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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune fields a top-tier practice offering expertise on the gamut of competition issues, including merger control, international cartel investigations and conduct cases. Offers plentiful experience representing clients before the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) as well as working in conjunction with foreign co-counsel in major international antitrust forums, including the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). Its key clients include LINE, Slack Technologies, and Tiffany & Co.

Strengths

One client praises the Anderson Mori & Tomotsune team for its "perfect" client service, adding: "They are very practical and responsive, and want to understand the commercial aspects."

Work highlights

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune represented LINE in the merger control aspects of its JPY3 trillion business integration before the JFTC and other competition authorities in the US, South Korea and Taiwan.

Notable practitioners

Hideto Ishida is a veteran antitrust lawyer renowned for his considerable experience in advising foreign and domestic multinational corporations before the JFTC. He is particularly well known for his work in anti-competitive conduct investigations.

Vassili Moussis is a dual-qualified lawyer specialising in European and international competition law matters. His inbound and outbound practice encompasses transactional and behavioural advice.

Yusuke Nakano leads advice to multinational corporations on merger control issues and anti-competitive conduct investigations.

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Overview

Not only is competition law legislation constantly changing but the enforcement practices of competition agencies are often different from the black-letter law of statutes, ordinances or guidelines. It is therefore essential for companies to obtain advice from experts with extensive knowledge as well as practical experience from the latest enforcement cases and who can advise on the enforcement trends of both the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) and international competition enforcement agencies. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has an extensive track record in matters relating to the Japanese Antimonopoly Act ("Antimonopoly Act") as well as aspects of international competition law, including matters involving foreign regulatory agencies. Our competition team consists of attorneys who have experience working for the JFTC and the European Commission, enabling AMT to provide first-class legal advice on the whole spectrum of competition and antitrust law.

Competition/Antitrust

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

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Location

Otemachi Park Building, 1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku,

1-1-1 Otemachi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-8136

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Competition/Antitrust


Hideto Ishida
Senior Statespeople
Vassili Moussis
Band 2
Yusuke Nakano
Band 1