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Transferring personal data to Japan: ‘White List’ membership looking like a reality

White List status would assist Japanese companies that sell services and goods into, or employ staff in, the EEA. In a joint statement, the EU Commissioner for Justice and a Commissioner of Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission confirmed on 3 July 2017 that their work towards finding an adequate level of…

Surge in UK M&A activity by Japanese companies in 2016, despite Brexit vote

Japanese companies spent $33.5bn on acquiring UK companies in 2016, compared to only $9.5bn in 2015. Contrary to some expectations, there was an increased number and value of such deals, according to Dealogic data published by the Financial Times. Much of the value was made up of a single deal,…