Key Brexit Issues for Japanese Businesses

16 May 2018

15.00 - 18.30

Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

We're counting down to Brexit - with less than twelve months until the formal date for exiting the EU, the withdrawal agreement needs to be finalised soon to enable the transition period desired by most businesses.

Japanese companies operating in the U.K. are facing unprecedented challenges to formulate strategies for Brexit as the U.K. Government attempts to negotiate a smooth exit from the European Union.
With this in mind, we are hosting a special Brexit seminar aimed at Japanese companies in the U.K. with speakers from our Business Immigration and Corporate teams. Our guest speaker, Tim Harding from the Department of International Trade is a Japan and Korea market specialist and will join us to share his insights on Brexit and how to navigate through this uncertain time. Please join us!

Language: English and Japanese (simultaneous interpreting will be provided)

For any enquiries please contact: Ryoko Aoki on +852 2248 6126 or email. To RSVP, please click here.

The programme

15:00 -15:15

Arrival and registration

15:15 -15:20


15:20 - 16:05

The first session:"Government Investment Services and the UK business environment for Japanese investors.”

Tim Harding, Japan and Korea Market Specialist, Department for International Trade (DIT)

16:05 - 16:25

The second session: "The Future UK/EU Relationship"

Richard Eccles, Partner, Brexit Group, Bird & Bird, London

16:25 - 16:40

Coffee Break

16:40 - 17:10

The third session:"Business Immigration post Brexit”

Yuichi Sekine, Head of Business Immigration, Bird & Bird, London

17:10 - 17:30

The fourth session:"Practical impacts of Brexit on Company Law'"

Youichi Iisaka, Associate, Japan Focus Group, Bird & Bird, London

17:30 - 17:35

Closing remarks

17:35 - 18:30

Cocktail reception