Professionals

Mr. Fujii advises clients on various matters of competition law for both domestic and international cases. He has represented clients with many important international cartel cases, including auto-parts, TFT-LCD, air cargo and high voltage power cables. He also handled significant merger cases, such as alliance in nuclear industries, merger between security exchanges, merger in metal industry and opposition to merger and joint venture between major international mining companies, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto. His practice also covers private monopolization, unilateral conduct and unfair trade practices, including vertical restraints and abuse of superior bargaining position. He is also active in advising clients for issues relating to competition law in energy and natural resources sectors.

He also has been very active in the field of international trade matters. He is one of few lawyers in Japan who acted on behalf of various industries with regard to anti-dumping (AD) and counter-vailing duties (CVD). While he served as deputy director of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, he handled several important WTO disputes on behalf of Japanese government, such cases as China-Rare Earth, Argentina-Import Restrictions, Russia-Recycling Fees on Automobiles and Ukraine-Safeguards on Automobiles. He continues to advice both public and private sectors with regard to various sorts of trade law matters associated with WTO, investment treaties and Regional Trade Agreements, such as TPP.

Recent activities

12/2021

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022: Top rankings for Nishimura & Asahi

Awards

9/2021

The Frontier of International Trade Law Vol. 5 - Protection of Human Rights and the Environment, and International Investment Policy

Articles

8/2021

The Frontier of International Trade Law Vol. 4 - Climate Change and International Trade Law & Policy (2)

Articles

Education

2011
New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Competition Innovation & Information, Hauser Global Scholar, Frank T. Diersen Prize, Betty Bock Prize in Competition Policy)
2004
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2021 -
A committee member of the Japan Economic Foundation study group on a rules-based international economic system
2021 -
A committee member of the study group on cross-border data transfer of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2020 -
Committee Member of the Antidumping and Joint Petition Study Group of Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry
2018 -
A committee member of the Ministry of Finance Study Group on the Tariff System
2017 -
A committee member of Trade and Investment Committee of Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment
2014 -
A committee member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Study Group on WTO Jurisprudence
2014 -
A committee member of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan's Study Group on Energy and Law
2014 - 2015
A committee member of Agency for Natural Resources and Energy's Study Group on Procurement Method of Raw Materials
2012 - 2014
Deputy Director Multilateral Trade System Department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2011 - 2012
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Washington D.C.
2008 - 2009
A committee member of the Study Group of International Investment Arbitration of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry