Seiichi Yoshikawa is a senior partner of Koga & Partners. He specialises in a broad range of international corporate practices with special emphasis on dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and mediation) and the competition law.
In the area of competition law, he has widely advised Japanese and foreign corporations on the legality of contractual provisions in light of the prohibition of “unfair business practices” provided in the Antimonopoly Law, and advised trade associations on the legality of certain of their conducts, such as data gathering and committee meetings of member companies. He has also been involved in cartel investigations conducted by the authorities of Japan, US, EU and Brazil, as well as private civil actions filed in the US, the UK and Canada for competition law violations. He is a member of the Japan Competition Law Forum.
Mr Yoshikawa is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1963) and the University of Washington School of Law (MCL, 1968). He is a former president of Daini Tokyo Bar Association and vice president of the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations (1993), as well as a member of the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice (1999). He was a councillor of the International Bar Association (2007).
He published an article, “Fair Trade Commission vs MITI: History of the Conflicts between the Antimonopoly Policy and the Industrial Policy in the Post World War Period of Japan” in the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol 15 PP489 (1983).
WWL says: An intelligent and highly knowledgeable expert on the Japanese market
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