In this chapter, we highlight Japan’s top 10 data lawyers for their outstanding experience and expertise advising on IT law, outsourcing agreements, data privacy and protection, telecommunications and regulatory matters.
Most highly regarded:
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune sees three lawyers included in this chapter.
Akihito Nakamachi is an internationally renowned lawyer with more than 25 years of experience advising corporates on technology transactions and IP issues.
Takashi Nakazaki is distinguished by his profound expertise in data privacy and protection.
Hitoshi Ishihara is singled out for his significant expertise in technology issues relating to the gaming and gambling industry.
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto receives three listings.
Yoshifumi Onodera is a “very practical lawyer” with considerable experience advising on IT law, data protection and cybersecurity.
Hiroyuki Tanaka stands out for his "in-depth understanding of Japanese data privacy and protection law" and is lauded by peers as "a hard-working and responsive lawyer" with "strong analytical skills and technical knowledge".
Masakazu Masujima enjoys a strong reputation for his top-tier work on data privacy and IT matters on behalf of clients from high-tech industries.
Masaya Hirano at TMI Associates garners plaudits for his extensive experience advising domestic and international clients on data breaches, cybersecurity threats and compliance issues.
Stuart Beraha* from Latham & Watkins is a go-to lawyer for cross-border technology transfers and outsourcing agreements.
Takafumi Ochiai of Atsumi & Sakai is highly sought after by fintech companies for his expertise in data protection and financial regulation.
From City-Yuwa Partners, Tsuneo Sato earns considerable praise for his enviable practice which sees him regularly engaged in technology transfer negotiations at home and abroad.