Kentaro Hirayama currently teaches competition law, with a focus on the regulation of platform business and abuse of intellectual property. Mr. Hirayama has also been practicing Japanese law and counselled clients in a number of domestic and international cartels, unfair trade practices such as MFN clauses, predatory pricing and abuse of standard essential patents, and merger filings including high-profile phase II cases. His skill and experience in competition law is widely recognized and referred to as one of prominent competition lawyers in Chambers, Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal. Mr. Hirayama worked for the Japan Fair Trade Commission from July 2007 to June 2010, during which
time he was a case manager in several high-profile international cartel cases, and led an abuse of dominance case. He is a member of the Japan Bar Association's antitrust committee and the Japan Economic Law Association.