Akira Matsuda is an attorney-at-law (admitted in Japan and New York) and a partner at Iwata Godo heading the AI/TMT and data protection practice group. He is based in Tokyo and Singapore. His practice focuses on cross-border transactions, including M&A, as well as international disputes (litigation and arbitration), and advice on digital and TMT-related matters. Mr Matsuda regularly advises Japanese and foreign clients on data security issues ( Japanese laws, Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation) including on the structuring of global compliance systems. He also advises on complicated cross-border corporate investigation matters.
He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB) and Columbia Law School (LLM).