Kei Amemiya is a partner of Morrison & Foerster/Ito & Mitomi. His principal expertise in antitrust/antimonopoly law is complemented by a broad range of experience in international business transactions and corporate matters. He has also counselled clients in litigation matters in Japan and the United States, and has handled a number of cartel, monopolisation, unfair trade practice and related administrative fine cases as well as merger reviews.
Mr Amemiya previously served as an investigator for the Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), the competition authority in Japan. When he joined the organisation in 2001 he was the first attorney to be hired under a special law offering legal expertise in JFTC's investigations and administrative hearings.
Mr Amemiya has been actively working as a non-governmental adviser (NGA) for the International Competition Network (ICN), a forum for approximately 100 national competition agencies worldwide. Currently, as an NGA serving under a long-term commitment, he is not only attending various ICN conferences and making presentations, but also advising the JFTC and ICN committees on major issues such as merger review and cartel investigation from the private counsel viewpoint.
Mr Amemiya has authored numerous articles on the subject of antitrust and competition law. He regularly presents at various seminars and conferences both in Japan and internationally and is often quoted in domestic and international media.
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