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Minako Ito

Senior Associate, Attorney-at-Law (Japan), S&K Brussels LPC

Telephone (Rep) +81 3 6429 8412 (Japan)
E-Mail minako.ito@sandkbrussels.com
Minako Ito

Minako Ito is an Senior Associate at the firm and provides legal advice and support on global data protection compliance to multinational clients, including Japanese companies. Ms. Ito focuses her practice on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the UK General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act, the California Privacy Rights Act, the China's Personal Information Protection Law, and the Japan's Personal Information Protection Law. Ms. Ito is registered with the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ito worked for three years at the Public Prosecutor's Office after being appointed as a public prosecutor, and then gained practical experience as an attorney at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and as in-house counsel for major Japanese companies.

2021-Current Senior Associate, S&K Brussels LPC
2021 In-house counsel at a major education company
2020-2021 In-house counsel at a major telecommunications company
2018-2019 Associate, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
2016-2017 Public Prosecutor, Nagasaki District Public Prosecutors Office
2015-2016 Public Prosecutor, Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office
2014 Appointed as Public Prosecutor

Lawyer Registration

2018 Member of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (Legal Training and Research Institute, Class 67)

Main Practice Areas

  • EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • EU Electronic Privacy Regulation
  • UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • U.S. Federal Data Privacy Act
  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
  • California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
  • China Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)
  • Japan Personal Information Protection Law (APPI)
  • Global Data Protection Compliance


Japanese & English


2013 The University of Tokyo Graduate Schools of Law and Politics (J.D.)
2011 The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (LL.B.)
Takeshige Sugimoto

Takeshige Sugimoto

Attorney-at-Law (admitted in Japan, New York, Brussels (B-List))
Managing Director & Partner, S&K Brussels LPC

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Akihiro Kawashima

Attorney-at-Law, Partner, S&K Brussels LPC (Admitted in Japan, New York, Brussels (B-List))

Akihiro Kawashima
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Kaori Inui

Attorney-at-Law, Counsel, S&K Brussels LPC (Admitted in Japan)

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