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Atsumi & Sakai

Masataka Hayakawa

Masataka Hayakawa

Senior Partner

Expertise

  • Corporate
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Governance
  • IP&IT

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile
Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE Japan)
Board member of the AI Business Creation Association

Bar Admissions

Japan (2014)

Education

The University of Tokyo (LL.B, 1999)
Areas of Practice

Corporate | Dispute Resolution | Governance | IP&IT | Litigation | Mergers & Acquisitions | New Energy | Regulation and Compliance

Professional Career

Seminars

- "Legal Practices of Corporate Risk Management and Compliance after the Introduction of the Japanese Version of Plea Bargaining: Explanation of Specific Points through Case Studies," hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai, July 3, 2018
- "Changes in Corporate Risk Management and Compliance from the Introduction of the Japanese Version of the Plea Bargaining System: Rudimentary Knowledge that any Certified Public Accountants Should Certainly Know," hosted by the Tokyo Chapter and the Nakano Chapter of the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants, June 12, 2018
- "Introduction of the Japanese Plea Bargaining System and the Necessary Response by Corporations", at a seminar entitled "Global Legal and Compliance Seminar: Just Before the Introduction of the Japanese Plea Bargaining System! Comprehensive Inspections for Global Compliance Preventing Quality Counterfeits and Complying with Bribery Regulations," hosted by KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd., May 15, 2018
- AI-Related Business: Key Knowledge, Legal and IP Points, hosted by the Business Research Institute, March 14, 2018
- "Key Points for Operating an Internal Whistle-blower System to Respond to Changes in the Environment by Enforcement of the Amended Personal Information Protection Act of Japan and the Introduction of Japan’s Plea-bargaining System," hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai, March 9, 2018
- "Internal Whistle-blower System and Global Compliance for Overseas Subsidiary Control: Key Points for Introducing and Operating an Internal Whistle-blower System Looking at Legislation in Other Countries and Particularities Including the EU General Data Protection Regulation," hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai, February 26, 2018
- "Summary of Issues in Dealing with Legal and Compliance Risk for Introduction/Operation of a Global Internal Reporting System Summary of Issues such as Japanese Version of Plea-Bargaining System, Personal Data Protection Regulations Incorporating GDPR; Regulations and [Administrative] Guidance which must be Addressed and Commentary on Practice Points," hosted by Pronexus Inc., December 13, 2017
- "Put into Practice from Tomorrow! Establishment and Operation of Internal Reporting System and Point of Contact," hosted by Bengo4.com, Inc. and Security Protection Network Co., Ltd., October 20, 2017
- "Social Risks (Flaming and Reputational Damage): Practical Legal Tips for Companies Learning from Case Studies," hosted by the Business Research Institute, October 13, 2017
- "AI Business: Basics of Intellectual Property and Legal Key Points," hosted by JOHOKIKO Co., Ltd., September 26, 2017
- "Key Points for Operating an Internal Whistle-blower System in Japan and Other Countries � Session 2: Other countries," hosted by the Business Research Institute, August 30, 2017
- "Key Points for Operating an Internal Whistle-blower System in Japan and Other Countries � Session 1: Japan," hosted by the Business Research Institute, August 23, 2017
- "Japan's Plea-bargaining System: Impact and Countermeasures for Companies," hosted by the Business Research Institute, August 9, 2017
- ""Environmental Risk Management" and How to Avoid Reputational Damage for Manufacturers," hosted by the Business Research Institute, July 27, 2017
- Global Compliance in a Data Protection Era: Recent Developments on the EU General Data Protection Regulation," hosted by D-Quest, Inc., organized by LexisNexis Japan, July 20, 2017
- "Internal Whistle-blower System and Global Compliance for Overseas Subsidiary Control: Key Points for Introducing and Operating an Internal Whistle-blower System Looking at Legislation in Other Countries and Particularities Including the EU General Data Protection Regulation," hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai, July 13, 2017
and more.

Professional Activities and Experience

Public prosecutor (2000-2014)
University of Washington School of Law, visiting scholar (2006-2007)
Tokyo District Prosecutors Office (Special Investigation Department) (2008)
Ministry of Justice, Criminal Affairs Bureau (2008-2011)
Articles

- "Getting the Deal Through - Risk & Compliance Management 2018," Japan chapter, Law Business Research Ltd. (2018) [Co-author]
- "RegTech as the Key to Promoting Compliance Management," Watashi No Koso No.35, Nippon Institute for Research Advancement (April, 2018)
- "Key Points for Operating an Internal Whistle-blower System for Overseas Subsidiary Control," JUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No.1498, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (December, 2017)
- "The Impact of Japan's Plea-bargaining System on an Internal Whistle-blower System: Reinforcement of the Existing Systems and Utilization of In-house Leniency," Business Homu Vol. 17 No.8, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (June 2017) [Co-author]
- "Getting the Deal Through - Risk & Compliance Management 2017," Japan chapter, Law Business Research Ltd. (2017) [Co-author]
- "The Supreme Court of Japan Has Rejected a Petition for Provisional Disposition: Overview of the Court's Ruling and the "Right to be Forgotten"," KAISHA HOMU A2Z (June, 2017)
- "Fintech: Business Strategies and the Law," Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc. (2017) [Co-author]
- "What is the Ideal Internal Whistle-blower System to Protect Companies from Misconduct, and How Do Companies Resolve a Dysfunctional Internal Whistle-blower System and Recover Trust in the Company?," The Lawyers, ILS Publications, Inc. (June, 2016)
- "Advanced Approach for Early Detection and Prevention of Corporate Scandals Utilizing Technologies Including Artificial Intelligence," The Lawyers, ILS Publications, Inc. (January, 2016)
and more.


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