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October 20, 2014 Naoki Sekigawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on October 20, 2014, as an Associate.
October 17, 2014 12 attorneys from Atsumi & Sakai were included in the Fifth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan.
October 14, 2014 Masataka Hayakawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 14, 2014, as Of Counsel.
October 10, 2014 Andrew Graham, an attorney admitted in State of Queensland, Australia, joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 10, 2014, as Of Counsel.
October 01, 2014 Four partners have been listed in "Who's Who Legal : Japan 2014."
September 30, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been ranked as Tier 2 among Japanese domestic law firms in the category of "M&A" in the ALB M&A Rankings 2014, announced in the September 2014 issue of Asian Legal Business.
September 24, 2014 Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "Expert Guides Women in Business Law 2014" in the area of Competition and Antitrust-Japan.
September 16, 2014 Wataru Kamihigashi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on September 16, 2014, as an Associate.
September 08, 2014 Takumi Fukuda was quoted in an article titled: "Protecting Investors or Supporting Entrepreneurs – A Proposal to Strengthen the Regulation of Professional Funds," in the NIKKEI Newspaper, September 8, 2014, published by Nikkei Inc.
September 01, 2014 An Of Counsel, Yutaka Suzuki, an attorney admitted in Japan and New York, and an Associate, Dominic E. St J. Sharman, a solicitor advocate admitted in England and Wales (not registered as a Foreign Lawyer and not practicing law in Japan), joined the Firm on September 1, 2014.

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October 10, 2014 [Article] “Changes to disclosure guidelines clarifying the solicitation rules under the FIEA, and some practical considerations,” authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No.1394, October 2014, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
October 07, 2014 [Article] "Acquisition of Overseas Real Property by an Overseas Real Estate Owning Corporation Held by an Investment Corporation - Government Decrees and Cabinet Office Regulations on the 2013 Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (coming into effect within a year and a half of the amendment)," authored in Japanese by Masaji Hashimoto, Partner, has been published in ARES Real Estate Securitization Journal Vol.21, October 2014, published by the Association for Real Estate Securitization.
October 07, 2014 [Article] "Recent Developments in Chinese Employment Law – A Trend Towards Stronger Worker Protections and the Need for Better Labor Management", co-authored in Japanese by Guohui Fan, Partner, Feng Qin Chen, Zhe Wu and Keiko Harada has been published in The Lawyers, October 2014, published by ILS Publications, Inc..
October 01, 2014 [Article] "Amendment of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure of Corporate Information, etc. in Connection with Enforcement of the Policy to Promote New Listing and Voluntary Application of IFRS" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No.1393, October 2014, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
September 29, 2014 [Article] "Amendment of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure and the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Audit Certification in Connection with Enforcement of the Policy to Promote New Listing and Voluntary Application of IFRS," co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published inT&A Master No. 564, September 2014, published by LOTUS21. Co., Ltd..
September 25, 2014 [Article]"Government Decrees and Cabinet Office Regulations on the 2013 Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (coming into effect within a year and a half of the amendment), Part (1) – Revision of Rules for Disclosure of Information on Issuance of Specified Securities and Continuous Disclosure" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Shunkan Shoji Homu No. 2044, September 2014, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.
September 22, 2014 [Article] "Outline of the Act on Partial Amendment of the Insurance Business Act, Etc" authored in Japanese by Hirofumi Hosoda, has been published in Weekly Financial Affairs (Kinyu Zaisei Jijyo), No. 3089, September 2014, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.
September 19, 2014 [Seminar] Takumi Fukuda, Of Counsel, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Recent Amendments to Laws Related to Private Equity Funds and Practical Tips for Preparing and Reviewing Agreements", on September 19, 2014, hosted by Seminar-info.
September 16, 2014 [Article] "The first Commercial Code (Maritime Commerce) amendment in 115 years and its possible impact on international maritime business," authored in English by Reiko Yoshida, Partner, has been published in Euromoney Yearbooks - Shipping Finance Review 2014/15, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
September 15, 2014 [Article] "2014 Amendment of Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) etc. – Reducing Costs for Newly Listed Companies and Helping Listed Companies Streamline Fundraising Activities" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Accounting and Audit Journal, October 2014, published by Daiichi Hoki.

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