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.


Merger Control

We have handled numerous types of merger control matters for domestic and multi-national clients, including analyzing notifiability and substantive issues, leading the pre-notification consultation process and filing notifications with the authority, and if necessary, planning remedies for the most complex and controversial cases. We have dealt with high-profile merger control cases in Japan every year, and have taken the initiative in epoch-making cases such as those involving market definition and creative and novel remedies.

Furthermore, we have extensive experience in advising on the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s ex-officio investigations, which are driven by its fairly recent policy, regarding transactions not in compliance with the statutory compulsory filing requirements, especially in the high-tech and IT-related sectors.

Our antitrust/competition law practice is unique and highly respected in that we have antitrust lawyers who not only have in-depth expertise and highly specialized knowledge of Japanese antitrust law but are also knowledgeable about the antitrust/competition laws of various overseas jurisdictions, enabling us to provide our international clients with the most straightforward and on-point advice to successfully and expeditiously consummate their transactions.

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