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若林 順子
若林 順子


  • Partner
  • Tokyo

Junko Wakabayashi specializes in antitrust & competition law. Her extensive experience includes domestic and cross-border merger filings, compliance, and cartel issues, along with specialized expertise gained while working for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism.

Junko Wakabayashi specializes in antitrust and competition law. She has extensive experience with various antitrust matters and issues, including merger filings, cartels, transactional matters, and compliance, in both domestic and cross-border cases. She regularly engages with global clients and negotiates with competition authorities on their behalf. Due to her prior experience at the Ministry Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, where she engaged in policy and rule making, as well as operations, and built a network of connections in government offices, Junko has a deep knowledge and understanding of regulations and government affairs, particularly those that impact transportation industries (e.g., aviation, automotive). She was seconded to a major energy company, where she acquired familiarity with the energy industry. Her wide range of experience enables her to provide precise, tailored advice that accurately addresses and responds to each client’s needs and business operations.

Awards & Rankings




The University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D.)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M.)
The University of Michigan Law School (LL.M.)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism