Hibiya Sogo Law Office

Competition/Antitrust Department

Japan
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What the team is known for Top-league boutique firm specialising in antitrust and competition matters. Garners praise for its ability to offer support in litigations and JFTC investigations, including cases brought against individual employees.

Strengths One market commentator reports that it is "one of the best boutique firms in Japan and a long-term leading expert on competition law."

Other market commentators consider the firm a "really good antitrust law firm."

Notable practitioners

Toshiaki Tada enjoys a stellar reputation for his depth of expertise in competition law, with particular strength in cartel investigations. A market commentator says: "Everyone respects him and he is well versed and experienced in competition law."

Tsutomu Nakato is able to draw upon his extensive knowledge in this field and is particularly skilled in behavioural prohibition issues. A market commentator asserts that he "ranks among the best antitrust lawyers in Japan," while another describes him as "very practical and well connected."