Information technology, including the Internet and other network-related technologies, the cloud, SNS, and optical fiber communications, is one of the areas where technology is evolving the fastest.  Nishimura & Asahi’s lawyers keep abreast of innovations in technology and diversification in these fields, and are dedicated to continuously tackling new legal issues by regularly providing legal services to clients in this area.  Nishimura & Asahi also provides legal services relating to e-commerce (on-line shopping, on-line trade and services, etc.), digital distribution, hosting services, data centers, on-line advertising, electronic payment services, as well as network-related businesses, such as cloud computing services and the development of computer systems to be utilized by such businesses, in connection with issues under commercial law, IP law, and other industry-specific laws and regulations, including the legal issues arising under applicable Japanese and foreign laws.  In addition, our lawyers have significant experience of drafting and negotiating IT system-related contracts as well as in disputes relating to them.