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November 18, 2015 Our firm has been selected as one of the "Recommended firms" in Asialaw Profiles 2016: The Guide to Asia -Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms.
November 09, 2015 Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Antitrust and Competition Law", "Construction", "Labour and Employment", "Structured Finance/Securitisation" and "TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)" in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Also, 11 of our lawyers are named as "Leading Individuals" in each of the areas.
October 21, 2015 Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, became a member of the steering committee of the Young Japan Association of Arbitrators (YJAA).
October 13, 2015 Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation" and Tier 2 for "Banking" and "Project finance", and highly ranked for "Capital markets: Debt" and "M&A" in the 2016 edition of IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Rankings.
October 09, 2015 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 2015, announced in the October 2015 issue of Asian Legal Business.
September 17, 2015 5 partners from Atsumi & Sakai have been listed in "Expert Guides 2015".
September 16, 2015 Five partners have been listed in "Who's Who Legal Japan 2015."
September 07, 2015 Chie Kasahara's comments were quoted in an article entitled "Legal-no-mado – Similarities between Logos" (regarding the plagiarism controversy over the Tokyo Olympics emblem) in the Nikkei newspaper, dated September 7, 2015, published by Nikkei Inc.
September 01, 2015 Takafumi Ochiai, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on September 1, 2015, as Of Counsel.
August 10, 2015 Chie Kasahara (Partner) is selected as "IP Star" in Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars Handbook

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November 22, 2015 [Seminar] Setsuko Yufu, Partner, served as a moderator at a Law Panel Session entitled "EU Law for Japanese Companies and Lawyers" at the annual conference of the European Union Studies Association-Japan, held at Kansai University on 22 November, 2015. Also on the panel at the conference were partners, Saori Hanada and Fumiko Oikawa who served as panelists at sessions on (respectively) "EU Law on the Protection of Personal Data and Japanese Companies" and "EU Law on Geographical Indication and Japanese Companies."
November 19, 2015 [Publication] IFLR Project Finance Report 2015, Japan chapter, edited by Takeshi Takahashi, Partner, co-authored in English by Michiaki Hosoi, Partner, and Naoki Kanehisa has been published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
November 06, 2015 [Article] The revised version of "(CDS) Credit Default Swap -Q&As" co-authored by Reiko Yoshida, Partner, as a member of the ISDA Japan Credit Derivatives Committee, Research Working Group, has been displayed on the website of Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC).
November 03, 2015 [Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato presented a lecture entitled "Avoiding a Troublesome Situation at the Last Moment! Mental Preparation for Legal Issues Required at the End of Life – From Medical Care to Inheritance" for a course on advance care planning, on November 3, 2015, hosted by the Meguro City Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Center/Labor Welfare Center.
October 27, 2015 [Publication] Manual for Dealing with the Medical Accident Investigation System, co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato has been published by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (edited by Nikkei Medical).
October 21, 2015 [Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, served as a commentator and a panelist at a seminar held by the Japan Association of Arbitrators on October 21, 2015, to commemorate the publication of "Training Material for International Arbitration Practice".
October 20, 2015 [Publication] The Foreign Investment Regulation Review - Edition 3, Japan chapter, authored in English by Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
October 20, 2015 [Article] "Recent Trends in Cartel Enforcement in South Africa," authored in Japanese by Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published in Kousei Torihiki (a monthly magazine on competition/antitrust) No. 780/October 2015, published by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute.
October 18, 2015 [Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Healthcare and IT - Regulations for Telemedicine, Apps and Advertisements," on October 18, 2015, hosted by Healthcare Hackathon.
October 15, 2015 [Publication] The International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2016, Japan chapter, authored in English by Chie Kasahara, Partner, and Reina Kanemura has been published by Global Legal Group.

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