Shigeyoshi Ezaki

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Tokyo)

Shigeyoshi Ezaki is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and has a general corporate practice, which includes advising and assisting Japanese and foreign clients with respect to corporate law, antimonopoly law, trade regulations and intellectual property law. In addition to his professional experience at the firm, Shigeyoshi Ezaki worked for the New York firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges as a foreign attorney (1998 to 1999).

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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Tokyo)


779 Bulletin

Naoko Takasaki, Shigeyoshi Ezaki, Wilko Van Weert The Osaka High Court issues an injunction preventing a company from physically blocking independent taxi drivers lining up, acquiring customers and awarded damages in the independent taxi sector (Drivers / Shintetsu)


I. Introduction On 31 October 2014, the Osaka High Court (“Court”) found that Shintetsu engaged in an unfair trade practice in violation of the AMA by physically preventing the Drivers from seeking and acquiring customers at taxicab stands outside two Kobe Electric Railway Co., Ltd’s stations (...)

Naoko Takasaki, Shigeyoshi Ezaki, Wilko Van Weert The Tokyo High Court recognizes that providing advice or guidance to franchisees to sell products at “recommended price” is indeed an abuse of a superior bargaining position (SEJ)


I. Introduction A private party is entitled to file an Article 25 suit against a party that has committed a certain act in violation of AMA, including but not limited to unfair trade practice by abusing of superior bargaining position, on condition that there is a final and binding (...)

Naoko Takasaki, Shigeyoshi Ezaki The Japanese FTC finds the prevention by a franchisor of discount sales of fresh foods and beverages by franchisees to be an abuse of a superior bargaining position (Seven-Eleven Japan)


I. Introduction On 22 June 2009, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) found that Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. (“SEJ”) abused its superior bargaining position in violation of Article 19 of the Antimonopoly Act (“AMA”) by forcing some of its franchisees to stop discount sales of fresh foods and (...)

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