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Competition Law in Japan by KATAOKA

Competition Law in Japan

By Hiroshi Yamada, Ryohei Takai, Kaoru Harada, Katsutoshi Kataoka
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Overview

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of competition law and its interpretation in Japan covers every aspect of the subject – the various forms of restrictive agreements and abuse of dominance prohibited by law and the rules on merger control; tests of illegality; filing obligations; administrative investigation and enforcement procedures; civil remedies and criminal penalties; and raising challenges to administrative decisions. Lawyers who handle transnational commercial transactions will appreciate the explanation of fundamental differences in procedure from one legal system to another, as well as the international aspects of competition law. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes enforcement, with relevant cases analysed where appropriate.

An informative introductory chapter provides detailed information on the economic, legal, and historical background, including national and international sources, scope of application, an overview of substantive provisions and main notions, and a comprehensive description of the enforcement system including private enforcement. The book proceeds to a detailed analysis of substantive prohibitions, including cartels and other horizontal agreements, vertical restraints, the various types of abusive conduct by the dominant firms and the appraisal of concentrations, and then goes on to the administrative enforcement of competition law, with a focus on the antitrust authorities’ powers of investigation and the right of defence of suspected companies. This part also covers voluntary merger notifications and clearance decisions, as well as a description of the judicial review of administrative decisions.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Japan will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of international and comparative competition law.

Publish Date 11/18/2020
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403530116
SKU 10087005-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Part I. Structure of Japanese Antitrust Law and Its Enforcement

Chapter 1. Sources of Antitrust Law

Chapter 2. Scope of Application

Chapter 3. Overview of Substantive Provisions

Chapter 4. Overview of Main Notions

Chapter 5. Consequences of Violations and Enforcement Institutions

Part II. Application of the Prohibition

Chapter 1. Restrictive Agreements

Chapter 2. Dominant Undertakings’ Prohibited Practices

Chapter 3. Concentrations

Part III. Administrative Procedure

Chapter 1. Administrative Investigations Before the Antitrust Authority

Chapter 2. Notifications and Clearance Decisions of Merger Regulations

Chapter 3. Challenging of the Administrative Decision

Part IV. Criminal Procedure

Chapter 1. Overview

Chapter 2. Investigating and Search Power

Chapter 3. Coordination with Administrative Procedures

Chapter 4. Implementation of the Criminal Investigation

Part V. International Aspects

Chapter 1. Cooperation under Administrative Agreement

Chapter 2. Other Types of Cooperation and Coordination

Selected Bibliography

Index

Volumes