The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2013

Japan: Merger Control

23 January 2013

Introduction Merger control was introduced in Japan by Law No. 54 of 1947, as amended (the Anti-Monopoly Act (AMA)) at the same time as Japan’s first competition rules. The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has primary jurisdiction over the enforcement of merger control under the AMA. The AMA provides two types of regulations for business combination: