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Etsuko Hara

Etsuko Hara

Anderson Mori & TomotsuneOtemachi Park Building1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-kuTokyoJapan100-8136
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Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Etsuko Hara is a first-class competition lawyer who is highly rated among peers for her profound ability when it comes to international cartel investigations and complex merger filings.

Biography

Etsuko Hara is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, and an associate professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics.

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 is teaching at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. She recently co-authored Extraterritorial Application of Foreign Laws: A Primer for Japanese Companies (Kinzai, 2013) and "Japan: Merger Control" of the GCR Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review (2018).

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Japan - Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Etsuko Hara is a key figure in Japan's competition market. She is described as a "very diligent lawyer" whom peers have "very good experience of working with".

Biography

Etsuko Hara is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and an associate professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. Her practice focuses on the areas of antitrust law and corporate transactions.

Ms Hara has extensive experience advising on antitrust cases as well as inbound and outbound transactions, including cross-border distribution, licence and franchise agreements and other corporate transactions. She regularly handles multi-jurisdictional merger filings and advises on various antitrust issues with regard to these transactions, including complex contract arrangements such as alliances between competitors, and vertical antitrust issues.

Ms Hara also advises on international and 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 recently co-authored Extraterritorial Application of Foreign Laws: A Primer for Japanese Companies (Kinzai, 2013) and Introduction to Japanese Business Law & Practice (fourth edition, 2019).

Japan - Franchise 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Etsuko Hara excels at handling multi-jurisdictional direct investment matters, franchise agreements and related disputes.

Biography

Etsuko Hara is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and an associate professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. Her practice focuses on the areas of antitrust law and corporate transactions.

Ms Hara has extensive experience advising on antitrust cases as well as inbound and outbound transactions, including cross-border distribution, licence and franchise agreements and other corporate transactions. She regularly handles multi-jurisdictional merger filings and advises on various antitrust issues with regard to these transactions, including complex contract arrangements such as alliances between competitors, and vertical antitrust issues.

Ms Hara also advises on international and 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 recently co-authored Extraterritorial Application of Foreign Laws: A Primer for Japanese Companies (Kinzai, 2013) and Introduction to Japanese Business Law & Practice (third edition, 2017).

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