Atsushi Yamada has extensive experience in litigation and general corporate matters. A former judge for the Tokyo District Court, as well as other courts, his practice covers a wide range of commercial litigation, with a focus on antitrust, international competition and employment law. His antitrust practice ranges from advice relating to investigation by competition authorities (including application for amnesty and leniency), representation in courts and tribunals challenging decisions made by agencies, follow-on civil litigation, to merger filings. He also provides general antitrust advice relating to setting up businesses, drafting contracts and addressing issues at the intersection with IP, and assists preparing compliance manuals and conducting compliance trainings. His clients include major companies in various industries, such as information technology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, construction, transportation, financial institutions and trading houses.