Points to Note in the Consumer Contract Act Amended in 2018 and Measures Required of Corporations

Part 1: Amendment Process, Failure to Notify Unfavorable Facts and Additional Types of Distress
Part 2: Additional Types of Unfair Provisions that will be Nullified, and other Amendments

Authors: Shohei Furukawa Kosuke Yoshimura
Publisher:BUSINESS LAWYERS website
Practice: Competition/Consumer Protection Counseling Competition/Consumer Protection Compliance
Date of publication: 2018

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