Morrison & Foerster
Shin-Marunouchi Building, 29th Floor 5-1,
Marunouchi 1-Chome Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-6529, Japan
Kei Amemiya is a partner of Ito & Mitomi. His principal expertise in antitrust/antimonopoly law is complemented by a broad range of experience in international business transactions and corporate matters. He has also counseled clients in litigation matters in Japan and the United States and has handled a number of cartel, monopolization, unfair trade practice and related administrative fine (kachokin) cases as well as merger reviews.
Mr. Amemiya previously served as an Investigator at the Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”), the competition authority in Japan. When he joined the organization in 2001 he was the first attorney to be hired under a special law offering legal expertise in JFTC’s investigations and administrative hearings.
Mr. Amemiya has been actively working as a Non Governmental Advisor (“NGA”) for the International Competition Network (“ICN”), a forum for approximately 100 national competition agencies worldwide. Currently, as the only Japanese NGA to serve under a long-term commitment, he not only attends various ICN conferences and presents at numerous conferences, but also advises JFTC and ICN committees on major issues such as merger review and cartel investigation from the private counsel viewpoint.
Mr. Amemiya is a member of the Tokyo Bar Association and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, as well as the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and International Bar Association. He is also a member of the Antimonopoly Department of the Tokyo Bar Association and of the Japan Competition Law Forum. In the Global Competition Review, Chambers Asia-Pacific, PLC Global Counsel Handbooks, Best Lawyers, and Asialaw he has been consistently listed as a leading Japanese competition specialist.
Morrison & Foerster :
Morrison & Foerster is a firm of exceptional credentials. Our name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that we do. We are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.
But the Morrison & Foerster name tells only part of our story. In the 1970s, when teletype was used to send overseas cables, the firm purposely chose “mofo” as our teletype address. The nickname stuck, and we later decided to use it as our IP address.
In many ways, the MoFo nickname is an affectionate reminder that while we are very serious about our clients’ work, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
We collaborate across a global network of 17 offices located in key technology and financial centers in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and leading technology and life sciences companies. We also represent investment funds and startup companies, and over the years have supported many in their growth and development as leading industry players and household brands.
Morrison & Foerster stands out for its commitment to client service. The BTI Consulting Group’s Client Relationship Scorecard for 2014 included us on its prestigious list of “Power Elite” law firms, based on the results of interviews with general counsel and other decision-makers at more than 500 leading companies.