Jones Day

Competition/Antitrust Department

Japan
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What the team is known for Recognised for its abilities in global merger filings and cartel investigations before the US DOJ, the European Commission and the JFTC. A diverse client base includes leading domestic corporations active in sectors such as automotive parts, chemicals and manufacturing. Areas of focus include bid-rigging and price-fixing investigations and US civil litigation. Works in conjunction with its outstanding US antitrust team and impressive competition groups in Brussels and China, to provide global assistance on multi-jurisdictional issues.

Strengths Sources commend the firm's handling of cross-border competition mandates, noting its ability to "advise on worldwide competition rules and regulations."

Another client says the team is "highly experienced and prompt in its responses."

Work highlights Acted for Linear Technology on the antitrust issues associated with its sale to Analog Devices.

Notable practitioners

Hiromitsu Miyakawa continues to lead a range of investigations work, including cartel and bid-rigging mandates. He offers particular expertise on US-related antitrust matters. A client describes him as "highly professional with a true understanding of legal issues from the business perspective of the client," while another client applauds his ability to "provide advice in an easy-to-understand manner for those with no legal expertise."