PROFESSIONALS

Koichiro HANAMOTO


Practice Area


Education

Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2006-2007)
New York University School of Law (M.C.J., 1993; LL.M., 1994)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1990)

Admission

Japan (2007)
New York (1994)

Experience

TMI Associates (Associate, 2007-2011, 2014-2016; Partner, 2017-Present)
Japan Fair Trade Commission (2011-2014)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Tokyo (2009)
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (1990-2001)

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

Daini Tokyo Bar Association
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Articles & Publications

2019/06/21ARTICLE “For Smooth Negotiation with the Japan Fair Trade Commission – Responses throughout the Process from the Discovery of a Violation to the Formulation of Preventive Measures”
2018/12/21ARTICLE “Latest Trends in Application of European Competition Law to Online Sales and Transactions, as Shown in the Judgment for the Coty Case”
2018/05/21ARTICLE “Data Protection Regarding IoT / AI Business and Notable Points under the Antitrust Law (2)”
2018/03/30BOOK “Business Alliance Agreements in Practice Based on Different Situations [Vol.3]”
2018/04/21ARTICLE “Data Protection Regarding IoT / AI Business and Notable Points under the Antitrust Law (1)”

Other Articles & Publications

  • ARTICLE ‘The Abuse of Superior Bargaining Positions and Legal Compliance – From the Toys "R" Us Japan Case,’ Kosei Torihiki, No. 781

Seminars & Lectures

2019/03/19EXTERNAL “Commitment Procedure (Case Settlement Procedure Through Mutual Agreement between Enterprises and the Japan Fair Trade Commission) and Unfair Trade Practices”
2018/11/02EXTERNAL “Notable Points under the Antimonopoly Act in M&A and Business Alliances with Competitors – Basics of Regulations on Corporate Integration and How to Develop Processes Based on Risks under the Antimonopoly Act”
2018/06/23EXTERNAL Fintech and Competition Law – or: A Cartelists Dream?
2018/02/13Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Simmons & Simmons LLP: “The Latest Trends in European Competition Law”
2017/09/08EXTERNAL “Review on Regulations on Abuse of Superior Bargaining Positions and Compliance, the Subcontract Act and the Act Concerning Special Measures for Passing-on of Consumption Tax’ – Types of Violations and Judgment Criteria, Important Case Studies from the Past, etc. and Points from a Compliance Perspective”
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Articles & Publications

2019/06/21 ARTICLE “For Smooth Negotiation with the Japan Fair Trade Commission – Responses throughout the Process from the Discovery of a Violation to the Formulation of Preventive Measures”
2018/12/21 ARTICLE “Latest Trends in Application of European Competition Law to Online Sales and Transactions, as Shown in the Judgment for the Coty Case”
2018/05/21 ARTICLE “Data Protection Regarding IoT / AI Business and Notable Points under the Antitrust Law (2)”
2018/03/30 BOOK “Business Alliance Agreements in Practice Based on Different Situations [Vol.3]”
2018/04/21 ARTICLE “Data Protection Regarding IoT / AI Business and Notable Points under the Antitrust Law (1)”
2017/11/21 ARTICLE “Brexit and the Impact on EU Competition Law”
2017/05/22 ARTICLE “The Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations – Notable Points in Professional Practice Clarified by the First Rendering of a Payment Order for Surcharge”
2017/01/15 ARTICLE “Points to Focus on Concerning Professional Practice Regarding Competition Law Viewed from Notable Cases Abroad”
2016/11/20 ARTICLE “Catch-up on the Antimonopoly Act – ‘New Developments regarding Consideration of Business Alliances under the Antimonopoly Act’ Focusing on Recent Topics (Vol.2)”
2016/10/20 ARTICLE “Catch-up on the Antimonopoly Act – ‘New Developments regarding Consideration of Business Alliances under the Antimonopoly Act’ Focusing on Recent Topics (Vol.1)”
2015/11/24 ARTICLE “Points to Consider in Negotiations According to Types of Contract Clauses”
2015/11/15 ARTICLE “Abuse of Superior Bargaining Positions and Compliance – From the Toys“R”Us Case”
2014/03/10 BOOK “Legal Practice on Collaboration Agreements According to the Situation”
2011/05 BOOK “Business Alliance Agreements in Practice”

Other Articles & Publications

  • ARTICLE ‘The Abuse of Superior Bargaining Positions and Legal Compliance – From the Toys "R" Us Japan Case,’ Kosei Torihiki, No. 781
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Seminars & Lectures

2019/03/19EXTERNAL “Commitment Procedure (Case Settlement Procedure Through Mutual Agreement between Enterprises and the Japan Fair Trade Commission) and Unfair Trade Practices”
2018/11/02EXTERNAL “Notable Points under the Antimonopoly Act in M&A and Business Alliances with Competitors – Basics of Regulations on Corporate Integration and How to Develop Processes Based on Risks under the Antimonopoly Act”
2018/06/23EXTERNAL Fintech and Competition Law – or: A Cartelists Dream?
2018/02/13Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Simmons & Simmons LLP: “The Latest Trends in European Competition Law”
2017/09/08EXTERNAL “Review on Regulations on Abuse of Superior Bargaining Positions and Compliance, the Subcontract Act and the Act Concerning Special Measures for Passing-on of Consumption Tax’ – Types of Violations and Judgment Criteria, Important Case Studies from the Past, etc. and Points from a Compliance Perspective”
2017/07/26EXTERNAL “The Latest Trends in the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations and the Subcontract Act and Notable Points for Preventative Professional Practice – Quick Overall Review of Points for Responding to the Regulations for which there Has Been a Notably Intensified Crackdown”
2017/03/23EXTERNAL “Lecture on Competition Laws in Asian Countries: Competition Laws in South-East Asian Countries (3) Taiwan and Indonesia”
2017/02/03EXTERNAL “Response to Further Strengthened Regulations: ‘Review on Regulations on Abuse of Superior Bargaining Positions and Compliance, the Subcontract Act and the Act Concerning Special Measures for Passing-on of Consumption Tax’ – Types of Violations and Judgment Criteria, Important Case Studies from the Past, etc. and Points from a Compliance Perspective”
2016/12/02EXTERNAL “LexisNexis Risk & Compliance: Measures against Legal Risks for Manufacturers”
2016/10/07EXTERNAL “Practice Regarding Responses to International Cartel Investigations and Effective Compliance Program”
2016/10/05Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP: “Practice Regarding Responses to International Cartel Investigations and Effective Compliance Program”
2016/04/22EXTERNAL “LexisNexis Risk & Compliance Vol.4: Measures against Legal Risks for Manufacturers – How to Establish Effective Systems for Development, Manufacture and Sale”
2016/03/16MONTHLY TMI Associates’ 92nd monthly seminar: “The Surcharge System in the Revised Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations”
2015/06/09Hosted / Co-hosted Special joint seminar by Simmons & Simmons and TMI Associates: “Recent Developments in Private Competition Litigation in Europe and in Japan”