Competition and Antitrust Law

With the ever-increasing importance of antitrust laws in recent years, our specialized attorneys have a wide range of experience at government agencies, corporate inhouse legal, and overseas law firms and are familiar with the latest practices in Japan and abroad, offering practical legal services suited for business.

Antitrust Law
Antitrust laws often require that their application be considered according to the nature of the business, and are difficult to comply with. At the same time, enforcement by authorities both in Japan and abroad has become stricter, and violations are subject to substantial penalties and criminal charges, so it is crucial for attorneys with expertise to handle such matters. We have assembled a team that includes fair trade commission experience, professional experts knowledgeable in current domestic and overseas matters (including Europe, North America, and China), and corporate inhouse veterans who share the goal of a competition law practice that provides tailor-made advice to facilitate clients' business activities. In addition to providing practical and positive solutions for governmental and inhouse investigations, litigation (government and private sector), business combinations, contract review, and advice for routine business activity, we also offer services from a preventative legal standpoint, such as policy creation and training in line with each company's needs.
Subcontract Act
Investigation and enforcement by the authorities under the Act against Delays in the Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, etc. to Subcontractors (Subcontract Act) has strengthened year by year, making the assistance of an expert attorney indispensable for compliance with the many detailed formal regulations. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise including Japan Fair Trade Commission and corporate inhouse experience, our team provides a variety of support, such as proposing reasonable and effective solutions, manual creation, training, and responses to investigations that suit the workflow or issue particular to each company.
Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations
The Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations is a law that requires special attention because misrepresentations are subject to fines due to an amendment, and cases coming to light before the Consumer Affairs Agency are on the rise. At the same time, it is vital for companies to appeal to consumers by promoting their products and services, and an overly conservative approach may lead to missed business opportunities.
With expertise that includes government agency experience and involvement with amending this law as well as corporate inhouse experience, we offer a new type of service to proactively consider and propose promotions that appeal to consumers effectively while mitigating risk. In addition, we also conduct advance checks and consider alternatives in the planning and execution of various campaigns and discounts from the perspective of promotional regulations.