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Fumiaki Matsuoka   (Partner)

中文日本語
Admitted Japan (2006)
Bar Association Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
Education Kyoto University (LL.B., 2005)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law (LL.M., 2015)
Boston University School of Law (LL.M in Taxation) (2016)
Background Daiichi Law Office, P.C. (October 2006-October 2016)
Appeals Judge of National Tax Tribunal (July 2011-July 2014)
Practice Areas General Data Protection Regulation (including responding to data breach, exercise of rights), Personal Information Protection (data protection), China’s Cybersecurity Law, Tax Law, Tax Planning, Tax Disputes, M&A, Business Succession, Investigating Wrongdoing, Crisis Management, Internal Reporting, General Corporate Law, Litigation, Dispute Resolution
Languages Japanese and English
 

Publications

  • "Chinese Cyber-Security Law and practical problems and solutions related thereto," Kaigai-Touyushi March 2019, Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Research Study on Recent Trends of Data Protection Acts in Other Countries,” Personal Information Protection Commission (2018) [Co-author]
  • "Changes to the Way in Which Consumption Tax is Assessed on Cross-border Internet-based Services," The Lawyers, ILS Publications, Inc. (January, 2017) 

Web Articles

  • The Legal 500 Comparative Guides - Data Protection & Cyber Security, Japan chapter, Legalease Ltd. (2019) [Co-author]
  • "The Legal 500 Comparative Guides - Employee Incentives," Japan Chapter, Legalease Ltd (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Japanese Multinationals Likely to Apply for More Pricing Pacts," Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (August, 2018) [Comment]
  • "New Intercompany Pricing Rules Could Hurt Japanese Car Industry,” Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (July, 2018) [Comment]
  • "Japan's Corporate Tax Regime 'Unpredictability' Raises Hackles," Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (July, 2018) [Comment]
  • "Auto Industry Fears Double Taxation as Japan Hikes Sales Tax," Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (April, 2018)[Comment]
  • "Japan Gives Multinationals Extra Time for Share Transfer Tax Break," Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (April, 2018)[Comment]
  • "Paper Companies May Face Tax in Japan After U.S. Rate Cut," Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (March, 2018)[Comment]
  • "Japanese High Earners Face ‘Detrimental’ Virtual Currency Tax (1)," Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (March, 2018)[Comment]
  • "Japan's Bitcoin Guidance Throws Foreign Profits in Question," Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (December, 2017)[Comment]
  • "Japan Carmakers Brace for 20 Percent Excise Tax in U.S. Revamp," Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (December, 2017)[Comment]
  • "Japan to Offer ‘Internet of Things’ Tax Credit to Companies," Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (December, 2017)[Comment]
  • "Japanese Multinationals Worry 'Purpose' Test is Confusing," Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor (November, 2017)[Comment]
  • "Personal Information Protection Act in Singapore and Japanese Companies," the IJJ (Internet Initiative Japan) Business Risk Management Portal (July, 2017)

Seminars

  • Speaker at a communication, technology & data protection session entitled "The Extra-territorial Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Business in the Asia Pacific Region," at the 32nd LAWASIA Conference held in Hong Kong, Novemnber 5-8, 2019
  • "GDPR and the Act on the Protection of Personal Information: Comparisons & Practice – Cases of Hefty Fines, Use of Medical Data, and the 2020 Revision of APPI," hosted by Corporate Management Forums, Inc., September 6, 2019
  • "Seminar on cookie policies, data losses, retention schedules and other matters under GDPR," hosted by the Business Research Institute, July 2, 2019
  • "Response to Information Leakages Required by GDPR and an Explanation of the proposed ePrivacy Regulation (Cookie Law)," hosted by the KINYUZAIMU KENKYUKAI Co., Ltd., May 24, 2019
  • "Chinese Cyber-Security Law and practical problems and solutions related thereto," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai, Internet Intiative Japan Inc. and Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI), February 8, 2019
  • "New internal and external trends related to data compliance and practice methods for legal handling thereof —from the perspective of comparing the GDPR and the Act on Protection of Personal Information," hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications, February 7, 2019
  • "Comparison between GDPR and China’s Cybersecurity Law and Practical Key Points for Japanese Companies," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Westlaw Japan K.K., January 21, 2019
  • "New Trends and Legal Practice of Global Data Compliance: from the Perspective of a  Comparison between GDPR and the Personal Information Protection Act Focusing on Dealing with Emergency Situations Including Data Compliance and Information Leakage," hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai, January 18, 2019
  • Presentation entitled "Regulations relating to Personal Information Protection in Countries Outside Japan such as Asia," at the seminar entitled "EY Privacy Seminar 2018 - Protection and Use of Personal Data in Globalization and Digitalization," hosted by EY Advisory & Consulting Co., Ltd., November 27, 2018 
  • Panelist at the panel discussion entitled "When and how to comply with the GDPR? What is the biggest enforcement risk for Japanese companies under the GDPR? What is the solution for it? – Big Law Firms' and GDPR Specialists' Perspectives," at the event entitled "Pressing Symposium: The Global Frontline of Privacy Protection Talked by Top of European Regulators," hosted by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. and Bird & Bird LLP, International Privacy and Data Protection Group, November 21, 2018
  • Speaker at a workshop entitled "Innovation through Data Utilization: Legal practice dealing with GDPR, cross-border transfers of personal data, AI, data agreements, Amended Unfair Competition Prevention Act, and Open API, etc.," at an event entitled "FIN/SUM X REG/SUM 2018," co-hosted by Nikkei Inc. and the Financial Services Agency, sponsored by Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., September 26, 2018
  • "Personal Information Protection System of Business and the World (Data Protection Act) Part II," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Westlaw Japan K.K., August 29, 2018
  • "Personal Information Protection System of Business and the World (Data Protection Act)," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Westlaw Japan K.K., July 4, 2018
  • "Personal Information Protection Systems in Countries Outside Japan - From Recent Trends to the Statuses in Emerging Countries," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI), June 15, 2018
  • ""The Fourth Practical Seminar on GDPR Response": How Can We Specifically Respond in Processing Agreements Regulated by GDPR?," hosted by the Internet Initiative Japan Inc., October 24, 2017
  • "2017 Tax Reform Proposals: Amendments to the Anti-Tax Haven Regime and Litigation Cases – the Impact on Corporations with Subsidiaries in Singapore and England, etc," hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai, March 8, 2017