Japan's Emerging M&A Markets Examined at CLS Event

Oct. 12 Event at Columbia Law School Looks at Judicial Review, Insider Trading
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October 5, 2007 (NEW YORK) – Experts on Japan’s mergers and acquisitions market and Japanese business law will examine Japan’s emerging M&A market during a conference open to the media at Columbia Law School on Oct. 12, 2007. The speakers will look at recent developments in Japan’s M&A market and discuss judicial review of insider trading and its impact on the M&A market.
WHAT: ``Japan’s Emerging M&A Market: Defensive Measures, Judicial Review and Insider Trading.’’
WHEN: October 12, 2007 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST
WHERE: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105, 435 West 116th Street, Manhattan, New York. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
SPEAKERS: Satoshi Kawai, Yuto Matsumura, and Katsumasa Suzuki, all currently with the firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and all Columbia Law School alumni; John C. Coffee, the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law and one of the preeminent thinkers on corporate law and corporate governance; Ronald J. Gilson, the Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business and an expert on corporate securities law, venture capital and private equity financing; and Jeffrey N. Gordon, the Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, a former U.S. Treasury Department attorney and an expert on mergers and acquisitions and securities litigation.
The moderator will be Curtis J. Milhaupt, Fuyo Professor of Law and Director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Japanese Legal Studies.
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The event, organized by the Tokyo law firm of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, is cosponsored by the Center for Japanese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School and the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School.
The Center for Japanese Legal Studies initiates and administers a range of research projects on Japanese law, aided by the country’s premier collection of Japanese legal materials, housed in the Law School’s Toshiba Library for Japanese Legal Research. The Center also promotes academic exchanges.
The Center on Japanese Economy and Business promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. In addition to research, the center organizes program of prominent speakers from the public and private sectors.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.