Orrick Library Seminar Series: French Legal Developments Under Macron and Their Impact on Japanese Companies

Seminar | November.29.2017 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo Office オリック東京オフィス

(英語の後に日本語が続きます)

Orrick’s Global Japan Practice is hosting a series of “Orrick Library” seminars to explore legal issues in various fields in Japan as well as the United States, Asia and Europe. The next seminar will be held on Wednesday, November 29 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. George Rigo, a partner in our Paris Office, will join us in Tokyo for this event.

With several important measures announced by President Macron already being adopted and implemented and changes in labor law and significant tax measures pending, the changes in the French administration will most likely have a big impact on investment in France. This seminar will focus on the numerous reforms being carried out in France and how it will influence Japanese clients. It will also touch upon the recent M&A trends of Japanese companies acquiring French companies and how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to go into force in May of next year, will influence M&A and investments in France, including so called "Compliance Due Diligence".

Our 90-minute long seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Recent Trends and Strategic Tips in Acquiring French Companies
  • French Law Developments Under Macron and EU Compliance Issues
  • Compliance Due Diligence in M&A transaction, including GDPR and FCPA

There will be time set asides for questions and answers.

Date: November 29 (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Registration from 8:45 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Speakers:
George Rigo, Partner, Paris office
Mark Weeks, Partner, Tokyo office
Yoshihiro Takatori, Partner, Tokyo office
Hiroki Sugita, Partner, Tokyo office
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: November 27 (Monday)

* Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in the States of New York and California.  This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.

For questions, please contact Aya Mori .

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仏マクロン政権における経済改革と法改正-日本企業への影響

オリックのグローバル・ジャパン・プラクティスでは、「Orrick Library」と題し、日本のみならず米国、アジアおよびヨーロッパの各地域における様々な分野の法律問題についてセミナーを開催しております。

今回のセミナーは、オリック・パリオフィスより、ジョージ・リゴ外国弁護士を迎え、2017年11月29日(水)、午前9時~午前10時半にて開催いたします。

フランスでは、マクロン政権において既にいくつかの重要な改革が実施されています。今回のセミナーでは、なかでも重要課題の一つとなっている労働法改革や、特に対仏投資に影響を及ぼすと思われるいくつかの税制措置についてなど、オリック・パリ・オフィスのパートナーであるリゴ外国法弁護士より最新の情報をお伝えします。また、日本企業によるフランス企業をターゲットとしたM&A最新動向やM&A戦略における重要事項、更に来年5月にEUで施行されるEU一般データ保護規則(GDPR)が、M&Aなどの対仏投資に及ぼす影響などについて解説致します。

  • 日本企業によるフランス企業のM&Aおける最新動向と戦略
  • マクロン政権におけるフランスの法改正に関する最新動向及び、EUでのビジネス上のコンプライアンスにおいて留意すべき重要事項
  • M&A取引における、GDPRおよりFCPA対策を含むコンプライアンス及びデューデリジェンス

講演後に、質疑応答の時間を設けます。

日 時:2017年11月29日(水)9:00 am – 10:30 am (開場および受付開始8:45 am)
会 場:オリック東京法律事務所(アクセス)
講 師:
オリック・パリ・オフィス、パートナー、ジョージ・リゴ
東京オフィス、パートナー、マーク・ウィークス
東京オフィス、パートナー、髙取 芳宏
東京オフィス、パートナー、杉田 泰樹
言 語:英語
費:無料
申込締切:2017年11月27日(月)

※1 このプログラムは米国ニューヨーク州及びカリフォルニア州のCLEクレジットの対象となっています。

セミナーに関するお問い合わせは、毛利亜矢まで

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Restructuring
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Japan
  • China

George Rigo Partner M&A and Private Equity, Restructuring

Paris

George Rigo is an M&A lawyer, based in Orrick’s Paris office. Specializing in corporate law, he is devoted to advising European and Asian industrial groups and holding companies on their mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, notably in the sectors of energy, food and car manufacturing, and services.

George also has experience on acquisition finance and restructuring matters. 

George has a very strong expertise in the renewable energy sector, working alongside major players in the market and advising on key projects in France. George mainly advises on the financing and acquisition of windfarm and solar projects, lately he has counseled 123 Ventures, Impax, Nord LB and EOS Holding on different transactions.

George’s extensive experience on cross-border transactions includes negotiating and drafting international contracts or commercial partnerships with an emphasis on litigation issues succeeding the implementation of such agreements. Recently, George has advised Biostime, a Chinese manufacturer of nutritional and baby care products, listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, regarding the signature of an industrial and commercial cooperation agreement with a French dairy cooperative.

Before joining Orrick, George was an associate with Watson, Farley & Williams. He previously worked for Fidal Peat International Paris and the Paris office of Proskauer Rose.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • China
  • Japan

L. Mark Weeks Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Hong Kong; Tokyo

Mark Weeks is a partner of the M&A and Private Equity Group, splitting his time between Hong Kong and Tokyo. He practiced in New York and Tokyo for more than 25 years. Before relocating to Hong Kong, Mark served as office leader of Orrick’s Tokyo office from 2006 to 2017.

He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, clean technology, life sciences, IT and telecommunications asset transfers, strategic investments, and general corporate representation for U.S., Japanese and other Asian companies.

Mark speaks, reads and writes fluent Japanese.

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Cyber
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Yoshihiro Takatori Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Tokyo

Yoshi Takatori is head partner of Orrick's Global Japan practice and Tokyo's Litigation Group. His practice focuses on cross-border dispute resolution including multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration on intellectual property, product liability, anti-trust, FCPA and UKBA and compliance investigation and disputes involving labor laws. Yoshi has been recognized by numerous international publications such as being ranked Band 1 as a Dispute Resolution lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific and recognized as a leading individual for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property for Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Yoshi has an active practice advising and counseling multi-national Japanese companies and the Japanese Government, on proactive cybersecurity program development and strategy. He also advises on cybersecurity issues in the context of adversarial proceedings and dispute resolution. He is an Editor and Co-author of “Cyber Security Strategy for Litigation and Compliance,” which is the first book in the Japanese legal marketplace discussing multi-stakeholder risk management strategies relating to external cyber-attacks and insider cyber trade secret theft. He is regularly consulted by leading media outlets, including TV and newspapers, and quoted, in major business publications on cybersecurity issues and insights.

Yoshi's previous experience includes:

  • representing several Japanese companies in the Cresvale Securities (Princeton Bonds) incident, which victimized over 150 Japanese companies, and played a central role in the trial and settlement procedures in Japan and New York;

  • successfully representing clients in a number of IP-related dispute resolutions involving trademark, counterfeit and patent issues in U.S., Asian and EU jurisdictions. In recent years he has gained attention for victories in compensation for damages of trademark infringement in foreign countries through application of foreign law and Japanese law through the Act on General Rules for Application of Laws; and

  • numerous achievements in cross-border enforcement, trial and international arbitration such as obtaining a temporary restraining order in Japanese court based on the certified decision in California that includes JPY280 billion in punitive damages.

In addition, Yoshi is listed as a recommended arbitrator for the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and listed on SIAC's Panel of Arbitrators and KCAB’s Panel of Arbitrators and as a Specialist Mediator at Singapore International Mediation Center (SIMC). He is a qualified FCIArb and serves key positions in the international arbitration field such as being the executive director for the Japan Association of Arbitrators, and co-convener of the Japan Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb.).

Prior to joining Orrick, he was chair of the litigation department at the Tokyo office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Fintech

Hiroki Sugita Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Tokyo

Hiroki Sugita is a partner in Orrick’s Tokyo Office and a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. He works on a wide range of cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, emerging companies and venture capital transactions, and private equity investment especially in Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia.

He also has extensive experience in fund formation, real estate and various types of finance transactions.

Hiroki has a deep understanding of clients’ needs from his secondment experience with a U.S. investment bank in 2005 and a Japanese major trading house from 2012 to 2014.

Prior to joining Orrick, Hiroki worked at O’Melveny’s Tokyo office as a counsel where he mainly worked on cross border M&A.

He is recommended in various publications and rankings including Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015).