Atsumi & Sakai


Recent News

June 23, 2015 The progress of the bill to revise Japan’s Personal Information Protect Act has been temporarily stopped whilst the leakage of personal information on 1.5 million individuals from the Japan Pension Service is dealt with.
June 17, 2015 Our firm has been ranked “Tier 2” in the 2015 edition of IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure. Also, Miho Niunoya is named as a "Leading Lawyer" in this category.
May 25, 2015 12 attorneys from Atsumi & Sakai were included in the Sixth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan.
May 23, 2015 Atsumi & Sakai has been chosen as a finalist for the following categories of Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2015: Debt Market Deal of the Year / Energy and Resources Deal of the Year / Banking Law Firm of the Year / Managing Partner of the Year / Japanese Deal Firm of the Year
May 01, 2015 Masataka Hayakawa has been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of May 1, 2015.

Publications & Seminars

June 15, 2015 [Article] "Establishment of Geographical Indication Protection System in Japan - First Part," co-authored in Japanese by Yuko Nihonmatsu (Partner) and Fumiko Oikawa (Partner), has been published in KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU Vol. 43, No. 6, June 2015, published by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc.
June 09, 2015 [Article] "Vietnamese Law Isn’t Really So Scary ~ Official Thought Experiment: Viet Nam - Facing Global Competition with the ASEAN’s Accelerated Economic Integration; Key Element for Development is Prompt Conformation to the Amended Competition Law and Practice," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been posted on Bizbuddy, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ's members-only website.
June 01, 2015 [Seminar] Simon Bezzina, Of Counsel, has attended on behalf of Atsumi & Sakai at the annual World Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference which was held in April, 2015 in Prague which was co-hosted by the WNA and NEI.
May 31, 2015 [Seminar] Wataru Kamihigashi participated in a panel session "Learning from the Voices of Academics and Legal Professionals Who Assisted on Site in Developing Legal Systems of Asia-Pacific Countries" as a panelist at the kick-off seminar entitled "International Cooperation in the Legal Field in Asia 2015" on May 31, 2015, co-hosted by several organizations including the International Civil and Commercial Law Centre Foundation.
May 27, 2015 [Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato presented a seminar lecture entitled "Key Points on the 2014 Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) etc. – a Plan to Promote New Listings and Help Listed Companies Streamline their Fundraising Activities" on May 27, 2015, hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications.