Speaking Engagement/ Publication

Ken Kiyohara often speaks at seminars locally in Japan, and participates in an international conference. He is also interviewed and quoted from time to time in the Japanese and English media (such as Nikkei, the Financial Times, and Reuters) on topical issues such as corporate governance, shareholder activism, insider trading, securities regulations and other capital market related matters.

Ken Kiyohara contributes to legal magazines on such topics as tender offer regulations, protection of minority shareholders, corporate governance, disclosure, auditing and insider trading. Additionally, he contributed approximately 30 articles to "Crossroads" (Juujiro), the daily column in the Nikkei evening edition, mainly on various corporate governance and disclosure issues during 2007 to 2013.

His media quotes/interviews and speaking engagements (in English) and articles and commentaries (in English) include among others the following:

  • December 2018
    Interview
    Interview comments on a criminal charge against Mr. Carlos Ghosn, from the perspective of Japanese disclosure rule on executive compensation, featured in a special column covering three expert interviewees, entitled “Compound Eyes: Repercussions of Mr. Ghosn Arrest” of Nikkei Shimbun morning edition (December 4, 2018)
  • November 2018
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Nikkei electronic edition, entitled “Multiplied Effects of Plea Bargain and Whistleblowing Stops Runaway of Top Management: Arrest of Nissan Chair Carolos Ghosn” (November 20, 2018)
  • September 2018
    Advocacy
    Release of English version of the Report by the “Working Group on Corporate Disclosure” of the Financial System Council (June 28, 2018)
  • September 2018
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Mergermarket and Dealreporter, “Nihon Nohyaku/ADEKA say premium justifies deal structure and pricing following complaint” (September 20, 2018)
  • June 2018
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Nikkei Asian Review, “Fujifilm takes its battle for Xerox to US court” (June 20, 2018)
  • June 2018
    Article
    “International Securities and Capital Markets , IV Developments in Japan,” Vol. 52 The Year in Review 270-272 (2017), Annual Publication of the ABA/Section of International Law
  • April 2018
    International Conference
    IFIAR (International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators)

    Participation in the panel discussions at plenary meeting, as a member of the Advisory Group to the Investor and Other Stakeholder Working Group, International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (April 19, 2018, IFIAR, Ottawa CANADA)

  • March 2018
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Nikkei Asian Review, “Japanese investors riled by discounted tender offers” (March 15, 2018)
  • March 2018
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Mergermarket and Dealreporter, “Japan’s corporate governance code reform could trigger non-core business sales” (March 14, 2018)
  • February 2018
    Presentation
    Accounting and Audit System Research Sub-Committee of The Daiichi-Tokyo Bar Association

    Facilitator of Panel Discussions of the Symposium, “Internal Audit’s Roles in Fraud Risk Management and Remaining Issues: Promoting Collaboration with Auditors and Results of External Assessment of Internal Audit Functions” (February13, 2018)

  • November 2017
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Dealreporter, “Toshiba Memory: MOFCOM yet to initiate formal review, Unigroup opposition could affect time line” (November 10, 2017)
  • November 2017
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of the Dealreporter, “ADK/Bain: WPP files arbitration request with JCAA on alliance termination” (November 2, 2017)
  • October 2017
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of the Dealreporter, “Aeria rejects short-seller ‘inflated download’ accusation” (October 27, 2017)
  • October 2017
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of the Dealreporter, “Toshiba Memory bidder Bain Capital upbeat on timely antitrust clearance” (October 5, 2017)
  • July 2017
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Nikkei Asian Review, “High Court clears path for Idemitsu to issue shares, pursue merger” (July 20, 2017)
  • June 2017
    Article
    The Year in Review (2016): “ International Securities and Capital Markets: V Developments in Japan”(The International Lawyer, vol. 51)
  • June 2017
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of the Dealreporter, “Japan: Disclosure of AGM votes likely to see more support for activist proposals” (June 14, 2017)
  • June 2017
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Asian Venture Capital Journal, “Japan carve-outs: chips off the block” (June 13, 2017)
  • April 2017
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of the Dealreporter, “PanaHome: Activists mark milestone victory with improved offer” (April 28, 2017)
  • April 2017
    International Conference
    IFIAR (International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators)

    Participation in the panel discussions at plenary meeting and breakout session, as a member of the Advisory Group to the Investor and Other Stakeholder Working Group, International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (2017 IFIAR, Tokyo)

  • February 2017
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of the Dealreporter, “PanaHome/Panasonic: Shareholder urging PanaHome not to allow Panasonic to vote at AGM” (February 14, 2017)
  • August 2016
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Dealreporter, “Japan faces growing investor cynicism after Supreme Court rejects JCOM minorities’ appeal” (August 3, 2016)
  • April 2016
    International Conference
    Participation as a member of the Advisory Group to the Investor and Other Stakeholder Working Group, International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) (2016 IFIAR Plenary Meeting in London)
  • August 2015
    Media Quote
    Quoted in a cover story of August issue of A-Plus magazine, a monthly magazine of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, “Toshiba’s True Colours” (August 2015)
  • July 2015
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Nikkei Asian Review, “Toshiba may face shareholder lawsuits” (July 20, 2015)

Note: The above are only those in English.
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