Atsumi & Sakai

Setsuko Yufu

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Ms. Yufu heads the firm’s antitrust team, advising on international and domestic cartel investigations, civil enforcements and defence against criminal prosecutions. She also advises on international and domestic merger control, dominance, R&D and vertical restraints in commercial transactions. She is also well-known for her extensive knowledge of EU competition laws.


Admitted in Japan (1981); Member of the Council of Antimonopoly Policy of the JFTC (2016-); Hitotsubashi University The Business Law Department of the Graduate School of Law, Lecturer (EU business law) (September 2019-).

Professional Memberships

Daini Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Competition Law Forum (board member); The European Union Studies Association-Japan (board member); The Japan Association of International Economic Law.


She has published numerous commentaries on EU competition laws.


LL.B., Waseda University (1974); Diploma, University of Amsterdam, Europa Institute (1986).