PROFESSIONALS

Kazuyasu SHIRAISHI


Practice Area

General Corporate Legal Practice / IT and Communications Matters / The Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations / The Subcontract Act / Consumer-Related Laws / Consumer Relations / Company Fraud Investigation / Commercial Litigation / Intellectual Property Litigation and Trials / International Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation and ADR / Other International Practice / M&A / Alliances / Corporate Governance / Response to Labor Tribunals and Formal Lawsuits / Collective Bargaining / Establishment and Operation of the Personnel System / Monopolization, Abuse of a Dominant Position and Designation of Unfair Trade Practices / Cartels, Bid Rigging and International Cartels / Unfair Competition / Trademarks / Copyright / Patents / Media, Entertainment and Sports / Pharmaceuticals, Medical Care, Health Care and Biotechnology / Business Succession / Agreement on Division of Estates / Inheritance / Drafting Wills

Education

Washington University School of Law (LL.M.,2013)
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2002-2003)
Waseda University (Bachelor of Political Science, 1996)

Admission

Japan (2003)

Experience

TMI Associates (Associate, 2003-2015; Partner, 2016-Present)
Special Assistant for Trade Negotiations, Economic Policy Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (2014-2015)
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (2013-2014)
Dorsey & Whitney LLP (2013)

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

Daini Tokyo Bar Association
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Articles & Publications

2019/02/20BOOK “Questions and Answers on Professional Legal Practice Relating to AI and Robots”
2018/01/01ARTICLE “Japan chapter of Getting The Deal Through”
2017/11/27ARTICLE “Round-table Talk: Designing Legal Systems in the World of Autonomous Cars (Vol.2)”
2017/10/24ARTICLE “Round-table Talk: Designing Legal Systems in the Society of Autonomous Cars (Vol.1)”
2017/06/20BOOK “Seminar-style Lecture: Notable Points of the Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information and How to Respond Thereto”

Seminars & Lectures

2018/03/06Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Westlaw Japan: “Practical Responses for the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations to Avoid Distress When Responding to Investigation” 
2018/01/12Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special seminar: “Seminar Explaining Myanmar’s New Companies Act After Its 100-Year-Old Drastic Revision”
2017/10/31Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Westlaw Japan: “Practical Points for Winning System Development Disputes Based on the Drastic Amendments after 120 Years to the Provisions Relating to Claims” 
2017/10/18Hosted / Co-hosted (Additional session) TMI Associates’ special seminar: “Practical Responses for the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations to Avoid Distress When Responding to Investigation –Recent Trends in Examples and Responses for the Surcharge System, Etc.” [Applications received from September 14, 2017 (Thu) 10:00 a.m.]
2017/09/21Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special seminar: “Important Points Which Must Be Understood Before Entering Agribusiness” [Applications received from August 30, 2017 (Wed) 10:00 a.m.]
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Articles & Publications

2019/02/20 BOOK “Questions and Answers on Professional Legal Practice Relating to AI and Robots”
2018/01/01 ARTICLE “Japan chapter of Getting The Deal Through”
2017/11/27 ARTICLE “Round-table Talk: Designing Legal Systems in the World of Autonomous Cars (Vol.2)”
2017/10/24 ARTICLE “Round-table Talk: Designing Legal Systems in the Society of Autonomous Cars (Vol.1)”
2017/06/20 BOOK “Seminar-style Lecture: Notable Points of the Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information and How to Respond Thereto”
2017/05/17 ARTICLE “What is ‘Anonymously Processed Information’? – Comprehensive Explanation on Production Standards and Obligations, and Case Studies Thereof”
2017/03/25 ARTICLE “Feature: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Legal Work”
2017/01/01 ARTICLE “Japan chapter of Getting The Deal Through”
2016/09/30 ARTICLE “Entrée en vigueur d’un régime d’actions de groupe ou Class Actions, au Japon”
2016/08/10 ARTICLE “Updates on Recent Legal Practices in Myanmar: Necessary Measures for Companies in the Event of Unauthorized Use of Their Trademarks – An Overview of the Systems Regarding Intellectual Property in Myanmar”
2016/08 BOOK “Handbook for Personal Information Management”
2016/01/07 BOOK “Legal Consultation on IT and the Internet”
2016/01/01 ARTICLE “Efficient Measures for E-Discovery”
2016/01/01 ARTICLE “Japan chapter of Getting The Deal Through”
2015/10/01 BOOK “Q&A on the Revised Act on the Protection of Personal Information – The Forefront of Legislation for the Protection of Personal Data”
2015/09/24 ARTICLE “[Serial Article] Forefront of the Healthcare Business – Final Chapter: Laws and Regulations Relating to the Genetics Business”
2015/08/20 ARTICLE “[Serial Article] Forefront of the Healthcare Business – Issue 5: Indicating Function Claims for ‘Health Foods’”
2015/08/01 ARTICLE “Cybersecurity Requiring the Active Involvement of Legal Departments”
2015/01/01 ARTICLE “Japan Chapter of Getting the Deal Through”
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Seminars & Lectures

2018/03/06Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Westlaw Japan: “Practical Responses for the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations to Avoid Distress When Responding to Investigation” 
2018/01/12Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special seminar: “Seminar Explaining Myanmar’s New Companies Act After Its 100-Year-Old Drastic Revision”
2017/10/31Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Westlaw Japan: “Practical Points for Winning System Development Disputes Based on the Drastic Amendments after 120 Years to the Provisions Relating to Claims” 
2017/10/18Hosted / Co-hosted (Additional session) TMI Associates’ special seminar: “Practical Responses for the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations to Avoid Distress When Responding to Investigation –Recent Trends in Examples and Responses for the Surcharge System, Etc.” [Applications received from September 14, 2017 (Thu) 10:00 a.m.]
2017/09/21Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special seminar: “Important Points Which Must Be Understood Before Entering Agribusiness” [Applications received from August 30, 2017 (Wed) 10:00 a.m.]
2017/09/05Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Shin Nippon Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd. and Westlaw Japan: “Be Prepared for the Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information Which Has Been Fully Enforced! Important Points in Processional Practices after the Amendment” 
2017/08/04Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special seminar: “Investment Opportunity Knocking Again! – Reviewing Legal Framework and Practical Operations for Investment in Myanmar” [Applications received from June 29, 2017 (Tue) 10:00 a.m.]
2017/06/23MONTHLY TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Shin Nippon Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd. and Westlaw Japan: “Be Prepared for the Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information Which Has Been Fully Enforced! Important Points in Processional Practices after the Amendment” 
2017/06/13EXTERNAL “Legal System and the Overseas Expansion of Japanese Companies in Myanmar”
2017/04/25EXTERNAL “Latest Trends and Legal Issues in the Auto-driving Car Business in Japan Be Addressed”
2017/03/09EXTERNAL “[Report] Investment Opportunity Knocking Again! – Reviewing Legal Framework and Practical Operations for Investment in Myanmar”
2017/02/14Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special seminar: “Key Points of the Revised Act on the Protection of Personal Information, and the Ordinances, Rules and Guidelines Thereof Which Must Be Grasped Before the Full Enforcement Thereof” [Applications received from January 17, 2017 (Tue) 10:00 a.m.]
2017/02/10Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Westlaw Japan: “Consideration on Revolutionary Upheaval of the Social Structure and Business Brought about by AI, Robots and Autonomous Cars / Drones, and Legal Issues Regarding Thereto”
2017/01/23Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ special joint seminar with Westlaw Japan: “Comprehensive Explanation on Key Points of the Revised Act on the Protection of Personal Information, and the Ordinances, Rules and Guidelines Thereof Which Must Be Grasped Before the Full Enforcement Thereof” 
2016/12/09MONTHLY TMI Associates’ 101st monthly seminar: “Consideration on Revolutionary Upheaval of the Social Structure Brought about by Robots, AI and Autonomous Cars/Drones, How Business Will Be Conducted, and Legal Issues to be Faced – Conventional Common Sense May Cease to Work – Getting the Knack to Resolve Issues by Thinking Flexibly” [Applications received from November 15, 2016 (Tue) 10:00 a.m.]
2016/09/08Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ Special Seminar: “The Consumer Contract Act and Specified Commercial Transaction Act Have Been Revised! – Taking the Amendments as an Opportunity to Review Important Issues and to Check Points Requiring Review”
2016/07/12Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ Special Seminar: “Practical Effects Caused by the Amendment to the Payment Services Act and Future Possibilities – Defining a ‘Virtual Currency’ For the First Time- Does Bitcoin Have a Future?”
2016/06/28EXTERNAL “Practical Responses in Patent Litigation in the U.S. Which Japanese Enterprises Are Liable to Overlook: Matters Regarding the Comprehensive Organization of the Provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure Concerning International Jurisdiction Which You Should Know About – Referring to the Apple versus Shimano Lawsuit”
2016/06/27EXTERNAL “Explanation by a U.S. Attorney – Professional Practice on E-Discovery in Patent Litigation in the U.S. and Pitfalls Which Japanese Enterprises Are Liable to Fall into”
2016/06/16Hosted / Co-hosted “Can We Settle for the Status Quo? – Points to Note Regarding the Practice of Reviewing Information Management Systems and Cybersecurity in the ‘Internet of Things’ Era – Based on Amendments to the Unfair Competition Prevention Act and the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, etc.”
2016/05/17EXTERNAL “Information Management and Global Business Risks in the ‘Internet of Things’ Era”
2015/02/12Hosted / Co-hosted Joint seminar by TMI Associates and Kroll Ontrack [Part 2: Preparation before the Crisis] “What to Prepare for Before the Crisis and How to Make the Best Use of Japanese Law Firms – Decide Now to Save Your Company! A First Step Toward Cost Reduction and Avoiding Sanctions”
2015/01/22Hosted / Co-hosted Joint seminar by TMI Associates and Kroll Ontrack [Part 1: Handling the Crisis] “The Reality of Governmental Investigations and Litigations in the United States that Japanese Companies are too Oblivious to – Keep in Mind that You may be Next! The Danger of Being Unprepared”
2015/01/15Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ Special Seminar: “Quickly Responding to the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations Amended in 2014; Practical Points in Constructing an Obligated Management Framework for Adequate Representations according to the Amended Act and New Guideline”
2014/12/08Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ Special Seminar: “Quickly Responding to the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations Amended in 2014; Practical Points in Constructing an Obligated Management Framework for Adequate Representations according to the Amended Act and New Guideline”