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Eriko Watanabe

Admitted to bar
1988, Japan
Languages
Japanese and English
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Practice Areas
General Corporate; Internal Control/Compliance; Risk and Crisis Management; Dispute Resolution; Antitrust Practice

Biography

Eriko Watanabe is an antitrust partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. Ms. Watanabe worked at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago (1994-1995) as a visiting attorney, and served as a deputy director of the Fair Trade Commission of Japan (1995-1998). In addition to her work with the firm, Ms. Watanabe has taught, as the Professor at Keio Law School, antitrust and corporate law (2004-2007), and has been a member of various governmental commissions such as the Supervisory Commission for Public-Private and Private-Private Competitive Tenderings appointed by the prime minister of Japan from April 2007 to July 2012. She also assumed the position of a member of the Board of Governers and a member of the Audit & Supervisory Committee of Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), Japan Broadcasting Corporation, with the approval of both Houses of National Diet and appointed by the Prime Minister.

Ms. Watanabe has written on numerous legal topics regarding the Antimonopoly Law of Japan in both English and Japanese, including "Merger Control Worldwide" (the Japan part) and "Anti-Cartel Enforcement Worldwide" (the Japan part) for Cambridge University Press and has authored many publications in Japanese, including several chapters in the book entitled "Regulation on Setting Technology Standards Under the Antimonopoly Law of Japan," "Doing Business in Japan - Competition Law," "Practice regarding the Antimonopoly Law of Japan" (2006) and various papers such as "New Merger Guidelines and Review of Merger Cases by the JFTC" for Fair Trade (2003 and 2004). She has been a panelist in a number of international antitrust/competition law presentations such as at the ABA Cartel Workshop.

Ms. Watanabe earned her LL.B. in 1983 at Tohoku University in Japan and her LL.M. in 1994 at the University of Washington, School of Law in Seattle.

Education/Professional Experience

1983 Tohoku University (LL.B.)
1994 University of Washington School of Law (LL.M.)
1994-1995 Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago
1995-1998 The Fair Trade Commission of Japan
2004-2007 Professor (Antitrust and Corporate Law), Keio Law School
2007 Lecturer (Antitrust Law), Keio Law School
2005-2007, 2009 Member of the New Growth Policy Committee for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2007-2012 Member of Supervisory Commission for Public-Private and Private-Private Competitive Tenderings
2012-present Member of the Board of Governance, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Seminars

2011
Section of International Law 2011 Fall Meeting
2008
ABA Fall Forum
2008
International Competition Conference
2008
EU-Japan Competition Law Symposium:International Cartels: Enforcement Institutions and Policy Instruments (EC and Japanese laws and policies)
2008
International Cartel Workshop, ABA Section of Antitrust Law and the International Bar Association (San Francisco)
2006
Antitrust & Trade Regulation Seminar '06
2006
International Cartel Workshop, ABA Section of Antitrust Law and the International Bar Association (London)
2004
International Cartel Workshop, ABA Section of Antitrust Law and the International Bar Association (New York)
2001
APEC Conference on Competition Policy and Economic Development

Publications

2013
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2014
Japan
2013
ArticlesGetting the Deal Through - Cartel Regulation 2014
Japan
2013
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2014
Japan
2013
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2014
Japan
2012
ArticlesGetting the Deal Through - Cartel Regulation 2013
Japan
2012
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2013
Japan
2012
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2013
Japan
2012
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2013
Japan
2012
ArticlesCompetition & Antitrust Review 2012
Japan
2012
ArticlesGetting the Deal Through - Cartel Regulation 2012
Japan
2011
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2012
Japan
2011
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2012
Japan
2011
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2012
Japan
2011
ArticlesDoing Business in Japan
Antimonopoly Regulations (Chapter 9)
2011
ArticlesCompetition & Antitrust Review 2011
Japan
2011
ArticlesGetting the Deal Through - Cartel Regulation 2011
Japan
2011
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2011
Japan
2011
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2011
Japan
2010
ArticlesDoing Business in Japan
Antimonopoly Regulations (Chapter 9)
2010
ArticlesCompetition & Antitrust Review 2010
Japan
2010
ArticlesGetting the Deal Through - Cartel Regulation 2010
Japan
2010
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2010
Japan
2009
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2010
Japan
2009
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels and Leniency 2009
Japan
2009
ArticlesCompetition & Antitrust Review 2009
Japan
2009
ArticlesGetting the Deal Through - Cartel Regulation 2009
Japan
2009
ArticlesDoing Business in Japan (Competition Law - Japan)
2008
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2009
Japan
2008
ArticlesMerger Control Worldwide
Japan
2008
ArticlesCompetition & Antitrust Review 2008
Japan
2008
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels and Leniency 2008
Japan
2008
ArticlesGetting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2008
Japan
2008
ArticlesDefense Strategies for International Cartel Cases - A Japan Perspective (ABA International Cartel Workshop)
2008
ArticlesAnti-Cartel Enforcement in Japan and Proposed Amendment to the Antimonopoly Law in 2008 (ABA International Competition Conference)
2008
ArticlesOverview of the Regulations under the Antimonopoly Law and Recent Antimonopoly Law Development (Japan) (ABA Fall Forum)
2008
ArticlesJapan, "Anti-Cartel Enforcement Worldwide" (Cambridge University Press)
2007
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2008
Japan
2007
ArticlesCompetition & Antitrust Review 2007
Japan
2007
ArticlesGetting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2007
Japan
2007
ArticlesAnti-Cartel Enforcement Developments in Japan after the 2006 Amendment to the Antimonopoly Law (ABA Criminal Practice and Procedure Committee Newsletter)
2006
ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2007
Japan
2006
ArticlesReform of the Enforcement Regime of the Antimonopoly Law (2006)
2006
ArticlesCompetition & Antitrust Review 2006
Japan
2006
ArticlesDefense Strategies for International Cartel Cases - A Japan Perspective After the 2006 Amendment to the Antimonopoly Law
2005
ArticlesMerger Control Worldwide
Japan
2005
ArticlesCompetition & Antitrust Review 2005
Japan
2005
ArticlesBusiness concentration and collaboration among competitors under the Antimonopoly Law of Japan 2005
2004
ArticlesBusiness concentration and collaboration among competitors under the Antimonopoly Law of Japan
2004
ArticlesDefense Strategies for International Cartel Cases - A Japan Perspective
2002
ArticlesRegulation on Setting Technology Standards Under The Antimonopoly Law of Japan
1998-2003 ArticlesDoing Business in Japan (Revisions of Practitioner's Guide - Competition Law of Japan, and Preparation of English translation of Antimonopoly Law)

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