November 7, 2007 Firm News

Our firm held the MHM seminar and hosted a reception afterward

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto held a seminar, and hosted a reception afterward at the Hotel New Otani, Tokyo on November 7, 2007. The seminar was made up of two sessions of lectures and panel discussions concerning "Legal Strategy and New Trends in Antimonopoly Law" and "Handling Activists at Shareholders' Meetings." We would like to express our sincere thanks to over 1,000 guests that took part in the seminar and reception.

Session 1

"Legal Strategy and New Trends in Antimonopoly Law – an introduction to new business practices based on one year of experience with the amended Antimonopoly Law and measures for handling further amendments"

Part1  Latest Trends in Antimonopoly Law
Part2  Points to Note in Acquiring Antimonopoly Clearance in Business Restructuring, M&A, and Business Alliances – strategy consideration based on recent cases and the influence of the new business combination guidelines
Part3  New Developments in Business Practices and Track Records after the Introduction of the Leniency Policy under 2006 Amendments
Moderator  Harumichi Uchida
Speakers  Masahiro Murakami (Professor at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University)
Tomohiro Tsuchiya
Kenji Ito
Hideki Utsunomiya
Akihisa Tamaki
Yoshio Iteya
William Baer (Arnold & Porter)
Stephen Harris (Alston & Bird)
Michael Reynolds (Allen & Overy) and Marleen Van Kerckhove (Arnold & Porter)

Session 2

Panel Discussion
"Handling Activists at Shareholders' Meetings"

Moderator  Ryota Miura
Panelists  Tomotaka Fujita (Professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics)
Akira Takata (IB Consulting Manager at Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.)
Shin Kikuchi
Gaku Ishiwata