Yusuke Nakano sits among Japan's elite competition specialists and is praised by peers who say he is "very respected in the market" and has a "a strong reputation".
Yusuke Nakano is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, with broad experience in the areas of antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, business dispute resolution, and intellectual property.
He has represented a variety of companies in relation to administrative investigations and hearing procedures conducted by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), and in criminal and civil antitrust cases. As the JFTC's enforcement focuses on cartel matters, so does his domestic practice. In one private monopolisation case, his best efforts resulted in the JFTC's termination of the investigation without any cease-and-desist order. He also has extensive knowledge and experience in merger control, and was involved in the first foreign-to-foreign merger case against which the JFTC launched an investigation.
On an international scale, Mr Nakano has assisted many Japanese companies and individuals involved in antitrust cases in foreign jurisdictions, in close cooperation with local counsel in those jurisdictions. As a result, Mr Nakano has gained substantial experience in the actual enforcement of competition law by foreign authorities, such as the US DOJ and the European Commission. He has also assisted a major Japanese consumer electronics maker in obtaining clearance in various jurisdictions, as a leader of the global counsel team.
Mr Nakano is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1994) and Harvard Law School (LLM, 2001). He is admitted to the Bar in both Japan and New York, and was a lecturer at Hitotsubashi University Law School (2009–2013). He is a co-author of Leniency Regimes (part of the European Lawyer Reference series; fifth edition, 2015) and the Japanese chapters of various other publications.