AI/Contract Review Technology Association
Established AI/Contract Review Technology Association
~ Promoting the use of AI and technology in the legal and corporate legal circles through the development and spread of AI and technology related to contract review work ~
Momoo, Matsuo & Namba Law Office Takeyuki Matsuo, Lycee Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President: Miki Fujita, Attorney at Law (Japan, NY State, USA)), GVA TECH Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo) Ward, Representative Director: Attorney Shun Yamamoto), MNTSQ Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Attorney Ryuhei Itatani), LegalForce Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Attorney Nozomi Tsunoda) AI and Contract Review Technology Association” (main office: Koto-ku, Tokyo, representative director: Takeyuki Matsuo, English name: AI and Contract Review Technology Association, abbreviation: ACORTA). [Image 1
About “AI/Contract Review Technology Association”
Recently, the use of technology is progressing in various fields, and the legal and contract fields are no exception. In addition to the “digitization of contracts”, it is also expanding to more advanced areas such as contract review using AI, and the world’s interest in “contract work DX” is increasing.
Therefore, we have established the “AI/Contract Review Technology Association”. Through the development and dissemination of AI and technology related to contract review work, the Association will promote the use of AI and technology in the legal and corporate legal circles, thereby improving Japan’s legal capabilities and
strengthening its international competitiveness. We aim to realize a prosperous society by improving
Purpose of the Association and Future Initiatives
(1) Improving recognition and reliability of AI and technology related to contract review work
(2) Improving the environment, including legal systems related to AI and technology related to contract review work
(3) Research on systems necessary for the utilization, dissemination and permeation of AI and technology related to contract review work, and activities for social consensus building
(4) Research and dissemination of information on legal operations (5) Exchanges with domestic and foreign legal tech companies, activities for industrial revitalization
(6) Other business necessary to achieve the purpose of this corporation Association overview
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Momoo, Matsuo & Namba Partner Attorney, New York Attorney Takeyuki Matsuo [Image 2
Momoo, Matsuo & Namba Partner Lawyer (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association), NY State Lawyer, Juris Doctor
Part-time lecturer at Keio University, Chuo University, Gakushuin University, and Kyushu University (as of 2022, in order of
Main publications include Takeyuki Matsuo and Tomomi Nishimura, System Development Law for Dispute Resolution: Troubleshooting for AI, Agile, Package Development, etc. (Horumunkasha, 2022), Takeyuki Matsuo, Career Design Introduction to corporate legal affairs” and others His major papers include “Considerations on Legal Tech and Attorney Law,” Information Network Law Review, Vol. 18 (2018), “AI and Governance: A Study from the Perspective of Using AI to Improve the Efficiency and Sophistication of Corporate Governance,” Shojihomu. No. 2297 (2022), “Serialization Legal Tech and Attorney Law Article 72” Shojihomu Portal (2022), etc.
Former Prosecutor General Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Law Office Visiting Lawyer Makoto Hayashi
After graduating from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law in 1981 and becoming a public prosecutor at the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office in 1983, he successively served as First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in France, chief public prosecutor at the Sendai District Public Prosecutors Office, director of the Criminal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Justice, chief public prosecutor at the Nagoya High Public Prosecutors Office, and chief public prosecutor at the Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office. Appointed Prosecutor General in 2020 and retired in 2022.
Joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Law Office in the same year.
Lycee Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President Lawyer (Japan, NY) Miki Fujita
After graduating from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, graduating from Duke University Law School (LLM), passed the bar exam, and completed legal apprenticeship, joined Nishimura Sogo Law Office (now Nishimura & Asahi Law Office) in 2001. After studying in the United States and working at a law firm in New York, became a partner in 2013. Retired in 2018 and established Lycee Co., Ltd.
GVA TECH Co., Ltd. Representative Director CEO / Lawyer Shun Yamamoto [Image 5
Established GVA Law Office in 2012 after working at Torikai Sogo Law Office. As a law firm for startups, we support Money Forward as a corporate lawyer at the time of its founding.
Became a law firm with more than 50 employees and ranked 49th in the national law firm ranking.
Founded GVA TECH Co., Ltd. in January 2017. Through the provision of the legal tech service “GVA” series, we aim to realize the corporate philosophy of “eliminating the barrier between” law “and” all activities “”.
MNTSQ Co., Ltd. CEO Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Attorney Ryuhei Itaya [Image 6
Graduated from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law in 2013. Passed the preliminary exam while in school and registered as a lawyer (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association) in 2014.
After joining Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Law Firm in the same year, engaged in technology-related advice such as corporate acquisitions (M&A) and AI/IT.
While working at the same office, he founded MNTSQ Co., Ltd. in November 2018 and assumed the position of Representative Director. managing director
LegalForce Co., Ltd. Representative Director / Lawyer Nozomi Tsunoda [Image 7
Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kyoto University in 2010, passed the old bar examination in the same year, and registered as a lawyer in 2012 (belonging to the Daini Tokyo Bar Association). Joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Law Office in 2013 and engaged in M&A and corporate dispute resolution. In 2017, he became independent with his colleague Masataka Ogasawara (currently Co-Founder of LegalForce) and founded LegalForce Co., Ltd. and the law firm ZeLo Foreign Law Joint Business. Representative of LegalForce (currently serving as Deputy
Representative Lawyer of ZeLo).
SG Holdings Co., Ltd. Compliance Management Department General Manager Takehisa Sasaki
April 1991 Joined Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company. Joined Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd. in May 2003, YKK Co., Ltd. in July 2004, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. in September 2016, LegalForce in July 2021, and joined SG Holdings Co., Ltd. in July 2022. Current position as General Manager of the Compliance Management Department.
Responsible for a wide variety of legal affairs, including corporate legal affairs, compliance, governance, internal control, risk management, and international legal affairs. At TAIYO YUDEN, as the general manager of the legal department, he works on reforming the legal department by utilizing departmental management and legal tech. His major publications include “Electronic Contract Introduction Guidebook [Foreign Contracts] (co-authored by Kotaro Kubo, Shoji Homu Publishing)” and “Legal Operation Revolution — Legal Tech
Introduction Guidelines (Shoji Homu Publishing)”.
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