Atsumi & Sakai


Recent News

February 01, 2016 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following eight areas; "Banking & Finance", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/Antitrust", "Employment", "Insurance", "Investment Funds", "Projects & Energy" and "Real Estate" in the 2016 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. Also, 6 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
January 22, 2016 Our firm has been shortlisted as one of the top national firms for the Law Firm of the Year award - Japan (Domestic law advisers) - in Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016.
January 15, 2016 Atsumi & Sakai's antitrust practice was "Highly Recommended" by Global Competition Review (GCR) in its 16th annual survey, GCR 100.
January 12, 2016 Four newly-admitted associates, Yoshihiko Annaka, Miyu Harashima, Tasuku Imai, and Toshinori Watanabe, all attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai.
January 05, 2016 Kumpei Ohashi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 5, 2016, as Of Counsel.

Publications & Seminars

February 05, 2016 [Seminar] Shingo Noguchi presented a lecture entitled "Recent Real Estate Legal Practice in Vietnam Pursuant to the Latest Real Estate Laws and Regulations," at a joint seminar with the International Corporate Advisory Division of Mizuho Bank, on February 5, 2016, hosted by the Vietnam Working Group of the Japan Conference on Overseas Development of Eco-Cities (J-CODE).
February 05, 2016 [Article] "Innovation by Banks and FinTech Companies‐A summary of FinTech issues from the perspective of Finance and IT Law", co-authored in Japanese by Ryuichi Nozaki, Yuri Suzuki, Hiroyuki Sanbe and Takafumi Ochiai, has been published in Financial Law Journal No.2035, February 2016, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
February 02, 2016 [Article] "Arbitration Procedures and Practice in Japan," co-authored by Junko Ogushi, Partner, Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, and Shingo Noguchi, has been published on the Practical Law website of Thomson Reuters.
January 29, 2016 [Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, presented a lecture entitled "Competition Law of South Africa," at a seminar on competition laws of emerging markets, on January 29, 2016, organized by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute.
January 14, 2016 [Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, and Fuminori Kato presented a lecture entitled "Accounting Fraud - Legal Liability and Measures for Risk Avoidance," at a workshop hosted by the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants on January 14, 2016.