Nick’s international experience and skill set is rare and highly sought after, combining broad experience of advising international businesses on commercial/corporate transactions and technology regulatory matters with fluent Japanese language skills. With over 20 years’ experience of the Japanese market, including many years with Herbert Smith Freehill’s Tokyo office where he worked closely with Steve Lewis, Nick’s core client base is comprised of Japanese multinational corporates spanning industry verticals.

Widely recognised for his expertise in data protection and technology-related matters, Nick is ranked in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and also advises high-growth UK corporates in sectors as diverse as online fashion retail, social media apps and cloud-based software. Nick has also recently co-authored the EU section of the first ever Japanese language reference text on Japan/EU/US data protection issues produced by the distinguished Japanese law firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu.

2017/18 Legal Directories quotes: 

Legal 500: IT and Telecoms: Fluent Japanese speaker Nick Mathys has ‘extensive experience’ and leads the Japan practice, which assisted companies from a range of sectors with cross-border data transfer compliance, e-privacy matters and complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will take effect in 2018.”

Legal 500: Intellectual Property: “‘outstanding lateral thinker” Nick Mathys heads the Japan practice, standing out for his ‘amazing cross-cultural skills’…

Chambers & Partners: Information Technology: Nick Mathys is “recognised for his work on complex cross-border transactions and regulatory issues. His expertise in the Japanese market is highlighted as a key strength.”