Masataka Hayakawa has been a partner of Atsumi & Sakai since 2015. He concentrates on corporate regulatory compliance and investigations, corporate risk and crisis management, corporate governance and white-collar criminal defence, data protection and cyber security, and litigation/dispute resolution. He is one of the leaders of the business value restoration (BVR) team at the firm that focuses on crisis management and advises many Japanese and non-Japanese companies on the creation, protection and restoration of their business value and reputation. Mr Hayakawa worked as a public prosecutor for 14 years and was admitted as an attorney (Bengoshi) in Japan in 2014. He also is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE Japan).