With one of the largest legal teams in Japan, we bring a wealth of practical knowledge focused on the singular purpose of providing high quality legal services.


Our lawyers have authored or co-authored a number of newsletters, articles, books and other materials covering a wide range of legal areas to address the latest legal developments and increasingly diverse and complex issues.


We regularly hold seminars and offer lectures through various formats, such as online streaming.


Cartel Investigations

We have been providing advice on cartel cases for decades, and have been representing clients in important cases since the introduction of Japan’s leniency system in 2006.

We are well positioned to provide seamless advice and support to our clients on all aspects of cartel investigation, including dawn raids, internal investigations, interviews and hearings by the JFTC, cease and desist orders/administrative surcharge orders and litigation challenging these orders. In addition, as the first full-service law firm in Japan, we are also capable of providing advice on other related matters such as follow-on damage claims, media relations, disciplinary actions against employees involved in misconduct, establishment of compliance programs, and handling of customer damage claims.

Our years of experience working with many prominent international law firms on competition law matters, including high profile international cartel cases, have equipped us to work efficiently with counsel in other jurisdictions. Moreover, by providing creative and practical advice backed by our expertise on foreign competition laws and related legal issues, such as attorney-client privilege, we are capable of providing our clients with a globally integrated approach to protect their rights and interests in Japan and overseas.

Cartel Investigations Related Awards