Atsumi & Sakai


Recent News

December 01, 2015 Sayaka Aizawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on December 1, 2015, as an Associate.
November 18, 2015 Our firm has been selected as one of the "Recommended firms" in Asialaw Profiles 2016: The Guide to Asia -Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms.
November 09, 2015 Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Antitrust and Competition Law", "Construction", "Labour and Employment", "Structured Finance/Securitisation" and "TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)" in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Also, 11 of our lawyers are named as "Leading Individuals" in each of the areas.
October 21, 2015 Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, became a member of the steering committee of the Young Japan Association of Arbitrators (YJAA).
October 13, 2015 Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation" and Tier 2 for "Banking" and "Project finance", and highly ranked for "Capital markets: Debt" and "M&A" in the 2016 edition of IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Rankings.

Publications & Seminars

November 22, 2015 [Seminar] Setsuko Yufu, Partner, served as a moderator at a Law Panel Session entitled "EU Law for Japanese Companies and Lawyers" at the annual conference of the European Union Studies Association-Japan, held at Kansai University on 22 November, 2015. Also on the panel at the conference were partners, Saori Hanada and Fumiko Oikawa who served as panelists at sessions on (respectively) "EU Law on the Protection of Personal Data and Japanese Companies" and "EU Law on Geographical Indication and Japanese Companies."
November 19, 2015 [Publication] IFLR Project Finance Report 2015, Japan chapter, edited by Takeshi Takahashi, Partner, co-authored in English by Michiaki Hosoi, Partner, and Naoki Kanehisa has been published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
November 06, 2015 [Article] The revised version of "(CDS) Credit Default Swap -Q&As" co-authored by Reiko Yoshida, Partner, as a member of the ISDA Japan Credit Derivatives Committee, Research Working Group, has been displayed on the website of Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC).
November 03, 2015 [Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato presented a lecture entitled "Avoiding a Troublesome Situation at the Last Moment! Mental Preparation for Legal Issues Required at the End of Life – From Medical Care to Inheritance" for a course on advance care planning, on November 3, 2015, hosted by the Meguro City Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Center/Labor Welfare Center.
October 27, 2015 [Publication] Manual for Dealing with the Medical Accident Investigation System, co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato has been published by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (edited by Nikkei Medical).