Gibson Dunn Adds Antitrust Attorney Takeshige Sugimoto in Brussels

June 1, 2017

​Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce Takeshige Sugimoto has joined the Brussels office as an of counsel.  Formerly with WilmerHale, Sugimoto focuses his practice on two distinct areas, namely:

  • Complex competition law investigations, including international cartels and abusive practices, extending to merger control proceedings and antitrust counselling, and
  • Data protection and cybersecurity issues, especially assisting leading Japanese companies on how to navigate through data protection regulations, applying for binding corporate rules and securing data protection authorities’ approval for data transfers. 

"We are very pleased to have Takeshige join us," said Peter Alexiadis, Partner in Charge of the Brussels office.  "His extensive experience in handling antitrust and data protection matters is a welcome addition to our European practice.  Data protection-related issues are key elements in Japanese companies’ decision-making in Europe.  Takeshige not only fits in perfectly with our Brussels and US antitrust practice, but also with our data protection practice in Paris and London, as well as our Japanese commercial focus through our new Frankfurt office."    

Before working at WilmerHale, Sugimoto worked as an associate at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in Japan from 2006 to 2013.  He represented a number of high-profile Japanese clients, while also serving as a Visiting Researcher at the Competition Policy Research Center of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) from 2016 and assisting the JFTC in researching EU commitment, procedures and EU fining policies under EU Competition Law in the context of proposed revisions to Japan’s Anti-Monopoly Act as well as acting as a member of the Legal Affairs Committee at the Japanese Chambers of Commerce & Industry in Düsseldorf (Japanische IHK zu Düsseldorf e.V.) from 2015.