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May 26, 2017 Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a member of the experts committee of the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center.
May 15, 2017 Joy Karugu, an attorney admitted in the State of New York, the United States of America, joined Atsumi & Sakai on May 15, 2017, as an associate.
May 10, 2017 Our firm has been selected as one of the final shortlisted firms for the Financial Times’ FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017. Only two Japanese law firms have been shortlisted among 49 leading full-service international/Asian law firms.
May 10, 2017 Atsumi & Sakai has been chosen as a finalist for the 13 categories of Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2017.

Publications & Seminars

May 26, 2017 [Publication] The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2017, Japan chapter, co-authored by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, Saori Hanada, Partner, Masayuki Matsuura, Partner, and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Global Competition Review.
May 25, 2017 [Publication] "Q&As about Entertainment Law: Rights, Contracts, Troubleshooting, Related Laws and Overseas Transactions," co-authored in Japanese by Chie Kasahara, Partner, has been published by Civil Law Institute.
May 25, 2017 [Web article] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, participated in a roundtable talk with the innovation managers for three megabanks, and the report of the talk entitled "Once Risk Averse, Banks Now Have a Rapidly Growing Start-up Spirit: FinTech Roundtable (2)," has been published on the ZDNet Japan website.
May 22, 2017 [Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, and Kenichi Tanizaki, Of Counsel, presented a seminar entitled "Practical Key Points on Open Bank API Based on the Proposed Amendments to the Banking Act," on May 22, 2017, hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications.
May 20, 2017 [Presentation] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Fintech and Deregulations," in a lecture by Takafumi Okita, a specially appointed professor, entitled "Introduction to FinTech Innovation," on May 20, 2017, at SBI Graduate School.