Profile submitted by Tsuyoshi Ikeda
Tsuyoshi (Yoshi) Ikeda, a former official at the JFTC, regularly advises clients on all aspects of antitrust/competition issues, including cartels, merger filings, distribution issues both in domestic and international (multi-jurisdictional) cases. He has been representing multinational companies before the JFTC in international cartels and second phase review merger cases. Yoshi also advises on IP-related antitrust issues such as license and standardization, taking advantage of his experience as an investigator in the IP/IT Taskforce at the JFTC. Yoshi also has a wealth of experience in consumer protection issues such as misleading advertisements. Yoshi frequently serves as a speaker and moderator in international conferences, such as ICN and IBA.
NGA for ICN; IBA; ABA Antitrust Section.
admitted in Japan, 2003; New York and California, 2009; Worked for the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) (2005-07) (as an investigator and a staff attorney in charge of the implementation of the leniency program); Worked for IP Litigation Department of Kirkland & Ellis LLP (2007-08). Work as a part-time lecturer in Antitrust Law course at Kindai University (2011-16).
Kyoto University (LLB, 2002); University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) (LLM, 2008).