Competition/Consumer Protection Compliance

Changes occur rapidly in the area of competition and consumer protection laws. Sometimes compliance manuals that were written ten years ago are no longer applicable to current situations. It is therefore imperative that compliance programs be constantly updated to appropriately reflect changes in competition and consumer protection laws, their interpretation and/or practices.

Additionally, the appropriate and effective implementation of measures to prevent any misconduct is necessary not only to comply with the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, which obligates enterprises to develop such measures, but also to comply with competition law and the Subcontract Act. It is highly recommended that a management system be built and maintained, which would enable the early discovery of potentially illegal conduct at the very moment they take place.

Our law firm provides legal advice and services on building/modifying internal management systems and compliance policies/manuals, providing in-house legal training, and conducting internal investigations (internal audits), by carefully considering the implementation of such measures in light of the relevant enterprise's size, industry, characteristics of the products/services provided and so forth. Such legal advice and services are based on our deep understanding of why and how illegal conduct takes place, which we have developed through our extensive experience of handling similar cases.

Ms. Keiko Unotoro has joined us as an advisor. She had worked for the Japan Fair Trade Commission and been long involved in various investigations and hearings of cases of violations of the Antimonopoly Act, merger control, and enforcement of the Subcontract Act and the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations.

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Competition Law Issues over Collection and Use of Personal Data
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
Latest Trends in Compliance in Japan, the U.S. and Europe
Symposium 2019 to Promote Improvements in Subcontracting Transactions - Toward the Realization of a Fair Transaction Environment for Small-and-Medium-Sized Enterprises
Important Issues in Business Legal Affairs in View of Latest Developments - Regulations on Representation for Consumer Protection
Points to Consider regarding the Anti-Monopoly Act upon Contract Negotiation
【Nagoya】Practical Actions to be Taken in an Investigation by the Fair Trade Commission that Companies should Know in Advance
【Osaka】Practical Actions to be Taken in an Investigation by the Fair Trade Commission that Companies should Know in Advance
Osaka Monthly Meeting of the Association of Corporate Legal Departments: Latest Situation of the U.S. FCPA Enforcement and Points that Japanese Companies should Prepare for
Latest Trends in Competition Laws in Japan and the United States
Catching up with the Anti-Monopoly Act -- Centering around Recent Topics
Current Developments in U.S. Antitrust Laws and Cross-Border M&A ~Consideration for Japanese Businesses: International Cartel Investigations・Litigation・M&A Activities~
Recent Developments Related to Antitrust Laws and Practical Responses Thereto
Lectures on Competition Laws in Foreign Countries including the United States of America and the EU Member States
Compliance Seminar in Tokyo - Learn about the Basics of the Premiums and Representations Act on Actual Cases of Violations thereof