Information Technology

Strong, flexible support to help growing information technology businesses

In information technology, the speed at which an idea evolves from proposal to realization is crucial to its success. Drawing up schemes, negotiating with business partners, securing funding where necessary, and investigating the legal aspects—all of these must take place within a limited timeframe. The realities of venturing into new businesses include encountering unexpected legal issues with lack of precedents and well-defined regulations, inconsistent practice, and unforeseen consequences of regulations.

Our decades of experience in the information technology sector place us in an exceptional position to provide timely, appropriate, and practical assistance to help clients address these legal issues. The combined experience of our lawyers in the information technology practice since the dawn of the internet and the technology bubble of the early 2000s enable our lawyers to offer much needed solutions, insight, and advice to our information technology clients, which range from major players to start-ups, across every field and at different stages of progress. We guide our clients as they set up and grow their information technology businesses. We work with them as they introduce and improve cutting-edge technologies. We support and advise them as they navigate untested commercial and legal territories. We put our knowledge and capabilities to work making our clients’ ideas a reality.

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Information Technology:People

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Information Technology:News

Awards
MHM ranked 10th in the sixth FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019, and received high commendation for its work in accessing new markets and capital
Awards
Top rankings received from Best Lawyers in the 10th edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"
Awards
Highly rated in "Expert Guides 2018: The World’s Leading Lawyers Chosen by their Peers"
Awards
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's "Study Group on AI and Data Contract Guidelines" project, in which Atsushi Okada serves as a member, receives a special award in the "Data Management Award" held by JDMC
Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2019

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Information Technology:Seminars

Aug. 2, 2019External Seminars
"Global data protection laws and utilization of big data"
Jul. 19, 2019External Seminars
"AI/Data Contract Guidelines"
Jul. 16, 2019External Seminars
"IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2019 -Free Flow of Data Between the EU & Japan: After Major Mutual Adequacy Decisions-"
Jun. 5, 2019External Seminars
”Practical overview of the AI/Data Contract Guidelines”
May 26, 2019 - May 28, 2019External Seminars
"LESI (Licensing Executives Society International) 2019 Annual Conference"

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Information Technology:Publications

Magazine Transcript
"Practical overview of the AI/Data Contract Guidelines"
Book
"Economics of FinTech"
Magazine Article
"Case Studies on Latest Practice Regarding Act on Protection of Personal Information #3: Provision of Personal Data to Third Parties in Foreign Countries"
Magazine Article
"Commentary on a case on "Defense of Inefficacy" (Osaka High Court Decision of November 22, 2002 [ Aerosol Case ] )"
Magazine Article
"Explanation of the "Amendment of the Payment Services Act, Etc. in Response to Diversification of Financial Transactions Arising from ICT Evolution" (Part 2)"

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