Orrick Library Seminar Series: Information Exchange and the Extraterritorial Reach of EU Competition Law

Seminar | November.13.2017

Orrick offices in Tokyo and Düsseldorf

日本語: 競合他社との情報交換に関わる問題とEU競争法の域外適用

Orrick’s Global Japan Practice is hosting a series of monthly “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 Monday, November 13 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Tokyo office and from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Düsseldorf office.

This session will discuss information exchange - the EU prohibition of cartels-, the extraterritorial reach of EU competition law which also applies to conduct outside the EU, and other related issues illustrated with examples that can be applied to Japanese companies. The session will be presented by Till Steinvorth, partner in the Antitrust and Competition group in the Düsseldorf office.

This seminar will be presented live in the Düsseldorf office and by video in the Tokyo office. There will be time set aside for questions and answers.

Date: November 13, 2017 (Monday)
Tokyo: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Registration 5:45 pm)
Dusseldorf: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Registration from 9:45 am)
Location: Orrick Tokyo Law Offices (Map)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Düsseldorf Office (Map)
Speakers: Till Steinvorth, Partner, Dusseldorf Office
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: November 10, 2017 (Friday)

*Tokyo Litigation Partners Yoshihiro Takatori and Shinsuke Yakura will join and offer additional perspectives in Japanese.

** 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.

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Life Sciences Sector
  • Risoluzione contenziosi e vertenze complesse
  • Patents
  • Trademark, Copyright & Media
  • Proprietà intellettuale
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Shinsuke Yakura Partner


His practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical, and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies. He actively engages in cross-border litigation and arbitration, and draws on his extensive knowledge and experience from various countries.

In regards to intellectual property, Shinsuke has represented numerous companies in patent infringement litigation involving a wide range of technologies related to electric devices and industrial machinery. He has also handled other IP-related issues such as trademark, copyright and right to publicity. He is a qualified patent attorney (Benrishi) in Japan.

Recently, he has been involved in business and legal issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and big data; he also acts as the Asia representative of Orrick’s Global AI Working Group.

Consistently providing strategic advice from a global perspective, he is also actively involved in bribery regulations including FCPA and UKBA, antitrust and competition law, cartel, fraud and compliance investigations.

He also advises in mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other transactional matters.