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Setsuko Yufu   (Senior Partner)

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Setsuko Yufu
Admitted Japan (1981)
Bar Association Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Education Waseda University (LL.B.,1974)
University of Amsterdam, Europa Institute (Diploma, 1986)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Background Loeff Claeys Verbeke (Brussels) (currently Allen & Overy) (Brussels) (1986–1987)
Keio University, Graduate School Lecturer (EU Law) (April 2005–March 2007) (April 2010–March 2012 )
Komazawa University, Graduate School Lecturer (EU Law) (April 2005–March 2007)
Member of the Intellectual Property Securitization Committee of the Japan Patent Attorney Association (2004-2007, Vice Chairman 2005–2006)
JFA Sports Managers College, Special Lecturer (Compliance) (2004–2011)
Member of the "Nomination Committee of Candidates for Representative Members," Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company (2010-2011)
Outside auditor for KFC Holdings Japan, Ltd. (Previously KFC Japan, Ltd.) (June 2011-June 2016)
Member of the Council on Antimonopoly Policy of JFTC (September 2016-)
Hitotsubashi University The Business Law Department of the Graduate School of Law, Lecturer (EU business law) (September 2019-)
Member The European Union Studies Association- Japan (Board member 2013-), The Japan Association of International Economic Law, Japan Competition Law Forum (Board member 2015-)
Practice Areas EU Related Matters (Competition, Trade Law Issues, M&As Included), Joint Ventures, M&A, Anti Trust Cases (Cartel and Bid-Rigging Cases Included), Emissions Trading, General Corporate Legal Matters Including Compliance
Languages Japanese and English
 

Tel +81-(0)3-5501-1165

Recommendations and Awards

Publications

  • The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2019, Japan Chapter, Global Competition Review (2019) [Co-author]
  • Leading Cases on the Law of the European Union, 3rd Edition, Nippon Hyoronsha (2019) [Co-author]
  • The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2018, Japan Chapter, Global Competition Review (2018) [Co-author]
  • Merger Control: International Series 3rd Edition, Japan Chapter, Thomson Reuters (2017) [Co-author]
  • “Winning of Women Lawyer of the Year,“ published in Waseda University Legal Alumni Association’s membership magazine Vol.2 and newsletter Vol.57 (August, 2017) [Interview]
  • The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2017, Japan Chapter, Global Competition Review (2017) [Co-author]
  • "The Recent Practice on Private Enforcement in Relation to Cartels in EU," Review of European Law No.2, Shinzansha (November, 2016)
  • "Towards a Legal Career with Diversity: An Attempt in a Business Law Firm in Japan," Expert Guides Women in Business Law (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2016)
  • "Running Away from "United in Diversity" ― the Legal Mechanism for EU Withdrawal and Issues for Japanese Corporations," The Lawyers, ILS Publications, Inc. (September, 2016) 
  • The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2016, Japan Chapter, Global Competition Review (2016) [Co-author]
  • The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2015, Japan Chapter, Global Competition Review (2015) [Co-author]
  • Chambers Legal Practice Guides - Cartels 2015, Japan Chapter, Chambers & Partners Publishing (2015) [Co-author]
  • The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2014, Japan Chapter, Global Competition Review (2014) [Co-author]
  • "Practical Tips for Building a Compliance System for Group Companies at Home and Abroad," JFTC MONTHLY, Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. (April, 2014)
  • Guide to Sports Governance: Basic Concepts and Knowledge, Toyo Keizai, Inc. (edited by Sasagawa Sports Foundation) (2014) [Co-author]
  • Merger Control: Jurisdictional Comparisons, Second edition 2014, Japan Chapter, Thomson Reuters (2014) [Co-author]
  • The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2013, Japan Chapter, Global Competition Review (2013) [Co-author] 
  • "What to do When You Suspect that Your Company May be Participating in a Cartel," The Lawyers,  ILS Publications, Inc. (October, 2012) 
  • Leading Cases on the Law of the European Union, 2nd Edition (Translated into Korean), Yonsei SERI EU Centre (2012) [Co-author]
  • "Recent Cartel Enforcements in the EU and the Impact on Japanese Companies," The Lawyers, ILS Publications, Inc.. (January, 2012) [Co-author]
  • Merger Control: Jurisdictional Comparisons, Japan Chapter, Thomson Reuters (2011) [Co-author]
  • "EU Legal Trends: Emissions Trading and the Right to Set Member Country Emissions Targets," Trade and Tariff, Japan Tariff Association (August, 2010)
  • Leading Cases on the Law of the European Union, 2nd Edition, Nippon Hyoronsha (2008) [Co-author]
  • EU Environmental Law, Keio University Press (2009) [Co-author]
  • "The Frontline of EU Law — Investigation by the Competition Authority and Attorney — Client Privilege," Trade and Tariff, Japan Tariff Association (April, 2009)
  • "Implementing Corporate Compliance Systems: Steps Japanese Companies Should Take," The Lawyers, ILS Publications, Inc. (July, 2008)
  • "To manage one's own life, considering what makes oneself happy," Life Planning for Female Attorneys, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (2008)
  • "The Frontline of EU Law — relating to the Operating License of Sports Betting and the Imposition of Criminal Penalties in EU Member Nations," Trade and Tariff, Japan Tariff Association (January, 2008)
  • Leading Cases on the Law of the European Union, Nippon Hyoronsha (2007) [Co-author]
  • "The Question of the Structure and Future of the Environmental Ministry's Voluntary Participation Discharge Emmissions System, Part 2" (in Japanese), Lexis Kigyo Houmu, (November, 2006) [Co-author]
  • "The Question of the Structure and Future of the Environmental Ministry's Voluntary Participation Discharge Emmissions System, Part 1" (in Japanese), Lexis Kigyo Houmu, (October, 2006) [Co-author]
  • "Golden Share and Restriction of Investment in the Internal Market: The Forefront of the EU Law" (in Japanese), Trade and Tariffs (Boeki to Kanzei) (April, 2003)
  • A Concise Dictionary of Legal Terms (in Japanese), Sanseido (2003) [Co-author]
  • "Developments in EU Law: Golden Shares and Restrictions on Capital Transfer" (in Japanese), Trade and Tariffs (Boeki to Kanzei), Nihon Kanzei Kyoukai (February, 2002)
  • "Damages Compensation Claims Against Agreement Counterparties to Agreements which Violate EC Treaty Article 81 — Developments in EU Law" (in Japanese), Trade and Tariffs (Boeki to Kanzei) (February, 2004)
  • "Internationalization of Intellectual Property System and EC Trademark — Developments in EU Law" (in Japanese), Trade and Tariffs (Boeki to Kanzei) (June, 2002)
  • "New Regulations for Group Exemptions Concerning Vertical Restraints under EU Competition Law—Developments in EU Law" (in Japanese), Trade and Tariffs (Boeki to Kanzei) (September, 2001)
  • "The Corsica Ferry Case — Developments in EU Law" (in Japanese), Trade and Tariffs (Boeki to Kanzei) (October, 2000)
  • "The Centros Case — Developments in EU Law" (in Japanese), Trade and Tariffs (Boeki to Kanzei) (April, 2000)
  • "The Potassium Joint Venture Case — Developments in EU Law" (in Japanese), Trade and Tariffs (Boeki to Kanzei) (October, 1999)
  • "Coming to Terms with History — EU After Introduction of the Euro" (in Japanese), NBL No.617 (1999)
  • Joint Ventures Under EEC Competition Law (Professor Saburo Kuroki 70 — years Memorial Papers) (in Japanese), Civil Law Institute (1992)

Web Articles

  • The Legal 500 Comparative Guides - Competition Litigation, Japan chapter, Legalease Ltd. (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Times are a-changin’ for Japan’s women lawyers," ALB Insights #20 (July 5, 2017) [Interview] 
  • "Between the Two Tokyo Olympic Games", Sasagawa Sports Foundation (January, 2014)

Seminars

  • "EU Competition Law Policy in the Digital Era and Japan: Focused on Platform Regulations," The 40th Annual Conference hosted by the European Union Studies Association-Japan, November 16 and 17, 2019, at Kobe University (Keynote Presentation)
  • Panelist at a panel entitled "Cartels: To file or not to file for leniency?," at the conference entitled "15th Annual IBA Competition Mid-Year Conference," hosted by IBA Antitrust Section, June 6, 2019
  • Key note speech “The Globe is my stage- For you who hesitate in making a step forward” at Female Lawyers Project 2018 hosted by Waseda University Law School, June 23, 2018
  • Co-Chair at the post graduate workshop at the "EUSA AP (European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific) Tokyo Conference 2017," held at Aoyama Gakuin University, July 2, 2017
  • Panelist at a panel discussion on “Perspective on EU Law Practice – Japanese Companies’ Responses to the GDPR” at the seminar entitled “The Front Line of Cyber Security and GDPR in Japan, EU and USA,” jointly hosted by Wilmer Hale and IIJ on October 26, 2016
  • "2016 Fall Meeting," hosted by ABA Section of International Law, October 20, 2016
    *Speaker at a panel session entitled "Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Progress Made and Expected Impact on Trade with Asia-Pacific Region with a focus on Customs, Rules of Origin and Market Access"
  • “[Soon!] Recapping the Basics of “Brexit” and its Implications – a Legal Perspective,” co-hosted by LexisNexis Japan and the Business Law Journal, in cooperation with Atsumi & Sakai, July 27, 2016
  • Moderator at a Law Panel Session entitled “EU Law for Japanese Companies and Lawyers,” hosted by the European Union Studies Association-Japan, November 22, 2015 (held at Kansai University)
  • "International Corporate Practice and Myself," hosted by Waseda University, July 1, 2015
  • Panelist at a panel discussion on "Managing Pricing and Distribution for Global Companies - Price Maintenance and Vertical Restraints Around the World" at the symposium entitled "2015 Asia Forum – Tokyo (Doing Business in Asia: Recent Trends and Developments in the Regulatory Environment, Transactional Practice and Dispute Resolution)" hosted by ABA, March 2, 2015.
  • "The Recent Trend of EU Cartel Investigation - Settlement Procedure, Civil Enforcement," hosted by Japan Competition Law Forum, November 20, 2014
  • "EU Competition Law and Practice (including EU Settlement Procedure Practice in cartel cases)," hosted by Legal Affairs Committee of Japan Petrochemical Industry Association, May 27, 2014
  • "Practical Tips for Building a Compliance System for Group Companies at Home and Abroad," hosted by Japan Fair Trade Council, Inc., February 26, 2014
  • "Looking at Our Country Through EU Cartel Enforcement Practice," hosted by the EU Institute in Japan (Kansai), February 27, 2013
  • "Practical Implications of an EU cartel Investigation for Japanese business" at a seminar entitled "Cartel Enforcement in the European Union - Why Japanese business should care -," hosted by KEIDANREN, November 1, 2012
  • "Japanese Lawyers and EU Law," hosted by EU Law Basic Workshop, Keio Law School, July 12, 2012
  • "Dealing with the Fair Trade Commission—M&A Notification and Cartel Investigation," hosted by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, February 4, 2010
  • "New Merger & Share Acquisition Filing Requirements in Japan," hosted by LexisNexis, September 24, 2009
  • "Enforcement of Antimonopoly Act by Competition Authority and Attorney Client Privilege—Focused on EU Court Decisions," hosted by LAWASIA, June 11, 2009
  • "Comparison of Emissions Trading Systems and Practice between Japan and the EU," The 29th Annual Conference held by the European Union Studies Association—Japan, November 22, 2008
  • "EU Emissions Trading and Japan," hosted by EU Law Basic Workshop, Keio Law School, May 31, 2008
  • "Trends in Emissions Trading in the World and Practice in Japan," hosted by Rikkyo Law School, December 12, 2007
  • "Course on Compliance," hosted by Mitsubishi Shoji Construction Materials Corporation, February 5, 2007
  • "Sports Clubs and Compliance," hosted by the Japan Football Association and the Sports Managers College, January 20, 2007
  • "Current Practice and Future Issues with the Environment Ministry Voluntary Emissions Trading System," presented at the Emissions Market Study Group hosted by Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
  • "IP Securitization and IP Trusts," presented to the IP Securitization Committee of the Japan Patent Attorney Association, May 17, 2006
  • "Securitization of Intellectual Property Rights," hosted by Chuo University, Graduate School of Policy Studies, January 17, 2006
  • "Legal Compliance in the Sports Industry," hosted by the Japan Football Association and the Sports Management College, November 26, 2005
  • "Principles of Securitization and the Securitization of Intellectual Property," hosted by the IP Securitization Committee of the Japan Patent Attorney Association, December 15, 2004
  • "Sports Business and Compliance," hosted by the Japan Football Association and the Sports Managers College, December 4, 2004