Shinya Watanabe

Shinya Watanabe practices antitrust and competition law with an emphasis on international enforcement in relation to cartels, mergers and acquisitions, and other cross-border transactions. He also has significant experience in labor and employment law, including labor dispute resolution, especially for foreign companies operating in Japan. In addition, he has almost 30 years of experience in other types of international dispute resolution and cross-border transactions. He heads the antitrust practice in the Tokyo Office.

He has represented foreign companies before the Japan Fair Trade Commission and Japanese multinational companies before such foreign enforcement agencies as the U.S. Department of Justice and European Commission. He also has represented many foreign companies before the courts in Japan in labor disputes such as employee terminations, restructuring of labor contracts, and payment of overtime compensation. [1]