1. About Atsumi & Sakai
The Firm's name is Atsumi Sakai Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo. We are organized as an integrated combination of certain Foreign Law Joint Enterprises as defined in the Law on Special Measures Concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers. The members of our Foreign Law Joint Enterprises comprise a legal professional corporation by the name of Atsumi Sakai Horitsu Jimusho Bengoshi Hojin, certain Registered Foreign Lawyers, lawyers of a Japanese Civil Code partnership (represented by Yutaka Sakai, Attorney-at-Law), and Mr. Markus Janssen, qualified in the Federal Republic of Germany and registered in Japan as a foreign lawyer for advising on the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, who heads Janssen Foreign Law Office. In addition to lawyers admitted in Japan, our Firm includes Registered Foreign Lawyers qualified to advise on the laws of the US States of New York and California, the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, the People’s Republic of China, and the State of Queensland, Australia. Registered Foreign Lawyers who are qualified to advise on State laws are also qualified to advise on Federal laws of their respective countries.
2. Legal Advice
Unless stated otherwise in any correspondence or document from A&S (together, “Documents”), any opinions or advice given in any Document by A&S on any law is given under the supervision and authority of (i) in respect of Japanese law or any law other than a Foreign Law, a specified lawyer at A&S who is a Bengoshi, or (ii) in respect of any Foreign Law, a specified Registered Foreign Lawyer at A&S permitted to advise on such law in Japan.