Seminars

2016

Procedures of the Authorities’ Investigation of Misleading Representation and Approach for Companies’ Dealing Therewith

Seminar Outline

Date and Time Jul. 11, 2016 13:30 - 17:00 
Sponsor Business Research Institute
Place Seminar room of Business Research Institute (Kojimachi, Tokyo)
5-minute walk from Kojimachi Station        Map
Lecturers Shunsuke Yabuuchi 
The charge of attendance Member: 32,400 yen (consumption tax included) / Non-member: 35,640 yen (consumption tax included) * We are unable to accept a cancellation following your application, so we request attendance by someone to represent you if you cannot attend. * Please note that the seminar could be cancelled if the required minimum number of attendees was not achieved.
Practice Areas Risk Management, Anti-Monopoly Law/Competition Law

The surcharge system on companies that do misleading representation according to the Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations went into effect in April of 2016. Even if it is not false advertising intended to misinform general consumers, you would have to pay a surcharge of a considerable amount if for example an advertisement were put out that differs from actuality due to failure to adequately confirm its basis or to a failure to share information or to get something across within the company.
In this seminar, a speaker with experience in application of the Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations as a limited-term civil servant and a lawyer who takes on requests from firms uses hypothetical cases to give concrete explanations about how regulatory authorities such as the Consumer Affairs Agency conduct investigations and dispositions of the cases of misleading representation by what kinds of procedures and methods and how companies should deal therewith.