Hiroaki Ishigaki

Hiroaki Ishigaki
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Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Economic Consulting - Competition Economists

Dr Hiroaki Ishigaki is managing director and head of NERA’s Tokyo office and its operations in Japan. He is an expert in providing economic advice in antitrust, intellectual property, securities and finance, and energy. He has worked on matters investigated by the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice, the US Federal Trade Commission, and the European Commission; and he has frequently presented his analyses to regulatory agencies and courts.

In his antitrust practice, Dr Ishigaki has analysed the competitive impacts of merger cases in a wide range of industries, including mining, beverages, paper products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metals, petroleum, refineries, containers, computer products, electronic parts, 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 dominant position and other antitrust violations.

Dr Ishigaki also performs economic assessments in intellectual property, transfer pricing, securities and finance, commercial litigation, and energy matters. He has evaluated damages in various patent disputes and reasonable compensation in employee invention disputes. Dr Ishigaki also has experience working with clients on licence agreements related to intellectual property rights. In transfer pricing disputes, he has analysed the price premium resulting from industry protection policies, marketing, and R&D intangibles. In addition, he has examined liability claims and damages in securities litigation and performed risk analysis in connection with foreign direct investments in power plants.

Prior to joining NERA, Dr Ishigaki served as an economist in the M&A division of the Japan Fair Trade Commission, where he advised on and conducted economic analyses of merger cases across diverse industries.

WWL says: Hiroaki Ishigaki is regarded as one of the foremost competition economists in Japan by market commentators.

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