Partner, Nishimura & Asahi
Ms. Shimada advises clients on various matters of competition law, including domestic and international cartels, bid-rigging, M&A transactions, investigations by the JFTC, leniency applications and general antitrust law compliance. She is especially active in cross-border transactions, such as international cartels. She has represented clients in connection with the investigation into an alleged cartel among forwarders regarding surcharges on air cargo, an international cartel in connection with marine hoses, an international cartel in connection with TFT- LCDs, an international cartel among airlines regarding rates and surcharges on cargo, an alleged international cartel in connection with bearings. Also, she has been represented major domestic and international clients in various merger control cases. Ms. Shimada is also active in advising in international trade, government procurement, and export control. In addition, she advises on Unfair Competition Prevention Law, including trade secret related litigations. She has been a member of the Subcommittee on Unfair Trade Policies and Measures of the Industrial Structure Council at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since 2013.