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Yang Xu   (Associate)

Admitted PRC Legal Professional (2015)
*Not registered as a Foreign Lawyer in Japan
Education Tsinghua University (LL.B., 2008)
Tsinghua University (M.P.A., 2010)
Northeast Normal University (Japanese Course, 2011)
Credited auditor, Waseda University (Economic Law) (2013)
Waseda University (Ph.D. in Economic Law) (2016)
Background Paralegal, GRANDWAY Law Offices (October 2007-September 2008)
Research Assistant, Tsinghua National Center for Science and Technology (September 2008-August 2010)
Research Assistant, Waseda Law School (April 2013-March 2016)
Researcher in Chinese Law, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (October 2015-March 2018)
Practice Areas International Commerce, M&A/Restructuring, China Related Matters (including Antitrust, Intellectual Property and Employment), Investment of Chinese Companies in Japan
Languages Chinese, Japanese, English


  • "Trends and Actions of the Personal Information Protection System in China," Japan China Keikyo Journal, Japan China Association (February 2020) [Co-author]
  • "Latest Trends in Chinese Business Combination Regulations," Kousei Torihiki: Competition Laws and Policy July 2020 No. 837, Fair Trade Institute (2020)
  • "Survey on Data Collaboration and Utilization of AI, etc. in the Healthcare Sector," the Cabinet Secretariat's National Strategy Office of Information and Communication Technology (Commissioned by Seed Planning, Inc., recommissioned to NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Inc. and Atsumi & Sakai) (June 2020) [Co-author]
  • "Digitalization and the Antimonopoly Act," Kousei Torihiki: Competition Laws and Policy, April 2019 No. 822, Fair Trade Institute, published in Japanese (2019)
  • "Application of Blockchain to Intellectual Property and Content Management: Based on Actual Cases of Services Overseas and Discussions of Legal Systems," Intellectual Property Management Journal, April Edition, Vol. 69 No.4 (No. 820) (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Chinese Cyber-Security Law and practical problems and solutions related thereto," Kaigai-Touyushi March 2019, Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) (2019) [Co-author]
  • "China Business Q&A: Latest Trends of Corporate Merger Reviews in China," Japan China Keikyo Journal, Japan China Association (February 2019) [Co-author]


  • “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