Baker & McKenzie GJBJ Tokyo Aoyama Aoki Koma Law Office has announced the formation of an antitrust practice group. The group consists of seven lawyers who are supported by a team of specialists in fields such as mergers and acquisitions, taxation, dispute resolution, intellectual property and economic analysis.
The new group is led by Fumio Koma, who has extensive experience in handling domestic and international antitrust cases in Japan, the EU and the US. Other key lawyers in the Tokyo antitrust practice include Shinichiro Abe, Yoshiaki Muto and Akira Inoue.
Jeremy Pitts, Baker & McKenzie's Tokyo managing partner, said that the formation of the group would help the firm deliver to clients the tools they need to create a strategy which takes account of antitrust rules across a range of jurisdictions.
The firm now has eight specialized practice groups in its Tokyo office.