DLA Piper Boosts Brussels EU Competition Team

Brussels – LAWFUEL.com – Legal Newswire – DLA Piper has appointed Yoichi Shibasaki as a partner in its EU Competition practice in Brussels. Yoichi joined DLA Piper from Linklaters in Brussels, where he was a partner.

Yoichi has over 27 years of experience in competition and trade law, corporate M&A and commercial, as well as matters related to Japanese business or Japanese law. He has also developed technology, chemical and materials sector expertise. Typically, Yoichi assists large international businesses and Japanese companies with regulatory and compliance, as well as transactional work.

Bertold Bär-Bouyssière, EU Competition Location Head in Brussels, said: “I’m delighted Yoichi decided to join us. He is well known and highly respected within the Brussels’ legal market. Yoichi’s expertise and skill set nicely complements those within the EU Competition practice and will make a significant contribution to its ongoing growth.”
Bob Martens, DLA Piper Regional Managing Partner in Belgium, said: “Yoichi has a proactive dynamic view on how to raise the office’s visibility and contacts with the Japanese business community. In addition to his competition work, Yoichi will set-up a Japanese desk in the Brussels office and work closely with both our Corporate practice and our Tokyo office. I welcome him to the team.”

Yoichi holds a LLB from the Hitotsubashi University in Japan (1974) and a LLM from the University of California, Berkley, US (1981). He is admitted to the Japanese (1976), the New York (1985) and the Brussels (1990 as an associate member) bars.

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