MyCC works with Japan Fair Trade Commission
MyCC welcomed Mr. Obata Shinichiro, a Senior Competition Law Officer from the Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) who will act as MyCC’s technical advisor for a one-year placement effective 7 January 2021. This placement is a form of technical cooperation by the Government of Japan conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (“JICA”) through a programme known as “Advisor on Competition Law” aims to assist competition authorities in its capacities to enforce competition policies and laws.
While seconded to the MyCC, Mr. Obata will be working closely with MyCC’s officials in its major projects, in particular the amendment of the relevant laws in the areas of merger control regime, leniency regime and enforcement activities against bid rigging. JFTC have established themselves as one of the leading competition authorities in the world and agreed to share their expertise and experience with MyCC through Mr. Obata.