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宮下 佳之
宮下 佳之


  • Of Counsel
  • Tokyo

Yoshi is an Of Counsel in our IP/IT team. He has extensive experience and expertise in handling numerous transactions and dispute settlements related to IP/IT in a wide variety of industries and practice areas, such as software/telecommunications, motion pictures, digital distribution (electronic books, music, audio-visual works, etc.), electronic devices, cloud computing, big data, IoT and AI.

His clients include mass media companies, leading IT vendors, telecommunications companies and motion-picture production & distribution companies and other media and technology-oriented enterprises, as well as a variety of global companies. He has held the positions of Vice Chairman of the Computer Research Committee of Japan, Federation of Bar Associations (1993-1997), Special Committee Member of the Copyright Council of Japan, Agency for Cultural Affairs (1995-2002), Working Team Member of International Jurisdiction and Governing Law, Agency for Cultural Affairs (2009-2010), Committee Member of Centralized Administration and Competition Policy, Agency for Cultural Affairs (2010-2012), Chairperson of the China IP Issues Research Committee, SOFTIC (2012-2015) and Chairperson of the OSS Legal Issues Research Committee, SOFTIC (2015-present).

Representative Work

Awards & Rankings



Cornell Law School (LL.M.)
Tohoku University (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Copyright Council of Japan (Special Committee Member)