Yoshinori Kanehana, Representative Director and Chairman of the Board, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Nobuo Tanaka, Former Executive Director, The International Energy Agency (IEA), and Special Advisor, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • Sacha Thacker, Chief Strategy Officer, InterContinental Energy
  • Adeline Pang, Partner, White & Case, Melbourne


  • Alexander Woody, Partner, White & Case, Tokyo


WEBINAR 2 | US Supreme Court to reconsider IP protection for software: How you can prepare

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. JST (GMT+9:00)


  • Stefan Mentzer, Partner, White & Case, New York
  • Scott Weingaertner, Partner, White & Case, New York


  • Dr. David Albagli, Local Partner, White & Case, Tokyo


WEBINAR 3 | Competitor JVs and collaborations in the automotive industry: Navigating the roadblocks

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. JST (GMT+9:00)


  • Dr. Matthias Kiesewetter, Partner, White & Case, Hamburg/Frankfurt
  • Dr. Tilman Kuhn, Partner, White & Case, Düsseldorf/Brussels
  • Martin Toto, Partner, White & Case, New York
  • Howard Wettan, Partner, White & Case, Silicon Valley


  • Brian Strawn, Partner, White & Case, Tokyo
  • Shintaro Kitayama, Associate, White & Case, Tokyo


WEBINAR 4 | Accelerating digital transformation in "smart infrastructure": Perspectives on IoT, antitrust, and data privacy issues

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. JST (GMT+9:00)


  • James Miller, Chair, The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) 
    Task Force on the New Digital Agenda
  • Yoshitaka Sugihara, Vice President, The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
  • Toshio Dokei, Partner, White & Case, Tokyo
  • Tim Hickman, Partner, White & Case, London


  • Arthur M. Mitchell, Senior Advisor, White & Case, Tokyo


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