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2003. 04.22

【セミナー終了】 「独占禁止法セミナー2003」開催

独占禁止法セミナー2003
「ビジネスを成功へ導く独占禁止法対策」

平素は格別のご高配を賜り、厚く御礼申し上げます。さて、上記セミナーを4月22日(火)に東京の帝国ホテルにて開催することとなりました。ご多忙中とは存じますが、ぜひご参加いただきたくご案内申し上げます。

当セミナーでは、米国・EUの独占禁止法/競争法をめぐる最新の動向を含め、日本企業がM&A案件、合弁事業、特許権行使や標準化活動を推進する 際に直面する問題を取り上げます。ビジネスに影響を及ぼす可能性のある独占禁止法/競争法上の問題とは何かを理解し、それに対してビジネス上の目的を達成 するためにどのような対策を立てればよいかを考える一助となれば大変幸いでございます。

当セミナーの参加は無料で、当日は英日の同時通訳をご用意いたします。セミナー終了後にはレセプションも予定しております。参加ご希望の方は、下記の参加申込書にご記入の上、ファックス(03-3214-6512)にて4月14日(月)までにご返送下さい。また、e-mail(tkseminar@mofo.com)でもお申し込みを受け付けております。

皆様のご参加を心よりお待ち申し上げております。

敬具

- Program -

ご挨拶
ケン・シーゲル - モリソン・フォースター 東京オフィス パートナー

2:05 - 3:05 p.m.    
「合併・合弁事業・戦略的提携:米国独占禁止法をめぐる最新動向」
スティーブン・スミス - モリソン・フォースター ワシントン・オフィス パートナー

3:05 - 4:05 p.m.    
「欧州の競争法と合併規制における変化:日本企業への影響」
クリストファー・ノラル - モリソン・フォースター ブリュッセル・オフィス パートナー
ロニー・ゲリッツ - モリソン・フォースター ブリュッセル・オフィス アソシエート

******** 休憩 ********

4:20 - 5:10 p.m.    
「独占禁止法と知的財産:標準化活動および特許権行使における独占禁止法上の問題」
アラン・コープ・ジョンストン - モリソン・フォースター 東京オフィス パートナー

5:10 - 6:10 p.m. 
「独占禁止法当局との対応:国際M&A案件のケーススタディ」
スティーブン・スミス
クリストファー・ノラル
ロニー・ゲリッツ
アラン・コープ・ジョンストン

6:15 - 8:00 p.m.    
レセプション

 <セミナー会場>
帝国ホテル
孔雀の間(本館2階)
〒100-8558 東京都千代田区内幸町1-1-1
TEL: 03-3504-1111

<交通のご案内>
最寄駅(徒歩)
JR 有楽町駅 5分、新橋駅 7分
地下鉄 日比谷駅 3分、銀座駅 5分、有楽町駅 5分

東京駅より
タクシーにて約5分
JR山手線、京浜東北線にて有楽町駅下車 (15分)

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Antitrust Seminar 2003
sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP

A Bridge Over Troubled Water?
Developing Successful Antitrust Strategies for Business Transactions

Dear Clients and Friends:

We are pleased to invite you to our firm's Antitrust Seminar to be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

The seminar will cover current topics and developments in U.S. and EU antitrust and competition laws. In particular, the seminar will focus on issues impacting Japanese companies involved in M&A transactions, joint ventures, or patent enforcement and standard setting activities. We hope that the seminar will help build an enhanced understanding of the potential antitrust and competition law issues that can apply to your business. More importantly, we hope the seminar will provide you with practical insight on how to best address and manage these issues in order to accomplish your desired business objectives.

Please find below the program for the seminar and a reservation form. Attendance at the seminar is free of charge, and simultaneous translation from English to Japanese will be provided. The seminar will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. To make a reservation, please complete the below RSVP form and return it to us by fax (03-3214-6512) by April 14. You can also register for the seminar by sending us an e-mail at tkseminar@mofo.com .

We look forwarding to seeing you on April 22.

Morrison & Foerster LLP

- Program -
2:00 - 2:05 p.m.    
Welcome and Introduction
Kenneth A. Siegel, Managing Partner, Tokyo office

2:05 - 3:05 p.m.    
"Mergers, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances: Recent Developments in U.S. Antitrust Law"
W. Stephen Smith, Partner, Washington, D.C. office

3:05 - 4:05 p.m.    
"Changes in European Competition and Merger Control Laws: How They Impact Japanese Companies"
Christopher Norall, Partner, Brussels office
Rony P. Gerrits, Associate, Brussels office

******** Break ********

4:20 - 5:10 p.m.    
"The Antitrust/Intellectual Property Interface: Antitrust Issues Arising from Standards Setting and Patent Enforcement"
Alan Cope Johnston, Partner, Tokyo office

5:10 - 6:10 p.m.    
"What to Expect When Appearing Before the Antitrust Agencies: A Cross-Border M&A Case Study"
W. Stephen Smith
Christopher Norall
Rony P. Gerrits
Alan Cope Johnston

6:15 - 8:00 p.m.    
Reception

Seminar Venue:
Imperial Hotel Tokyo
Peacock Room (Main Building 2F)
1-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8558
TEL: 03-3504-1111

Location:
On Foot
5 minutes from JR Yuraku-cho Station
7 minutes from JR Shimbashi Station
3 minutes from Hibiya Subway Station
5 minutes from Ginza Subway station and Yuraku-cho Subway Station

From Tokyo Station
5 minutes by taxi

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- Speakers -

W. Stephen Smith, Partner, Washington D.C.

stephen_smith.jpgMr. Smith is co-chair of the firm’s Antitrust Practice Group. His practice includes representation of parties before federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies, counseling, and litigation, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and distribution arrangements. Mr. Smith has extensive experience representing clients before both the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.



Alan Cope Johnston, Partner, Tokyo

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Mr. Johnston is the head of the firm’s Asia Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. His practice focuses on complex disputes involving patents, trade secrets, and technology licenses. He has litigated technology disputes for companies in the computer, medical device, semiconductor processing, semiconductor equipment manufacturing, laser, software development, and biotechnology industries.




Christopher Norall, Partner, Brussels

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Mr. Norall has particular expertise in EU competition and merger control law, and over the years has counseled many clients on compliance with competition law, administrative infringement procedures, and merger control clearance. Among the matters he has handled are distribution, licensing, joint ventures, payment systems, and more recently, competition law aspects of electronic trading platforms. He also has extensive experience in the field of EU and international trade law, and has advised several governments in GATT/WTO dispute resolution proceedings.

Rony P. Gerrits, Associate, Brussels

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Mr. Gerrits’ main area of expertise is EU competition law. He has particular experience in counseling clients with respect to EU merger control filings as well as merger filings in EU Member States, and he regularly assists companies in coordinating merger filings in several countries. His competition law work has covered a variety of business sectors, including power generation, steel, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, consumer electronics, computer hardware, and computer reservation systems.

 

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