Shearman And Sterling

Event December 17, 2020

Investigations in Asia – Japan & South Korea

  • Webinar

For many businesses, Asia provides a wealth of opportunities, but there are also risks in doing business in a diverse region with legal systems and practices that may be unfamiliar to those more used to operating in Europe and the Americas.

In this series, Shearman & Sterling lawyers from the U.S., Asia and Europe considered the key legal and practical issues that businesses are likely to face if they are the subject of an investigation by enforcement authorities in China, South East Asia, Japan and South Korea.

In the webinar on December 17, partners Masahisa Ikeda (Tokyo), Brian Burke (New York and Shanghai-Litigation) and Djordje Petkoski (Washington, D.C.-Antitrust), counsel Kana Morimura (Tokyo-Corporate), senior associate Mathew Orr (London-Litigation) and associate Grace Song (New York-Litigation) focused on Japan and South Korea, and shared their thoughts on:

  • The principal enforcement authorities
  • The powers available to them and how those powers are used in practice
  • The ways in which investigations and any subsequent proceedings may differ from those in Europe and the US
  • Recent trends in enforcement policy
  • The steps that businesses can take to address the legal and practical issues they may face


  • Masahisa Ikeda, Partner, Tokyo
  • Brian Burke, Partner, Litigation, New York and Shanghai
  • Djordje Petkoski, Partner, Antitrust, Washington, D.C.
  • Kana Morimura, Counsel, Corporate, Tokyo
  • Mathew Orr, Senior Associate, Litigation, London
  • Grace Song, Associate, Litigation, New York

Previous Investigations in Asia webinars

Catch-up here on “Investigations in Asia – South East Asia” held on 3 December 2020.

Catch-up here on “Investigations in Asia – China” held on 16 November 2020.