Chie, a Japanese-qualified attorney (of some 18 years’ standing, leads the IP, IT and TMT teams at Atsumi & Sakai, and advises many leading non-Japanese and Japanese corporations on protecting their IP rights in a broad range of businesses, including technology, media and retail. Her practice is focused on intellectual property, data protection, entertainment, information technology, cross-border commercial transactions and corporate law. She has a law degree from Hokkaido University, and an LLM from Hokkaido University, School of Law.
Her recent transactions include advising:
a major international telecommunications carriers on aspects of its telecommunication business and IT issues;
international IT related companies in relation to regulatory issues, including discussions with regulatory bodies;
a major international social networking service provider on various aspects of its business in Japan, including data protection and privacy issues;
a leading networking service provider on data search and data collection issues, including regulatory issues on deep packet inspection;
a major Japanese bank on a new system to connect banks and company users;
major Japanese advertising agencies on the legal and regulatory requirements for TV production and advertising; and
a major computer company in relation to data protection in Japan.