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Cloud Utilization and Challenges - Based on the Latest Trends in Competition Policy in Japan and Europe

July 13, 2023 (Thurs.), 13:00-15:10


The Nishimura Institute for Advanced Legal Studies invites Professor Emeritus Frédéric Jenny of ESSEC Paris University and Mr. Mingorance, Secretary General of Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE), an EU cloud organization.  In addition to the interview and lecture sessions, there will be a panel discussion among a competition authority, researcher, and practitioner to delve into the use of cloud computing and software by Japanese companies and its challenges in light of the latest developments in competition policy in Japan and Europe.
The event is scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 13, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. (to 3:10 p.m.) and will be archived until Thursday, August 31, 2023 (Japan Time).  For tickets (free of charge), please click here to apply for one (free of charge). 


  • Interviews 13:00〜
    Cloud Infrastructure Services: An analysis of potentially anti-competitive practices(35 minutes)
    ・Frédéric Jenny, Professor Emeritus, ESSEC Paris
    ・Kojiro Fujii, Partner, Nishimura & Asahi
    ・Tatsuya Tsunoda, Attorney-at-law, Nishimura & Asahi
  • Lecture 13:35〜
    CISPE's activities on fair software licensing practices (20 minutes)
    ・Francisco Mingorance, Secretary General, CISPE
  • Panel Discussion 13:55〜
    Competition and Challenges in the Japanese Cloud Sector(75 minutes)
    ・Ryota Inaba, Director, Digital Market Planning and Research Office, Japan Fair Trade Commission
    ・Tomohiko Kimura, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
    ・Sayako Takizawa, Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo
    ・Tatsuya Tsunoda, Attorney-at-law, Nishimura & Asahi <Moderator>


藤井 康次郎

With regard to competition laws, he advises clients on various matters of competition law for both domestic and international cases. He has represented clients with many important international cartel cases, including auto-parts, TFT-LCD, air cargo and high voltage power cables. He also handled significant merger cases in various industries, such as nuclear, security exchanges, local banks, steel and metals, food and agriculture, airlines, paper and natural resources. His practice also covers private monopolization, unilateral conduct and unfair trade practices, including vertical restraints and abuse of superior bargaining position, including platform business and internet industries. He also has been very active in the field of international trade matters. He is one of few lawyers in Japan who acted on behalf of various industries with regard to anti-dumping (AD) and counter-vailing duties (CVD) in Japan and overseas. While he served as deputy director of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, he handled several important WTO disputes on behalf of Japanese government. He continues to advice both public and private sectors with regard to various sorts of trade law matters associated with WTO, investment treaties and Regional Trade Agreements. His trade expertise also covers export controls, investment screenings, economic sanctions and customs matters.

Frédéric Jenny

  • Professor Emeritus, ESSEC Paris

Francisco Mingorance

  • Secretary General, CISPE

Ryouta INABA

  • Director, Digital Market Planning and Research Office, Japan Fair Trade Commission

Tomohiko KIMURA

  • Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP


  • Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo