Antitrust and competition law is currently one of the most important areas of corporate compliance.
Recently, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) and other domestic and foreign authorities have been aggressively enforcing the law, and violations are subject to large surcharges and criminal penalties. For this reason, in the event that a violation is discovered or an investigation is conducted by the competition authorities, it is extremely important to have an attorney with expertise to respond quickly and appropriately. In addition, in M&A, corporate restructuring and business alliances, it is necessary to pay attention to the business combination regulations and competition laws of overseas competition authorities, including those in the EU, the US and Asia.
In matters related to competition law, lawyers with experience working for the Japan Fair Trade Commission play a central role, but the firm also makes active use of the knowledge of its advisor, Akira Negishi, a leading academic expert, to ensure that the firm is well prepared to deal with not only Japanese but also foreign competition laws, depending on the size, difficulty, and nature of the case.
In addition, in areas related to the Anti-Monopoly Act, such as the Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors and the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, our attorneys, who are well versed in the respective laws and regulations, provide optimal support according to the needs of our clients.