Yusuke Nakano is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, with broad experience in the areas of antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, business dispute resolution and intellectual property.
He has represented a variety of companies in relation to administrative investigations and hearing procedures conducted by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), as well as in criminal and civil antitrust cases. As the JFTC's enforcement focuses on cartel matters, so does his domestic practice. In a certain private monopolisation case, his maximum efforts resulted in the JFTC's termination of investigation without any cease-and-desist order. He also has extensive knowledge and experience in merger control, and was involved in the first foreign-to-foreign merger case against which the JFTC launched an investigation.
On an international scale, Mr Nakano has assisted many Japanese companies and individuals involved in antitrust cases in foreign jurisdictions, in close cooperation with co-counsel in those jurisdictions. As a result of this, Mr Nakano has gained substantial experience in the actual enforcement of competition law by foreign authorities, like the US DOJ and the European Commission. He has also assisted a major Japanese consumer electronics maker in obtaining clearance in various jurisdictions, as a leader of the global counsel team.
Yusuke 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, 2015) (fifth edition) and the Japanese chapters of various other publications.
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