GDM guest speaker series ''Equal Marriage and LGBT Rights in Canada: History and impact on the Canadian LGBT community and beyond, including Japan'''

We are continuing our series of Global Diversity Management GDM guest speaker series on

''Equal Marriage and LGBT Rights in Canada: History and impact on the Canadian LGBT community and beyond, including Japan'' on October 10th.

We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Alexander Dmitrenko, CCCJ member, a Head of Sanctions at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and co-founded and co-chairs the lawyers for LGBT and Allies Network (LLAN).

The seminar will be moderated by CCCJ board of governor, Ms. Annamarie Sasagawa. After Mr. Alexander Dmitrenko's talk, there will be an opportunity for group discussion.


**Lunch and tea will be provided to all attendees. If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact marie.ohashi [at]**


Event details:

Venue: The Embassy of Canada to Japan, Executive Dining Room (4F)
Date:  October 10 (Thursday), 12.00-14.00
Price: 2000 yen for Members, 3000 yen for Non-Members 

**Guests are required to present a government issued photo ID at entrance. A mandatory bag check will also be conducted. 

Please note that there may be a possibility that we have to turn the guests down under the following circumstances.

  • Guests without a government issued photo ID even though their names are on the list
  • Guests who come to the event without signing up beforehand 
  • Guests who come to the event on behalf of someone else








marie.ohashi [at]



会場:在日カナダ大使館 4F エグゼクティブダイニングルーム

日程:10月10日 木曜日 12:00~14:00

料金; 会員価格 2000円 非会員:3000円


※ 当日は公的機関発行の写真付身分証明証をお持ちください。(運転免許証、パスポートなど)


About the Speaker:

Alexander is a Head of Sanctions (Asia) at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer focusing on compliance and regulatory issues (anti-bribery/corruption, sanctions, investigations, trade wars, cybersecurity and product liability).  He is an attorney qualified in NY, England & Wales, and Russia and registered as Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi with the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.  

Alexander began his legal career in Toronto, Canada, where he was involved in many human rights cases, including the same-sex marriage litigation. Alexander is a co-founder and co-Chair of Lawyers for LGBT & Allies Network (LLAN), a Japanese NPO promoting LGBT rights and a board member of TELL (Tokyo English Language Life Line) focusing on promoting mental health and suicide prevention in Japan. He also supports (through fundraising and otherwise) an orphanage near Yangon, Myanmar.  In his spare time, he serves as an unofficial “friendship ambassador” of Hachijojima.

Event Details

  • October 10 (Thu)
    Register by Oct 7th 2019
  • 12:00 ~ 14:00

  • Embassy of Canada to Japan 7 Chome-3-38 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052
  • ¥2000 for members ¥ 3000 for non members

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