The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2017

Japan: Merger Control

05 April 2017

Merger control was introduced in Japan by Law No. 54 of 1947, as amended, otherwise known as 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:

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