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 and international cartel cases.

Strengths Market sources are impressed by the firm's market presence, reporting: "It's a boutique, but they have the capability to handle international matters. The firm has a prestigious reputation."

Notable practitioners

Toshiaki Tada enjoys praise from market sources for his expertise in both contentious and non-contentious competition law mandates. He is adept at handling merger filings as well as representing clients in cartel investigations. An impressed interviewee describes him as an "excellent lawyer" who has "good legal sense."

Tsutomu Nakato has significant experience in handling behavioural competition law mandates and is well known in the market for his solid reputation. Sources describe him as a "prominent lawyer for cartel investigations."