- 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
Mr. Saito has been engaged in IT-related cases as well as general corporate legal services, litigation/dispute resolution and crisis management.
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. Cases related to information leakage (taking-out or divulging)
・ Providing advice on customer relations
・ Handling 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
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.
List of Main Publications
“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)
2018.11Shoji 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.
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.
- KASHIWAGI Kensuke EIGUCHI Manabu ITO Hiroki AOKI Shinji MUTOU Yuuki ITO Nanako FUJIWARA Hiroki MATSUDA Akira TOKUMARU Daisuke MATSUBARA Takahiro MARUYAMA Shinji KAKUNO Shu TOMITA Yusuke UENISHI Takuya KUDO Ryohei BEPPU Fumiya MORI Shunsuke KARASAWA Akira SAITO Hiroki HAZAMA Hiroyoshi YAMADA Kohei HORITA Koji SUZUKI Tomohiro NAKAMURA Saeko SASAKI Tomoo YU Zhiming Landry GUESDON
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.
2018.01Shoji 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.
2017.12Shoji 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.
2017.09Shoji 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.
We welcomed a new attorney, Saito Hiroki.