Kei Amemiya is a partner at Morrison & Foerster/Ito & Mitomi, leading its Japanese antitrust and competition practice in the Tokyo Office.
Mr Amemiya previously served as Investigator at the Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). When he joined the JFTC in 2001, he was the first attorney to be hired under a special law to offer legal expertise in JFTC’s investigations and administrative hearings. With his departure in 2004, he is one of a small number of attorneys in private practice with such experience.
Mr Amemiya has played a leading role in cases involving cartel/bid rigging, private monopolisation and unfair trade practices in the oil, construction, medical device, food and metal piping industries. These cases were some of the JFTC’s most challenging and notorious, resulting in model rulings on a number of key issues. He also participated in JFTC competition reviews related to the cellular telephone industry and the food container industry.
As a non-governmental adviser (NGA) to serve under a long-term commitment, Mr Amemiya attends and presents at various International Competition Network (ICN) conferences. He also advises JFTC and ICN committees on major issues including merger review and cartel investigations from the private counsel perspective.
Mr Amemiya received his LLB degree from Chuo University and LLM degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He is admitted to practise law in Japan and in the state of New York.
WWL says: Kei Amemiya received votes from sources internationally for the quality of his work across the full breadth of competition matters
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