ICC Conference on Antitrust Enforcement Between Globalisation and Deglobalisation

21 Jul 2023

Tokyo English and Japanese
Start: 8:45 (JST) | End: 17:45 (JST)

ICC’s high-level international conference on “Antitrust enforcement between globalisation and deglobalisation” will take place in Tokyo on 21 July 2023.

This must-attend event for in-house counsel, antitrust lawyers and competition agencies is being organised with support of the French Competition Authority (FCA), the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), and the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (DG COMP).

Join high-level business executives from multinational companies and top-ranking antitrust agency officials from some of the key antitrust jurisdictions in the world as they address current enforcement challenges and trends and spotlight a range of business initiatives in response to them. 

Topics will include:

  • Antitrust enforcement in the digital sector
  • Harmonisation of merger control regulations on a global basis
  • New EU regulation on foreign subsidies, and
  • The impact of sustainability on competition.

Other topics where a comparative analysis of Japanese, French and European antitrust enforcement policies are also being considered.

More details will be announced soon.


Sponsorship opportunities


Welcome remarks by François Brunet, Chair of the Global Competition Commission


Opening keynote: Chairman Kazuyuki Furuya (Japan Fair Trade Commission)


Panel 1:  Sustainability and competition law

ICC: Paola Pugliese (Head of Practice – Antitrust & Competition, Lefosse), Rattakrai Limsiritrakul (Head of Investment & International Transactions, SCG Limited – invited), Kenta Suzuki (Senior Planning Officer of Coordination Division, JFTC)

Agencies: Sophie Moonen (DG COMP), JFTC official to be designated, [representatives of other agencies]

  • Is the cooperation among competitors needed in order to support the fight against climate change?
  • Are competition policies chilling companies’ initiatives to transition to a sustainable economy? ICC’s White Paper « When Chilling Contributes to Warming »  names 12 real life examples of cooperations which have been abandoned for fear of competition law enforcement.
  • What do competition authorities need to do to avoid standing in the way of cooperations among competitors for legitimate sustainable goals?
  • Is the fear of greenwashing polluting the discussion ?

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break                        


Panel 2: Enforcement in the digital sector

ICC: Masayuki Atsumi (Partner, Miura & Partners), Alex Nourry (Partner, Clifford Chance), Susan Ning (Partner, King & Wood Mallesons), Stavroula Vryna (Partner, Clifford Chance)

Agencies: Benoît Coeuré (FCA), JFTC official to be designated, [representatives of other agencies]

  • Is there a future for ex post antitrust enforcement on behaviours in the Tech sector, in a world of increasing ex ante digital regulation? What are the key enforcement lessons from other regulated sectors?
  • What role should international cooperation play in achieving effective digital regulation and enforcement in the Tech sector?
  • How to ensure privacy and security for users while making Tech markets open and contestable as well as enhancing innovation, including through the use of AI?
  • Comparative look at regulatory and enforcement trends in the EU, [Australia], France, [China] and Japan.

12:45 - 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Panel 3: Harmonisation in merger control

ICC: François Brunet, Chair of the Global Competition Commission, Yusuke Nakano (Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune), Saiko Nakajima (Senior Officer for Mergers and Acquisitions, JFTC), Irene de Angelis (Group Head of Antitrust Affairs, Intesa Sanpaolo), Gönenç Gürkaynak (Partner, Elig Law Firm), John Oxenham (Director, Primerio International)

Agencies: Benoît Coeuré (FCA), JFTC official to be designated, Sophie Moonen (DG COMP), [representatives of other agencies]

  • Would it be possible to adopt a common concept of reportable merger (change of control over a business activity) – ICC Recommendations 1 to 3
  • Notification thresholds: how to achieve a better balance through efficient self-assessment – ICC Recommendations 4 to 6
  • Funding Antitrust Agencies: the issue of filing fees – ICC Recommendation 8
  • Gun jumping fines: a true deterrent that needs consistency across jurisdictions – ICC Recommendations 10 and 11

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Panel 4: Issues around Subsidy and State aid from a global perspective

ICC: Patrick Hubert (Partner, Orrick), Liu Cheng (King & Wood Mallesons - invited), Masahiro Heike (Partner, Nishimura & Asahi)

Agencies:  Sophie Moonen (DG COMP), JFTC official to be designated, [representatives of other agencies]

  • Introducing the EU Foreign Subsides Regulation (FSR), including inputs on European Union State aid rules and Member States funding mechanisms).  
  • How the FSR is seen by other jurisdictions and businesses?
  • Is the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation trade friendly ? How the FSR can be implemented to avoid putting too much burden on businesses while achieving its policy objectives.
  • How other jurisdictions are addressing subsidies that distort the market? What challenges are they facing?
  • Treacherous waters ahead in the global playing field ?

17:30 - 17:45

Closing keynote : President Benoît Coeuré (Autorité de la concurrence)

Recap and principles enforcers and practitioners have to bear in mind

Download the conference programme

Sponsoring this conference will give you visibility and bring you closer to around 500 legal professionals including private practitioners, in-house counsel and high-profile competition law experts. The event will be of particular interest to international law firms and multinational companies operating in the Asian market and beyond.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event for high-level business executives from multinational companies and top-ranking antitrust agency officials from some of the key antitrust jurisdictions in the world, please contact:

Sandra Sanchez Nery, Manager, Sponsorship

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Benoit Coeuré

President, French Competition Authority

Kazuyuki Furuya

Chair, Japan Fair Trade Commission

Sophie Moonen

Head of Unit, Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission


Masayuki Atsumi

Partner, Miura & Partners

François Brunet

Chair of the ICC Global Competition Commission

Irene de Angelis

Co-Chair of the ICC Task Force on Merger Control Reforms

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Co-Chair of the ICC Task Force on Merger Control Reforms

Masahiro Heike

Partner, Nishimura & Asahi

Patrick Hubert

Chair of the ICC Task Force on State Aid and International Trade

Ravneet Kaur

Chairwoman of the Competition Commission of India

Saiko Nakajima

Senior Officer for Mergers and Acquisitions, JFTC

Yusuke Nakano

Regional Ambassador of the ICC Global Competition Commission for Japan

Taku Nemoto

Vice-Chair of the ICC Task Force on State Aid and International Trade

Alex Nourry

Co-Chair of the ICC Task Force on Competition Policy and the Digital Economy

John Oxenham

Director, Primerio International

Johanne Peyre

President of the Polynesian Competition Authority

Stéphane Retterer

President of the Competition Authority of New Caledonia

Paola Pugliese

Co-Chair of the ICC Task Force on Competition and Sustainability

Kenta Suzuki

Senior Planning Officer of Coordination Division, JFTC

Date and venue:

Date of the Conference: 21 July 2023 

Venue – Josui Kaikan;  2-1-1 Hitotsubashi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan

Working language:

English and Japanese

Travel and accommodation:

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.

We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration and full payment of your registration fees. 


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Tailor-made packages are available to suit your firm’s needs. For more information contact sponsorship@iccwbo.org

Sponsorship package

  • Opportunity to distribute marketing collateral onsite
  • E-mail introduction to participants
  • Signage and branding onsite
  • Four complimentary entries for Japanese law firms
  • Two complimentary entries for non-japanese law firms
  • Opportunity to co-sponsor a coffee break
  • Logo on all event promotional materials
  • Use of official event sponsor logo
  • 30% discount on ICC e-publications

Price: €4,000 HT



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  • Our sponsorship packages do not include speaking opportunities. Please let us know should you wish to submit a speaker candidate.

For further information, please contact:

Caroline Inthavisay

Global Policy Lead, Competition

T +33 (0)1 49 53 28 37


Sandra Sanchez Nery

Manager, Sponsorship

T +33 (0)1 49 53 28 42



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