Jones Day (Tokyo)

Hiromitsu Miyakawa

Jones Day (Tokyo)

Hiromitsu Miyakawa has broad experience in antitrust law, including government investigations, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and other counseling and compliance advice, and has served as defense counsel in several major cartel prosecutions by the Fair Trade Commission of Japan. His experience also includes intellectual property law, labor law, and joint ventures, and he regularly advises clients on FCPA compliance issues. In addition, he has served as a member of study groups at Japanese governmental organizations, including the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Before joining Jones Day in 2006, Hiromitsu worked for 10 years with one of the leading law firms in Japanese antitrust law. He also worked as a research fellow at the American Antitrust Institute in Washington, D.C.


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4370 Bulletin

Laurent De Muyter, Carsten Gromotke, Jürgen Beninca, Michael A. Gleason, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Prudence Smith, Craig A. Waldman, Philipp Werner, Johannes Zöttl The German Parliament adopts competition rules for tech platforms


In Short The Development: The Bundestag, the German legislature, amended Germany’s antitrust laws to include special competition rules for digital platform "companies with overwhelming importance for competition across multiple markets." The amendments, known as the GWB Digitization Act or ARC (...)

Emily S.Y. Lam, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Manoj Bhargava, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien Evrard The Competition Commission of India imposes US$ 1.1 Billion penalty for price fixing (Cement Cartel Case)


India’s Competition Commission, which was established in 2003 and has been enforcing the cartel provisions of the law since 2009, has imposed fines of approximately US$ 1.1 billion against 11 internationally and locally owned cement manufacturers and their industry association for price fixing. (...)

Bernard Amory, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, John M. Majoras, Peter J. Wang, Ryan C. Thomas The US District Court for the Northern District of California returns verdicts in the rare price-fixing trial of global liquid-crystal displays conspiracy (AU Optronics)


Companies and individuals that are accused of price-fixing rarely go to trial. Indeed, in the last 10 years, no corporate defendant (and only a handful of individuals) has elected to litigate an international criminal cartel case in a U.S. court. The vast majority of cases are resolved through (...)

Akio Yamada, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Shinya Watanabe, Stephen Harris The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues draft guidelines on the prohibition of abuse of a superior bargaining position under the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML)


The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has issued draft guidelines on enforcement of the prohibition on abuse of a superior bargaining position, which long has been a violation of Japan’s « Anti-Monopoly Law » (AML) and has been enforced mostly through the Japanese administrative guidance system. (...)

Akio Yamada, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Shinya Watanabe, Stephen Harris The Japanese Government proposes to reform the Fair Trade Commission’s hearing procedure for antitrust violations


The Japanese government has proposed significant changes to the procedures for challenging orders issued for antitrust violations by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). The Cabinet submitted a bill of amendments to the Antimonopoly Act (AMA) to the House of Representatives (Shugiin) on (...)

Akio Yamada, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Shinya Watanabe, Stephen Harris The Japanese Parliament passes amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Act to strengthen cartel enforcement and expand the scope of single-firm conduct subject to fines


On June 3, 2009, the Japanese Diet passed a bill that will amend the Japanese Anti-Monopoly Act (“Amendments”) to impose larger surcharges (administrative fines) on companies engaged in cartels and certain types of unilateral conduct and increased prison sentences for individuals participating in (...)

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