Wednesday, 28 October 2020
9.00am to 11.30am, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)

Delivered Via


ALB Virtual Japan Corporate Compliance And Governance Forum 2020 is specially designed to help in-house compliance professions improve their risk assessment, tighten their controls and build a more responsive compliance function in these uncertain times. This webinar features In-house compliance leaders and specialist advisors who will analyze recent developments and uncover their implications. It is the ideal platform to share ideas on what works and learn how to introduce the best compliance practices to your organization.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance Director, Chief Internal Auditor, Legal Director, Compliance Director, Vice President (Legal), Vice President, (Risk Management).
  • General Counsel, Senior Counsel, Regional Counsel, Legal Counsel, Compliance Manager, Compliance Audit Manager, Legal Manager

*Please note that complimentary registration for in-house counsels at this event is at the sole discretion of Asian Legal Business and all confirmed participants will be notified by email. Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha ( for further information on how to participate in the event.

Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan Corporate Compliance And Governance Forum 2020
Date:                   28 October 2020, Wednesday
Event:                 9.00am to 11.30am, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Delivered Via:    Webinar


Please contact Julian for the latest agenda
DID: +65 6973 8312 


Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan Corporate Compliance And Governance Forum 2020
Date:                   28 October 2020, Wednesday
Event:                 9.00am to 11.30am, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Delivered Via:    Webinar

Speakers will be added shortly. Please visit this page again for more information.

Kyle Wombolt, Partner, Global Head - Corporate Crime and Investigations, Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ

Kyle is the global head of Herbert Smith Freehills' corporate crime and investigations practice.  Based in Hong Kong, he has more than 15 years of experience in Asia and has led investigations and compliance projects in more than 40 countries worldwide.  Regarded as one of the Asian market's leading white collar and regulatory lawyers, he has been described as "one of the cornerstones of investigations work in Asia".  

Kyle focuses on multi-jurisdictional corruption, money laundering, regulatory, fraud and accounting investigations, as well as trade and sanctions issues involving multinational and major regional corporates.  He has extensive experience in dealing with a broad group of government agencies and regulators in the key jurisdictions in Asia, Europe, Australia and the United States. He has long been ranked as a leading individual by Chambers, The Legal 500 and IFLR and is a frequent speaker on criminal and regulatory enforcement issues arising in Asian markets.

Kyle is admitted in Hong Kong, California and New York and is a registered foreign lawyer in England and Wales.

James Allsop, Of Counsel, Dispute Resolution, Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ

Based in Tokyo, James' practice centres on corporate crime and investigations and international arbitration.  He has conducted corruption investigations on behalf of Japanese companies and advised clients on anti-bribery and corruption matters (including coordinating with authorities and regulators), corporate governance and crisis management.  James advises clients across various industries, with particular experience in the manufacturing, automotive, technology, pharmaceutical and consumer products sectors. James is also a leading member of the firm's Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Group.

James has significant experience representing major Japanese and multinational companies in complex commercial disputes, primarily through international arbitration.  He has acted as counsel and advocate in arbitrations under various institutional rules (HKIAC, ICC, JCAA, LCIA, SIAC, TOMAC, VIAC and before ad hoc tribunals) with seats across Asia and Europe.  He also has extensive cross-border litigation experience in the English High Court and Appellate Courts having practiced for several years in Herbert Smith Freehills' London office.

James is qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and is also a qualified solicitor advocate.  He is licensed to advise in Japan as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi.

Takayuki Kitajima, Chairman, International Corporate Counsel Association

Joined Unilever in 2006 as General Counsel- Japan & Korea. Become director of Unilever Japan  Holdings in 2009, and then Representative Director from 2012. Prior to Unilever, worked in  Sojitz Corporation after graduated from Waseda University and Johnson & Johnson Japan (as Legal Director). Steering Committee member of International Corporate Counsels Association ("INCA") and Japan Chief Legal Officer Association ("JACLO").

Satoshi Sato, Vice Division Manager, Compliance Division, Rakuten Mobile Inc.

Satoshi Sato has started in-house legal career in IT venture company at the time of dotcom bubble.
Through telecommunication operator and mobile phone manufacturer, now he has started new position as Vice Division Manager in Rakuten Mobile Inc, after assignment as company compliance officer in virtual company of Rakuten Inc.
He has taken the role of managing role for more than 20 years together with working experience for 25 years with expertise in IPR, Compliance, Governance, Trade,  and Privacy. His continuous challenge is to establish globalize legal governance with organizing diverse team, in true means of the words. By sharing  his struggle, he is going to contribute to in-house lawyers’ community, such as Asian Legal Business.
Katharine A. Bostick, Assistant General Counsel and Director of Compliance, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd.
KATHARINE A. BOSTICK is currently Assistant General Counsel and Director of Compliance, Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd. Based in Beijing, Katharine leads Microsoft’s Compliance on team for the Greater China Region. She serves as a trusted advisor on a broad range of complex compliance & litigation matters. She leads Microsoft’s internal investigations, including FCPA, other governmental investigations, as well as the broad range of Ethics and compliance matters. She also manages Microsoft’s cross-teams covering investigation related risk management issues through programs, policies, and remediation strategies. Prior to her current role she served as the Compliance & Litigation Director for Microsoft’s Asia Pacific & Japan from 2007 to October 2014. Katharine has been with Microsoft in the Asia Pacific region for almost 20 years in several leadership roles, including leading Microsoft’s Intellectual Property and Digital Crime enforcement programs throughout Asia. Before joining Microsoft, she served as a federal prosecutor for over 11 years, in three offices, including the Southern District of New York, Northern District of California and the Department of Justice offices in Washington D.C. She is a member of the New York, California, and Washington D.C bars.


Naveen Bhardwaj, Senior Counsel – Legal and Compliance, Terumo Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd

Naveen Bhardwaj is Senior Counsel – Legal and Compliance for APAC at Terumo Asia Holdings Pte Ltd, the APAC regional headquarters Terumo Corporation, a global medical technology company from Japan, Japan. Naveen manages the legal and compliance function for APAC and is responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring Terumo’s Global Compliance Program in the APAC region (except China and Japan) for addressing bribery, unethical behaviour, data privacy related risks while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and other legal requirements. Naveen has experience of more than 13 years in both India and Japan holding positions as In-House Counsel and Compliance Professional. Naveen is a qualified lawyer from India, a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Naveen speaks at various national and international compliance and ethics forums.



Hajime Seki, Corporate Officer, Head of Legal, Amgen K.K.

A N.Y. qualified attorney with 29-year inhouse experience in a wide range of sectors including the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, technologies, consumer products, and chemical products. GC role in 3 multinational biotech/pharmaceutical companies over the past 10 years. 


Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan Corporate Compliance And Governance Forum 2020
Date:                   28 October 2020, Wednesday
Event:                 9.00am to 11.30am, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Delivered Via:    Webinar


*Complimentary passes are available exclusively to in-House counsels and general counsels from corporations only. All confirmed participants will be notified via email. ALB reserves the right to cancel any registrations at any time if they do not meet the profile stated above.

To register for this event, please click on the register now button above or contact the following:

Julian at 
DID: +65 6973 8312 

*Please note that free passes are ONLY applicable for in-house legal counsels. Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha ( for further information on how to participate in the event. 

Welcome to ALB Virtual Japan Corporate Compliance And Governance Forum 2020
Date:                   28 October 2020, Wednesday
Event:                 9.00am to 11.30am, Tokyo Time (GMT+9)
Delivered Via:    Webinar


The speaking/panel slots at this event are reserved for in-house legal/compliance professionals, while law firms/solutions providers speak on a sponsorship basis.

To Speak At This Event
Take advantage of the unique opportunity to join our speaker faculty and share your experience at the summit!
Please contact Julian at 
DID: +65 6973 8312 

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