A Road to Human Rights Due Diligence - Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption, Environmental Protection and more -


from March 21 to March 22, 2024

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  • 2024-03-21 08:30:00 2024-03-22 18:00:00 Europe/London A Road to Human Rights Due Diligence - Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption, Environmental Protection and more - TOKYO, JAPAN UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA and Tokyo Bar Association in collaboration with Japan Federation of Bar Associations

Please join us for a series of fundamental and practical discussions to discuss new legal trends in Europe to protect global interests in the 21st Century. We will be joined by panelists from both Asia and Europe.

Impacts of the EU Human Rights Due Diligence Directive are significant even in Asia, including Japan. The EU Directive would require EU Member States to transpose into national law a corporate due diligence duty to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for adverse human rights and environmental impacts. The duty would apply to a business company’s own operations, its subsidiaries and their supply chains.  In other words, the EU Directive will have strong impacts not only in Europe but in Asia, including Japan.

What is the purpose of the EU Directive and why is it needed? Why must a non-EU company be compelled to obey the EU Directive?   A possible answer is that the interests to be protected by the Directive are global ones, such as is the case of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and environmental protections.

The panel of experts will address the Directive and its implications for application beyond Europe, including Asia, and will provide best practices for lawyers in the 21st century advising multinational business clients.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, March 21 and March 22 in Tokyo and will include a cocktail reception and Gala Dinner in the evening of March 21. An excursion to Kamakura, the old capital of Japan established by Samurai will be organised on Sunday, March 24.

We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo!

Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Yoshihisa HAYAKAWA President of the UIA Sports Law Commission, Uryu & Itoga, Tokyo, Japan
    Hernán ANDRADA President of UIA Foreign Investment Commission, Santurio, Andrada & Noël, Buenos Aires, Argentina,
    Motoyasu HIROSE President of UIA National Committee in Japan, Uryu & Itoga, Tokyo, Japan






37th floor, East Wing, ARK Mori Building
1 Chome-12-32 Akasaka, Minato City,
Tokyo 107-6090, Japan


* 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 21 & 22
• Lunch on March 21

The welcome reception on March 21 will be hosted by Members of the Tokyo Bar Association and is free of charge for Non-Local Participants.

The dinner on Thursday, March 21 is optional and at additional charge.

Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed during the seminar, your registration form must be received by March 15, at the latest. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all the participants after the seminar.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be used 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 and Japanese with a simultaneous translation.


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 21, 2024. 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 21, 2024 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 21, 2024 and the cancellation will have to be sent in writing no later than March 14, 2024.

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).


Personal data collected is processed by the Union Internationale des Avocats, in its capacity as data controller. The data is used to manage registrations for events organised by the Union Internationale des Avocats.

In accordance with the applicable regulations, you have the right to access, rectify and delete your personal data, as well as the right to data portability. You may also withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time or request that such processing be restricted.

Finally, you have the right to specify instructions concerning the fate of your data in the event of your demise.


Haneda Airport is the closest airport from the hotels (20-30 minutes by taxi depending on the traffic jam). Narita Airport is a little far away, but an express train goes to the centre of Tokyo in 60 minutes.  Additional 10 minutes taxi drive is needed to reach the hotels.

Each participant should make his/her own arrangements for hotel accommodation in Tokyo. A few hotel suggestions nearby are:

ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo (5*)
160 meters from the Seminar Venue (same complex of Ark Hills)
1 Chome-12-33 Akasaka, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
T +81-3-3505-1111

The Okura Tokyo (5*)
350 meters from the Seminar Venue
2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
T +81 (3) 3582 0111

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The UIA had obtained the following accreditations :

  • 9 hours of legal training


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