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Yusuke Nakano

Yusuke Nakano
Office:
Akasaka K-Tower
2-7, Motoakasaka 1-chome
Minato-ku
107-0051
City:
Tokyo
Country:
Japan
Tel:
+81 3 6888 1065
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+81 3 6888 3065

Biography • Who's Who Legal Japan: Competition - Lawyers

Yusuke Nakano is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune with a broad range of experience across antitrust matters, public procurement, mergers and acquisitions, business dispute resolution and intellectual property.

Mr Nakano has represented a variety of companies in administrative investigations and hearing procedures conducted by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), as well as in criminal and civil antitrust cases. Reflecting the JFTC’s enforcement focus on cartel matters, Mr Nakano has built and conducts his domestic practice with a similar focus. He is skilled at minimising monetary risks faced by clients, not only by applying for leniency, but also by negotiating with the JFTC to exclude certain sales from calculations of the surcharge to be imposed. In a certain private monopolisation case, his optimum efforts resulted in the JFTC terminating the investigation without a cease-and-desist order. Mr Nakano also has extensive knowledge and experience in merger control, and was involved in the first foreign-to-foreign merger case that the JFTC launched an investigation against.

On an international scale, Mr Nakano has assisted many Japanese companies and individuals involved in antitrust cases in foreign jurisdictions, while closely cooperating with foreign co-counsel to effectively do so. As a result, Mr Nakano has gained substantial experience in the actual enforcement of competition law by foreign authorities, including the USDOJ and the European Commission. He was the lead counsel supervising lawyers in more than 10 jurisdictions to assist a certain Japanese company that applied for leniency globally. He also assisted a major Japanese consumer electronics maker in obtaining clearance in various jurisdictions, in his capacity as a leader of the global counsel team.

Mr Nakano is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1994) and Harvard Law School (LLM, 2001). He is admitted to the bar in both Japan and New York, and was a lecturer at Hitotsubashi University Law School (from 2009 to 2013). He is a co-author of Leniency Regimes (European Lawyer Reference, 2012) (fourth edition), The Merger Control Review (Law Business Research, 2014) (fifth edition) and the Japanese chapters of various other publications.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Japan which can be purchased from our Shop.

Biography • Who's Who Legal Japan: Government Contracts

Yusuke Nakano is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune with a broad range of experience across antitrust matters, public procurement, mergers and acquisitions, business dispute resolution and intellectual property.

Through representing and providing advice to various companies in antitrust matters, Mr Nakano has gained significant knowledge and insight as to the real practice of public procurement by Japanese national agencies, local governments and state companies. He has acted as a lead counsel in one of the most full-fledged administrative, criminal and civil litigations in Japanese antitrust history arising from public procurement of oil products by the Ministry of Defense (at the time, the Defense Agency) as well as various other high profile bid-rigging cases, and has also advised one of the biggest state companies on a large number of transactions each involving a significant amount of assets. These professional experiences have further developed Mr Nakano’s skill set in navigating risks arising from involvement in public procurement processes in Japan.

As the Japanese public procurement legislation contains unique features and there are still cases where government officials or agents of state companies “deviate” from laws and regulations, companies that would like to be successful in public procurement projects need careful, practical advice. Mr Nakano is well positioned to provide such advice as he has advised numerous Japanese and foreign companies planning to transact business in public procurement projects.

Mr Nakano is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1994) and Harvard Law School (LLM, 2001). He is admitted to the bar in both Japan and New York, and was a lecturer at Hitotsubashi University Law School (from 2009 to 2013). He consistently contributed the Japanese chapter to Getting the Deal Through - Public Procurement (Law Business Research, 2005-2010), and is a co-author of the Japanese chapters of various other publications.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Japan which can be purchased from our Shop.

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