Kaori Yamada (2019 Annual)
Partner, Antitrust, Competition and Trade
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kaori Yamada specialises in all areas of competition law as well as investigation and compliance related to “ABC” issues, including multi-jurisdictional investigation defence, merger reviews, and advice on competitor cooperation and distribution issues, across a broad range of industries, in particular the chemical, consumer goods, telecom, technology, energy, transport and healthcare sectors.
She has extensive specialist experience practicing in Tokyo and London. Having previously worked at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Treaties Bureau and Economic Affairs Bureau (between 1999 and 2005), her deep understanding of working effectively with the government makes her a trusted adviser for Japanese companies on their complex communications with the authorities.
Kaori has published a broad range of publications in the area of competition law, and is active as a speaker in various expert panels. She is fluent in English and Japanese.