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- Corporate Rehabilitation / Bankruptcy / Debt Collection
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Antitrust / Competition
Our firm’s antitrust team includes former Fair Trade Commission officials who greatly influenced its development of antitrust practices, and features a globally-renowned partner who has enjoyed top-ranking in Chambers, Who’s Who Legal (Competition) and Legal 500 for more than 10 years and served as the leader of the Tokyo antitrust practice of a prominent international law firm.
The team has an outstanding track record with both Japanese and cross-border/international cases, including investigations of cartels, abuse of dominance and unfair trade practices.
Our team also has extensive experience with complicated multinational merger reviews involving Fortune 500 multinational companies.
The team works closely with clients in all kinds of industries for development of novel and practical business strategies on joint R&D, IP licenses/standard setting, distribution, branding and other vertical restraints.
Some areas of unfair trade practices (e.g., Japan-unique “abuse of superior bargaining position”) contain pitfalls that non-Japanese clients often overlook.
Review of business practices, internal investigations of potential violations, and educational/training programs are also our major practices.