Frank Becker

Frank Becker has more than 15 years of professional experience with renowned UK and US law firms. He has advised on major transactions in Private Equity, Corporate Restructurings and cross border Mergers & Acquisitions including between Europe and Japan. Frank Becker joined our firm in August 2015 and is now Managing Partner of Atsumi Sakai Janssen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Not registered in Japan, admitted in Germany). He speaks German, Japanese, English, Spanish and French.

Admitted2000: Germany
Bar Association
Frankfurt am Main Bar Association
Education1993-1994: Tohoku University (LL.B.)
1997-1998: Distance University of Hagen, Japanese Law
1998: Law School of Saarbrucken University in Germany
Background2000-2005: Clifford Chance (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Associate
2005-2012: Kirkland & Ellis International LLP (Munich, Germany), Partner
2013-2015: Deloitte Legal (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Partner
August 2015: Atsumi Sakai Janssen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Managing Partner
MemberGerman-Japanese Juridical Association
Frankfurt Lawyers Association
Argentine-German Lawyers Association
Frankfurt German-Japanese Association
Saarbrucken German-Japanese Association
Practice AreaM&A, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Data Protection, Restructuring
LanguageGerman, Japanese, English, Spanish and French

Recommendation and Awards


  1. “Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) in Germany,” KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU Vol. 44, No. 7, Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc. (July, 2016) [Co-author]
  2. “In Relation to ICO Regulations, Europe & the US Moving to New Legislation; We should Keep an Eye on France & Israel, But the Majority Remain with the Application of Existing Rules,” Nikkei FinTech, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (November, 2017) [Co-author]
  3. “Fintech, Legaltech, AI, GDPR,” LAWYERS GUIDE ~Trends in Innovation~, Business Law Journal No. 125, LexisNexis Japan (2018) [Co-author]
  4. “Research Study on Recent Trends of Data Protection Acts in Other Countries,” Personal Information Protection Commission (2018) [Co-author]
  5. “Überstunden ohne Ende,” Asia Bridge 9 (2018) [Co-author]


  1. “[Soon!] Recapping the Basics of “Brexit” and its Implications – a Legal Perspective,” co-hosted by LexisNexis Japan and the Business Law Journal, in cooperation with Atsumi & Sakai (July 27, 2016)
  2. “Global Compliance in a Data Protection Era: Recent Developments on the EU General Data Protection Regulation,” hosted by D-Quest, Inc., organized by LexisNexis Japan (July 20, 2017)
  3. Reform of EU Date Protection Rules under the GDPR,” in cooperation with Atsumi & Sakai Janssen (December 12 & 14, 2017)
  4. “Countering the Threat of a Cyber-Attack – Handling Crisis Communication in the Light of the new Data Protection Regulations,” with Dr. Jochen Legewie, in cooperation with the Japanese-German Business Association (June 8, 2018)
  5. “Global Compliance and Internal Whistle-blower System for Overseas Subsidiary Control Looking at Recent Trends of the EU General Data Protection Regulation,” hosted by the Business Research Institute (July 25, 2018)
  6. “Concepts of German Law,” with Keisuke Enomoto, in cooperation with JIHK (November 16, 2018)