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National Leader

Japan - Competition 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Yusuke Takamiya performs impressively in our research this year thanks to the breadth of his expertise in antitrust matters, from unfair trade practice regulations to merger control proceedings.


Yusuke Takamiya is an antitrust partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; the International Competition Network’s non-governmental adviser to the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC); and former researcher at the JFTC Competition Policy Research Centre. Mr Takamiya provides a wide range of legal advice on antitrust/competition laws such as merger controls, cartel/leniency matters, unilateral conducts and unfair trade practices. Mr Takamiya also has significant expertise on cases requiring multilateral responses (eg, the EU, the US and China), and regularly collaborates with major international law firms around the world.

Mr Takamiya not only advises on clients’ issues with the antitrust/competition authorities, but is also involved in consultation relating to clients’ compliance with antitrust/competition laws. In addition to traditional antitrust/competition law issues, Mr Takamiya energetically engages in the analysis and examination of legal issues under antitrust/competition laws when companies start brand-new businesses.

Mr Takamiya has significant expertise in international antitrust/competition laws and policies. With regard to US antitrust law, he also has experience of serving as a research assistant to Professor Eleanor M Fox; as an international attorney at the Washington, DC office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; and as an international competition consultant at the Federal Trade Commission. He also has a postgraduate diploma in European competition law from King’s College London. Mr Takamiya is the only person from Japan named in GCR’s "40 under 40" list for 2020.

With his broad background, Mr Takamiya also provides advice on emerging competition law issues, such as digital competition and crossover issues in IP and competition.

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