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March 12, 2015 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance" and "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives" in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global. Also, two of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas. Also, 2 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
February 25, 2015 ALB (Asian Legal Business) has posted a news item titled “Japan’s Atsumi & Sakai opens in London” on their website.
February 20, 2015 Our firm has been shortlisted as one of the top national firms for Japan in Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2015.
February 12, 2015 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/Antitrust", "Employment", "Real Estate", "Construction" and "Insurance" in the 2015 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. Also, 5 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
January 16, 2015 Four newly-admitted associates, Keita Hitomi, Reina Kanemura, Fuminori Kato, and Sho Tsuzuki, all attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai. In addition, two newly-admitted associates, Yosuke Koike and Genki Mizokuchi, admitted in Japan, joined Janssen Foreign Law Joint Enterprise with Atsumi & Sakai.
January 14, 2015 Fumiko Oikawa, Shintaro Hamasu, Masayuki Matsuura, Ryosuke Oue, and Teruhisa Toyama have been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of January 13, 2015.
January 01, 2015 Keita Imaizumi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 1, 2015, as a Partner.
December 24, 2014 Takumi Fukuda will be promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of January 1, 2015.
December 15, 2014 Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "GCR (Global Competition Review) 100 2015" as a "Highly recommended".
November 30, 2014 Our firm has been ranked as a TOP TIER for "Structured Finance / Securitisation" in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

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March 27, 2015 [Article] "New Rules Regarding Insurance Solicitation and Sales," authored in Japanese by Hirofumi Hosoda, has been published in Toki no Horei, No. 1974/March 2015, published by Choyokai Co., Ltd.
March 25, 2015 [Seminar] Reiko Yoshida, Partner, gave a two-day seminar entitled "Ship Finance Deals- Recent Trends and Practical Considerations" (Maritime Business Practice Training Seminar No. 29) on March 5 and 6, 2015, hosted by The Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.
March 23, 2015 [Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, presented a seminar lecture on competition law practice, entitled "Cartel Enforcement in South Africa," at the Workshop on Competition Laws of Foreign Countries on March 23, 2015, hosted by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute
March 20, 2015 [Seminar] Tomatsu Natsuko and Shingo Noguchi presented a seminar lecture entitled "Practical Tips and Case Study on New Immigration Law, Enterprise Law and Investment Law in Vietnam" in Ho Chi Minh City on March 20, 2015, hosted by The Japanese Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City.
March 18, 2015 [Publication] "Chambers Legal Practice Guides - Cartels 2015," Japan Chapter, co-authored by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, Atsushi Iritani, Partner, Saori Hanada, Partner, and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Chambers & Partners Publishing.
March 15, 2015 [Article] "Monthly Domestic Letter," authored in Japanese by Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published in Kousei Torihiki (a monthly magazine on competition/antitrust) No. 773/March 2015, published by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute.
March 13, 2015 [Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, and Chie Shinsha presented a seminar lecture entitled "International IP Disputes Practice and Things to Remember: Specifically Focused on Patent Litigation in the United States and Illegal Acquisition of Domain Names," on March 13, 2015, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
March 02, 2015 [Seminar] Setsuko Yufu, Partner, participated in a panel discussion on "Managing Pricing and Distribution for Global Companies - Price Maintenance and Vertical Restraints" as a panelist at the symposium entitled "2015 Asia Forum – Tokyo (Doing Business in Asia: Recent Trends and Developments in the Regulatory)" on March 2, 2015, hosted by ABA.
March 01, 2015 [Article] "Basics of Cooling-off (Right to Cancel a Purchase Contract) and Things to Remember," authored in Japanese by Takumi Fukuda, Partner, has been published in JA Kinyu Houmu (a financial law journal) No. 530/March 2015, published by Economic Legal Research Institute.
February 06, 2015 [Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, and Mitsunobu Sato presented a seminar lecture entitled "Practical Tips and Strategic Points on Drafting and Negotiating International Agreements for IT Business: Litigation Cases Related to IT Agreements," on February 6, 2015, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.

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