Competition, Trade & Regulatory

Competition, Trade & Regulatory

In recent years, regulatory authorities in various countries have increasingly tightened their compliance review and management requirements. Not only in Japan, but the overall evaluation and management of issues in this area necessarily takes into account overseas group companies and has never been so stringent.

We are committed to providing a comprehensive review of compliance risks, covering violations of antitrust laws, subcontracting laws, infringement of intellectual property, anti-social behavior, employment issues, improper access to information, environmental issues, etc., with a view to detecting and rectifying violations of laws and regulations as early as possible and helping clients establish a sound compliance system to prevent problems escalating.

We can provide the following legal services in competition law and compliance:

  • Cartels and other monopolistic practices
  • Examination into concentration of undertakings
  • Compliance Consulting
  • Establishing corporate internal rules and organizing employee trainings
  • Responding to corporate whistle-blowing
  • Investigating facts, ascertaining causes, and formulating preventive measures through third-party committees
  • Media PR
  • Responding to punitive punishments for employees with serious violations
  • Responding to the reporting of offences to the search department

By cooperating closely with various offices in KWM’s global network, we also provide the following legal support outside of Japan in connection with civil, administrative, and criminal procedures concerning both competition law and anti-bribery law:

  • Transnational monopoly
  • Fine reduction consultation
  • Negotiating with regulatory authorities in various countries, including the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice, the European Commission, etc.
  • Examination into concentration of undertakings

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