JCC/JETRO/Norton Rose Fulbright Seminar “Competition Law Issues HR Staff Should be Aware of”

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JCC is pleased to invite you to a seminar organised in cooperation with JETRO Amsterdam and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP on 30 May 2023.

  • Date / Time: Tuesday, 30 May 2023 from 15:00 – 18:00 (registration at 15:00)
  • Location: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Amsterdam Office  (2Amsterdam, 15th floor, Eduard van Beinumstraat 34, 1077 CZ Amsterdam)
  • Languages: Japanese and English with presentation material in Japanese
  • Registration: via members only site (username and password are required)

Competition authorities in the EU are increasingly paying attention to labour-related issues. In view of this, in this seminar, we will explain labour-related issues from both labour law and competition law perspectives.

First, competition authorities have begun sanctioning agreements concerning human resources as infringements of competition law. Given this trend, this seminar will provide guidance on labour-related conduct to be avoided from a competition law perspective.

Second, this seminar will deal with non-compete clauses. Non-compete clauses are now increasingly considered as problematic because they limit the ability for employees to change workplace. This seminar will thus discuss how competition laws could impact the enforceability and scope of non-compete restrictions in employment agreements.

We will organize a casual reception after the seminar for building a network among members.



15:00-15:15  Registration and welcome drinks

15:15-15:20  Opening by Mr. Tetsutaro Shimogasa, Vice Chairman of JCC / Executive Director of JETRO Amsterdam

15:20-15:50  Labour-related conduct to be avoided from a competition law perspective by Ms. Mai Muto (Japanese)

16:00-16:15  Break

16:15-16:45  Employee non-compete clauses and competition law by Rob van Eldik (English)

16:45-16:55 Summary of ‘employee non-compete clauses and competition law’ in Japanese by Ms. Mai Muto

16:55-17:00   Closing by Mr. Wilko van Weert, partner of Brussels office of Norton Rose Fulbright

17:00-18:00   Networking reception

We look forward to seeing you all at the seminar.

Note: The agenda and the presenter(s) are subject to change without notice.