Partner, Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba
Since joining Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba in 1996, Dr. Mukai has, from a competition-law perspective, advised on numerous business alliance projects and M&A transactions; strategic business planning including strategic IP policy making and branding or distribution policy planning; and the introduction/implementation of corporate group compliance programs. He has also handled internal investigations for clients on antitrust/competition law, has represented both corporations and individuals in defence of international and domestic antitrust violations, both administrative and criminal, and has litigated or defended civil antitrust cases in industries such as construction, manufacturing, retail and transportation, e.g., the Freight-forwarders case; the Auto-parts cases; the Maritime transporters case; and the Electronic parts case.
Dr. Mukai is also a patent attorney and has handled transactions and disputes for clients involving intellectual property, including, among others, patents and copyrights. He also advises clients on general corporate and commercial law matters. Dr. Mukai’s recent recognitions include Chambers Asia Pacific for Competition/Antitrust, The Best Lawyers in Japan for Antitrust/Competition and Who’s Who Legal for Competition.