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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is recognised for its strong capabilities on complex global mergers. Works closely with its market-leading EU and China antitrust teams to advise on the competition aspects of multi-jurisdictional transactions. Regularly assists pharmaceutical and retail companies, manufacturers and trading houses. Also noted for its global compliance programmes and behavioural work around technology and intellectual property. Its key clients include Google, AstraZeneca, and Mitsui & Co.

Strengths

One impressed client appreciates that "Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer always provides practical and feasible solutions with deep awareness of our business," while another reports: "They have a very high understanding and quality of customer service."

A further client commends the team's "quick and deep understanding of our concerns," adding: "FBD provides us with positive advice based on compliance trends in the region, which is really helpful. They are helpful because of the global network - internally we can entrust the FBD legal team and work together easily."

Work highlights

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Google on the Japanese merger control review in relation to its USD2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit.

Notable practitioners

Kaori Yamada is highly active in the field of international merger control as well as defending corporates from JFTC reviews into anti-competitive conduct. One client attests: "She possesses expertise in competition laws and the information she provides is valuable," while another adds: "Her intense knowledge of competition laws and practices and her deep understanding of our business make an impression on me. She always provides the best solution to a difficult situation."

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Overview

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Competition/Antitrust

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Location

Akasaka Biz Tower 36F

5-3-1 Akasaka Minato-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

107-6336

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Japan

Competition/Antitrust


Kaori Yamada
Band 2