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"Privacy and Data Protection - Challenges for Japanese and European Companies"

German and Japanese Corporate Governance complying with GDPR.

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Di 02.10.2018, 15:30 - 18:00 ()

Taylor Wessing
Benrather Straße 15
40213 Düsseldorf


Data protection and the many issues related thereto have been challenging for companies in Germany as well as in Japan. Numerous internal and external regulations, processes and proceedings had to be put to test. Especially the cross-border exchange of data, hiring and training qualified employees as well as the pursuit of projects with Japan, being categorized as third country, were subject to validations and adjustments.

Close to six months have passed since the implementation of GDPR, and we would like to take a look at status quo and future agendas of companies in order to comply with the regulations. With this seminar, we will give you an update on recent developments and draw an interim conclusion on the feasability of the data regulation. The speakers will share their expertise on effective corporate governance, outline future necessities and offer guidance with regard to effective steps to further approach GDPR successfully.


Dr. Axel Frhr. von dem Bussche, LL.M. (L.S.E.) (Partner, Taylor Wessing)
Axel von dem Bussche heads the practice area Technology, Media & Telecoms and co-ordinates Taylor Wessing's international US group for Germany. Axel has specialised expertise in the technology sector and data protection. His counselling activities focus on transactions, software licensing, outsourcing, R&D projects, industry-specific contract design, internet, games and gambling law and regulatory matters. He advises companies on internal processes in the area of group data privacy including negotiations with works councils. A particular focus of his practice is counselling in matters of international dimensions and advising expanding foreign companies in Germany. Axel studied law at the universities of Heidelberg, Lausanne (Switzerland), Munich and the London School of Economics (L.S.E.). He was a legal trainee in Hamburg and Capetown (South Africa) and received his doctorate from the University of Göttingen. Axel was admitted to the German Bar in 1997. He joined Taylor Wessing in Düsseldorf in 1999 and is now based in Hamburg. Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche is a specialist solicitor for information technology law.

Dr. Hermann Gumpp (CEO, Enobyte GmbH)
Diploma in physics and Dr. rer. nat. from Munich University (LMU). Worked in Japan as a member of the executive training program of a global German industrial group and at the National Institute of Informatics Tokyo (NII). Dr. Gumpp is the head of the German-Japanese Business Association’s (DJW) IT working group, board member of the Bavarian German-Japanese Society (DJG) and currently CEO of Enobyte GmbH. He was speaker at the 1st German-Japanese Digitization Dialogue and Cyber Security Forum at the Japanese Parliament House of Representatives Member's Hall, and is also co-author of the best-selling Japanese “GDPR Guidebook”. 
Languages: Japanese, English and German.

Miyako Ikuta (Partner / Attorney at Law admitted in Japan, France (Paris) and the State of New York, U.S.A., Kitahama Partners)
Ritsumeikan University; University of Paris II, France (DEA Business, DESS Industrial Property); Columbia Law School (LL.M.); Waseda Law School
Professional experiences in the law firms in Paris, Hanoi (Vietnam), New York and Tokyo
Major Practice Areas: Data Protection / Cross-border Transactions, M&A / Dispute Resolutions / Intellectual Property
Languages: Japanese, English and French

Dr. iur. Dominik Lentz (attr. FUJIFILM Europe, Member of Management)
Dominik Lentz is admitted to the Bar as Rechtsanwalt. He studied law, eastern European history and Slavic languages in Passau, Cardiff, Cologne and Heidelberg and wrote his doctoral thesis on “International Commercial Arbitration in the Russian Federation”. After being partner in an international law firm (Corporate, M&A, Health Care & Life Sciences), Dominik Lentz joined FUJIFLM Europe as General Counsel in 2005 and also served as the group’s Corporate Compliance Officer. In 2011 he became member of FUJIFILM Europe’s management. As Senior Vice President Corporate Division he was responsible for the group’s internal corporate functions in EMEA for more than 6 years. Since January 2018 Dominik Lentz is working in private practice. He offers broad advisory and in-house experience in corporate and commercial law, M&A and governance matters. Having set up various in-house compliance structures, he is closely acquainted with setting up and managing compliance management systems (in particular competition law, anti-corruption, data protection and export control).

Ryosuke Naka (Attorney at Law admitted in Japan, Kitahama Partners)
Kyoto University; Kyoto University Law School; Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
Professional experiences in the law firms in the U.S., and Germany
Seconded to a major trading and investment conglomerate company, and major international consumer product company
Practice Areas: Data Protection / Cross-border Transactions, M&A / Bankruptcy / Competition
Languages: Japanese and English

Miho Tanaka Gumpp (Co-Founder, Enobyte GmbH)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) member and certified Data Protection Officer (CIPP/E, CIPM). Miho is part of the CPH150 international think tank who published the Copenhagen Letter and The Copenhagen Catalog, which are principles for building sustainable human-centric
tech industries. Miho is also a Global Advisory Board Member of OEB (an international conference for education technologies). Prior to Enobyte, Miho founded AirMarkr, a mobile app startup which received international press from Die Welt, Le Web and BBC, among others.
Languages: Japanese, English and German.


  • 15.00: Registration / Networking
  • 15.30-15.40: Opening Remarks by DJW
  • 15.40: Speeches and Discussion
    • 15.40-16.15: “Privacy and Data Protection in Japan – Recent Japanese Developments after GDPR Implementation”
    • 16.15-16.45: “Privacy and Data Protection Implementation – A Company’s View”
  • 16.45-17.00: Break / Networking
  • 17.00-17.30: Panel Discussion “Privacy and Data Protection – What will be the Future?”
  • 17.30-17.50: Open Discussion
  • 17.50-18.00: Closing Remarks
  • 18.00-Open End: Networking

Participation Fee 

  • DJW members: EUR 0 / JPY 0
  • Non members: EUR 0 / JPY 0