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Japan: Ex-Regulator opens antitrust boutique after exit from Mori Hamada

 |  October 4, 2018

Former investigator for the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), Tsuyoshi Ikeda, has left Japanese “Big Four” law firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto to start an antitrust and consumer protection boutique called Ikeda & Someya.

During his time at the JFTC, Ikeda participated in around 20 dawn raids, prepared the implementation of the leniency system, and investigated a case involving standard-essential patents.

At Mori Hamada, where Ikeda was a Counsel, he worked on cartel, merger review, and other types of antitrust/competition cases. Earlier, he was an associate attorney at Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners.

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