Takeshige Sugimoto's (杉本 武重) antitrust practice focuses on global cartel enforcement matters as well as merger clearance in front of the European Commission. He also advises on EU data protection law, EU cyber security legislations, international anti-corruption compliance including issues relating to the anti-corruption/bribery regime of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as well as the UK Bribery Act, and international trade law.
Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Sugimoto was an associate at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, a leading law firm in Japan, where he provided legal advice with regard to Japan's Anti-monopoly Act, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters to major Japanese companies, investment funds, and multinational companies as bengoshi, a Japanese qualified lawyer, since October 2006. Mr. Sugimoto's antitrust experience at his previous law firm included international cartel investigations, merger control, strategic alliances, licensing, vertical and horizontal agreements, private monopolizations and unfair trade practices concerning Japan's Anti-monopoly Act.
View Mr. Sugimoto's Japanese language bio.