June 22, 2022
Japan Fair Trade Commission
For the purpose of ensuring the transparency of reviews undertaken by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter referred to as the “JFTC”) of business combinations, and the purpose of improving the predictability of the JFTC's reviews, the JFTC has published “Guidelines to Application of the Antimonopoly Act concerning Review of Business Combination” (May 31, 2004, the JFTC) (hereinafter referred to as the “Business Combination Guidelines”). In addition, the JFTC has also been publishing the results of the reviews of major business combinations cases each fiscal year.
This year, as well, the JFTC publishes the results of reviews of major business combinations in fiscal year 2021 along with the status of notifications regarding business combinations in fiscal year 2021.
The JFTC sincerely hopes that companies planning business combinations will make use of these results of the JFTC's reviews of major business combinations, as well as the Business Combination Guidelines.
The status of notifications regarding business combinations and the results of reviews of major business combinations in fiscal year 2021.pdf (PDF : 125 KB)
Status of notifications related to business combinations in fiscal year 2021.pdf (PDF : 372KB)
Major Business Combination Cases in Fiscl Year 2021.pdf (PDF : 2MB)