Amidst the rapid globalization and digitalization of corporate strategies, competition laws are being strengthened worldwide, with a trend towards stricter regulations. Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) actively enforces the Antimonopoly Act (including the Subcontract Act), and there are ongoing reforms and legislative changes related to this law.
In the event of a violation, substantial fines may be imposed by JFTC. Additionally, this may lead to actions such as suspension of nominations, avoidance of nominations, penalties based on regulatory laws, and shareholder representative lawsuits. Furthermore, global companies need to address local competition laws. Therefore, it is crucial to thoroughly examine and analyze the complex and diversified risks and establish a strong compliance framework.
Our firm provides comprehensive services related to the Antimonopoly Act, including advice on policy decisions and compliance measures for various business activities and corporate merger cases. We assist with drafting and reviewing contracts, handling consultations to JFTC, and addressing investigations, hearings, and litigation related to allegations of Antimonopoly Act violations.