Masahiro Ueda is a counsel at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, admitted to practise in Japan and New York. He is engaged in general corporate legal affairs with a focus on litigation and dispute resolution for patent and trademark infringement, and he handles a wide range of general services related to intellectual property, IT and entertainment, including consultation on numerous types of transactions, such as licence agreements and M&A cases involving companies that hold a large number of intellectual properties. He has engaged extensively in internet-related matters, such as defamation, copyright infringement and requests for disclosure of sender identification information. His extensive writings on intellectual property rights include Series on Practical Issues of Corporate Litigation: Internet Litigation (co-author, Chuokeizai-sha, Inc, 2017). He earned his LLB from Kobe University (2009) and an LLM from Cornell Law School (2019). After studying at Cornell, he worked at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Washington, DC (2019–2020). He also has extensive practical experience in the field of employment and labour law, and was previously seconded to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a litigation officer (2016–2018).