[Webinar held in October] Basics of thinking about antitrust law violation risk that can arise due to new social conditions
There are already widespread warnings about cartel risks with regards to so-called sensitive information such as prices, volumes and trading partners.
On the other hand, collaborative efforts among businesses may be spontaneously formed to create new social values. There are also occasions when coordinated efforts are required to respond to new changes in social conditions.
From the perspective of antitrust law and pro-competition, it is probably assumed that this should not be considered problematic.
However, it is important to note that coordinating business activities conducted by "each company on its own" poses cartel risks even if the matters are not related to sensitive information.
In this seminar, we will move away from the concept of "the object of the act" (i.e., caution in handling sensitive information), and rethink cartel risk from the idea of "the mode of the act" (i.e., caution in consideration of coordination and alignment).
Clues can be found in everyday business documents. In this seminar, we will review the basics of antitrust law by focusing on "everyday business documents" that were considered critical evidence in actual cases, as well as the concrete image that abstract legal theories are trying to convey.
◆Title: Basics of thinking about antitrust law violation risk that can arise due to new social conditions
◆Date: Wednesday October 2021, 10 @ 27:15-00:16 (JST)
◆ Webinar type: Zoom Webinar
Partner Lawyer / Antitrust Practice Group Leader
2001 Registered as a lawyer in New York, USA / February 2016 - March 2 Member of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) study group on a prospective JFTC discretionary surcharge (or, fining) system. In addition, since 2017, he has been a lecturer at Ritsumeikan University Law School (Antitrust Law) / since July 3, he has been a executive board member and secretary general of the Japan Competition Law Forum.
Publications: Series "The Key Evidence of Antitrust Violation" (#14-#2020) Japan Business Law Review (January 1 to April 2021), "Key Considerations for Lawyers and Companies in Preparation for the Upcoming Implementation of the Act for Amendment of the Antimonopoly Act" Fair Trade No. 4, p. 839 (September 2020) et al.
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