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Kaori Yamada

Tokyo, Japan Asia-Pacific Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Competition/Antitrust
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Competition/Antitrust - Japan

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Tokyo practice group leader Kaori Yamada garners praise for "her reading of both the legal and the policy landscape of competition law in Japan." She is highly active in the field of international merger control as well as defending corporates from JFTC reviews into anti-competitive conduct. According to one impressed source, "her strength is her ability to provide clients with practically reliable options, together with clear advice on the level of risk."
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Practice Areas

Kaori Yamada specialises in all areas of competition law as well as investigations and compliance related to “ABC” issues. Her work includes multi-jurisdictional investigation defence, merger reviews, and advice on competitor cooperation and distribution issues, across a broad range of industries, in particular the chemical, telecoms, technology, energy and healthcare sectors. Her deep understanding of working effectively with the government makes her a trusted adviser for Japanese companies on their complex communications with the authorities.

Career

Kaori has worked in Freshfields in London and Tokyo for 12 years and was previously with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 6 years.

Professional Memberships

Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association.

Personal

Kaori was educated at the University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Law), Oxford University (The Queen's College, MJuris), London school of Economics (LLM).

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Kaori Yamada

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