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Practice Areas

He has abundant experiences and expertise in handling merger control for high profile mergers particularly in pharmaceutical industry, semi-conductor and electronics sectors and highly concentrated chemical/metal and other materials businesses. His recent professional highlights also include counseling for both domestic and international clients in relation to international cartel investigations on electronics, financial products and auto-parts.


Admitted in Japan (2002). University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2001) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2008).

Professional Memberships

Daiichi-Tokyo Bar Association, American Bar Association and Japan Competition Forum.


The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2015, 2016 and 2017 Japan (co-author), Annotation of Anti-monopoly Act (in Japanese, co-author) (2014), The law and practice of antitrust gun jumping and information exchange - for M&A practitioners (in Japanese, co-author) (2017), Extradition and antitrust law: Businessmen involved in global cartels extradited to foreign countries (co-authored) Concurrences No.3 2017.