Matsuda & Partners

Matsuda & Partners is a full service law firm, providing professional legal service to our clients.

The firm is a one-stop shop, offering a variety of legal services that cover business related practice including corporate law, M&A deals, intellectual property, IT/privacy law, cross-boarder transactions, legal disputes and litigation. The firm has been challenging and practicing actively on the forefront field of business law.


Asahi Seimei Otemachi Building 7F
2-6-1 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0004 Japan

Satoshi Shono

Satoshi is an experienced attorney, and has been advising clients on matters related to data protection, new technologies and intellectual property throughout his career. He has extensive experience on advising both domestic and international clients on various sectors, including  e-commerce, entertainment, medical, manufacturing and retail industries.
His broader expertise also includes a variety of areas relating to business laws, including corporate law, M&A, finance, entertainment law, internal investigation and litigation.

Satoshi has been serving as a member of the drafting team of the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading, a guideline  on e-commerce and trading of information property in Japan, which is annually revised.

He also has experience working at the Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry ("METI"). His contribution at METI includes, matters relating to Personal Information, policy making relating to IT, IP and entertainment businesses, and the negotiation of numerous EPA/FTAs (IP chapters and E-commerce chapters).

What is the INPLP?

INPLP is a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters. INPLP provides targeted and concise guidance, multi-jurisdictional views and practical information to address the ever-increasing and intensifying field of data protection challenges. INPLP fulfils its mission by sharing know-how, conducting joint research into data processing practices and engaging proactively in international cooperation in both the private and public sectors.