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Merger clearance in Japan: Getting your timing right

Takako Onoki and Seiji Niwa, White & Case Client Publication, November 2015

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Although the business combination review process in Japan bears many similarities with other jurisdictions, there are also some important but subtle distinctions that bear examination. One such distinction relates to time management when seeking clearance before the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). Exercising control over the timing can help to reduce the burden on the filing parties, make the process smoother and more predictable, and secure a better outcome.

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