Masako Banno, the deputy secretary-general of the Center for Lawyers' Gender Diversity of Tokyo Bar Association， moderated a workshop titled "What is Unconscious Bias?", which was hosted by the bar association.
Michael Mroczek gave a speech about “How to Insure Permissibility of Advocates & Arbitrators chosen for Arbitration in Japan” at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Masanori Awazawa and Hiroki Maruichi published the book "5000 Legal Lectures for Financial Institutions- Type Ⅳ Securities" as Co-authors. Tokyo, Kinzai 2018.
Masako Banno gave a lecture titled "Legal Advice for SME Expanding Business Overseas in Asian Region" at Tokyo SME University.
Michael Mroczek gave a talk about “The Termination of Agency Contracts and Distributorship Contracts in Switzerland" at the Japanese Council on International Trade Law.
Masako Banno taught Japanese Securities Law as a lecturer at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy.
Masako Banno gave a lecture titled “Female Corporate Executives Leading Changes in Japan” at a seminar about businesswomen’s empowerment and the aging society, held by Women Executives’ Committee of Tokyo Chamber of Commerce.
Okuno & Partners joined ABL (Alliance of Business Lawyers) to strengthen its outbound international practice, with Masako Banno as a primary contact.
Masanori Awazawa’s article “Minji shikkōhō no kaisei to kinyū jitsumu – chūkan shian wo fumaete” (Revision of the Civil Execution Act and Financial Practices in accordance with the Intermediate Draft) was published in Kinyū Hōmu Jijō No. 2076
Masako Banno gave a lecture titled “Recent Examples of Legal Troubles in Asian Business” at Asian Business Seminar held by Asia Management Strategy Research Institute of Initiative for Development of Entrepreneurship in Asia.
Masako Banno served as an MC at the welcome reception of LAWASIA Conference Tokyo 2017.
Michael Mroczek moderated the conference on “Swiss Arbitration for Japanese Corporations – Advantages of Choosing Switzerland as the Seat for Arbitration and the Swiss Rules” at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo. The Japanese Vice-Minister of Justice, Mr. Takashi Yamashita gave the keynote speech.
Michael Mroczek gave a lecture at the Executive M.B.L. – HSG program held at Waseda University in Tokyo (“Law and Business in Japan”).
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