Competition/Consumer Protection Counseling

In our firm, top-tier competition/consumer protection lawyers with extensive knowledge and experience on competition and consumer protection laws, provide strategic legal advice on business plans, distribution, licensing, business alliance, purchasing (the Subcontract Act), promotion (the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations) and so forth, enabling clients to achieve their business goals in conformity with competition and consumer protection laws. Generally, such legal advice is likely to be conservative since the criteria for determining the illegality of business conduct under competition and consumer protection laws, are often unclear. We have expertise in providing creative solutions tailored to various business situations, taking the clients' business needs and actual conditions of industries into careful consideration.

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PublicationsArchives

2022.05.21
Understanding the Basics - The Regulatory Framework of Subcontracting-related Laws(Business Homu, July 2022)
2022.05.13
The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides - Japan CARTELS
2022.02.15
Utilization of Antimonopoly Act in Civil Dispute Resolution
2022.02.04
Antimonopoly Act Consultation Handbook
2022.01.25
A Case where Restrictive Trading Against App Providers Became Problematic - Handling the Case Against Apple Inc. - announced by the Fair Trade Commission dated September 9, 2021 [Antitrust Case Flash Report]
2022.01.07
Recent Tends in the Subcontract Act: Focusing on the Regulation of the Terms of Trade Itself
2021.11.20
Learning from Anti-Monopoly Act Cases Consulted with the JFTC and the Cases of Violation of the Subcontract Act - Practical Points to Ensure Fairness in Inter-Business Transactions (Business Homu, January 2022)
2021.11.15
[Series] E-Commerce Practices (Points to Note in Drafting Terms and Conditions.etc.) (No. 12):Points to Note regarding Personal Data Protection (3)
2021.11.01
Examination and Analysis of Regulations against Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position 4th Edition
2021.10.15
[Series] E-Commerce Practices (Points to Note in Drafting Terms and Conditions.etc.) (No. 11):Points to Note regarding Personal Data Protection (2)
2021.09.15
[Series] E-Commerce Practices (Points to Note in Drafting Terms and Conditions.etc.) (No. 10)
2021.05.17
Private Antitrust Litigation
2021.05.15
Labor and Competition Legislation concerning Exploitative Acts toward Freelancers
2021.05.15
[Series] E-Commerce Practices (No.9):Overview and Summary of Recent Legislative Trends related to E-Commerce
2021.05.10
Ronten-Taikei : The Anti-Monopoly Act Second Edition
2021.04.16
Learn through Q&A : A Practical Guide to the Subcontracting Act for each Industry
2021.04.15
[Series] E-Commerce Practices (No.8):Points to Keep in Mind in Making Representations on Websites (2)
2021.03.15
[Series] E-Commerce Practices (No.7):Points to Keep in Mind in Making Representations on Websites (1)
2021.03.01
COVID-19 and Corporate Legal Affairs - Legal Issues during/after COVID-19
2021.02.15
[Series] E-Commerce Practices (No. 6): Points to Keep in Mind regarding Application and Amendment of Terms and Conditions
2020.12.15
Special Topic: A Commentary on the Impact on Practices of the Judgment Rendered by the Tokyo High Court on November 5, 2020 on the Terms of Use ーFrom the Perspective of Business Practices under Consumer Laws (i.e. Business Operators' Side)
2020.12.15
2020.11.20
Corporate Compliance on Utilization of External Human Resources - Intersection of Antimonopoly Act and Employment Law
2020.11.15
2020.11.11
Gun-jumping Rule and Examples of Enforcement Outside of Japan
2020.10.31
Practical Guide to the 2016 and 2019 Antimonopoly Act Amendments
2020.10.23
2020.10.21
The Eight Key Points that Should be Immediately Disseminated to Main Subcontracting Entrepreneurs - Compliance with the Subcontract Act and the Trends of the Anticipated Law Enforcement during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Business Homu, December 2020)
2020.10.15
[Series] E-Commerce Practices (No. 3): Points to Note in Drafting Terms and Conditions (3)
2020.09.25
Reduction System for Cooperation in Investigation
2020.09.15
[Series] E-Commerce Practices (No. 2): Points to Note in Drafting Terms and Conditions (2)
2020.08.21
Viewpoints in Reviewing Competition Law Compliance Systems at Companies
2020.08.15
[Series] E-Commerce Practices (No. 1): Points to Note in Drafting Terms and Conditions (1)
2020.06.27
Lawyers' Knowledge on Competition Law Practice 
2019.10.21
DOJ Dawn Raid Preparation and Response Checklist (Part 2) ~Contemplating Compliance Programs for Global Corporations based on Overseas Practice of Competition Laws~
2019.10.07
[Expert Analysis] Digital Platforms Must Heed Japanese Antitrust Law Updates
2019.09.21
DOJ Dawn Raid Preparation and Response Checklist (Part 1) ~Contemplating Compliance Programs for Global Corporations based on Overseas Practice of Competition Laws~
2019.07.01
To Operate a Business Properly - A Review of the Key Points of the Anti-Monopoly Act
2019.07.01
Points to Note in Employing Freelancers from the Perspective of the Anti-Monopoly Act and the Subcontract Act
2019.03.01
Schmidt's Deodorant Company (Natural Deodorant Products), Report #6127, NAD/CARU Case Reports (10/27/2017) - A Case Study where Advertising Claims based on General Customers' Reviews were Found Inappropriate in the US -
2018.10.03
2018.04.13
Anti-Monopoly Law Issues that HR Persons Should Note - Prompted by the Study of U.S. and Japanese Competition Authorities' Development
2017.07.10
An up-close coverage on officers investigating subcontract transactions - A deeper examination into the bullying of small and medium-sized enterprises (Commentator)
2017.06.26
Platforms and the Guidelines on Distribution Systems and Business Practices
2014.06.20
Ronten-Taikei:The Anti-Monopoly Act
2013.01.01
The Cartels and Leniency Review

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SeminarsArchives

2022.08.29
【Onilne Seminar】Catch up on the Premiums and Representations Act - Focusing on Recent Topics
2022.07.28
(Online Seminar) The Subcontract Act, the Anti-Monopoly Act, and the Labor Standards Act that Principals Should be Aware of when Entering into an Agreement with and Outsourcing to a Contractor
2022.05.25
Explanatory Seminar on the Subcontract Act as well as the Small and Medium-Sized Subcontractors Promotion Act and the Promotion Criteria Thereunder
2022.04.27
Countermeasures to the Subcontracting Act for Content Creators
2022.03.15
The Subcontract Act Seminar for Companies that Frequently Contract Freelancers - Learning from Practice
2022.02.22
【Onilne Seminar】Series of Seminars on Latest Court Decisions (9): Explanation on the Latest Court Decisions Concerning Antitrust Law and Consumer Law
2021.12.10
【Online Seminar】Points to Note under the Anti-Monopoly Law upon Establishment of Joint Ventures and Business Alliances
2021.10.04
Learning about the Subcontract Act Through Mock Cases - What Would You Do in this Situation? From Review of Contracts to Response to Administrative Agencies -
2021.09.13
Risks Relating to Use of External Human Resources -- Examination of "Employment" and "Quasi-Employment" Working Styles from the View Points of Labor Law and Anti-Monopoly Law
2020.12.20
【Online Seminar】 The Latest Revisions to the Anti-Monopoly Act and Practice Thereunder - The Measures that Should be Taken by Companies against the Enforcement of the Revised Act -
2020.07.30
【Online Seminar】 Utilization of External Human Resources and Related Risks - Intersection of Antimonopoly Act and Employment Law
2020.05.21
Understanding the Key Points in 60 Minutes - Recent Trends on the Anti-Monopoly Law
2019.11.22
Competition Law Issues over Collection and Use of Personal Data
2019.11.14
Important Issues in Business Legal Affairs in View of Latest Developments - The 2019 Amendment to the Antimonopoly Act and Practical Response to Investigations by the Japan Fair Trade Commission
2019.11.12
Latest Trends in Compliance in Japan, the U.S. and Europe
2019.09.26
Important Issues in Business Legal Affairs in View of Latest Developments - Regulations on Representation for Consumer Protection
2019.05.23
Points to Consider regarding the Anti-Monopoly Act upon Contract Negotiation
2019.03.18
【Nagoya】Practical Actions to be Taken in an Investigation by the Fair Trade Commission that Companies should Know in Advance
2018.12.14
【Osaka】Practical Actions to be Taken in an Investigation by the Fair Trade Commission that Companies should Know in Advance
2018.10.22
Latest Trends in Competition Laws in Japan and the United States
2018.06.15
Catching up with the Anti-Monopoly Act -- Centering around Recent Topics
2017.11.28
Current Developments in U.S. Antitrust Laws and Cross-Border M&A ~Consideration for Japanese Businesses: International Cartel Investigations・Litigation・M&A Activities~
2017.08.29
Recent Developments Related to Antitrust Laws and Practical Responses Thereto
2017.06.28
Lectures on Competition Laws in Foreign Countries including the United States of America and the EU Member States
2017.06.27
Compliance Seminar in Tokyo - Learn about the Basics of the Premiums and Representations Act on Actual Cases of Violations thereof

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