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The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has been stepping up its enforcement efforts against international corporations and their executives, including Japanese companies and nationals. In February 2010, the DOJ, in cooperation with the Japanese Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) and the European Union, conducted a raid of well known Japanese auto parts makers suspecting a conspiracy to fix the price of electrical parts. In February 2012, not unrelated to this incident, two Japanese companies reached a federal plea agreement with the DOJ regarding their price-fixing conspiracy on electrical auto parts, often described as the central nerve system of an automobile. The combined criminal fines against these companies, which include jail sentences imposed on four Japanese executives, make one of the largest antitrust cases of all time. Read More ›
Japan exports 2 million transmissions a year to North America and another 6.5 million to other world markets. Delays and disruptions in the automotive supply chain, which have been caused by the recent major Tsunami/earthquake, are affecting not only the Japanese suppliers and automakers, but also many U.S. companies. This seminar explores both the concept and practice of automotive supply chain management today, and tries to shed some new lights for the future of the automotive industry.
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Joseph J. Dehner Joe Dehner concentrates his practice on multinational business and securities disputes. He counsels a wide variety of companies, domestic and foreign, on issues confronting global business, including transnational investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, customs and trade issues, international business structures, distribution and agency agreements and the resolution of international disputes.