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.

Information Technology:People

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Information Technology:News

Awards
13 of our lawyers were selected as Japan’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021 in Asia Business Law Journal
Public Service
The firm’s lawyers contributed to a recently released research report (on recent trends in competition environment and competition policies, etc.) sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
The "Guidelines for NFT Businesses," in which Masafumi Masuda was involved in the formulation as Legal Counsel of the NFT Subcommittee, is released by Japan Cryptoasset Business Association (JCBA)
Awards
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Japan
Media
Comments by Yusuke Takamiya, attorney-at-law, were featured in an MLex article titled "Japan explores new antitrust rules despite implementation of new digital law" published on March 10, 2021

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Information Technology:Seminars

Jun. 30, 2021External Seminars
"Scaling for a hyper-digitalised government"
Jun. 17, 2021External Seminars
"2021 RegTech Summit"
Apr. 22, 2021External Seminars
"PropTech for Good in JAPAN"
Apr. 15, 2021External Seminars
"Cyber Law Round Table – Q&A (JAPAN)"
Apr. 8, 2021External Seminars
"Key Points on Relevant Laws and Regulations Related to Cybersecurity"

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Information Technology:Publications

Magazine Article
"Outline of Laws Related to Digital Reforms"
Book
"Software Development Contracts - Key Review Points  Identified in the Negotiation Process"
Magazine Article
"Privacy Laws & Digital Advertising: Multi-jurisdictional Overview and Implications - CJPP Japan Data Guidance"
Magazine Article
"Law Firm Librarians' and Lawyers' Guide to the Most Basic of Basics of Legal Research (Part 2): Services and Functions of Commercial Databases for Laws and Regulations, Cases, and Documentary Records"
Article
"The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2021 - Thailand Chapter"

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