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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Junya Ae is held in awe for his “abundant professional knowledge and extensive experience in competition law". 


Peers and clients say:

"Junya has extensive knowledge and experience and provides practical and useful advice with regards to pre-merger filing requirements on a global scale."

"Mr Ae is precise, earnest, devoted and self-disciplined, so he is one of the most trustworthy attorneys out there."

"I was impressed by the stability and balance of his competition law analysis, accompanied by the speed of his response."


Junya is a partner and a co-head of the competition practice at Baker McKenzie's Tokyo office. Junya is recognised as one of the leading practitioners in Japan by key directories The Legal 500 and  . With a career background as a government official for a substantial time in Japan, Junya has a broad expertise in regulated industries and dealing with regulators.

Junya's practice covers all aspects of competition law, including international/local cartel, outbound/inbound merger control, abuse of dominance/unfair trade practice, compliance and consumer protection regulations. In particular, Junya handles complex and multi-jurisdictional investigation/merger control matters.

Junya covers a wide range of industries. Most of his clients are conglomerates with multiple sub-industries, such as Japanese trading companies and large blue-chip companies. Recently, he handled several high-profile matters for Japanese clients such as an international electric component cartel where he successfully achieved lowest exposures in investigations in a number of jurisdictions and follow-on damage claims including class actions in the USA; he acted for a Japanese company in vertical restriction enforcement by the European Commission and achieved the first settlement result in this area. He also handled the merger control aspects of a Japanese conglomerate's largest ever transaction to acquire the global power grid business of a leading European company.

Junya is also prominent in advocacy works. He is acting for various major business federations in Japan.

Junya is frequently quoted by Global Competition Review. Junya has contributed the Japan chapter to several editions of The Public Competition Enforcement Review.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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