Attorney Profiles
Attorney at Law
Serina Matsuda
Main Areas of Practice

Serina Matsuda handles many legal affairs especially about Anti-Monopoly Act, IP, energy business, mergers and acquisitions, internal investigation, bankruptcy and litigation.

 

In the field of Anti-Monopoly Act, she provides practical advices backed by her unique experience in Japanese Fair Trade Commission where she used to engage in legal support and litigations on some cases.

 

In the field of IP, she has worked on a wide range of matters from day-to-day advices on contracts to representing clients in litigation based on Patent Act and Unfair Competition Prevention Act.  She is specializing in mixed area of IP and Anti-Monopoly Act such as Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) issues.

 

She also has much knowledge in electricity and gas business and competition policies on that area.  She is one of the few lawyers in Japan who can manage Anti-Monopoly cases related to those energy business.

Experience
  • Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) General Secretariat Investigation Bureau Litigation Division (Chief Investigator) 2017
  • Competition Policy Research Center (Researcher) 2017
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission (EGC) Market Surveillance Division (Assistant Manager) 2015
  • Institute of Intellectual Property IP Study Group 2014
Education
  • D, University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics 2009
  • University of Tokyo (LL.B.) 2007
Memberships
  • Competition Policy Research Center (Research Collaborator)
  • SEP Forum
  • Competition Law Practice Forum
Lectures / Presentations
  • Competition Policy Research Center BBL “Current State of Electricity and Gas market after the whole liberalization focusing on wholesale trade” 2019
  • Japanese Patent Office Seminar “A cross-industrial issue on licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) from the Perspective of Competition Law” 2019
  • Licensing Executives Society Japan ICT business WG Panel Discussion (panelist) 2019