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Momo-o Matsuo & Namba
Cartels Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Japan, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Jones Day
On April 1, 2020, the Act to Partially Amend the Civil Code ("Amendment") will come into effect, with some exceptions.
TMI Associates
Merger Control Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Japan, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
DLA Piper
On August 29, 2019, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (the JFTC) announced its draft "Guidelines Concerning Abuse of a Superior Bargaining Position under the Antimonopoly Act...
Jones Day
However, the scope of the abuses of superior bargaining position in the draft Guidelines remains ambiguous.
Jones Day
On March 12, 2019, the Japanese Cabinet approved and submitted to the Diet a bill ("Bill") to amend the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade ("Antimonopoly Act").
Orrick
On December 30, 2018, an amendment to the Japan Antimonopoly Act (the Act) to introduce "Commitment Procedure" became effective.
Jones Day
Following the agreement between Japan and the EU regarding personal data protection in July 2018, the European Commission decided to officially launch the procedure for adoption of its adequacy decision for Japan on September 5, 2018.
Jones Day
The UCPA Amendment Bill aims to create an environment that will further facilitate the use of data, given the ongoing development of information technology.
Baker & McKenzie
On 12 December 2017, Japan's Supreme Court ruled that the Japan Antimonopoly Act prohibits price-fixing of products supplied outside Japan to overseas subsidiaries of Japanese companies.
Jones Day
On December 22, 2017, the Japanese Cabinet approved the 2018 Tax Reform Proposal.
K&L Gates
The Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC"), Japan's competition regulator, recently published results of an investigation into destination restrictions in liquefied natural gas ("LNG") supply contracts.
Jones Day
Contracts for the sale of LNG traditionally limit the ability of the liquefied natural gas buyer to freely resell the cargoes acquired under the contract.
Orrick
On June 6, 2017, a committee within Japan's Fair Trade Commission published a report on competition policy and big data.
Jones Day
On June 16, 2017, the "Guidelines Concerning Distribution Systems and Business Practices under the Antimonopoly Act" ("Guidelines") were amended.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In June 2017, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) issued its conclusion on an earlier market study on liquefied natural gas (LNG) resale restrictions and cautioned that ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Japan, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas ("LNG"), is currently investigating the potential anticompetitive effects of territorial restrictions in LNG supply contracts.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Japan, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is currently investigating the potential anticompetitive effects of territorial restrictions in LNG supply contracts.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Japan, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas ("LNG"), is currently investigating the potential anticompetitive effects of territorial restrictions in LNG supply contracts.
Linklaters
Welcome to the second 2017 edition of our bi-monthly Asia Pacific Competition Law Bulletin.
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