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White & Case LLP | Japan | 21 May 2021

Global merger control: Japan

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has been active in merger enforcement in 2019 and 2020, similar to recent years, despite the COVID-19 pandemic…
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White & Case LLP | Japan | 28 Apr 2021

JFTC and METI issued Guidelines for Business Collaboration with Startups

On March 29, 2021, the Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ("METI") issued Guidelines for Business…
Analysis PRO In-house

PRO Compliance | Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, etc. | 15 Jan 2021

Report reveals fluctuations in cartel fines in 2020 across Asia-Pacific

Cartel fines in Korea and Taiwan increased significantly in 2020 from the previous year, although they fell steeply in China, Japan, Australia and India, a report by Morgan Lewis & Bockius has revealed.
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White & Case LLP | Japan | 15 Jan 2021

JFTC/CPRC seeking public comments on proposed issues to be discussed at the Study Group on Competition Policy for Data Market

On December 24, 2020, the Competition Policy Research Center ("CPRC") of the Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") announced a list of proposed issues…
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White & Case LLP | Japan | 6 Jan 2021

JFTC and METI Proposed Guidelines for Business Collaboration with Startups

On December 23, 2020, the Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ("METI") proposed a draft of Guidelines…
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Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners | Japan | 30 Dec 2020

Amendments to the Antimonopoly Act

The amendments to the Antimonopoly Act will take effect on December 25, 2020 (when amended, the "Amended Antimonopoly Act"). While the amendments…
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City-Yuwa Partners | Japan | 24 Dec 2020

判別手続(日本版弁護士・依頼者間秘匿特権)の導入に ついて

2020 年(令和 2 年)12 月 25 日から判別手続が導入されます1。判別手続とは、公正取引委員会 による行政調査手続で提出命令が出された物件のうち、判別官によって一定の条件を満たすこと が確認されたものは、審査官による調査対象とならずに、事業者に還付される手続です。言い換え…
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Steptoe & Johnson LLP | South Korea, USA | 24 Nov 2020

DOJ Antitrust Division, Korean Prosecution Service Sign MOU

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, head of the DOJ Antitrust Division, Makan Delrahim, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DOJ and…
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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC | South Korea | 19 Oct 2020

BKL Legal Update - Antitrust 2020 - 11

On September 28, 2020, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) published a bill to introduce the Act on Fair Transactions in Online Intermediary…
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PRO Compliance | Japan | 11 Sep 2020

Amazon offers remedies to end JFTC probe

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has dropped a probe into Amazon after the company promised to pay back nearly €16 million to approximately 1,400 suppliers who it forced to shoulder the costs of product discounts.
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