Maki Wakamatsu

◆ Practice Areas

◆ Education

2008High school, Aoyama-Gakuin University
2012LL.B., Aoyama-Gakuin University
2016J.D., Hitotsubashi University Law School
2016Passed the National Bar Exam

◆ Experience

2010 thru 2016Have experienced copywriting and project management in PR and design agency.
2017 to dateHibiya Park Law Offices

◆ Other Membership

(Japanese) 第二東京弁護士会 知的財産権法研究会 会員
東京弁護士会法律研究部 知的財産権法 部員
エンターテイメント・ロイヤーズ・ネットワーク 会員
弁護士知財ネット 会員
情報法制学会 会員
日本ライセンス協会 会員

◆ Writings

  • “Questions and Answers about Entertainment-Related Legal Affairs”
    Published by Minjiho Kenkyukai Co., Ltd. (2019) (Co-author)
  • “Prospect for Joint Use of Camera Shots for Crime Prevention Purposes”
    Shojihomu Portal (2019)
  • “Precedents Explained: Case of NIWS Co. HQ Ltd.”
    Journal for Audit & Supervisory Board Members (2019)
  • “Internet Service aims to ‘Scoring Personal Credit’”
    Shojihomu Portal (2018)

◆ Representative Engagements

Litigation/Dispute Resolution

  • Counsel to listed companies that were users in multiple lawsuits at a scale of several billion yen to tens of billions of yen regarding the development of mission-critical system.
  • Counsel to a plaintiff inventor in a patent infringement lawsuit.
  • Counsel to a gas company in a lawsuit between listed companies regarding product defects.
  • Counsel to a libeled company in a lawsuit over defamation of character on the internet.
  • Counsel to a leaseholder company in a real estate-related lawsuit.
  • Counsel to an employee of a medical corporation in a lawsuit over refund of subscriber’s share on the capital by the employee.
  • Offered legal advice in a dispute regarding the unauthorized use of data.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Conducted due diligence investigation and prepared contracts as legal adviser to an apparel-related listed company acquiring a listed subsidiary in the same industry.
  • Conducted due diligence investigation and prepared contracts in management integration among listed companies.
  • Formulated schemes, offered legal advice, and prepared contracts in MEBO.

Handling of Misconduct etc

  • Conducted internal investigations and prepared reports regarding sexual harassment and power harassment among multiple listed companies.

Contract Negotiations/Legal Advice, etc.

  • Offered legal advice and prepared contracts regarding intellectual property, such as copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, merchandizing rights, and rights to use API.
  • Offered legal advice and prepared contracts in system development.
  • Offered legal advice and prepared contracts in joint development of patents.
  • Offered legal advice to an apparel manufacturer regarding license agreements and distributor agreements with overseas entities.
  • Offered legal advice to a TV station regarding broadcasting rights contract with sport governing organizations.
  • Offered legal advice and prepared contractsregarding a business partnership contract and a share transfer agreement between a listed company and a venture company.