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Morrison Foerster
TOKYO 100-6529

Work Department

Antitrust and Competition




Rony handles a range of antitrust matters, with a particular focus on global cartel cases and follow-on civil damages litigation. He also has extensive experience counseling companies on strategic M&A, various types of collaboration agreements, and matters at the intersection of IP & Antitrust. Rony has represented clients in numerous global cartel investigations involving EU, U.S., Japanese, Korean, and other enforcement authorities. He has also managed follow-on litigation in various EU member states, including The Netherlands and Germany, and the United Kingdom. Rony has been involved in some of the most complex cartel cases of recent years, including: lysine, nucleotides, flat glass and car glass

Cathode ray tubes, LCDs, freight forwarding, optical disk drives, smart card semiconductors, auto parts, rechargeable batteries, and secondary batteries.





Catholic University of Leuven, LIC JUR

University of Nijmegen (Degree in Competition Law)

Catholic University of Leuven, B.A.

Bar Admissions: Belgium and Japan (Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi)

Lawyer Rankings

Japan > Antitrust and competition: International firms and joint ventures

(Leading individuals: Gaiben)

Rony GerritsMorrison Foerster

Morrison Foerster‘s antitrust practice offers Japanese and non-Japanese clients an extensive depth of antitrust expertise across a number of industries. The firm regularly works on matters in the technology, automotive, transport, and pharmaceutical industries on merger reviews, monopoly issues, cartel matters, unfair trade practices, and administrative fines cases. The team is led by Tokyo and Brussels-based Rony Gerrits, who is also the co-chair of the firm’s global antitrust law practice group, and an expert in global cartel cases and follow-on civil damages litigation. Chie Yakura bolsters the team’s technology-related antitrust disputes practice, and regularly serves as lead counsel. Tomohiko Kimura and Daiske Yoshida also specialise in merger control, cartel defence, anti-corruption, and unfair trade practices investigations. Takahiro Nonaka is also a name of note, having joined from DLA Piper as is Andrew Meyer. Nonaka focuses on government and internal investigations, and Meyer is a litigation specialist.