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July 01, 2015 Tadashi Yuzawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on July 1, 2015, as Of Counsel.
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.
June 01, 2015 Chie Tabata, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on June 1, 2015, as an Associate.
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.
April 21, 2015 Atsumi & Sakai has been awarded the Asian Legal Business "Employer of Choice 2015" for Japan, identifying us as one of Asia's best law firms to work for.
March 27, 2015 Atsumi & Sakai awarded the Daini Tokyo Bar Association's first "Family Friendly Award"
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.

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June 27, 2015 [Publication] "Amendment to Japan's Companies Act and Its Ordinance for Enforcement Enacted in May 2015: a Line-by-line Commentary on the Main Provisions," to which Chie Kasahara, Partner, contributed as an editor and author, has been published by SHINNIPPON-HOKI PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
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.
May 22, 2015 [Publication] Data Protection and Privacy, 2nd edition, Japan chapter, authored in English by Chie Kasahara, Partner, has been published by Thomson Reuters.
May 22, 2015 [Publication] The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2015, Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, Atsushi Iritani, Partner, Saori Hanada, Partner,and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Global Competition Review.
May 11, 2015 [Article] "Implementation of the Medical Accident Investigation System and its Impact on Clinical Practice," authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato has been published in Nikkei Medical No.570, May 2015, published by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
May 08, 2015 [Article] "Key Points on the Use of International Commercial Arbitration in China," co-authored in Japanese by Guohui Fan, Partner and Zhe Wu has been published in The Lawyers, May 2015, published by ILS Publications, Inc.

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