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LAWYERS

MATSUDA Akira

MATSUDA Akira

Title
Counsel
Languages
Japanese (native)/English

Career Summary

February 1983
Born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
March 2001
Graduated from Koyo Gakuin High School
March 2006
Received his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo
September 2008
Received his Diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (61st)
September 2008
Registered as a Japanese attorney and joined Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
August 2014
Received his LL.M. from Columbia Law School(Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
September 2015
Joined Iwata Godo
2015-
Seconded to Drew & Napier LLC in Singapore

Message

I will keep enhancing my professional skills so as to provide clients with best and efficient legal services in various fields of corporate practice including international transactions.

List of Main Publications

“Draft of Guidelines for Adequate Level of Protection – Handling of Personal Data to be Transferred from EU Countries to Japan with Adequate Level of Protection” (Iwata Godo News Mail, May 2018 extra issue)
“GDPR Guidebook: A Comprehensive Guide to Applying EU General Data Protection Regulation to Your Business” (editorial supervision, Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, May 2018)
“Compliance with Amended Civil Code: Key Points to Prepare Contract Documents" (co-author, ShojiHomu Co., Ltd., April 2018)
“How to Cope with U.S. Authorities’ Tighter Regulations on Anticompetitive Employment Practices” (co-author, Business Law Journal, April 2018)
“FD Rule Final Check Sheet: Compliance of Disclosure/IR Practice with Fair Disclosure Rule” (Iwata Godo News Mail, March 2018)
“5000 Lectures on Legal Countermeasures for Bank Teller” (co-author, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc., February 2018)
“Latest Trend in Legal Practices for EU Competition Laws: Brexit and the UK Competition Act” (co-writer, Iwata Godo News Mail, February 2018 extra issue)
“Third Case of International Cartel Made Public in Singapore: Highest Penalty Ever” (Lexology, January 2018)
“Full Amendment of the Companies Act (1914) of Myanmar” (co-writer, Lexology (January 2018))
“GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) – Trends and Measures: To-Do List to be Done by May 2018” (Iwata Godo News Mail, December 2017 issue)
“Latest Trend in Practice of the U.S. Antitrust Law - Non-poaching Agreement and Exchange of Salary or Other Information between Companies Fall under Violation of the U.S. Antitrust Law -" (Iwata Godo News Mail, September 2017 issue)
“Rules on Protection of Personal Information in the Philippines: Strict Rules Similar to the EU-GDPR, Attention is Required to the Enforcement under the Duterte Administration” (Iwata Godo News Mail, July 2017)
“EU Commission Imposes the Biggest Antitrust Fine on the Internet Search Engine Operator - What Type of Practice Was Found Illegal under the EU Competition Law?," (Iwata Godo News Mail, June 2017 extra issue)
“Execution of Memorandum of Cooperation between Competition Regulators of Japan and Singapore” (Iwata Godo News Mail, June 2017)
“Latest Trend of Legal Affairs in Myanmar 2, - Initiation of New Investment Legislation -” (co-author, Iwata Godo News Mail, May 2017)
“Act on the Protection of Personal Information: The check list to ensure compliance with the amendment of the Act” (Iwata Godo News Mail, March 2017)
“Overview of the Revised Personal Information Protection Act of Japan and Its Main Impact on Foreign Groups” (co-author, Iwata Godo News Mail, March 2017 extra issue)
“Indonesia: The Highest-ever Fines Imposed on Two Japanese Companies for the Cartel Cases of Small Scooters" (Iwata Godo News Mail, February 2017)
“EU Commission Launches Investigations into E-Commerce Sector for Any Anti-Competitive Activities” (co-author, Iwata Godo News Mail, February 2017 extra issue)
“Latest Trend of Legal Affairs in Myanmar – Last Frontier & Its Second Opening –” (Iwata Godo News Mail, December 2016 issue)
“Singapore Court Proceedings for Corporate Reorganization Procedures Commenced outside Singapore” (Iwata Godo News Mail, September 2016 issue)
“Outline of the Protection from Harassment Act --- Toward Prevention and Solution of Harassment Cases” (co-author, newsletter of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Singapore, September 2016)
“Revision of Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)” (Iwata Godo News Mail, July 2016 issue)
“Latest Trend of Regulation on Protection of Personal Information in Singapore” (Iwata Godo News Mail, May 2016 issue)
“Latest Trend of Dispute Resolution in Singapore” (Iwata Godo News Mail, March 2016 issue)
“The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review Fourth Edition”(Law Business Review 2016)

List of Main Lectures

“Current Status of Personal Information Protection Laws in Asian Countries, Mainly Focusing on Singapore” (June 7, 2018, at Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment)
“Legal Updates for AI Era: Latest Trends regarding Data” (May 21, 2018, at Station Conference Tokyo)
“Seminar on Global Antimonopoly Laws - Key Points in Legal Practices Concerning Enforcement by Antimonopoly Authorities – from Perspectives at Home and Abroad” (March 19, 2018, a seminar co-hosted by Business Law Journal and Iwata Godo, at Marunouchi Building seminar room)
“Personal Information Protection Seminar - Focusing on Latest Trend in Handling Practices of GDPR” (February 19, 2018, a seminar hosted by Iwata Godo, at JR Gate Tower Conference in Nagoya)
“Outline of Regulations on Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Data and Handling of Practical Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region” (February 16, 2018, “Global Data Protection Seminar – Focusing on Latest Trend in Handling Practices of GDPR” hosted by Iwata Godo with Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto, a lawyer from Brussels Office of Gibson Dunn Crutcher LLP, as a guest speaker, and held in a conference room at JP TOWER Hall & Conference, on the 5th floor of KITTE in Tokyo)
“How to Establish Compliance System to Mitigate GDPR Legal Risk” (December 8, 2017, as part of the seminar "Risk Management Strategy to Comply with Personal Information Protection Laws" hosted by the Nikkei at Nikkei Conference Room)
“Measures for Protecting Personal Information and Handling Practical Issues in Doing Business in Asian Countries – In Light of the Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information in Japan and the Provisions of EU-GDPR” (October 3, 2017, at a seminar room of Financial Management Forums, Inc.)
“Global Competition Law Seminar” (September 15, 2017, a seminar co-hosted by Iwata Godo and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, at JP TOWER Hall & Conference, on the 4th floor of KITTE in Tokyo)
“Seminar on Investing in Myanmar” (June 13, 2017, a seminar co-hosted by Iwata Godo and Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd., at Marubiru Hall and Conference Square)
“Management of Personal Information under the Revised Law – Business Practices Concerning Regulations on Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information” (May 17, 2017, Finance Forum 2017 seminar hosted by Seminar Info Co., Ltd. at JA-Kyosai Building Conference Hall)
“Seminar on the Act on the Protection of Personal Information which will Come into Force Soon” (May 10, 2017, a seminar hosted by Iwata Godo, at Tokyo International Forum)
“Seminar on Global Personal Information Protection – How to Handle Practical Issues in EU, Japan and Singapore” (February 2, 2017, co-hosted by Iwata Godo and Drew & Napier LLC, by inviting Lawyer Takeshige Sugimoto of Brussels Office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale) as a guest speaker, at JP TOWER Hall & Conference, on the 4th floor of KITTE in Tokyo)
“Doing Business in ASEAN” (October 21, 2016, a seminar co-hosted by Iwata Godo, Drew & Napier LLC and ZICO Law, at Station Conference Tokyo)
“Approval and Execution of International Arbitration Award in Asian Countries including India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia” (September 28, 2016, a seminar co-hosted by Iwata Godo and Drew & Napier LLC, at Iwata Godo’s seminar room)
“Measures for Civil and Criminal Crisis Management in Singapore” (August 24, 2016, a seminar hosted by Drew & Napier LLC for Japanese companies, at Drew & Napier’s seminar room in Singapore)
“Outline and Case Study of Civil Procedures in Singapore” (July 29, 2016, a seminar co-hosted by Iwata Godo and Drew & Napier LLC, at Iwata Godo’s seminar room)
“Latest Trend of Business Practice Dealing with Legislation on Protection of Personal Information in Japan and Singapore” (June 8, 2016, a seminar co-hosted by Iwata Godo and Drew & Napier LLC, at Tokyo International Forum)
“Singapore and ASEAN Legal Seminar” (April 22, 2016, a seminar hosted by Drew & Napier LLC for Japanese companies, at Drew & Napier’s seminar room in Singapore)
“ASEAN Insiders Roundtable Competition Law” (April 12, 2016, a symposium co-hosted by ZICO Law and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, at Traders Hotel Conference Room in Kuala Lumpur)
“Overview and Latest Trend of Competition Law in ASEAN and Singapore” (February 2, 2016, a seminar co-hosted by Iwata Godo and Drew & Napier LLC, at a conference room of Mitsubishi Building)

Publications

  • 2018.05
    Publications

    Wakabayashi Shigeo, Suzuki Masato, Matsuda Takao and our other lawyers co-authored the publication entitled "Compliance with Amended Civil Code: Key Points to Prepare Contract Documents" which is published by ShojiHomu Co., Ltd.

  • 2018.02
    Publications

    Matsuda Akira and Sato Takaki authored an article entitled "How to Cope with U.S. Authorities' Tighter Regulations on Anticompetitive Employment Practices" which appears in April 2018 issue of Business Law Journal.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Akira 
  • 2016.09
    Publications

    Matsuda Akira contributed an article entitled “Outline of the Protection from Harassment Act --- Toward Prevention and Solution of Harassment Cases” to September 2016 issue of the newsletter of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Singapore.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Akira 
  • 2016.01
    Publications

    Suzuki Masato, Matsuda Akira and Beppu Fumiya authored an article in English on regulations on anti-bribery and anti-corruption in Japan entitled “The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review Fourth Edition” published as a series of the Law Reviews by Law Business Research Limited, England.

  • 2015.10
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Matsuda Akira's commentary titled "Toyota Boshoku Corporation Publishes a Notification on Filing of a Suit by Overseas Subsidiary" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Akira 

Lectures, Seminars and Conferences

  • 2018.06

    Matsuda Akira delivered a lecture titled "Current Status of Personal Information Protection Laws in Asian Countries, Mainly Focusing on Singapore" at Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2018.05

    Matsuda Akira delivered a lecture titled "Legal Updates for AI Era: Latest Trends regarding Data" at Station Conference Tokyo, inviting Professor Shimpo Fumio from Policy Management Department of Keio University, and Mr. Funayama Satoshi and Ms. Matsuo Sanae from Microsoft Japan Company, Limited as guest speakers. We sincerely thank many people for their attendance.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2018.03

    Motomura Takeshi, Eiguchi Manabu, Matsuda Akira, Sato Takaki and Kokawa Tomoya delivered a lecture entitled "Seminar on Global Antimonopoly Laws - Key Points in Legal Practices Concerning Enforcement by Antimonopoly Authorities - from Perspectives at Home and Abroad” which was co-hosted by Business Law Journal and our firm at Iwata Godo.

  • 2018.02

    Matsuda Akira delivered a lecture entitled "Personal Information Protection Seminar - Focusing on Latest Trend in Handling Practices of GDPR" at JR Gate Tower Conference in Nagoya. We sincerely thank many people for their attendance.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2018.02

    Matsuda Akira delivered a lecture entitled "Outline of Regulations on Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Data and Handling of Practical Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region" as part of "Global Data Protection Seminar – Focusing on Latest Trend in Handling Practices of GDPR” hosted by Iwata Godo with Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto, a lawyer from Brussels Office of Gibson Dunn Crutcher LLP, as a guest speaker and held in a conference room at JP TOWER Hall & Conference (on the 5th floor of KITTE in Tokyo). We sincerely thank many people for their attendance.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2017.12
  • 2017.10

    Matsuda Akira delivered a lecture in a seminar entitled "Measures for Protecting Personal Information and Handling Practical Issues in Doing Business in Asian Countries - In Light of the Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information in Japan and the Provisions of EU-GDPR” at a seminar room of Financial Management Forums, Inc.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2017.09

    Matsuda Akira and Sato Takaki delivered a lecture in a seminar entitled "Global Competition Law Seminar" co-hosted by Iwata Godo and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a leading law firm in the U.S., on September 15, 2017,Matsuda Akira and Sato Takaki delivered a lecture in a seminar entitled "Global Competition Law Seminar" co-hosted by Iwata Godo and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a leading law firm in the U.S., on September 15, 2017, in a conference room at JP TOWER Hall & Conference (on the 4th floor of KITTE in Tokyo).We sincerely thank many clients/audiences for attending this seminar.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2017.06

    Matsuda Akira and Sato Takaki delivered a lecture entitled "Seminar on Investing in Myanmar" at the seminar jointly hosted by Iwata Godo and a prominent law firm in Myanmar, Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd., with its director, Ms. Cheah Swee Gim invited as a guest speaker, at Marubiru Hall and Conference Square. We sincerely thank many people for their attendance.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2017.05

    Toji Yoshihiro, Matsuda Akira and Sato Takaki delivered a lecture entitled "Management of Personal Information under the Revised Law - Business Practices Concerning Regulations on Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information" at Finance Forum 2017 (hosted by Seminar Info Co., Ltd.).

    Speaker: TOJI Yoshihiro  MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2017.05

    Matsuda Akira and Sato Takaki delivered a lecture entitled "Seminar on the Act on the Protection of Personal Information which will Come into Force Soon" at Glass Building of Tokyo International Forum. We sincerely thank many people for their attendance.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2017.02

    Matsuda Akira delivered a lecture entitled "Seminar on Global Personal Information Protection - How to Handle Practical Issues in EU, Japan and Singapore"at the seminar that was jointly organized with Drew & Napier LLC, a leading law firm in Singapore, invited as a guest speaker Lawyer Sugimoto Takeshige of Brussels Office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale), and was held on February 2, 2017 in a conference room at JP TOWER Hall & Conference (on the 4th floor of KITTE in Tokyo). We sincerely thank many people for their attendance.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2016.10

    Matsuda Akira and Sato Takaki delivered a lecture entitled "Doing Business in ASEAN" at the seminar jointly organized with Drew & Napier LLC which is a leading law firm in Singapore and ZICO Law which is a leading law firm doing business across the ASEAN region, on October 21, 2016 at Station Conference Tokyo. We sincerely thank many people for their attendance.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2016.10

    Matsuda Akira, along with Mahesh Rai, a partner attorney of Drew & Napier LLC which is a leading law firm in Singapore, delivered a lecture entitled “Approval and Execution of International Arbitration Award in Asian Countries including India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia” at the seminar jointly organized with the law firm, on September 28, 2016 at Iwata Godo’s seminar room. We sincerely thank many people for their attendance.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2016.08
  • 2016.08

    Matsuda Akira, along with Wendell Wong, a partner attorney of Drew & Napier LLC which is a leading law firm in Singapore, delivered a lecture entitled “Outline of Civil Procedure and Case Study in Singapore” at the seminar jointly organized with the law firm, on July 29, 2016 at Iwata Godo’s seminar room. We sincerely thank many people for their attendance.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2016.06

    Sato Shuji and Matsuda Akira delivered a lecture entitled "Latest Trend in Legal Practices in Relation to Personal Information Protection Laws in Japan and Singapore" at the seminar jointly organized with one of the prominent law firms in Singapore, Drew & Napier LLC, on June 8, 2016 at Glass Building of Tokyo International Forum. We sincerely thank many people for their attendance.

    Speaker: SATO Shuji  MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2016.05

    Matsuda Akira, along with Chong Kin Lim, Benjamin Gaw, Charmian Aw and Scott Clements, attorneys of Drew & Napier LLC in Singapore, delivered a lecture on April 22, 2016 at the Singapore and ASEAN legal seminar for Japanese companies organized by Drew & Napier LLC (Part 1: Duty and Responsibility of Directors, Part 2: Act on the Protection of Personal Information in Singapore, ASEAN and Japan, Part 3: Competition Law in Singapore, ASEAN and Japan (Antimonopoly Act)).

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2016.04

    Matsuda Akira participated as a panelist and a speaker in the event entitled "ASEAN Insiders Roundtable Competition Law " co-hosted by ZICO Law and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 12, 2016.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

  • 2016.02

    Matsuda Akira delivered a lecture entitled "Overview and the Latest Trends of Competition Law in ASEAN and Singapore" at a conference room of Mitsubishi Building on February 2, 2016, co-hosted by DREW & NAPIER LLC, a distinguished law firm in Singapore, and Iwata Godo. We sincerely thank many audiences for attending this seminar.

    Speaker: MATSUDA Akira 

News

  • 2018.04

    Matsuda Akira participated in a meeting for discussing a Japanese company's expansion into Saudi Arabia that was held at a law office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, of which scene was featured in a TV program of "Ikegami Akira no news Soudattanoka" (TV Asahi) aired on March 31, 2018.

  • 2018.02

    Matsuda Akira's comment was introduced in the article entitled "International Collaboration Enhanced for Cartel Investigation" in the morning edition of the Nikkei on February 19, 2018.

  • 2018.01

    Matsuda Akira's comment was introduced in the article of the Nikkei.

    Matsuda Akira's comment on effects of "EU's Digital Single Market" strategy and law enforcement outlook was introduced in the article titled "EU Commission Fines Qualcomn - Stop! - Winner Takes All" in the morning edition of the Nikkei dated January 26, 2018.

  • 2018.01
  • 2017.09

    Matsuda Akira authored an article entitled "Latest Trend in Practice of the U.S. Antitrust Law - Non-poaching Agreement and Exchange of Salary or Other Information between Companies Fall under Violation of the U.S. Antitrust Law -" which was delivered to our clients as September 2017 issue of Iwata Godo News Mail.

  • 2017.09
  • 2017.07

    Matsuda Akira authored an article entitled "EU Commission Imposes the Biggest Antitrust Fine on the Internet Search Engine Operator - What Type of Practice Was Found Illegal under the EU Competition Law?," which was delivered to our clients as June 2017 extra issue of Iwata Godo News Mail.

  • 2017.07

    Matsuda Akira's comment was introduced in the article of the Nikkei.

    The comments of Matsuda Akira and Lim Chong Kin who is an attorney of Drew & Napier LLC, a law firm in Singapore to which Matsuda Akira is seconded were introduced in the article titled "Personal Data Protection in the World (II) - Regulations Tightened in Asia As Well" on the page 15 of the morning edition of the Nikkei dated July 3, 2017.

  • 2017.04

    Matsuda Akira's comment was introduced in the article of the Nikkei.

    Matsuda Akira's comment was introduced in the article titled "EU's Antitrust Authorities Increase Scrutiny over E-commerce Business Practices - Shifting Focus in Detection of Antitrust Cases from Cartels" on the page 13 of the morning edition of the Nikkei dated April 17, 2017.

  • 2017.03

    Matsuda Akira, Sato Takaki and Landry Guesdon authored an English article entitled "Overview of the Revised Personal Information Protection Act of Japan and Its Main Impact on Foreign Groups," which was delivered to our clients as March 2017 extra issue of Iwata Godo News Mail.

  • 2017.02

    Matsuda Akira and Sato Takaki co-authored an article entitled "EU Commission Launches Investigations into E-Commerce Sector for Any Anti-Competitive Activities," which was distributed to our clients as an extra issue of Iwata Godo News Mail.

  • 2015.11

    Matsuda Akira has been seconded to Drew & Napier LLC in Singapore since November 2015.

  • 2015.09

    We welcomed a new attorney, Matsuda Akira.