Jenny Connolly

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Tokyo)
Lawyer (Partner)

She has experience advising on all aspects of EC, Chinese (including Hong Kong) and pan-Asian competition law. A significant part of her practice has involved getting merger clearances for clients in complex, difficult cross border transactions, including remedies cases which require coordination across jurisdictions. She has extensive experience defending clients in market dominance, vertical restraints (including RPM) and cartel investigations, and counselling in relation to conduct matters and antitrust audit and compliance. She specialises in representing clients in the technology sector, although she has worked across many industries (chemicals, retail, brewing, food and beverages, medical devices, life sciences and consumer electronics). She has acted for a number of the world’s largest technology companies in high profile investigations by the EC and MOFCOM, the UK competition authority and numerous Asian and European NCAs. Recent work has included advising on the EC’s investigations into abusive conduct relating to SEPs and on the views of the PRC competition authorities in respect of SEPs and FRAND obligations. Jenny’s experience in Europe, the UK, the US – and China – has given her an unbeatable breadth of international experience and cultural flexibility. As a result, she is well equipped to tackle the complex issues faced by clients across multiple jurisdictions. During her time in the firm’s offices in London and China, Jenny served in many senior positions within the firm, including head of the firm’s technology sector group and as a member of the Freshfields Partnership Council, the governing body of the partnership of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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Jenny Connolly, Kaori Yamada The Japan Anti-Monopoly Act grants new powers to the Japanese Fair Trade Commission when accepting voluntary commitments from companies suspected of having infringed the Act


Recent amendments to Japan’s Anti-Monopoly Act (AMA) that came into effect on 1 January 2019 give the country’s competition regulator, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), powers to accept voluntary commitments from companies suspected of having infringed the AMA. This will allow the JFTC to (...)

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