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藤井 康次郎
藤井 康次郎

Kojiro FUJII

  • Partner
  • Tokyo
  • He is a leading figure offering both advisory and contentious services in relation to a host of international trade issues, including investigations into anti-dumping, state subsidies and export controls. He is sought after by foreign and domestic government bodies, multinational corporations and industry associations for his expertise.

    Chambers Global International Trade (Japan) Band 1

Kojiro Fujii specializes in the area of competition laws and international trade laws. His expertise in these area has been frequently recognized by international and domestic legal publications, such as Chambers and NIKKEI’s most successful lawyers rankings.

With regard to competition laws, he 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 in various industries, such as nuclear, security exchanges, local banks, steel and metals, food and agriculture, airlines, paper and natural resources. His practice also covers private monopolization, unilateral conduct and unfair trade practices, including vertical restraints and abuse of superior bargaining position, including platform business and internet industries. 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) in Japan and overseas. 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. 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. His trade expertise also covers export controls, investment screenings, economic sanctions and customs matters.

Awards & Rankings

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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)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

A committee member of International data governance advisory board of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Digital Agency
A committee member of the Task Force for the Creation of New Startup Markets
A committee member of the Japan Economic Foundation study group on a rules-based international economic system 
A committee member of the study group on cross-border data transfer of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 
Committee Member of the Antidumping and Joint Petition Study Group of Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry 
A committee member of the Ministry of Finance Study Group on the Tariff System 
A committee member of Trade and Investment Committee of Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment 
A committee member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Study Group on WTO Jurisprudence 
A committee member of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan's Study Group on Energy and Law 
A committee member of Agency for Natural Resources and Energy's Study Group on Procurement Method of Raw Materials  
Deputy Director Multilateral Trade System Department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Washington D.C. 
A committee member of the Study Group of International Investment Arbitration of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry