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Takeshige Sugimoto

Senior Associate

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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.

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Professional Activities

Mr. Sugimoto is a Member of Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association, Japan Competition Law Forum, and The European Union Studies Association – Japan.

Publications & News

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September 29, 2016

Brexit and Data Protection: The Impact on GDPR Compliance

As we wait for the UK to decide what arrangement it will seek with the European Union when it leaves, it may be useful to focus on what Brexit may mean for data protection. This WilmerHale Client Alert was republished in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (Vol. 44, No. 10).

April 15, 2016

The European Commission Publishes A Report on Geo-Blocking Practices in E-commerce

An article by Takeshige Sugimoto and Itsiq Benizri, published in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol 44, No. 4, pp.622.

March 15, 2016

The EU and the U.S. Reached an Agreement on the Safe Harbour's Successor: The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

An article by Frédéric Louis, Takeshige Sugimoto and Itsiq Benizri, published in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law,  Vol. 44, No. 3, pp.462.

February 15, 2016

EU Reaches Political Agreement on New Cybersecurity Obligations for Businesses- Network and Information Security Across the EU (NIS Directive)

An article by Frédéric Louis, Takeshige Sugimoto and Itsiq Benizri, published in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 302-306.

January 16, 2016

Competition Issues arising from Big Data under the EU Competition Law

An article by Takeshige Sugimoto and Itsiq Benizri, published in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law,Vol 44, No. 6.

January 15, 2016

Recent Developments in the Merger Remedies under the EU Merger Regulation (Vol.2)

An article by Frédéric Louis, Takeshige Sugimoto and Adélaïde Nys, published in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 132-137.

December 15, 2015

Recent Developments in the Merger Remedies under the EU Merger Regulation (Vol.1)

An article by Frédéric Louis, Takeshige Sugimoto and Adélaïde Nys, published in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 43, No. 12, pp. 1906-1910.

December 1, 2015

Recent Enforcement by the European Commission under the EU Competition Law and Recent Developments of the EU Competition Policy

An article by Takeshige Sugimoto, published in the Japan Fair Trade Institute Journal,  2015.12 no. 782, pp.18.

November 15, 2015

The Court of Justice of the European Union Strikes Down the Safe Harbour (C-362/14, Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner)

An article by Frédéric Louis, Takeshige Sugimoto and Itsiq Benizri, published in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 43, No. 11, pp. 1750-1753.

October 15, 2015

Transfers by way of Appropriate Safeguards under EU Data Protections Law – Binding Corporate Rules

An article by Frédéric Louis, Takeshige Sugimoto and Itsiq Benizri, published in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 43, No. 10, pp. 1586-1590.

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Education

Magister Juris, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, 2013

LLM, University of Chicago Law School, 2012

Diploma of Completion, The Legal Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, 2006

LLB, Keio University, Tokyo, 2004

Bar Admissions

Brussels (associate member)

Japan (Bengoshi)

New York

Languages

Japanese

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