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Hibiya Sogo Law Office

Competition/Antitrust

2 ranked lawyersBand 1JapanAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Hibiya Sogo Law Office is a top-league boutique firm specialising in antitrust and competition matters. Garners praise for its ability to handle JFTC investigations into cartel and unilateral conduct, as well as follow-on civil litigation as defence counsel to Japanese corporates and individual defendants.

Strengths

Interviewees praise the Hibiya Sogo Law Office team as "a well-known boutique firm for antitrust" that is "very much focused on competition," and praise its strength in "investigations, notifications and filings before the JFTC."

Notable practitioners

Toshiaki Tada is widely known in the market for his experience in the fields of competition and antitrust. He represents clients in a variety of merger filings and investigations by domestic and international antitrust authorities. One market commentator describes him as a "very top-notch lawyer."

Tsutomu Nakato is widely acknowledged by sources to be an experienced and "very senior" practitioner of antitrust law. His practice focuses on investigations into anti-competitive conduct, such as cartels, including bid-rigging and price-fixing, and unilateral behaviour, such as abuse of superior bargaining position.

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Japan

Competition/Antitrust


Toshiaki Tada
Band 1
Tsutomu Nakato
Band 1