Hideki Utsunomiya is a partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and a visiting lecturer of competition law at Keio University Law School. He handles a full range of competition law matters. He has extensive experience of obtaining merger clearances in large and complex cases and of handling cartel investigations and follow-on damage actions, and other various antitrust/consumer protection cases. He regularly advises on various competition law matters such as alliance, marketing and distribution, pricing, licensing, and compliance. He served as a member of the JFTC’s study group on ‘Data and Competition Policy’ in 2017 as the only competition lawyer in the group. He is recognised as a leading competition lawyer in Japan by major media, such as GCR/Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500, and The Best Lawyers.