S&K Brussels

Our Practice

We are a boutique law and consulting practice specializing in privacy and data protection regulations on both sides of the Atlantic, with a focus on the compliance needs of Japanese global entities. Our legal division, S&K Brussels, provides global data protection legal advice, including EU GDPR, US CCPA, US CPRA and US federal privacy legislation, while S&K Brussels Consulting tracks and analizes political and legislative movement in the US and EU data protection and antitrust space.

Identifying effective solutions to our clients' legal needs in the European Union, United Kingdom, United States, and beyond.

On behalf of Japanese headquarters of multinational companies, S&K Brussels provides comprehensive data protection strategies and solutions to enable regulatory compliance at all levels of global operations. Where consumer complaints, investigations and/or enforcement actions are underway, we also provide risk management and incidence response assistance to local branches and subsidiaries, including internal audit, litigation and negotiation support and representation before local data protection authorities.

US Operations

US CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) / CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Development and review of CCPA/CPRA compliance schemes
  • Employee trainings and workshops on privacy compliance and data security
  • Consumer inquiry and complaint response strategy, including consumer notification templates, identity verification, access rights/exceptions and internal record keeping

M&A Transactional Assistance

  • CCPA/CPRA due diligence support in M&A transactions
  • Development of post-transaction CCPA/CPRA compliance mechanisms

Risk Management, Incident Response & Data Security

  • Risk assessment and risk mitigation, including long-term data security strategy
  • Internal data protection audit execution and support
  • Preparation and review of third party contracts, including personal data processing and transfer
  • California Attorney General enforcement response strategy and CCPA/CPRA civil litigation support

US Federal Data Privacy Bills (Collaboration with S&K Brussels Consulting)

  • Research and report on contents and status of proposed federal privacy-related legislative developments in US Congress
  • Forward-looking compliance advice and support in the context of US federal data privacy legislative discussions and developments

EU Operations

EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Development and review of GDPR compliance schemes
  • Employee trainings and workshops on privacy compliance and data security
  • Consumer inquiry and complaint response strategy, including consumer notification templates, identity verification, access rights/exceptions and internal record keeping

M&A Transactional Assistance

  • GDPR due diligence support in M&A transactions
  • Development of post-transaction GDPR compliance mechanisms

Risk Management, Incident Response & Data Security

  • Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) assistance
  • Internal data protection audit execution and support
  • Re-identification of anonymized data risk assessment
  • Big data utilization risk analysis and risk reduction
  • Reputational control for data processors

Negotiations with EU & UK Data Protection Authorities

  • Enforcement response strategy and support, including representation before data protection supervisory authorities in the event of GDPR enforcement and data security breaches
  • Applications to and negotiations with data protection supervisory authorities concerning approval of Binding Corporate Rules
  • Applications to and negotiations with data protection supervisory authorities concerning approval/accreditation of code of conduct and certifications

ePrivacy Regulation

  • Cookie compliance support
  • Direct marketing regulatory compliance assistance
  • Research and report on contents and status of proposed EU e-Privacy Regulation-related legislative developments in EU legislatures such as European Parliament (Collaboration with S&K Brussels Consulting)

EU Competition Law

  • Suspected infringement case investigation support, response strategy and litigation/negotiation assistance
  • Leniency applications for administrative fine immunity and reduction in cartel cases
  • Merger control filing submissions
  • Internal antitrust audit execution and support
  • International cartel case management and litigation support
  • General antitrust counseling and consultation services
  • Industry-specific trainings and workshops on antitrust compliance
  • Research and report on contents and status of proposed EU new competition legislative discussions and developments in EU legislatures such as European Parliament (Collaboration with S&K Brussels Consulting)

Global Operations

  • Multinational data protection support and compliance scheme development in non-EU/US jurisdictions including China, Thailand, India, and Brazil
  • Liaison operations with global data protection legal experts including negotiation, coordination and oversight
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