Kenji Ito is a partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, who primarily practices in the area of antitrust and competition law. He served as an official at the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the competition authority in Japan, from 2003 to 2005, where he was engaged in a number of high-profile antitrust cases. He has extensive experience in gaining merger clearance for cross-border transactions, defending cartel investigations, litigating civil antitrust cases, and managing complex international competition matters including distribution, licensing, joint ventures, and various types of business alliances. He has addressed a wide range of competition matters in various industries. Legal publications such as GCR, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers, and Best Lawyers recognize him as one of the leading lawyers in Japan.