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Kenji Ito

Kenji Ito
Office:
Marunouchi Park Building
2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
100-8222
City:
Tokyo
Country:
Japan
Tel:
+81 3 6266 8515
Fax:
+81 3 6266 8415

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

Kenji Ito is a partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, based in Tokyo, Japan, and primarily practises in the area of antitrust and competition law. He served as an official at the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the competition authority in Japan, where he was engaged in a number of high-profile antitrust cases. He has extensive experience in gaining merger clearance for cross-border transactions, defending cartel investigations, litigating civil antitrust cases, and managing complex international competition matters including distribution, licensing, joint ventures, and various types of business alliances. He has addressed a wide range of competition matters in various industries including technology, media, e-commerce, telecoms, finance, transportation, energy, natural resources, pharmaceutical, electronics, chemicals, automotive, food, consumer products, wholesale and retail. Legal publications such as GCR, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers and Best Lawyers recognise him as one of the leading lawyers in Japan. He has been appointed as a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network. He frequently writes and speaks on competition law matters for various publications and at international conferences.

Kenji Ito is a graduate of Kyoto University (LLB, 1995) and Georgetown University (LLM, 2002). He is admitted to the Bar in both Japan and New York.

WWL says: Kenji Ito is "a key figure in the competition practice" and is recognised for his distinguished work with the Japan Fair Trade Commission.

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

Who's Who Legal Japan - Competition

Kenji Ito is a partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, based in Tokyo, Japan, and primarily practises in the area of antitrust and competition law.  He served as an official at the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the competition authority in Japan, where he was engaged in a number of high-profile antitrust cases.  He has extensive experience in gaining merger clearance for cross-border transactions, defending cartel investigations, litigating civil antitrust cases, and managing complex international competition matters including distribution, licensing, joint ventures, and various types of business alliances.  He has addressed a wide range of competition matters in various industries including technology, media, e-commerce, telecoms, finance, transportation, energy, natural resources, pharmaceutical, electronics, chemicals, automotive, food, consumer products, wholesale and retail.  Legal publications such as GCR, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers, Best Lawyers recognize him as one of the leading lawyers in Japan.  He has been appointed as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network.  He frequently writes and speaks on competition law matters for various publications and at international conferences.

Kenji Ito is a graduate of Kyoto University (LLB, 1995) and Georgetown University (LLM, 2002).  He is admitted to the Bar in both Japan and New York. 

WWL says: Kenji Ito is one of the most highly regarded practitioners in the Japanese market and is described by peers as “a top name”.

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

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