Orrick Library Seminar Series: Lessons Learned from Takata: Best Practices for “Driving” Through a Bankruptcy

Seminar | July.26.2018 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo Office

日本語: タカタの教訓から学ぶ:ベンダー及びサプライヤーが倒産に陥った場合のベストプラクティス

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 Thursday, July 26 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

In connection with Orrick’s representation of Toyota Motor Corporation and its subsidiaries in the highly complex and global restructuring of Takata, we saw and learned a great deal about how best to protect manufacturers in cross border insolvencies involving vendors and suppliers. Our discussion will focus on the following:

  • Overview of Takata bankruptcy
    • What led to the bankruptcy filings in the U.S. and Japan
    • Outcome of the bankruptcy cases
  • Lessons learned for manufacturers
    • Identifying early warning signs
    • Managing bankruptcy process in multiple jurisdictions
  • Best practices when a global vendor or supplier becomes insolvent
    • Treatment of contracts
    • Managing product liability/warranty claims

There will be time set asides for questions and answers.

Date: July 26 (Thursday) 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Registration from 8:45 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Speakers: Lorraine McGowen, Partner, New York Office
Language: English and Japanese
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: July 23 (Monday)

* 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



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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.