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SAITO Hiroki

SAITO Hiroki

Title
Partner
Languages
English
Telephone Number
+81-3-3214-6232
E-mail address
hiroki.saito@iwatagodo.com

Career Summary

August 1987
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
March 2006
Graduated from Eiko Gakuen Senior High School
March 2010
Received his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo
March 2012
Received his J.D. from the University of Tokyo School of Law
December 2013
Received his Diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (66th)
December 2013
Registered as a Japanese attorney
January 2014
Joined STW & Partners
September 2017
Joined Iwata Godo

Practice Areas

Engaged Cases

Mr. Saito has been engaged in IT-related cases as well as general corporate legal services, litigation/dispute resolution and crisis management. (preparation of internal control system in normal times and emergency response.)
The main legal services he provides for IT-related cases are as follows.

1. Cases related to systems and software
・ Providing advice, drafting contracts and handling dispute resolution regarding system development, system operation and system maintenance
・ Providing legal advice and drafting contracts regarding software license (including OSS license)
・ Providing advice and drafting contracts regarding cloud services
・ Providing advice and drafting contracts regarding development of systems using AI technology

2. Cases related to digital forensic
・ Providing advice on digital forensics analysis performed for various investigations (i.e. accounting malpractice and information leakage), collaborating with digital forensics companies
・ Providing advice on using the results of digital forensics analysis in trial

3. Provision of Advice on various operations, initial responses, and investigation policy with respect to cases related to cyber security, taking-out of information, information leakage, etc.
・ Providing advice on external disclosure, customer relations, and response to business partners.
・ Providing advice on handling of criminal cases (filing criminal complaints, cooperating in investigations, comprehending the extent of damage based on investigations, etc.)
・ Providing advice and dispute resolution regarding the pursuit of liabilities to the executives and employees and the IT vendors that caused the leakage

4. Cases related to electronic signature, digitization of contracts, etc.
・Providing advice on the system and use of electronic signature
・Providing advice on digitization services for contracts, etc.

Message

I will faithfully tackle with each issue and always seek further efforts and ideas, aiming to be helpful for clients and responsive to their requirements.

Professional Memberships

Tokyo Bar Association

List of Main Publications

“Three Reasons for Corporate Corruption: Is there Integrity?” (co-author, Chuokeizai-sha, 2023)
“Lexology GTDT – Cloud Computing 2023” (co-author, Law Business Research, 2022)
“Ransomware Attacks: Crisis Management and Other Issues” (August 2022 issue of Kansayaku, 2022)
“6,000 Lectures on Legal Issues for Financial Institutions” (co-author, Kinzai Institute For Financial Affairs, 2022)
"Directors/Auditors and Risk Management/Internal Control System" (co-author, December 2021 issue of Gekkan Kansayaku, 2021)
“How to Deal with Rising Risk of Information Leakage? Countermeasures for Protecting and Handling Trade Secrets – Case 1: External Cyber Attacks, Case 2: Negligence and Non-Compliance by Current Employees, Case 3: Misappropriation of Information by a Departing Employees and Alleged Disclosure/Use at his/her New Employer” (co-author, December issue of Business Houmu, 2021)
"Lexology GTDT – Cloud Computing 2022”(co-author, Law Business Research)
"Points in Communicating with Outside Directors in Time of Peace and Emergency”(co-author, October issue of Gekkan Kansayaku, 2021)
"Lexology GTDT – Cloud Computing 2021”(co-author, Law Business Research)
“Q&A: Interaction of the Antimonopoly Act and Intellectual Property Rights and Legal Practices – Guide to Understand from Basic to Application and Achieve Compliance” (co-author, Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd., 2020)
“Theories and Business Practices of Prescription and Limitation of Period [Intellectual Property Law] ” (co-author, Nihon Kajo Publishing, 2018)
“Roles of Auditors, etc. for Corporate Scandals: Detective Controls and Response to Investigation, etc. - the 6th article of the series “Introduction Course for Newly Appointed Auditors: Authority, Responsibility, and Response for Misconduct” (co-author, December 2018 issue of a monthly magazine, Gekkan Kansayaku)
“Laws and Regulations that Auditors, etc. must be familiar with” - the 1st article of the series “[New Series] Introduction Course for Newly Appointed Auditors: Authority, Responsibility, and Response for Misconduct” (co-author, July 2018 issue of a monthly magazine, Gekkan Kansayaku)

Publications

  • 2023.10
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki authors a commentary on the National Police Agency's release on cyberspace threats (Shoji Homu Portal website)

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2023.10
    Publications

    Motomura Takeshi and Saito Hiroki co-author "Three Reasons for Corporate Corruption: Is there Integrity?" (Chuokeizai-sha)

    Author:
    MOTOMURA Takeshi  SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2023.04
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki authors a commentary on the views of the Japan Audit & Supervisory Board Members Association concerning amendments to disclosure regulations (Shoji Homu Portal website)

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2022.10
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki authored a commentary on MHLW's proposed guidelines for the application of medical device regulations to software programs (Shoji Homu Portal website)

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2022.09
    Publications

    Matsuda Akira, Saito Hiroki and Ito Natsuho co-authored "Lexology GTDT - Cloud Computing 2023" (Law Business Research)

  • 2022.07
    Publications

    Saito Hiroki authored "Ransomware Attacks: Crisis Management and Other Issues" in the August issue of Kansayaku.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2022.03
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary on the FSA's March 4 release on Key Audit Matters (KAM) is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2022.02
  • 2021.11
    Publications

    Motomura Takeshi and Saito Hiroki co-authored "Directors, Statutory Auditors and Risk Management/Internal Control Systems" in the December issue of the journal Kansayaku.

    Author:
    MOTOMURA Takeshi  SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2021.10
    Publications

    Kudo Ryohei and Saito Hiroki co-authored "How to Deal with Rising Risk of Information Leakage? Countermeasures for Protecting and Handling Trade Secrets - Case 1: External Cyber Attacks, Case 2: Negligence and Non-Compliance by Current Employees, Case 3: Misappropriation of Information by a Departing Employees and Alleged Disclosure/Use at his/her New Employer” in the December issue of Business Houmu (published by Chuokeizai-Sha).

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei  SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2021.10
    Publications

    Matsuda Akira, Saito Hiroki, and Ito Natsuho co-authored "Lexology GTDT - Cloud Computing 2022", published by Law Business Research.

  • 2021.09
    Publications

    Motomura Takeshi and Saito Hiroki co-authored an article titled "Points of Communications with Outside Directors in Normal Times and in the Event of Emergency" which appears in October 2021 issue of Journal for Audit & Supervisory Board Members.

    Author:
    MOTOMURA Takeshi  SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2021.09
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Releases the "Interim Report of the Study Group on Platform Services" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2021.06
    Publications

    Eiguchi Manabu and Kudo Ryohei contributed to as editors and authors, and Saito Hiroki, Sekiguchi Akimasa and Adachi Makoto authored, the publication entitled "Q&A: Complexity and Business Practice of the Anti-Monopoly Act and Intellectual Property Rights; Guidance for Achieving Compliance by Understanding from Basics to Applications,” which was introduced in “Introduction of New Publications” of June 2021 issue of Chizaikanri.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki  SEKIGUCHI Akimasa  ADACHI Makoto 
    The author and editor:
    EIGUCHI Manabu  KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2021.02
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Prepared the 'Telework Security Guideline (5th edition)' and has Started Requesting for Public Comments on the Said Guideline." is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2020.12
    Publications

    With Eiguchi Manabu and Kudo Ryohei as the editors & authors, Saito Hiroki, Sekiguchi Akimasa, and Adachi Makoto co-authord "Q&A on Intersection and Practice of the Antimonopoly Act and the Intellectual Property Rights - Guidance for Achieving Compliance by Understanding from Fundamentals to Applications – " which is introduced in “The Latest Books to be Kept on Hand in the practice of the Antimonopoly Act” of February 2021 issue of Business Law Journal.

  • 2020.11
    Publications

    Matsuda Akira and Saito Hiroki co-author Lexology GTDT - Cloud Computing 2021 (Law Business Research)

    Author:
    MATSUDA Akira  SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2020.09
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Revises the 'Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading' " is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2020.08
    Publications

    Eiguchi Manabu and Kudo Ryohei contributed to as editors and authors, and Saito Hiroki, Sekiguchi Akimasa, and Adachi Makoto authored, the publication entitled “Q&A: Complexity and Business Practice of the Anti-Monopoly Act and Intellectual Property Rights; Guidance for Achieving Compliance by Understanding from Basics to Applications,” which was published by Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd.

  • 2020.04
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity Releases 'Points to Note About Security in Conducting Telework'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2019.12
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "The Agency for Cultural Affairs Holds the 2nd Working Team on the State of System on License Agreements for Copyrighted Works" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2019.07
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Publishes a Message from Chairman and President titled 'Introduction of Key Audit Matters'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2019.03
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "Cabinet Decision on the 'Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Patent Act'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2018.11
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "The Japan Fair Trade Commission Closes the Investigation on the Suspected Violation of the Antimonopoly Act by Airbnb Ireland UC and Airbnb Japan K.K." is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2018.07
    Publications

    A book authored by our lawyers entitled Theories and Business Practices of Prescription and Limitation of Period is published by Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd.

  • 2018.06
    Publications

    Motomura Takeshi supervised and Ito Hiroki and Saito Hiroki authored the 1st article of the series "[New Series] Introduction Course for Newly Appointed Auditors: Authority, Responsibility, and Response for Misconduct" titled "Laws and Regulations that Auditors, etc. must be familiar with” which appears in the July 2018 issue of a monthly magazine, Gekkan Kansayaku.

    Author:
    ITO Hiroki  SAITO Hiroki 
    Supervising editor:
    MOTOMURA Takeshi 
  • 2018.01
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "The Personal Information Protection Commission Releases the Hiyari Hat (Near-miss) Instance Regarding Personal Information on its Website" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2017.12
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "Case Where the Intellectual Property High Court Ruled that the Registered Trademark 'MEN'S CLUB' is Likely to Cause Confusion in Connection with the Goods Pertaining to the Plaintiff's Business" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 
  • 2017.09
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Saito Hiroki's commentary titled "Softbank Receives Administrative Order from the Consumer Affairs Agency in Violation of the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    SAITO Hiroki 

Lectures, Seminars and Conferences

  • 2024.05

    For Shoji Homu's "Business Law School" seminar series, Saito Hiroki gave a seminar on the Civil Code as it relates to the drafting and administration of contracts, including recent developments in electronic contracts

    Speaker: SAITO Hiroki 

  • 2022.09

    Motomura Takeshi, Mutou Yuuki and Saito Hiroki gave an online seminar "How Listed Companies Should Handle the Discovery of an Accounting Error"

  • 2022.02

    Saito Hiroki conducted an online seminar "The Effectiveness of Remote Internal Audits" jointly with AOS Data, Inc.

    Speaker: SAITO Hiroki 

  • 2022.01

    Saito Hiroki conducted an online seminar "Practical Response to Ransomware Attacks - from the Perspectives of the Law Firm and the Digital Forensics Expert" jointly with Fronteo Inc. Video of this seminar is currently distributed online.

    Speaker: SAITO Hiroki 

  • 2021.09

    Fujiwara Hiroki, Kudo Ryohei, and Saito Hiroki conducted a seminar titled "Labor Management and Information Security Measures during Telework" at Tokyo Hosen-Kai.

News

  • 2024.04

    20 lawyers of our firm were recognized in The Best Lawyers in Japan 2025.

    Best Lawyers
    ■ Antitrust / Competition Law
    TOJI Yoshihiro

    ■ Arbitration and Mediation
    UEDA Atsushi

    ■ Banking and Finance Law
    TOJI Yoshihiro
    SAKAMOTO Tomoko
    MATSUDA Takao

    ■ Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    MOTOMURA Takeshi

    ■ Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice
    YOSHIHARA Tomomichi

    ■ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    TAGO Shinya
    MOTOMURA Takeshi
    URANAKA Hirotaka

    ■ Labor and Employment Law
    TAGO Shinya

    ■ Litigation
    TOJI Yoshihiro
    WAKABAYASHI Shigeo
    MOTOMURA Takeshi
    YOSHIHARA Tomomichi
    URANAKA Hirotaka


    Best Lawyers - "Ones to Watch"
    ■ Antitrust / Competition Law
    ISHIKAWA Teppei

    ■ Arbitration and Mediation
    SAITO Hiroki
    NAKAMURA Saeko

    ■ Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    KARASAWA Akira
    IKEDA Minako
    YAMADA Kohei
    SUZUKI Tomohiro
    FUKUCHI Takumi

    ■ Information Technology Law
    SAITO Hiroki

    ■ Intellectual Property Law (Non-Patent)
    ISHIKAWA Hiroaki

    ■ Labor and Employment Law
    KITAGAWA Hiroki

    ■ Privacy and Data Security Law
    HORITA Koji

  • 2023.05

    19 lawyers of our firm were recognized in The Best Lawyers in Japan 2024.

    Best Lawyers
    ■ Antitrust / Competition Law
    TOJI Yoshihiro

    ■ Arbitration and Mediation
    UEDA Atsushi

    ■ Banking and Finance Law
    TOJI Yoshihiro
    SAKAMOTO Tomoko
    MATSUDA Takao

    ■ Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    MOTOMURA Takeshi

    ■ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    TAGO Shinya
    URANAKA Hirotaka

    ■ Labor and Employment Law
    TAGO Shinya

    ■ Litigation
    TOJI Yoshihiro
    WAKABAYASHI Shigeo
    MOTOMURA Takeshi
    YOSHIHARA Tomomichi
    URANAKA Hirotaka

    ■ Product Liability Litigation
    TOJI Yoshihiro


    Best Lawyers - "Ones to Watch"
    ■ Antitrust / Competition Law
    ISHIKAWA Teppei

    ■ Arbitration and Mediation
    SAITO Hiroki

    ■ Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    KARASAWA Akira
    IKEDA Minako
    YAMADA Kohei
    SUZUKI Tomohiro
    FUKUCHI Takumi

    ■ Information Technology Law
    SAITO Hiroki

    ■ Intellectual Property Law (Non-Patent)
    ISHIKAWA Hiroaki

    ■ Labor and Employment Law
    KITAGAWA Hiroki

    ■ Privacy and Data Security Law
    HORITA Koji

  • 2023.01

    Saito Hiroki, Ikeda Minako and Ishikawa Teppei were appointed Partners.

  • 2017.09

    We welcomed a new attorney, Saito Hiroki.