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A Path Towards our Gender-equal Future

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A Path Towards our Gender-equal Future

March 15, 2023
Tokyo Nishimura & Asahi, Sunrise Hall

On March 15, in celebration of International Women’s Day, Nishimura & Asahi together with Women in Law Japan presented a panel discussion and in-person networking event titled “A Path Towards our Gender-equal Future.”

The event brought together legal professionals, lawyers, senior leaders and advocates from various fields in the legal sector to discuss the current status and challenges of gender equality in Japan.


島田 まどか

Madoka advises clients on various matters of competition law, including domestic and international cartels, bid-rigging, M&A transactions, investigations by the JFTC, leniency applications and general antitrust law compliance. She is especially active in cross-border transactions. She has represented clients in connection with investigations into various global cartels, involving air cargo, marine hoses, TFT-LCDs, airlines, and bearings, and also in various merger-control cases, including a vertical integration between semiconductor equipment manufacturers, and major global merger transactions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. She has particular strength and experience handling IT-industry mega deals. Madoka is also active in advising in the international trade area, in particular, government procurement and export control. In addition, she advises on laws preventing unfair competition, including trade secret cases. She served as lead counsel to Nippon Steel Corporation in multinational trade secret litigation against POSCO (a South Korean steel company), a landmark case in this area, and successfully negotiated a favorable settlement for her client. She was a member of the Subcommittee on Unfair Trade Policies and Measures of the Industrial Structure Council at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry from 2013 to 2023.