Nishimura & Asahi

Hitomi Iwase

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Practice Areas

IP Transactions, IP Litigation, Trademark/Design Prosecution, Anti-Counterfeiting/Brand Management, Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition, Personal Data & Privacy/Big Data Businesses, IT/Cloud, Telecommunication & Media, Broadcasting, Internet/Cyber Law, Entertainment, Medical Field/Healthcare, Healthcare IT/Medical Cloud.


Partner, Nishimura & Asahi; SAH & Co., Tokyo (1997-2000); Lecturer, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law, Business Law Department (2018).

Professional Memberships

Admitted: Japan, 1997; New York, 2004.


Japan: Overview of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (European Data Protection Law Review Volume 5, 2019).


Graduate of Waseda University (LL.B., 1994) and Stanford Law School (LLM, 2003).