Mr Joel Rheuben

Joel Rheuben

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Competition & Antitrust

New commitment decision procedure for antitrust cases
Japan | 06 December 2018

As a result of recent amendments to the Anti-monopoly Act, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) will soon have the power to accept voluntary commitments from companies. The changes will formally give the JFTC greater flexibility to deal with suspected infringement cases and align its powers with those of other competition authorities. However, in practice, they could have significant implications for the way in which the JFTC deals with both infringement and merger control cases.