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
High evaluation received from "Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2021"
Awards
Top rankings received from IFLR1000’s 31st edition
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)

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Information Technology:Seminars

Nov. 11, 2021External Seminars
"Transaction Innovation Forum"
Nov. 10, 2021External Seminars
"APAC Data2030 Summit "Agile Governance in the age of complexity and uncertainty""
Oct. 27, 2021External Seminars
"The Open Group 25th Anniversary Event – India"
Oct. 26, 2021External Seminars
"Business post usual? Transformation of doing business in the Asia Pacific region"
Sep. 9, 2021External Seminars
"The Japan DPO Association's 7th Seminar of the Study Group "How to Be Compliant With Advertising and Ad Tech (Cookie-Related) Regulations - Focusing on the Regulation of Personal Related Information under the Amended Act on Protection of Personal Information""

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Information Technology:Publications

Book
"Textbook for NFT: From Business, Blockchain, and Law to Accounting - The Future of NFT, When Digital Data Become Assets"
Magazine Article
"NFTs and Copyrights - Case Studies of Art NFTs"
Magazine Article
"Drafter's Commentary: Explanation of Cabinet Orders, Regulations and Guidelines under the 2020 Amendment to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information" 
Article
"Determination Criteria and Risks Related to Disguised Contracting for System Engineers"
Magazine Article
"(Editorial) Outline of Agile Governance - Through the Formulation of Two Governance Innovation Reports"

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