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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Japan - Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Saori Hanada is a well-recognised name in the competition market, as well as "a very efficient lawyer who is always on top of things".


Saori Hanada is a partner at Atsumi & Sakai and a core member of the firm’s antitrust/competition practice group.

She has extensive experience advising on both domestic and international cartel cases, including internal audits, leniency applications, civil enforcement and criminal prosecutions in various jurisdictions, such as the US, the EU, Canada, Singapore and India. She also advises clients on merger control and other competition law issues under antitrust/competition laws.

She regularly advises clients on competition compliance programmes, frequently guiding the localisation of competition compliance programmes for multinational companies in a practical and effective manner that suits their business needs.

Recently, she was named a leading individual in her practice area by Asialaw (2018), and Best Lawyers (2020). She was also ranked in the “Up and Coming” tier of Chambers Asia Pacific (2019).

She earned a BA and an MA in political science at Waseda University, and an LLM at Columbia Law School in the US. She was admitted to the Japanese Bar in 2000, and the NY Bar in 2012.

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