Professionals

Ms. Shimada advises clients on various matters of competition law, including domestic and international cartels, bid-rigging, M&A transactions, investigations by the JFTC, leniency applications and general antitrust law compliance. She is especially active in cross-border transactions, such as international cartels. She has represented clients in connection with the investigation into an alleged cartel among forwarders regarding surcharges on air cargo, an international cartel in connection with marine hoses, an international cartel in connection with TFT- LCDs, an international cartel among airlines regarding rates and surcharges on cargo, an alleged international cartel in connection with bearings, and various merger control cases, including a vertical integration between semiconductor equipment manufacturers, the merger between Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal, and the opposition to BHP Billiton’s proposed takeover bid of Rio Tinto.

Ms. Shimada is also active in advising in international trade, government procurement, and export control. In addition, she advises on Unfair Competition Prevention Law, including trade secret related cases. She has been a member of the Subcommittee on Unfair Trade Policies and Measures of the Industrial Structure Council at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since 2013.

Recent activities

4/2019

Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2020 edition

Awards

4/2019

M&A Firm of the Year in Asia: The Asia Legal Awards 2019

Awards

3/2019

Winner: IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2019

Awards

Education

2005
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (M.P.A.)
2003
Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
1997
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2004
Hunton & Williams, Washington D.C.
1999 - 2004
Mitsui, Yasuda, Wani & Maeda