Dr Hiroaki Ishigaki is vice president and head of both NERA’s Tokyo office and the company’s operations in Japan. He is an expert in providing economic advice in antitrust, intellectual property, securities and finance, and energy. He has frequently presented his analyses to regulatory agencies and courts.
In his antitrust practice, Dr Ishigaki has analysed the competitive impacts of many merger cases in a wide range of industries, including mining, beverages, paper products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metals, petroleum, refineries, containers, computer products, semiconductor devices, machinery, automobiles, wholesale, retail, securities exchanges, banking and auctions, among others. He has addressed liability and damages issues involving bid rigging, cartels, predatory pricing, monopolisation, abuse of a dominant position, and other antitrust violations.
He has also evaluated damages in various intellectual property infringement disputes and reasonable compensation in employee invention litigations. He has experience in helping license agreement of intellectual property rights. In his securities and finance practice, he has analysed the liability claim and damages in securities litigations regarding various fraudulent financial reporting, as well as minority squeezed-out and derivative transaction disputes.
Prior to joining NERA, Dr Ishigaki served as an economist in the mergers and acquisitions division of the Japan Fair Trade Commission, where he advised on and conducted economic analyses of many merger cases in a wide range of industries.
WWL says: Hiroaki Ishigaki is “known for his keen intellect and expertise analysing the competitive impacts of mergers”
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