Takeshige Sugimoto | S&K Brussels

S&K Brussels

Takeshige Sugimoto

Attorney-at-Law (admitted in Japan, New York, Brussels (B-List))

Managing Director and Partner, S&K Brussels LPC

Telephone (Direct) +81 3 6429 8040 (Japan)
Mobile Phones +81 80 8051 4848 (Japan)
+1 347 259 2661 (US)
+32 494 673351 (Belgium)
E-Mail takeshige.sugimoto@sandkbrussels.com
Takeshige Sugimoto

Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto is the founder of S&K Brussels LPC and serves as the firm's Managing Director and Partner. His main areas of expertise are data protection, privacy law, and AI regulation in the US, EU, UK, China, and Japan. Mr. Sugimoto is qualified to practice law in Japan and New York and is a member of the Brussels Bar Association (B-List), the New York State Bar Association, and the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association.

As a data protection specialist, Mr. Sugimoto's practice includes the establishment and review of clients' data protection compliance systems; representation and defense in disputes involving international data protection law issues, including class actions and negotiations with European, UK, US, and Japanese data protection supervisory authorities; data protection in M&A transactions. He also advises clients on a wide range of issues, including the assessment and establishment of data protection compliance systems during due diligence and post-M&A PMI phases and data protection in relation to cutting-edge technologies and services (e.g., IoT, connected cars, MaaS, AI).

He has also been negotiating with European data protection supervisory authorities over several years, including the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK data protection supervisory authority, the Spanish data protection supervisory authority (AEPD), and the data protection supervisory authority of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, representing clients in the approval of EU Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) and Processor BCRs under the GDPR, following the European Data Protection Board's (EDPB) opinion on the respective authorities' draft approval decisions for 2021. He also represents clients in their applications for approval of BCRs under the UK GDPR.

Mr. Sugimoto has also been invited as a speaker at various data protection-related events organized by overseas data protection supervisory authorities. In September 2021, he participated in a panel discussion titled "Exploring trends: From "consent-centric" to responsible data practices and privacy accountability in Asia Pacific," as part of an international forum co-hosted by the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore (PDPC), Future of Privacy Forum Asia-Pacific Office, and Asia Business Law Institute (ABLI). More recently, in October 2021, he was invited to speak at the "Global Privacy Assembly 2021 Mexico," a large-scale, major event attended by data protection supervisors from around the world, in which he participated as a panelist in "Panel IV: The Challenge of Compliance: The Perspective of Data Protection Officers."

Mr. Sugimoto is also one of the founders of the Japan DPO Association and serves as a board member of the association.

2020-Present Managing Director and Partner, S&K Brussels LPC
2020-Present Managing Director and Partner, Sugimoto & Kawashima PLLC
2020-Present Managing Director, S&K Brussels Consulting Co., Ltd.
2019-Present Founder and Director/Board Member, Japan DPO Association
2019-Present Managing Director, S&K Brussels Consulting USA Corporation
2019-Present Managing Director and Partner, S&K Brussels BV
2018-2019 Partner, Brussels Office, Bird & Bird LLP
2017-2018 Of Counsel, Brussels Office, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
2016-2017 Visiting Fellow, Competition Policy Research Center, Japan Fair Trade Commission
2015-2021 Specialist Legal Committee Member, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Düsseldorf, Germany
2015-2017 Senior Associate, Brussels Office, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale)
2013-2014 Associate, Brussels Office, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale)
2006-2013 Associate, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Lawyer Registration

2013 Member of Brussels Bar Association (B-List)
2013 Member of New York State Bar Association
2006 Member of Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

Main Practice Areas

  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
  • California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • EU e-Privacy Regulations
  • US Federal Data Privacy Law
  • UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • China Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)
  • Japan Personal Information Protection Law (APPI)
  • Global Data Protection Compliance
  • EU Competition Law

Languages

Japanese & English

Education

2013 University of Oxford, Faculty of Law (Magister Juris) (Sasakawa Scholar)
2012 University of Chicago Law School (LL.M.)
2004 Keio University, Faculty of Law (LL.B.)

Awards

  • Selected fourth in the "Data-Related" section of The Nikkei's Companies' Choice of Lawyers 2019 ranking (morning edition, p. 11, Dec 16, 2019)
  • Designated a "Rising Star" in The Nikkei's 15th Annual Corporate Legal and Lawyer Survey (electronic edition, Dec 15, 2019)
  • Ranked in The Legal 500 (EMEA) 2020 & 2019 guides for "EU Regulatory: Privacy and Data Protection" in Belgium
  • Ranked in The Legal 500 (EMEA) 2019 & 2018 guides for "Competition: EU and Global" in Belgium

Media

May 13, 2022 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of May 13, 2022, "Digital Advertisement in Turmoil - Part III - Who Makes the Rules for Internet Advertisement ? - Competition between the Gov and Businesses
May 13, 2022 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Morning Edition's article page 2 of May 13, 2022, "Reality (Hakushin) - Digital Advertisement in Turmoil - Part III - Who Makes the Rules?".
May 4, 2022 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of May 4, 2022, "Telling another colleague that "she has a chronic disease" - it is illegal to share personal information without getting her consent, sir !
February 2, 2022 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Morning Edition's article page 15 of February 2, 2022, "Yahoo to stop providing services in Europe from April - Compliance with Laws and Regulations Unprofitable".
February 1, 2022 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of February 1, 2022, "Yahoo Discontinues Service in Europe - Compliance with Laws and Regulations Unprofitable".
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January 12, 2022 S&K Brussels was featured in an article titled "Firm Exploration Style of Work" in the Attorney's Magazine Online.
December 28, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of December 28, 2021, "20% of companies "do not have a full grasp" of customer data management - Nikkei survey".
December 28, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Morning Edition's article page 3 of December 28, 2021, "More than 50% of companies store their data overseas while some integrate their storage of their data within Japan".
November 2, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Morning Edition's article page 16 of November 2, 2021, "Objection against EU's AI Regulations - US Google etc. on Alert for their "Responsibilities"
November 2, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of November 2, 2021, "EU's AI Regulations - Google etc. demand amendments - 300 Comments Analyzed".
October 31, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Morning Edition's article page 6 of October 31, 2021, "Implementation of China's Personal Information Protection Law ("PIPL") on November 1, 2021:
October 29, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of October 29, 2021, "Implementation of China's Personal Information Protection Law ("PIPL") on November 1, 2021:
October 21, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in MLex Market Insight's article of October 21, 2021, " Lessons for Japanese companies from LINE messaging app's data mismanagement ".
October 13, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Event Report by the Future of Privacy Forum of September 28, 2021, "From "Consent-Centric" Frameworks to Responsible Data Practices and Privacy Accountability in Asia Pacific".
September 29, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of October 29, 2021, "Implementation of China's Personal Information Protection Law ("PIPL") on November 1, 2021:
September 28, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in MLex Market Insight's article of September 28, 2021, " Planned cookie regulations by two Japanese regulators raise compliance concerns ".
August 23, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Morning Edition's article page 15 of August 23, 2021, "Personal Information Breach - Very Little Enforcement in Japan while High Fines in the U.S. and Europe ...
August 23, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of August 23, 2021, "Companies' Responsibility for Personal Information Breach in Japan Looks Prominently Weak - Delays in Response".
August 10, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of August 10, 2021, "Biden Administration puts Big Tech under siege - expands Administrative Discretion".
August 9, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in Global Data Review's article of August 9, 2021, "Japan revised guidelines tighten data security".
August 8, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the article of the Nikkei Veritas issued on August 8, 2021, "Biden Administration puts Big Tech under siege - Regulatory Promotors Appointed as Regulatory Authorities Top expand Administrative Discretion.
July 24, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of July 24, 2021, "Ripples spread by EU's Enforcement on "Technical Cartels" - Environmental Protection Measures face challenges".
May 31, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Morning Edition's article page 7 of May 31, 2021, "EU's Proposed AI Regulations includes prevention against Discrimination and Prejudice, as well as Administrative Fines against them".
May 31, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of May 31, 2021, "EU's Proposed AI Regulations includes prevention against Discrimination and Prejudice, as well as Administrative Fines against them ".
May 29, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Morning Edition's article page 7 of May 29, 2021, "EU investigates into Cloud Providers such as Amazon by being on the Alert on Personal Data Transfer to the U.S. -
May 29, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of May 29, 2021, "EU investigates into Cloud Providers such as Amazon by being on the Alert on Personal Data Transfer to the U.S. -
May 24, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in MLex Market Insight's article of May 24, 2021, " Net Marketing probed by Japanese regulator over data breach at matchmaking app Omiai ".
April 6, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Morning Edition's article page 2 of April 6, 2021, "Reposting of Leaked Facebook Data: Easy Duplication - Limitation to Liability Action".
April 5, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of April 5, 2021, "Reposting of Facebook's Data leaked in the Past - Mid and Long-Term Risk in Storing and Duplicating Data".
March 24, 2021 An article about Nikkei Sangyo Newspaper's interview with Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto was run on the page 5 of March 24, 2021, "LINE Issues Reveal Data Protection Compliance Requirements for Subcontractors".
March 24, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in MLex Market Insight's article of March 24, 2021, "Comment: LINE scandal may tilt Japan's stance on cross-border data flow toward EU ".
March 22, 2021 Mr. Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper morning edition's article page 13 of March 22, 2021, " EU's Severe Decision on Division of Market - EU Committee Impose Sanctions against Japanese Companies on their Territorial Restrictions".
March 18, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of March 18, 2021, "LINE's Data Management may be a Concern on Japan's National Security- Risks hiding in International Division of Labor ".
March 10, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of March 10, 2021, "EU Enforces Sanctions against "Territorial restrictions" on Product Distribution- Japanese Companies also on the Alert"
February 14, 2021 Mr. Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei's article of February 14, 2021, "'Clubhouse' - Management Side Records Audio Chats - Rapidly Expanding Audio SNS - German Authority Alarming on its Opaqueness in Processing of Personal Information"
February 13, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Asia's article of February 13, 2021, "Social media darling Clubhouse takes heat for chat recordings - Cutting-edge app lags behind on privacy, regulators say"
February 13, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's Electronic Edition of February 13, 2021, "SNS - Clubhouse - 'Management Side Records Chats' - Alarm on Protection of Personal Data"
January 11, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper morning edition's article of January 11, 2021, "EU Drafted New Big Tech Regulations - against their Threat to Democracy"
January 1, 2021 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper morning edition's article of January 1, 2021, "Eyeing for Big Tech Regulations - Countries Distressed by a Risk of Market Monopoly".
December 31, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of December 31, 2020, "Eyeing for Big Tech Regulations - Countries Distressed by a Risk of Market Monopoly".
December 28, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the MLex Market Insight's article of December 28, 2020, "Comment: Japanese multinationals urged to take privacy measures beyond domestic law requirements".
December 28, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of December 28, 2020, "U.S. Department of Justice /FTC File Series of Cases, Ending Their Generosity Toward the Big Tech Oligopoly".
December 27, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of December 27, 2020, "Big Tech Regulations - U.S. Takes the Stage with Sudden Changes to FTC/DoJ Generosity".
December 23, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of December 23, 2020, "Big Techs pose a threat to Democracy - New EU Regulations suggest a sense of crisis"
October 27, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of October 27, 2020, "Rusty Antitrust Law that cannot cut Google"
October 15, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition's article of October 15, 2020, "US Democrats and Republicans - Cohabiting but living in different worlds (Dosho-imu) in the GAFA Regulations".
October 15, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper Morning Edition's article's page 2 of October 15, 2020, "The Truth and Deep Layer (Shinso-shinso) - Cohabiting but living in different worlds (Dosho-imu) in the GAFA Regulations - US Re~
September 24, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Yomiuri Newspaper's special commentary section of September 24, 2020, "The Meteorological Agency has stopped advertisement on their Website - Administrating 'Managed Advertisement' has its Limit"
September 2, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of September 2, 2020, "Personal Data Flow, a Gap between the EU and US exists - Casting a shadow over the framework of free flow of personal data including Japan"
August 21, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto was mentioned in the page 256 of "164 Law Firm" "Year 2019 Ranking of Lawyers Chosen by Japanese Companies" "Data-Related 4th" the book "Nikkei - Industries Map 2021 Year Edition edited by Nikkei Inc." that was published by Nikkei ~
July 27, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of July 27, 2020, "Strengthening Personal Data Protection Regulation by the State of California to be on Ballot Initiative in November"
July 26, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of July 26, 2020, "Companies response to the California's Personal Information Protection is Delayed"
July 16, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of July 16, 2020, "EU Court of Justice invalidated the European Commission's Decision on Transfer of Personal Data to the United States, the EU-US Privacy Shield"
July 15, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of July 15, 2020, "Cyber Damage - Companies Required to Report their Personal Data Breach to All Affected Individuals"
June 30, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of June 30, 2020, "Spending COVID-19 countermeasure expenses in overseas are strictly supervised even by Independent Supervisory Organizations"
May 29, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the MLex Market Insight's article of May 29, 2020, "Comment: Yahoo Japan's appointment of data-protection officer signals growing commitment of corporate sector to privacy issues"
March 10, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of March 10, 2020, "Supervisory Eyes on Analysis on Personal Data - Proposed Amendments to the Act following the Recruit Navi Scandal"
March 1, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of March 1, 2020, "Privacy Protection Regulations - Both Republican and Democrats to Compromise to Pass at the Federal Level"
January 8, 2020 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of January 8, 2020, "Privacy Regulation in California, USA - Caught up to Japanese companies"
December 15, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto was mentioned in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of December 15, 2019, "Lawyers chosen by Japanese Companies - Mr. Nakamura 8 consecutive wins, Mr. Kageshima for Data-Related, Mr. Kinoshita for Labor and Employment - Advice required~
December 15, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto was mentioned in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of December 15, 2019, "Who Are Rising Stars in the Lawyers Industry? - Mr. Miura founded a new office, Mr. Sugimoto flies around the Globe 10 times for Personal Data Protection"
December 5, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the MLex Market Insight's article of December 5, 2019, "Japanese companies scramble to prepare for Californian privacy law, as litigation risks loom"
August 8, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Yomiuri Newspaper's Special Commentary of August 8, 2019, "EU General Data Protection Regulation"
July 17, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of July 17, 2019, "Trap in 'Data Management' that US Marriott fell into: Risk of Personal Data Protection - Check before M&A"
July 17, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of July 17, 2019, "M&A and Pitfall in 'Data Management' - Imposition of Administrative Fine on US Marriott"
July 7, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of July 7, 2019, "Streamlining Response to Regulations by IT - Forefront of "Leg Tech" - Personal Data Protection and Advertisement Review - Human Beings to Concentrate on Adv~
May 26, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of May 26, 2019, "New Act on Protection of Personal Information to be Implemented in the US in 2020 - Short Preparation Period for Companies in California - Preparation by Gat~
May 25, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of May 25, 2019, "45% of Japanese Companies Have Not Completed - Delay in Responding to EU Regulations"
April 11, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the MLex Market Insight's article of April 11, 2019, "Comment: Digital platform rules push brings Japan's competition and privacy regulators together even as data portability drives fresh divisions"
February 26, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of February 26, 2019, "50% out of Major 100 Companies Not Clearly Indicated - Recipients of Shared Data such as Browsing History are Being Spread without Data Subjects' Knowle~
February 14, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of February 14, 2019, "EU Personal Data Protection Authorities received 100,000 Complaints, including ones against Japanese Companies"
February 7, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Computer's article of February 14, 2019, "Carrot and Stick in relation to the GDPR, Transfer of Personal Data by Japanese Companies Becomes Easier"
January 23, 2019 Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of January 23, 2019, "Google fined under GDPR - Illegal Data Collection - Japanese companies also at the Risk".
January 8, 2019 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Yomiuri Newspaper's article of January 8, 2019, "No Domestic Laws Govern Overseas IT - No Control over Location Data Collection - No Jurisdiction for Lack of Facilities"
December 17, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto Ranked 9th in International Economy and Commerce Law Area in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of December 17, 2018, "Lawyers chosen by Japanese Companies - Mr. Nakamura 7 consecutive wins - Suruga Bank Independent Commission".
November 26, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto was mentioned as MC of the symposium in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of November 26, 2018, "The head of the CNIL emphasizes that the GDPR is 'indispensable for a sustainable development of digital economy' ".
October 21, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of October 21, 2018, "EU Appreciated 'Secrecy of Communication' - Japan Side Concerns its Negative Effect on GDPR"
July 25, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of July 25, 2018, "Processing Personal Data under GDPR - Options other than 'Consent'"
July 9, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the MLex Market Insight's article of July 9, 2018, "Japan-EU data deal set for further delay"
June 6, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of June 6, 2018, "Privacy Protection Activist shows interests in Japan re GDPR"
May 26, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Asahi Newspaper's article of May 26, 2018, "Strengthening Personal Data Protection in EU - High Administrative Fine - How Should Japanese Companies Respond?"
April 26, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of April 26, 2018, "EU Regulates Internet Giants After 4 years - a Hole the Antitrust Law to be Filled"
March 22, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's interview was featured in the Asahi Newspaper's GLOBE+ article of March 22, 2018, "How Japan Prepare for EU's New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (No.2)"
March 15, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of March 15, 2018, "Daiei in the past, Amazon in the present: What is Overuse of Superior Bargaining Position"
February 18, 2018 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of February 18, 2018, "From EU, Implementation of Super Regulations on Personal Data in May - Japanese Companies Face Sanction Risk"
September 1, 2016 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Weekly Keidanren Times's article of September 1, 2016, "Hearing about "EU General Data Protection Regulation's Impacts on the Business Activities" by Information Communication Committee Planning Group"
January 8, 2016 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's interview was featured in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of January 8, 2016, "EU's Personal Data Protection - How does it Affect Japanese Companies?"
January 8, 2016 Mr. Takeshige Sugimoto's comments were cited in the Nikkei Newspaper's article of January 8, 2016, "EU Strengthens Personal Data Protection to be Implemented in 2018 - High Administrative Fines on Companies"

Major Seminars & Webinars

March 25, 2022 Online Seminar "How to conclude the EU's revised SCCs, how to respond to the growing GDPR enforcement, and the latest developments in the EU and UK data-related regulations" (held by Japanese Chambers of Commerce and Industries in Dusseldorf) (Online)
February 2, 2022 Webinar: "The Front Lines of Privacy Protection Regulatory Compliance to Accelerate DX [Part 3]: "There's Still Time! Last Minute Measures for the Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information"(held by Internet Initiative Japan Inc.)
January 27, 2022 Webinar - "Compliance with India's Comprehensive Data Protection Bill - India's Data Protection Act, 2021" (held by S&K Brussels LPC)
December 23, 2021 Online Seminar - "Participation Reports on Global Privacy Assembly 2021"(jointly held by Prof. Masao Horibe’s Information Law Study Group  Jointly supported by Next Generation Fundamental Policy Research Institute (NFI) and Japan Institute of Law and Information Systems (JILIS) )
November 26, 2021 Webinar - "EU BCRs (Binding Corporate Rules) under the GDPR: How to obtain Approval for the EU BCRs from European Data Protection Supervisory Authorities and Negotiations for such Approval with the Supervisory Authorities"(held by S&K Brussels LPC)
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November 17, 2021 Online Seminar - "Frontline of Data Protection Measures that accelerates DX [Part 2] Effects to Digital Marketing after the implementation of new APPI" (held by Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.)
October 27, 2021 Webinar - "3 Years after Implementation of the GDPR: Trends on its operation and further points to note - learn from the Specialists from the EU"(held by JETRO)
October 26, 2021 Webinar - "China's Personal Information Protection Law ("PIPL") and its implications for Japanese companies" (jointly held by S&K Brussels LPC and OneTrust APJ)
October 19, 2021 Panelist of "Global Privacy Assembly 2021 in Mexico City - Privacy and Data Protection: a Human-Centric Approach"(held by The National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI))
October 13, 2021 Webinar - [Limited to Corporate Members Only] The Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc.("IBL")'s Monthly Meeting: Compliance Measures in response to the China's Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)(held by The Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc. (“IBL”))
October 13, 2021 "CCPA Online Seminar" (jointly held by JETRO San Francisco and JETRO Los Angeles Offices, jointly supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California and Japan Business Association of Southern California)
September 16, 2021 Panelist of "Future of Privacy Forum Asia Inaugural Event" - Exploring trends: From "consent-centric" to responsible data practices and privacy accountability in Asia Pacific(jointly held by Future of Privacy Forum Asia-Pacific Office, The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) of Singapore, and the Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI))
September 2, 2021 Online Seminar "Forefront of Responses to Privacy Protection Regulations that Accelerate DX: What are Practical Responses to Cookie Regulations that Require Consumer Orientation as well as International Perspectives" (held by Internet Initiative Japan Inc
July 13, 2021 Webinar "GDPR Practical Updates - Additional Measures that would be required by Implementation of new Standard Contract Clauses (SCC) by EU Committee" (jointly held by Japanese Commerce and Industries in Holland, JETRO Amsterdam Office, and S&K Brussels)
June 29, 2021 S&K Brussels Webinar "Various Issues on Data Transfer Restrictions under the GDPR such as new SCCs (Standard Contract Clauses) adopted by European Commission" (S&K Brussels LPC)
May 25, 2021 Webinar, "Proposal for Regulations by EC for European Approach to Artificial Intelligence" (held by S&K Brussels LPC)(held by S&K Brussels LPC )
May 20, 2021 Panel Discussion "Path Towards Global Privacy Compliance ~ Issues arising out of Rule Making as well as domestic and international harmonization in the privacy law enforcement~" (held by Japan DPO Association)
19 March 2021 Online Seminar "Most Recent Developments in EU Regulations on the Areas of Data Protection & Digital and Japanese Companies Responses to those Developments" (Japanese Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Dusseldorf, Germany)
January 13, 2020 Online Seminar - "Commentary on CPRA - For easier and practical approaches to the CPRA for BtoB Companies" (jointly held by JETRO San Francisco and JETRO Los Angels Offices)
November 17, 2020 Online Seminar "Comprehensive Review - GDPR Compliance System and its Operation" (held by Japanische Industrie - Und Handelskammer zu Dusseldorf e.V. (Japanese Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Dusseldorf, Germany)
October 29, 2020 Webinar "Implementation of the SAFE DATA Act and US Federal Data Privacy Enforcement (Commentary on the US Federal Data Privacy Laws and the SAFE DATA Act etc.)" (held by S&K Brussels LPC)
September 30, 2020 Lecture "2nd CCPA Commentary Webinar (Legal Practice Edition)" (jointly held by JETRO San Francisco and Los Angeles Offices; jointly supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California and Japan Business Association of Southern California)
September 16, 2020 Lecture "Most Recent Trends in the EU Competition Law Enforcement in relation to Japanese Companies" (held by Epiq Systems: "Web Seminar: Japan-EMEA Antitrust Risk Q&A Panel Discussion") (Tokyo, Japan)
August 27, 2020 Moderate Panel Discussion "Schrems II Judgment" (held by Japan DPO Association)
August 10, 2020 Lecture "What perspectives that companies should have concerning upcoming international impacts on the ECJ Judgment" (held by Next Generation Fundamental Policy Research Institute)
July 31, 2020 Webinar "An Update on Recent Developments in the CCPA" held by Keidanren USA
July 14, 2020 Webinar "An Update on Recent Developments in the CCPA" held by JETRO San Francisco and Los Angels Offices
January 28, 2020 Moderate Panel Discussion "What should companies note now based on developments in the reformation of the Japan's Act on the Protection of Personal Information" (held by Japan DPO Association)
January 17, 2020 Seminar "US Federal Data Privacy Act - COPRA vs CDPA" (Tokyo, Japan) (TKP Tsukiji Shintomicho Confereance Center, Tokyo)
January 16, 2020 Seminar "US Federal Data Privacy Act - COPRA vs CDPA" (Osaka & Nagoya, Japan) (TKP Shin Osaka Station Conference Center, Osaka-City & TKP Garden City Premium Nagoya Lucent Tower, Nagoya-City)
December 26, 2019 Lecture "Countermeasures to data protection laws being diversified globally and roles of data protection specialists" (held by Japan DPO Association)
November 15, 2019 Seminar "CCPA Most Updated Practice Response" (jointly held by S&K Brussels, Internet Initiative Japan Inc., Mori Hamada & Matsumoto)
November 14, 2019 Seminar "CCPA Most Updated Practice Response" (jointly held by S&K Brussels, Internet Initiative Japan Inc., Mori Hamada & Matsumoto)
November 13, 2019 Seminar "CCPA Most Updated Practice Response" (jointly held by S&K Brussels, Internet Initiative Japan Inc., Mori Hamada & Matsumoto)
November 11, 2019 "Symposium: Forefront of Global Privacy Protection Legislations: Lessons leant from enforcement records and realistic responses" (held by Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.)
November 8, 2019 Seminar "California Attorney General's CCPA Regulations and their Impact on CCPA Compliance" (jointly held by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York and JETRO New York, USA) (New York, USA)
November 6, 2019 Seminar "California Attorney General's CCPA Regulations and their Impact on CCPA Compliance" (jointly held by Keidanren USA)
November 5, 2019 Seminar "California Attorney General's CCPA Regulations and their Impact on CCPA Compliance" (jointly held by JETRO San Francisco Office and Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California)
November 4, 2019 Seminar "California Attorney General's CCPA Regulations and their Impact on CCPA Compliance" (jointly held by JETRO Los Angeles and Japan Business Association of Southern California)
October 30, 2019 Lecture "Countermeasures to data protection laws being diversified globally and roles of data protection specialists" (held by Japan DPO Association: First Memorial Regular Meeting)
October 24, 2019 Seminar "Trends in GDPR Enforcement by EU Data Protection Supervisory Authorities" (jointly held by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dusseldorf and Japanese Association in Hamburg)
May 21, 2019 Panelist of the Panel Discussion "How should Japanese Companies Headquarters deal with Privacy Protection Compliance Measures which vary country to country"(held by Held by Internet Initiative Japan Inc; Symposium "Forefront of the GDPR Enforcement and Global Trends surrounding Privacy Protection Legislations") (Tokyo, Japan)
October 18, 2019 Seminar, "Enforcement Trends of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by Data Protection Supervisory Authorities and Legislative Trends of the EU e-Privacy Regulation regulating Email Marketing" (held by Japanese Association Hamburg) (Hamburg, Germany)
September 6, 2019 Seminar "Recent EU Competition Policy" (held by the Fair Trade Institute) (Tokyo, Japan)
July 24, 2019 Seminar "Roadmap on the CCPA Compliance Responses and Improvement Measures of the GDPR Compliance Mechanism which should be implemented now for the avoidance of any imposition of fining decisions in violation of the GDPR" (held by S&K Brussels BV ) (Osaka, Japan)
July 17, 2019 Seminar "Roadmap on the CCPA Compliance Responses and Improvement Measures of the GDPR Compliance Mechanism which should be implemented now for the avoidance of any imposition of fining decisions in violation of the GDPR" (held by Bird & Bird LLP) (Tokyo, Japan)
July 16, 2019 Moderator, Panel Discussion "Free Flow of Data Between the EU & Japan: After Major Mutual Adequacy Decisions" at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2019 (Singapore)
June 14, 2019 Seminar "US Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance Response Seminar closely coordinating with Japanese companies and offices in the United States" (Jointly held by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Bird & Bird LLP, Alston & Bird LLP, KPMG FAS) (Tokyo, Japan)
June 11, 2019 Seminar "Enforcement Trends of US Privacy Protection Laws and CCPA Compliance Measures" (jointly held by JETRO San Francisco Office and Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California) (San Mateo, California, United States)
June 10, 2019 219th Japan Business Association of Southern California Seminar "Most Recent Developments in the Compliance Measures concerning US Privacy Laws focusing on the California Consumer Privacy Act" (held by Japan Business Association of Southern California) (Torrance, California, United States)
May 21, 2019 Seminar "EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Enforcement and E-Privacy Regulation Legislative Developments" (held by Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment) (Tokyo, Japan)
May 21, 2019 Panelist of the Panel Discussion "How should Japanese Companies Headquarters deal with Privacy Protection Compliance Measures which vary country to country" (held by Internet Initiative Japan Inc.) (Tokyo, Japan)
May 17, 2019 Seminar "Data Protection Due Diligence Practices in the context of the M&A transactions" (jointly held by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Bird & Bird LLP, KPMG FAS) (Tokyo, Japan)
May 15, 2019 Seminar "Most Recent Update on the Consideration towards reformation of Japan's Act on Protection of Personal Information in the Personal Information Protection Commission of Japan"(Jointly held by MHM, B&B, IIJ) (Tokyo, Japan)
April 1, 2019 Lecture "Practice in the Commitment Procedures" (held by the Competition Law Forum) (Tokyo, Japan)
March 2019 Seminar "Trends in GDPR Enforcement by EU Data Protection Supervisory Authorities" (held by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dusseldorf, Germany) (Dusseldorf, Germany)
January 23, 2019 "Practical Seminar on EU GDPR and Dutch Data Protection Law and e-Privacy Law" (jointly held by JCC Holland, JETRO Amsterdam Office, and Bird & Bird LLP) (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
December 7, 2018 Reporter 2nd Session "Personal Information Protection and Competition Policy" "New Competition Policy in the Digitalized Society - Platform & Personal Information Protection"  (held by the Japan Fair Trade Commission, Competition Policy Research Center) (Osaka, Japan)
December 4, 2018 Lecture "Start Application of the GDPR and aftermath - GDPR Responses which Japanese companies operating mainly in France should have done" (held by the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Japonaise en France) (Paris, France)
November 21, 2018 Speaker, Presentation "The California Consumer Privacy Act and Japanese Companies" & Moderator of Panel Discussion at "Pressing Symposium: The Global Frontline of Privacy Protection" (jointly held by Internet Initiative Inc., Bird & Bird LLP) (Tokyo, Japan)
November 7, 2018 Panelist "Third Session: Global and Data Compliance Practice - Focusing on responses to cross-border data transfer regulations and data localization regulation" (MHM Seminar 2018 "Arrivals of AI and IoT Society and its Rules Required") (Tokyo, Japan)
October 22, 2018 Special Lecture "Trends concerning EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)" (held by Japan Club of Geneva (JCG)) (Geneva, Switzerland)
October 18, 2019 Seminar, "Enforcement Trends of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by Data Protection Supervisory Authorities and Legislative Trends of the EU e-Privacy Regulation regulating Email Marketing" (held by Nihonjinkai Hamburg e.V.) (Hamburg, Germany)
September 14, 2018 Seminar "GDPR Compliance Responses for Foreign People visiting Japan from the European Economic Area (EEA)" (held by JATA (Japan Association of Travel Agents)) (Tokyo, Japan)
July 25, 2018 Seminar "Check-up the GDPR Basics - Basics' Basic on the GDPR that is hard to ask now" (held by Japan Club München e.V.) (Munich, Germany)
July 20, 2018 Speaker, "Lecture Presentation concerning the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)" (held by the Japan Auto Parts Industries Association) (Tokyo, Japan)
July 19, 2018 "Practical Response Seminar for the EU GDPR Compliance" (held by Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment) (Tokyo, Japan)
July 18, 2018 Panelist, Panel Discussion "Understanding GDPR in 60 minutes" (held by Japan SAP USERS' Group; JSUG Focus 2018) (Tokyo, Japan)
May 25, 2018 Study Meeting "EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)" (held by the Japanese Association in Austria) (Vienna, Austria)
May 18, 2018 Lecture "Prospects and Things to Pay Attention to in GDPR Compliance Measures by Japanese Companies after the issuance of the European Commission's adequacy decision on Japan" (held by the Brussels Office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP) (Tokyo, Japan)
May 15, 2018 Lecture "Security Data Mapping - A Next Step after the Start of the Implementation of the GDPR" (held by the Brussels Office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP) (Tokyo, Japan)
April 12, 2018 Japanese Association in Belgium, Commercial and Trade Committee, Year 2017 Fourth Business Seminar "Last Minutes Preparation for the EU GDPR Compliance - Before the Implementation of the GDPR" (Brussels, Belgium)
April 4, 2018 JCC/JETRO/Gibson Dunn Seminar "You can still catch up! EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Explanations on the Article 29 Working Party Group Guidelines and Necessary Minimum Responses to the GDPR" (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
March 23, 2018 Seminar, "EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ~ Commentary on the Article 29 Working Party Group's Guidelines and the Minimum Requirement Measure to be taken for the GDPR at the last moment" (held by JCCI, Dusseldorf) (Dusseldorf, Germany)
March 19, 2018 Speaker, "GDPR Workshop" (held by the Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE), Digital Innovation Committee) (Brussels, Belgium)
March 14, 2018 Speaker, "Learning from the Basics of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Prior to the Commencement of the Application of the GDPR in May 2018 - Security & GDPR Response Seminar" (held by KDDI Corporation) (Tokyo, Japan)
March 13, 2018 Lecture "Features of Personal Information Protection Laws in Europe ~ Overview of and Measures for the GDPR - Based on the Authorities' Guidelines~" (held by Japan Institute for Promotion of Digital Economy and Community (JIPDEC)) (Tokyo, Japan)
March 9, 2018 Lecture "The Future of the Whistle-blowing System taking into account the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)" and Panelist, Panel Discussion "Practical Issues in the Whistle-blowing System" (held by Three Bar Associations in Tokyo) (Tokyo, Japan)
February 16, 2018 Lecture "Minimum Items concerning the GDPR which would like to be completed by May 25, 2018 - Strategic Thoughts to Avoid Administrative Fining Decisions and Guidelines on the GDPR issued by the Article 29 Working Party Group" (by Iwata Godo Law Office) (Tokyo, Japan)
February 2018 "Learning the Basics: the EU General Data Protection Regulation" (held by Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Brussels Office) (Brussels, Belgium)
December 20, 2017 Lecture "GDPR Compliance Efforts Report in Europe - Issues and Tips for the GDPR Compliance Responses which can be seen because of ongoing assistance in practice -" (held by Newton Consulting Ltd.) (Tokyo, Japan)
December 7, 2017 Lecture "Industry's Responses and Issues based on the Developments in the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Adequacy Decision" (held by JIPDEC) (Tokyo, Japan)
November 30, 2017 Seminar "Quick Learning EU Data Protection Law" (held by Embassy of Japan in the UK, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK, and JETRO London Office) (London, the United Kingdom)
November 22, 2017 Seminar "Concise Guidance - Responses to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)" (jointly held by JCC Holland, JETRO Amsterdam Office, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP) (Amsterdam, the Netharlands)
October 5, 2017 Lecture "Last minutes Preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its Most Recent Developments - Points on the SCCs and BCRs" (held by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)) (Tokyo, Japan)
June 23, 2017 Lecture "EU's Commitment Procedures" (held by Japan Fair Trade Commission) (Tokyo, Japan)
June 21, 2017 Seminar "Guideline on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Commentary on the Status of Preparation for the Guidelines on Consent and Personal Data Breach Notification" (jointly held by IIJ Inc. & Gibson, Dunn, Crutcher LLP) (Tokyo, Japan)
June 8, 2017 Panelist "Securing Our Digital Future - Panel Discussion" (held by Fujitsu Belgium "Fujitsu World Tour Belgium") (Brussels, Belgium)
May 23, 2017 Seminar, "Latest Practices for Compliance with EU GDPR" (jointly held by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, IAPP Asia, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP) (Tokyo, Japan)
May 9, 2017 Legal Seminar "EU General Data Protection Regulation Guidelines" (held by Japanese Corporates' Association in Frankfurt,) (Frankfurt, Germany)
May 9, 2017 Legal Seminar "EU General Data Protection Regulation Guideline" (held by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Dusseldorf) (Dusseldorf, Germany)
March 17, 2017 Seminar "EU' General Data Protection Regulation Guidelines" (held by Japanische IHK zu Düsseldorf e.V., Legal Committee) (Dusseldorf, Germany)
March 9, 2017 Lecture "EU GDPR Compliance Response for Application Developers" (held by the Mobile Content Forum) (Tokyo, Japan)
March 3, 2017 Lecture "EU Competition Law: Recent Developments and Future Prospects - focusing on areas other than cartel matters" (held by the Mission of Japan to the European Union) (Brussels, Belgium)
February 2, 2017 "Global Personal Information Protection Seminar - Practical Approaches in the EU, Japan, Singapore" (jointly held by Iwata Godo and Drew & Napier LLC) (Tokyo, Japan)
January 31, 2017 Lecture "Commentaries on the Personal Information Protection Laws' Various Guidelines and EU General Data Protection Regulation Article 29 Working Party Group Guidelines" (jointly held by the Study Group of Super-Secure System, the University of Tokyo & ) (Tokyo, Japan)
December 21, 2016 "Practice Response Seminar on EU and Japan Personal Information Protection Laws Compliance" (held by Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment) (Tokyo, Japan)
December 20, 2016 Lecture "GDPR Compliance Measures for Medium and Small Enterprises and the Latest Practical Trends on the EU Data Transfer Regulation Compliance" (held by Osaka Chamber of Commerce) (Osaka, Japan)
December 12, 2016 Seminar "The EU GDPR Compliance Measures which the Belgian Subsidiaries and Belgian Branch Offices of Japanese Companies should take" (Hosted by Japanese Association in Belgium) (Brussels, Belgium)
December 7, 2016 Lecture "Japanese Companies Responses to the EU General Data Protection Regulation" (held by JETRO) (Tokyo, Japan)
December 2, 2016 Seminar "Global Talent Management and Human Resource Information: Processing of Human Resource Information and Roles of HR Tech" (jointly held by CYDAS Inc., Internet Initiative Japan Inc., the Brussels Office of WilmerHale) (Tokyo, Japan)
November 29, 2016 Seminar "Internal Investigation and Crisis Management concerning Personal Information Protection Laws in Japan and the EU - Emerging Legal Risks that Japanese companies face and Discovery Measures" ( held by Consilio LLC) (Tokyo, Japan)
October 26, 2016 "Forefront of Cybersecurity and Personal Information Protection in Japan, US and Europe - Important Topics of IT and Legal Affairs for Corporate Executives" (jointly held by WilmerHale and Internet Initiative Japan) (Tokyo, Japan)
July 26, 2016 Lecture "EU General Data Protection Regulation's Impacts on the Business Activities" (held by Japan Business Federation, Information Communication Committee, Planning Group) (Tokyo, Japan)
July 19, 2016 Lecture "Legislative Developments in the Proposed EU Regulation, Overview of the Proposed Regulation, Latest Trends in the EU" (held by Deloitte Tohmatsu Cyber Security Forefront Research Institute) (Tokyo, Japan)
July 7, 2016 Lecture "EU General Data Protection Regulation" (held by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the United Kingdom) (London, the UK)
June 29, 2016 Seminar "EU General Data Protection Regulation" (jointly held by JCC Holland, JETRO Amsterdam Office, and WilmerHale Brussels Office) (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
May 25, 2016 "EU Antitrust Distribution Compliance and State Aid" (hosted by WilmerHale Brussels Office) (Tokyo, Japan)
May 24, 2016 "Recent developments in the EU Data Protection Regulation" (hosted by Japanese Institute of International Business Law) (Tokyo, Japan)
May 13, 2016 Lecture "EU General Data Protection Regulation ~ Items to Respond as Inhouse Lawyers of Our Nation" (held by JILA (Japan In-House Lawyers Association)) (Tokyo, Japan)
April 20, 2016 "EU General Data Protection Regulation" (hosted by WilmerHale Brussels Office) (Brussels, Belgium)
April 15, 2016 Lecture "EU General Data Protection Regulation: Information as of April 14, 2016" (held by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Dusseldorf)(held by "Year 2016 Legal and Tax Committee Seminar") (Dusseldorf, Germany)
March 8, 2016 Small Seminar for Members "EU General Data Protection Regulation Seminar ~ Practical Response which Japanese Companies should carry out at the moment" (held by Japan Association of New Economy) (Tokyo, Japan)
February 25, 2016 "The Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation: How to Respond" (hosted by WilmerHale Brussels Office) (London, the UK)
February 5, 2016 "Status Update on the EU Personal Information Protection and Japanese Companies Responses" (held by Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment) (Tokyo, Japan)
January 28, 2016 Panelist, Panel Discussion "Data Transfer Between EU and Asia" (CPDP (Computers, Privacy & Data Protection) 2016) (Brussels, Belgium)
January 15, 2016 Lecture "Standard Essential Patent and EU Competition Law" (held by the Mission of Japan to the European Union) (Brussels, Belgium)
November 22, 2015 Lecture "EU Competition Law and Lawyers - Responses to Cartel Investigation, Merger Control, Damage Litigations in case of Cartel Infringement -" (held by European Union Studies Association Japan) (Osaka, Japan)
October 22, 2015 EU and US Cartel Litigation (hosted by WilmerHale Washington D.C., Palo Alto, and Brussels Offices) (Tokyo, Japan)
October 16, 2015 EU Cartel Litigation (hosted by WilmerHale Brussels Office) (Tokyo, Japan)
October 16, 2015 Seminar "The Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation: How to Respond" (hosted by WilmerHale Brussels Office) (Osaka, Japan)
October 14, 2015 Seminar "The Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation: How to Respond" (hosted by WilmerHale Brussels Office) (Tokyo, Japan)
July 2, 2015 Seminar on Managing Oversea Subsidiaries: Foreign Competition Law and Foreign Anti-corruption Law Edition (held by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Osaka Head Office) (Osaka, Japan)
June 30, 2015 Lecture "Status of International Cartel Investigation in the EU, Issues under the EU Data Protection Law that arise in relation to Internal Investigations and its Practical Response" (held by Consilio) (Tokyo, Japan)
June 18, 2015 Seminar "UK-EU Antitrust and International Anti -Corruption Laws - Recent Developments and How to Respond" (hosted by WilmerHale Brussels and London Offices) (London, the UK)
April 7, 2015 Seminar "Practical Guide to Internal Investigations and EU Data Protection Law - Some Practical Tips for Japanese Companies" (hosted by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (IBL)) (Tokyo, Japan)
April 3, 2015 Seminar "International Cartel Investigations by the European Commission and the US Department of Justice" (Hosted by WilmerHale Brussels Office) (Kyoto, Japan)
April 2, 2015 Seminar "International Cartel Investigations by the European Commission, the US Department of Justice, and the Chinese NDRC" (hosted by WilmerHale Brussels Office) (Osaka, Japan)
April 2, 2015 Seminar "Practical Guide to Internal Investigations and EU Data Protection Law - Some Practical Tips for Japanese Companies" (hosted by WilmerHale Brussels Office) (Osaka, Japan)
March 31, 2015 Seminar "International Cartel Investigations by the European Commission, the US Department of Justice, and the Chinese NDRC" (hosted by WilmerHale Brussels Office) (Tokyo, Japan)
Seminar "Global Anti-Corruption Compliance and Corporate Governance" (hosted by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Düsseldorf) (Dusseldorf, Germany)
October 29, 2014 Seminar "Global Anti-Corruption and Antitrust Compliance and Corporate Governance Seminar" (hosted by WilmerHale Washington D.C., New York and Brussels Offices) (Tokyo, Japan)
October 27, 2014 Seminar "Merger Control and Merger Aspect of Anticorruption Seminar" (hosted by WilmerHale Washington D.C., New York and Brussels Offices) (Tokyo, Japan)
October 24, 2014 Seminar "Global Anti-Corruption and Antitrust Compliance Seminar" (hosted by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry) (Osaka, Japan)
June 17, 2014 Lecture "EU Competition Law: Recent Trends and Upcoming Prospects (Focusing on Areas other than Cartel Matters)" (held by the Mission of Japan to the European Union) (Brussels, Belgium)
June 11, 2014 Business Seminar "Important Tips for Strengthening the Europe-US Competition Law Cartel and Anti-Corruption Law Compliance" (hosted by Japanese Association in Belgium) (Brussels, Belgium)
March 17, 2014 Seminar "Recent Developments in International Merger Controls Under Competition Laws; Special Focus on Europe and the US." (hosted by the Japanese Institution of International Business Law) (Tokyo, Japan)
March 12, 2014 Seminar "US-EU Cartel Enforcement Seminar" (hosted by the Fair Trade Institute) (Tokyo, Japan)
March 10, 2014 Seminar "US-EU Cartel Enforcement - Special Considerations for Japanese Companies and Law Firms" (hosted by the Japanese Institution of International Business Law) (Tokyo, Japan)

Major Publications

April 20, 2022 Co-Author, JETRO Practical Handbook "UK GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation" (Co-Author, JETRO Europe and Russia CIS Department & JETRO London Office) (JETRO (Japanese External Trade Organizasion))
June 28, 2021 Co-Author, JETRO Research Report "Overview of U.S. Federal Data Privacy Bills" (JETRO, June 2021)
April 13, 2021 Co-Author, Future of Privacy Forum - "A New Era for Japanese Data Protection: 2020 Amendments to the APPI" (Future of Privacy Forum - blog)
February 1, 2021 Author, "Hot Issue - European Commission announced on November 25, 2020 - The Overview of EU Data Governance Bill and Effects on Japanese Companies" (the Keiri Jouhou Magazine, No. 1601, Chuo Keizai Group Publishing Ltd. )
April 25, 2020 Author, "Standard Essential Patent & EU Competition Law," 31st article in the series "Intellectual Property Law and Seeds of Business" (May 2020 edition of the journal "Jurist No. 1545" by Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd.)
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December 25, 2019 Author, JETRO "California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Practice Handbook" (JETRO, December 2019)
June 1, 2019 Co-Author, "A Consideration concerning Fining Decision based on the GDPR and their Impacts in Practice" (An article published in the June 2019 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU"(International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 47, No. 6, pp. 780)
April 2019 Co-Author, "European Data Protection Compliance for Person in Charge of the Compliance Work - from the GDPR to the E-Privacy Regulation" (the special New Business Law No. 168, Shouji Homu Co., Ltd. April 2019)
April 2019 Author, "Personal Information Protection in Europe under the Competition Policy" (Koseitorihiki, Apr 2019)
April 1, 2019 Co-Author, "The German Federal Cartel Office's Decision against Facebook under the German Competition Act" (An article published in the April 2019 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 510)
June 25, 2018 Author, "Special Feature - the Start of the Implementation of the GDPR "EU Competition Law and Profiling Regulations and Data Portability Rights"" (An article published in the July 2018 edition of the Journal "Jurist No. 1521" by Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd.)
March 19, 2018 Co-Author, JETRO - "Comparison of the Contents of Proposed Amendments to Swiss Federation Data Protection Law and EU General Data Protection Regulations" (JETRO Geneve Office, Overseas Research Europe and Russia CIS Department (March 2018))
February 1, 2018 Co-Author, "The European Commission's upcoming action plans towards the start of the implementation of the GDPR" (An article published in the February 2018 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 276)
February 2018 Co-Author, "Data Protection Officer" in Practical Handbook for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Ed. Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Feb 2018) (JETRO)
February 2018 Co-Author, "Right to Data Portability" in Practical Handbook for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Ed. Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Feb 2018) (JETRO)
February 2018 Co-Author, "Identification of Lead Supervisory Authority for Controller and Processor" in Practical Handbook for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Ed. Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Feb 2018) (JETRO)
January 10, 2018 Author, Column - "Overview of the New General Data Protection Regulation (5) - Data Protection Impact Assessment and Prior Consultation with Data Protection Supervisory Authorities" (A column published in the web journal dated January 10, 2018 by Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.)
January 1, 2018 Co-Author, "A Consideration concerning appointment of data protection officer under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (3)" (An article published in the January 2018 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 116)
December 1, 2017 Co-Author, "A Consideration concerning appointment of data protection officer under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2)" (An article published in the December 2017 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 45, No. 12, pp. 1800)
November 1, 2017 Co-Author, "A Consideration concerning appointment of data protection officer under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (1)" (An article published in the November 2017 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 45, No. 11, pp. 1655)
October 1, 2017 Co-Author, "Draft Regulation concerning Foreign Direct Investment Review in the EU by the European Commission" (An article published in the October 2017 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 45, No. 10, pp. 1500)
September 1, 2017 Co-Author, "Developments in the Amendment to the UK Data Protection Act towards Adequacy Decision by the European Commission" (An article published in the September 2017 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 45, No. 9, pp. 1360)
August 1, 2017 Co-Author, "Overview of the Amended German Federal Data Protection Act" (An article published in the August 2017 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 45, No. 8, pp. 1121)
August, 2017 Co-Author, JETRO "Practical Handbook for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Practical Edition)"
July 1, 2017 Co-Author, "Status of Legislative Procedures of the EU Electric Communication Privacy Regulation which can impose administrative fine which is equivalent to one under the EU General Data Protection Regulation" (An article published in the July 2017 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 45, No. 7, pp. 1044)
June 24, 2017 Author, "Special Feature - the Platform and Competition Law - "Personal Data Protection and Competition Law" - a Turning Point by the Amendments to the Guidelines Concerning Distribution Systems and Business Practices" (An article published in the July 2017 edition of the Journal "Jurist No. 1508" by Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd.)
February 21, 2017 Author, Column - "Overview of the New General Data Protection Regulation (4) - Requirements of Data Protection Officer" (A column published in the web journal dated February 21, 2017 by Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.)
February 1, 2017 Co-Author, "European Commission's Policy Documents concerning Communication of the Personal Data in the Globalized World and its Protection" (An article published in the February 2017 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 288.)
November 25, 2016 Author, Column - "Overview of the New General Data Protection Regulation (3) - Requirements of Personal Data Processing and Personal Data Security" (A column published in the web journal dated November 25, 2016 by Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.)
November 2016 Co-Author, "Practical Handbook for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Introductory Edition)" (JETRO)
September 29, 2016 Co-Author, "Brexit and Data Protection: The Impact on GDPR Compliance" (An article published in the September 2016 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice) (Vol. 44, No. 10).)
September 1, 2016 Co-Author, "The Result of the Preliminary Investigations by the European Commission concerning the E-Privacy Directive" (An article published in the September 2016 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 44, No. 9, pp. 1414.)
August 15, 2016 Author, "Overview of the New General Data Protection Regulation (2) - Application Range of GDPR and its Implementation System" (A column published in the web journal dated August 15, 2016 by Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.)
August 1, 2016 Co-Author, "Adoption of the EU-US Privacy Shield by the European Commission" (An article published in the August 2016 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 1261.)
July 24, 2016 Co-Author, "Brexit - Major Upheaval and Change" (An article published in the July 2016 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 44, No. 7, pp. 1098.)
July 4, 2016 Author, "What is the New General Data Protection Regulation to be implemented in the EU? (1)" (A column published in the web journal dated July 4, 2016 by Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.)
June 1, 2016 Co-Author, "Issues of Big Data under the EU Competition Law" (An article published in the June 2016 Edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 44, No. 6, pp. 942.)
April 1, 2016 Co-Author, "Report concerning Geo-blocking in the e-commerce sector inquiry by the European Commission" (An article published in the April 2016 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 44, No. 4, pp.622.)
March 15, 2016 Co-Author, "The EU and the U.S. Reached an Agreement on the Safe Harbour's Successor: The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield" (An article published in the March edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 44, No. 3, pp.462.)
February 15, 2016 Co-Author, "EU Reaches Political Agreement on New Cybersecurity Obligations for Businesses- Network and Information Security Across the EU (NIS Directive)" (An article published in the February 2016 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 302-306.)
January 15, 2016 Co-Author, "Recent Developments in the Merger Remedies under the EU Merger Regulation (Vol.2)" (An article published in the January 2016 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 132-137.)
December 15, 2015 Co-Author, "Recent Developments in the Merger Remedies under the EU Merger Regulation (Vol.1)" (An article published in the December 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 12, pp. 1906-1910.)
November 15, 2015 Co-Author, "The Court of Justice of the European Union Strikes Down the Safe Harbour (C-362/14, Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner)" (An article published in the November 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 11, pp. 1750-1753.)
October 15, 2015 Co-Author, "Transfers by way of Appropriate Safeguards under EU Data Protections Law - Binding Corporate Rules" (An article published in the October 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 10, pp. 1586-1590.)
September 1, 2015 Author, "The Court of Justice, the European Union's Judgment of Huawei v ZTE on 16 July 2015" (An article published in the September 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 9, 2015, pp. 1416.)
August 15, 2015 Co-Author, "Cross-Border Data Transfers under the data protection laws" (An article published in the August 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 8, 2015, pp. 1254-1257.)
July 15, 2015 Co-Author, "The Adoption of the General Approach to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation" (An article published in the July 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol.43, No.7, 2015, pp.1085.)
June 15, 2015 Co-Author, "A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe - the EU Data Protection and the EU Cybersecurity" (An article published in the June 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 6, 2015, pp. 934-937.)
May 01, 2015 Co-Author, "Basic Guides concerning Setting Anti-corruption prevention compliance program (Vol. 2)" (An article published in the May 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 5, 2015, pp. 762.)
April 01, 2015 Co-Author, "Basic Guides concerning Setting Anti-corruption prevention compliance program (Vol. 1)" (An article published in the April 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 4, 2015, pp. 598.)
March 15, 2015 Co-Author, "Ryanair forced to sell Aer Lingus stake under Court of Appeal of England and Wales Ruling on 12 February 2015" (An article published on March 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 447-449.)
February 01, 2015 Co-Author, "International Cooperation between Competition Authorities - OECD Recommendation Proposal Heralds Brave New World of Enforcers Sharing Confidential Information Without Consent of Companies (Vol. 2)" (An article published in the February 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 2, 2015, pp. 280–283.)
January 1, 2015 Co-Author, "International Cooperation between Competition Authorities - OECD Recommendation Proposal Heralds Brave New World of Enforcers Sharing Confidential Information Without Consent of Companies (Vol.I)" (An article published in the January 2015 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 43, No. 1, 2015, pp. 88–90.)
December 1, 2014 Co-Author, "The Court of Justice of the European Union's Judgement on the Flat Glass Cartel (Case C-580/12 P Guardian Industries and Guardian Europe v Commission, judgement of 12 November 2014)" (An article published in the December 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 42, No.12, 2014, pp. 1916-1917.)
November 1, 2014 Co-Author, "European Commission adopts Revised De Minimis Notice and Provides Guidance on "by object" Restrictions of Competition" (An article published in the November 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 24, No. 11, 2014, pp. 1762–1766.)
October, 15, 2014 Co-Author, "The European Commission's Investigation Against Honeywell and DuPont - In relation to the European Commission's decisions on Standard Essential Patents of Motorola and of Samsung 2014" (An article published in the New Business Law Journal in Japan, No. 1036, 2014.10.15, pp. 41–49.)
October 1, 2014 Co-Author, "European Commission's Investigation into the EU Member States' Tax Systems which might be incompatible with the EU State Aid Rules." (An article by published in the October 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 42, No. 10, pp. 1608.)
September 1, 2014 Co-Author, "The European Commission's New Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy" (An article by published in the August 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 42, No. 9, pp. 1458-1461.)
August 1, 2014 Co-Author, "Commission's Consultation on Merger Reform Regarding Minority Shareholding" (An article published in the August 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 42, No. 8, pp. 1292-1294.)
July 1, 2014 Co-Author, "European Court of Justice Provides Guidance Regarding Potential Liability of Cartel Members in EU Member States for Sales by Non-Cartel Participants" (An article published in the July 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 42, No. 7, pp. 1130-1132.)
June 1, 2014 Co-Author, "Recent Developments on Licensing and Competition Law in the EU" (An article published in the June 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice),Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 966-969.)
May 1, 2014 Co-Author, "Adoption of the EU Directive on Actions for Damages for Violation of Antitrust Law: A Legislative Victory for the European Commission" (Published in the May 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice),Vol. 42, No. 5, pp. 804-807.)
April 1, 2014 Co-Author, "Invitation to Major Hospitality Events such as FIFA Football Worldcup and Anti-corruption Risk Management" (New Business Law Vo. 1022, No. 4 (2014))
April 1, 2014 Co-Author, "Recent Developments on Standard-Essential Patents in the EU" (An article published in the April 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice),Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 636-639.)
March 1, 2014 Co-Author, "Towards Harmonized EU Rules on Damages for Violations of Competition Law - A Radical Departure from Today's Fragmented National Rules" (An article by published in the March 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice), Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 344-348.)
March 1, 2014 Co-Author, "Recent Developments on Standard-Essential Patents in the US" (An article published in the March 2014 edition of the Journal, "KOKUSAI - SHOJI - HOMU" (International Business Law and Practice),Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 470-473.)
April 10, 2010 Co-Author, "Close-up - Revision of Disclosure Order brings us closer to US Practice!? Comparison between the US and Japan on "Emergency Report Disclosure of Shareholder Vote Results" (the Keiri Jouhou Magazine No. 1245 by Chuo Keizai Group Publishing Ltd.)
Akihiro Kawashima

Akihiro Kawashima

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

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Attorney-at-Law, Senior Associate, S&K Brussels LPC (Admitted in California)

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Gregory R. Kinaga

Attorney-at-Law, Associate, S&K Brussels LPC (Admitted in California)

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