Jones Day

Competition/Antitrust Department

Japan
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What the team is known for Active in global merger filings and cartel investigations before the JFTC, the US DOJ and FTC, the European Commission and a number of regulatory bodies across the Asia-Pacific region. Client base includes large 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"With Jones Day's strong global presence and network, we feel comfortable in recommending the firm to a client requiring cross-border representation," an impressed source reports.

Work highlights Acted for Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma on the antitrust aspects of its acquisitions of various interests in Roivant Sciences and interests owned by Roivant Sciences, altogether totalling approximately USD3 billion.

Notable practitioners


Hiromitsu Miyakawa
is frequently instructed by multinational corporations looking to secure transactional clearance from the JFTC and other foreign regulators. His practice also encompasses behavioural work, offering compliance advice as well as defence from inquiries into allegations of antitrust violations. "He is a calm, yet energetic lawyer," an interviewee observes, adding: "His advice and assistance for Japanese clients have earned him much trust."