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 JFTC, the US DOJ, the European Commission and a number of regulatory bodies across the Asia-Pacific region. 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 One impressed client praises the team's ability to leverage a "wealth of experience and knowledge in the field."

Other sources observe that the lawyers "pay good attention to clients' needs" and "always respond to enquiries in a timely manner."

Work highlights Assisted Hitachi with the antitrust aspects of its acquisition of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation’s particle-beam radiation therapy equipment business.

Notable practitioners

Hiromitsu Miyakawa is sought out by major domestic corporates for his expertise on a wide range of antitrust issues. He advises on merger filings and also represents clients before trade commissions and regulatory authorities across several jurisdictions. Clients are impressed by his "abundant experience and expertise in antitrust cases," and appreciate that "he always follows up with updates in relation to antitrust practices."