Japan Investment – The Key to Success in Outbound Japanese Investment

LAWFUEL – Legal Announcement Service
26 & 27 February 2008
ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Japan

Over the past year, the global market has seen a steady increase in the levels of outbound investment from Japan. Japanese companies are increasingly looking for global opportunities to increase revenue and provide longevity and a competitive advantage to their organizations. It is predicted, that over the next few years, the international market will see an increase in Japanese organizations looking at international mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and direct investment opportunities.

Baker & McKenzie is delighted to host a full day Outbound Japanese Investment Conference. This will include a series of afternoon breakout sessions covering the Financing of Acquisitions, a focus on Power Outbound Investments, Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution issues and Global Antitrust developments.

Partners from our global network and high profile guest speakers will discuss the success factors for Japanese companies that are implementing proactive direct investment strategies, within the current business environment.

On Wednesday, 27 February 2008, Baker & McKenzie will also host three global client seminars. These will focus on the Global REIT (Real Estate Investment Trusts) Market, Current and Key Issues in China and Global IP (Intellectual Property) Issues.

The Conference, breakout sessions and global seminars are all free of charge. We would be delighted if you can attend. Registration is required. We will send you further details shortly.

Conference Overview:

Tuesday 26 February: Outbound Japanese Investment

8:45am – 12:30pm
Key topics include:
Cross-border M&A – The Keys to Success
(Featuring guest speaker Mr Tsutomu Fujita, Equity Strategist, Nikko Citigroup)
Achieving Success – Critical Due Diligence, Post Acquisition Integration, Tax and Project M&A Issues

2:00pm – 5:30pm
Afternoon Simultaneous Breakout Sessions:
Alternative 1: The Financing of Acquisitions
Alternative 2: A Focus on Outbound Investments in the Power Sector
Alternative 3: Dispute Resolution – Managing Outbound Investment Risk in the Asia Pacific
Alternative 4: Global Antitrust Issues – Key Issues and Developments

Wednesday 27 February: Global Client Seminars

9:00am – 12.00pm: Morning Sessions

Global Client Conference A: A Focus on China
This seminar will cover key topics including the enforcement of contracts in China and employment, M&A and tax issues in China and Japan.

Global Client Conference B: Global Intellectual Property (IP) – Key issues and developments in IP
This seminar will cover key global issues affecting the IP of company assets.

2:00pm – 6:00pm: Afternoon Session

Global Client Conference C: Accessing the Global REIT Markets in 2008
This seminar will cover the internationalization of Global REITs, with a specific focus on the Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and US, EU/UK REIT markets.

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