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June 25, 2014 A rehabilitation plan proposed in the process of civil rehabilitation proceedings commenced against TAIYOKOKI CO., LTD. was authorized by the Nagasaki District Court on May 28, 2014 (Nagasaki District Court - Heisei 25 (i.e., 2013) (sai) No. 2) and became final and binding on June 25, 2014.
May 23, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been chosen as a finalist for the following categories of Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2014: Energy & Resources Deal of the Year / Real Estate Deal of the Year / Employment Law Firm of the Year / Insolvency Law Firm of the Year / International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year / IP Law Firm of the Year / Litigation Specialist Law Firm of the Year / TMT Law Firm of the Year / Tax Law Firm of the Year / Best SEA Practice of the Year / Best China Practice of the Year / Managing Partner of the Year / Japanese Deal Firm of the Year
May 22, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been ranked in Tier 2 for "Trademark/Copyright" category and Tier 3 for "Patent" category among Japanese domestic law firms in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) IP Rankings 2014, published in the May issue of ALB magazine.
March 14, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance" and "Corporate/M&A" in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global. Also, 2 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
February 27, 2014 Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "Expert Guides Competition and Antitrust 2014" as a Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyer.
February 19, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance", "Employment", "Real Estate", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/Antitrust", "Construction", "Corporate/M&A" and "Investment Funds" in the 2014 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific. Also, 6 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
February 14, 2014 Our firm has been selected as one of the "Highly Recommended Firm" in Asialaw Profiles 2014: The Guide to Asia -Pacific's Leading Domestic Law Firms. Also, 7 lawyers were selected as "Asialaw Recommended Lawyers."
January 31, 2014 Our firm has been selected as one of the Top 100 Asia Pacific Independent Firms in "The Lawyers Asia Pacific 150/ 2013".
January 28, 2014 Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "GCR (Global Competition Review) 100 2014" as a "Highly recommended".

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July 18, 2014 [Article] "Getting Along with Trade Unions in Viet Nam," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in Vietnam Sketch Travel Guidebook, August 2014, published by Sketch Co., Ltd.
July 16, 2014 [Seminar] Shingo Noguchi presented a seminar lecture entitled "Trade Unions in Viet Nam and Recent Legal Practice" in Ho Chi Minh City on July 16, 2014, hosted by The Japanese Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City.
July 04, 2014 [Publication]"Practical Tips for Listing in the Asian Markets", co-authored in Japanese by Masaji Hashimoto, Partner, has been published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (edited by KPMG Asia Listing Advisory Group).
July 01, 2014 [Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, presented a lecture on competition law practice, entitled "International Cartel Cases: The Latest Trends", on July 1, 2014, hosted by Rikkyo University Law School.
June 27, 2014 [Publication] "Global Legal Insights - Corporate Real Estate", First Edition, Japan Chapter, co-authored in English by Junko Ogushi, Partner, Russell K. Kawahara, Partner, and Shuji Koyama, Partner, has been published by Global Legal Group.
June 18, 2014 [Publication] "The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2014", Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Global Competition Review.
May 29, 2014 [Article] "Case Study of a Dispute (Part 4)," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in Vietnam Sketch Travel Guidebook, June 2014, published by Sketch Co., Ltd.
May 27, 2014 [Article] "[Cambodia] Good news on two-generation mortgage and borrowing from abroad! - Circular notice regarding zero-interest rate and low-interest loans (follow-up report) -", authored in Japanese by Ayako Tamiya, has been posted on Mizuho Bank's customer service website.

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