Doing Business in and with the Emerging Markets – How to Hedge the Various Risks in Asia and Other Regions


from March 28 to March 30, 2019

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  • 2019-03-28 08:30:00 2019-03-30 18:00:00 Europe/London Doing Business in and with the Emerging Markets – How to Hedge the Various Risks in Asia and Other Regions TOKYO, JAPAN UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA Foreign Investment Commission and the Tokyo Bar Association, with the support of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations

Well predictably, the investors in developed jurisdictions have been all the more eagerly advancing into the emerging markets because they are prone to generate expanding demands of the growing population, where they would ironically risk encountering more or less unexpected pitfalls totally inconceivable in developed markets. 

In a nutshell, the investors must be knowledgeable about the malfunction of the “rule of law” as well as the effective strategy to tackle these difficulties.  To illustrate, how should they deal with their damming exposure to bribery risks, frequent and arbitrary amendment of regulations unilaterally in favour of local parties and, in the event of disputes, unreasonably delayed and discriminative judicial proceedings, with a view to pursuing safe, legitimate and remunerative business in a manner accountable to their stakeholders?

UIA Speakers from the world as well as members of the Tokyo Bar regularly assisting clients in foreign investment will gather and make presentations on the topic of “Doing Business in and with the Emerging Markets” with particular focus on how to hedge the various risks in Asia and other regions from the standpoint of both investors and investees, respectively, which would better shed light on the problematics affecting the business activities in the midst of high barriers in the emerging jurisdictions. 

This approach might be somewhat unique in that the majority of other seminars on similar topics would rather place emphasis on the “fascinating” aspects of investment destinations by, say, bringing on local tourist attractions. By contrast, we will take a totally opposite approach.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Tokyo!


Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Eduardo LORENZETTI President of the UIA Foreign Investment Commission - Studio Lorenzetti Marques
    Yoshihisa HAYAKAWA President of the UIA Japanese National Committee - Uryu & Itoga
    Motoyasu HIROSE UIA Japanese National Committee - Uryu & Itoga


  • CREO Auditorium, Bar Association Building



Download the seminar programme and the registration form


CREO Auditorium, Bar Association Building (Bengoshi Kaikan)
1-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan
T +81-3-3581-2251


UIA Member

On or before February 27: € 360
After February 27: € 410

UIA Member  - Young lawyer (<35)*

On or before February 27: € 310
After February 27: € 360


On or before February 27: € 410
After February 27: € 460

Non-member  - Young lawyer (<35) *

On or before February 27: € 360
After February 27: € 410

Members of Tokyo Bar Association

On or before February 27: € 60
After February 27: € 80

* Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee

Fees include:
Attendance at all working sessions, seminar documentation, coffee breaks on March 29, reception on March 29 hosted by the Tokyo Bar Association. 
The gala dinner on Thursday, March 28, the lunch on Friday, March 29, as well as the excursion on Saturday, March 30 are optional and at additional charge.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working language will be English.


A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at a preferential rate. Reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Credit card details must be given in order to secure your reservation. We recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible.

THE PENINSULA TOKYO (5*) – at 850 m from the Seminar Venue

1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006, Japan
T +81 (3) 6270 2888 / F +81 (3) 6270 2608 / +81 (3) 6270 2618
E reservationPTK@peninsula.com

Single / Double room without breakfast: JPY 118 000*
Single room with breakfast:  JPY 121 000*
Double room with breakfast:  JPY 124 000*

*Subject to 15 % service charge, 8 % consumption tax, and JPY 200 Tokyo accommodation tax per person per night.

Please download the hotel reservation form


A few hotel suggestions nearby are:


IMPERIAL HOTEL (5*) at 800 m from the Seminar Venue

1 Chome-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8558,
T +81-3-3504-1251 / F +81-3-3581-9146


DAI-ICHI HOTEL TOKYO (4*) – at 900 m from the Seminar Venue

1-2-6 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8621, Japan
T +81 3-3501-4411 / F +81-3-3501-4412


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than February 27, 2019. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than February 27, 2019 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than February 27, 2019.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal. 
If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.


All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.


It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.


“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.


The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).


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