Kei Amemiya has a high profile in the Japanese market where he is considered a top name for cartel investigations and unfair trade practices.
Kei Amemiya is a partner at Morrison & Foerster/Ito & Mitomi, leading its Japanese antitrust and competition practice in the Tokyo office.
Mr Amemiya, who has over 25 years of experience, previously served as investigator at the Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). When he joined the JFTC, he was the first attorney to be hired under a special law to offer legal expertise in the JFTC. There, Mr Amemiya played a leading role in a number of cases involving cartel and bid rigging, private monopolisation and unfair trade practices, most of which resulted in JFTC’s model rulings on a number of key issues. He remains one of a small number of attorneys in private practice with such experience.
Since Mr Amemiya’s return to private practice, he has advised numerous clients in a wide variety of industries on every kind of antitrust issue including precedent making cartel and other investigations as well as internationally renowned merger reviews. As a non-governmental adviser (NGA) serving under a long-term commitment, Mr Amemiya attends and presents at various International Competition Network (ICN) conferences. He also advises JFTC and ICN committees on major issues from the private counsel perspective.
Mr Amemiya received his LLB degree from Chuo University and his LLM degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He is admitted to practise law in Japan and the state of New York.