Etsuko Hara is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, and her practice focuses on the areas of antitrust law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate transactions.
Ms Hara has extensive experience advising on inbound and outbound transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border distribution, and licence and franchise agreements. She regularly handles multi-jurisdictional merger filings and advises on various antitrust issues with regard to the transactions, including complex contract arrangements such as alliances between competitors, and vertical antitrust issues.
Ms Hara also advises on international or domestic cartel cases, and has assisted clients on cartel investigations by the JFTC and foreign competition authorities, leniency applications and private actions.
Ms Hara is a graduate of Columbia Law School (LLM) and the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1998), and is admitted as a lawyer in Japan and New York. She teaches antitrust law at Hitotsubashi University School of Law. She recently co-authored Extraterritorial Application of Foreign Laws: A Primer for Japanese Companies (Kinzai, 2013) and two chapters ("Japan: Cartels" and "Japan: Merger Control") of the GCR Asia Pacific Antitrust Review (2015).
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