Characteristics of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act in Japan: Seminar and Reception on the FIEA

English publication of primer on the FIEA


IBA Japan is pleased to invite you to our event on the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. This event will include a seminar which will be of interest to those practicing legal matters in English in the Tokyo market.

This event will mark the end of the programme on the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA), that was initiated in 2010 from the collaboration of one of our member firms with University of Tokyo. The programme has included activities such as;

  • Courses and lectures in English.
  • Seminars for practitioners in collaboration with IBA Japan.
  • Translation of documents related to the FIEA (e.g. court rulings, etc.).

With the publishing of an English translation of a textbook for the FIEA, detailed analysis and descriptions contributed by the FIEA experts (main editor, Prof. Hiroyuki Kansaku of University of Tokyo), this programme has been completed in effect.

As part of the this programme’s completion, and as a thank you to the various directors and key interlocutors in the regulatory bodies who participated and helped deliver the various activities throughout the years, we will also be hosting a small Reception after the seminar at the Tokyo Shoken Building.

This event will incluyde a seminar which will be of interest to those practicing legal matters in English in the Tokyo market. In his presentation Prof. Kanda will be discussing the complexities of the FIEA, and will interpret its various nuances from a legal standpoint. He will also be discussing key issues in the FIEA and analysing them in the context of the current Japanese securities regulation landscape.

This event will be endorsed by the FSA.


16:30 to 17:00
Opening Remarks: Mr. Philippe Avril, Chairman, IBA
Guest Remarks: Mr. Takafumi Sato, President, Japan Exchange Regulations

17:00 to 18:00
Main Speaker: Prof. Hideki Kanda, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo

18:00 to 19:00
Opening Remarks:
Mr. Toru Ishiguro, Attorney at Law, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Professor Hideki Kanda

Prof. Kanda graduated from University of Tokyo (Faculty of Law) in 1977. As a professor, he specializes in the Company Act, Commercial Codes, Financial Regulations, etc. Prof. Kanda has been a member of a number of Government and ministry level councils, including the Legislative Council and the Financial Systems Council.
He has been teaching at Gakushuin University since 2016, is an Emeritus Professor at Tokyo University, and also serves as the Chairman of the National Bar Examination Commission since 2017.

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