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Tsuyoshi Ikeda

Tsuyoshi Ikeda
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Tsuyoshi (Yoshi) Ikeda is an antitrust counsel at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. As a former official of the Investigation Bureau of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), Yoshi has extensive experience in all aspects of antitrust/competition issues, including cartels, merger filings, and distribution issues in both domestic and international (multi-jurisdictional) arenas. At the JFTC, he engaged in, among others, the implementation of the leniency programme in Japan and a number of dawn raids (on-site inspections).

Yoshi has been representing multinational companies before the JFTC in international cartels and second phase review merger cases. Yoshi also advises on IP-related antitrust issues such as licensing, and cases involving standard-essential patents (SEPs), making the best use of his experience as an investigator in the IP/IT Taskforce at the JFTC. He has additional expertise in consumer protection issues, such as false advertising, as well as anti-bribery issues.

Yoshi has been listed as a leading expert in competition law in Chambers Asia since 2014. He was appointed as an officer of IBA’s antitrust committee in 2017. He frequently serves as a speaker at international conferences, such as the ICN (as a non-governmental adviser (NGA) for the JFTC) and IBA.

Yoshi is a graduate of Kyoto University (LLB, 2002) and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) (LLM, 2008). He is admitted in Japan, New York and California. He was a lecturer at Kindai University and is a specially appointed professor at Kanazawa Institute of Technology. His comments have been quoted in the most popular financial newspaper in Japan, the Nikkei, more than 15 times.

WWL says: Tsuyoshi Ikeda is called upon for his expertise in multi-jurisdictional competition matters where he is "the go-to person".

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