Joel Rheuben

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Tokyo)
Lawyer (Associate)

Joel has broad experience in various areas of competition law, including in particular EU cartel investigations and merger control, for various clients including Japanese companies in the chemicals, automotive, manufacturing, consumer goods and media sectors. Joel worked in the Freshfields Brussels office (2015-2017) and London office (2017-2018) as a competition law associate on multi-jurisdictional competition matters before moving to our Tokyo office in July 2018. Prior to joining Freshfields, he worked in the Tokyo and Brussels offices of an international law firm for 5 years, both as a competition law specialist and on corporate and commercial matters more generally. He speaks Japanese fluently.

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Joel Rheuben, 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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