Successful Joint Ventures

March 29, 2018 12:00 - 14:00


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In recent years, as corporations have begun to look beyond traditional growth models, joint ventures (JVs) have become key drivers of business development.

Ideal for entering new markets, sharing the cost of an investment, and injecting start-up spirit into a maturing business, JVs can bring newfound rewards to stakeholders and shareholders alike.

On the otherhand, conflicting strategies, incompatible partners, inequitable deals, and management quibbles can spell doom for the parties and projects involved. Add into this already complex mix cultural differences and language barriers, and an international joint venture could seem like more trouble than its worth.

So what happens when two brand names join forces across borders? Does their JV due diligence include a cultural assessment as well as financial considerations? How do their teams jointly develop and then sign off on business models? And, can such complex alliances really stand a chance of achieving returns that outweigh the cost of capital?

Join us for a BCCJ lunch event on March 29 when our expert panels will discuss these questions and more - reviewing the strategic, financial, operational, and legal implications of creating and setting up successful joint ventures that involve Japan.


Leading the session:

Jacky Scanlan Dyas 

Jacky is a Corporate partner at the Hogan Lovells Tokyo office.
She is qualified in England and Wales and  New Zealand and has extensive experience spanning four continents and over 20 years of cross-border corporate transactions. Her areas of expertise include mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and complex commercial agreements with a particular focus on the automotive industry and diversified industrials. Jacky also advises on general commercial matters in connection with all aspects of the company lifecycle. These range from establishment, governance, investment and winding up to purchase, sale and distribution arrangements. Jacky is recognized as an up and coming practitioner by various publications including Chambers Asia Pacific. In 2016 she was awarded the "Person of the Year" at the British
Business Awards held by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Dan Hamilton - Diageo Japan K.K. 

Dan is a General Director at Diageo Japan K.K. He received his education from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in accounting and international business. He has an extensive experience working as Director of Development Strategy and Planning at Intercontinental Hotels Groups (IHG) in China, as well as auditing experience at IHG as a corporate auditor and auditor at KPMG Assurance (London and Sydney) Information. Dan has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) since Jan 2002.

JOINT VENTURE Diageo and Kirin

Aki Itoh - Nissan 

Akihiro “Aki” Itoh is Assistant General Counsel at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., with primary responsibility for the Japan market, Nissan’s third largest.  After graduation from law school in Boston, Aki served in the U.S. Navy’s JAG Corps before joining a large San Francisco based international law firm, working in their Tokyo office.  Thereafter he served as Deputy General Counsel at SBI Holdings, Co., Ltd. (originally the investment arm of Softbank Corporation),
where much of his work focused on overseas joint venture projects mostly in the financial space.   



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Cancellation policy: Paid reservations by March 20 17:00 after which there can be no refunds on cancellations. No-shows will be charged.  We can not accept cash at the door.

Dietary requirements: A 3-course lunch is included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requests.

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ANA InterContinental Tokyo
B1F Aurora Room

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Member Cost: ¥6,500

Non-Members Cost: ¥10,000