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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".
January 14, 2014 Ryosuke Oue, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 14, 2014, as an Associate.
January 06, 2014 One lateral associate, Osamu Fujiwara, and five newly-admitted associates, Ruriko Iwase, Munehisa Tamura, Teruhisa Toyama, Keiko Harada, and Hitomi Furukawa, all attorneys admitted in Japan, joined the Firm as of January, 2014.
December 27, 2013 Yuko Nihonmatsu, Saori Hanada, Takafumi Uematsu, Eiichiro Hata, Sachiko Sugawara, and Tatsuo Yamashima will be promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of January 1, 2014.

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April 22, 2014 [Article] "Case Study of a Dispute (Part 3)," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in Vietnam Sketch Travel Guidebook, May 2014, published by Sketch Co., Ltd.
April 17, 2014 [Seminar] "Partial amendment of the Ordinance on Financial Statements, etc. for the simplified non-consolidated disclosure regime" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU, No. 1379, May 2014, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
April 16, 2014 [Article] "Practical Tips for Building a Compliance System for Group Companies at Home and Abroad", authored by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been published in JFTC MONTHLY No. 724, April 2014, published by Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.
April 15, 2014 [Article] "The ‘Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery‘ and what it means for the solar power industry", co-authored in Japanese by Yutaka Sakai, Partner, and Hiroshi Iida, has been published in NBL No.1023, April 2014, published by Shojihomu.
April 15, 2014 [Article] "Protecting ship finance receivables from bankruptcy claims – practical considerations specific to shipping", authored in Japanese by Reiko Yoshida, Partner, has been published in NBL No.1023, April 2014, published by Shojihomu.
April 07, 2014 [Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato presented a seminar lecture entitled "Things to Remember When Drafting Securities Reports" on April 7, 2014, hosted by Financial Accounting Standards Foundation (FASF).
March 27, 2014 [Publication] "Guide to Sports Governance: Basic Concepts and Knowledge", to which Setsuko Yufu, Partner, and Chie Kasahara, Partner, contributed as authors, has been published by Toyo Keizai, Inc. (edited by Sasagawa Sports Foundation).
March 24, 2014 [Interview] Hiroyuki Sanbe, partner, was interviewed by Kinyu Facsimile News, and the interview entitled "Know the Risks and Build Preparedness" was published on its website FNWeb on March 24, 2014.
March 19, 2014 [Publication] "Merger Control: Jurisdictional Comparisons, Second edition 2014", Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Thomson Reuters.
March 11, 2014 [Seminar] Yutaka Sakai, Partner, presented a lecture entitled "Vessel Nationality: Features, Differences, and Flags of Convenience" on March 11, 2014, at the workshop hosted by Kaiji Shinko Renmei (Association for Promotion of Maritime Affairs).

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