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 regard 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 USDOJ 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, 2012) (fourth edition) and the Japanese chapters of various other publications.
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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.
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