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Japan: Antitrust and competition

Antitrust and competition – Independent local firms
Antitrust and competition – Independent local firms - ranked: tier 3

Iwata Godo

Iwata Godo - Japanese translation: 岩田合同法律事務所 の競争法チームは、合併審査や規制遵守の分野で訴訟に関わらない案件と、調査や職権乱用の訴えから生じる訴訟案件の両方に対応しています。 紛争解決を専門とする田路至弘氏、田子真也氏、泉篤志氏、永口学氏はクライアントからの信頼も高く、この分野において注目度の高い人物です。

The antitrust and competition team at Iwata Godo cover both the non-contentious aspects of merger clearance and regulatory compliance as well as any litigation that may arise from investigations and allegations of abuse of power. Clients can rely on dispute resolution specialist Yoshihiro Toji, Shinya Tago, Atsushi Izumi and Manabu Eiguchi who are some of the noteworthy names within the practice.

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Japan: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Independent local firms
Labour and employment – Independent local firms - ranked: tier 3

Iwata Godo

Iwata Godo - Japanese translation: 岩田合同法律事務所 は、労働法、雇用関係について幅広い助言を提供します。これには、仮のジョブオファーの取消、臨時社員の契約延長や更新、早期退職プログラムの導入、セクハラやパワハラ、業務上の傷病(精神保健に関する任務を含む)などの案件が含まれます。 この分野は主に田子真也氏が担当しています。

Iwata Godo provides advice on a broad range of labour and employment matters including the cancellation of tentative job offers, issues relating to the extension or renewal of contracts with contingent workers, the implementation of early retirement programs, sexual harassment and power harassment matters, and work-related injuries and illnesses including mental health-related mandates. Shinya Tago is a key contact in this area.

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