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November 13, 2017 Our firm has been selected as one of the "Recommended Firms" in Asialaw Profiles 2018 - The Definitive Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms, and has received high evaluation in the following practice areas.
November 07, 2017 [Newsletter] "Renewable Energy News (November 2017)": Projects & Energy Practice Team
November 07, 2017 [Guidance] Yuri Suzuki (Partner), Eiichiro Hara (Partner), Masayuki Matsuura (Partner), Naoki Kanehisa (Partner), and other lawyers, in collaboration with PwC Consulting LLC, published an English language guidebook outlining the procedures necessary for foreign asset managers to establish a business presence in Japan; the guidebook was prepared at the request of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
November 01, 2017 A Partner, Hisashi Miyatsuka, an attorney admitted in Japan, and an Of Counsel, Ryuko Inoue, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on November 1, 2017.
October 31, 2017 [Newsletter] "Renewable Energy News (October 2017)": Projects & Energy Practice Team
October 24, 2017 Go Hashimoto, a Registered Foreign Lawyer (for the laws of the State of New York, and the Federal laws of the United States of America) joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 24, 2017 as a Partner.

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Publications & Seminars

November 16, 2017 [Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Impact of Amendment to the Civil Code on IT Related Businesses, Agreements and Practical Considerations" on November 16, 2017, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
November 16, 2017 [White Paper] "EU-U.S. Privacy Shield": Joy Karugu
November 15, 2017 [Online article] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, was quoted in an online article entitled "Japanese Multinationals Worry 'Purpose' Test is Confusing," published by the International Tax Monitor, Bloomberg BNA (author Brian Yap).
November 12, 2017 [Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, acted as a chief of the subcommittee of the Fintech Association Japan, and gave a presentation entitled "Basics of Financial Institutions' API and Practical Tips on Banking API," on November 12, 2017, at the 17th conference of the Information Network Law Association Japan.
November 10, 2017 [Interview] Atsumi & Sakai was interviewed by Asian Legal Business (ALB), and the interview entitled "Japan in producing fewer lawyers, but not everyone is worried" has been published on ALB Insights No.34 on November 7, 2017.
November 09, 2017 [Article] "Wave of Regulations for Booming ICO Market: National Authorities Following the US One After Another, and China's Blanket Ban," co-authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, and Joy Karugu, published in Nikkei FinTech, October 2017, published by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
November 01, 2017 [Publication] "New Perspectives of Criminal Proceedings (Part 2)": Kumpei Ohashi (Partner)
October 26, 2017 [Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Japan's Plea-bargaining System: the Solutions for Companis and the Impacts on an Internal Whistle-blower System," at the seminar entitled "Global Legal Affairs and Compliance Seminar: Re-examination of Response to Bribery Risk based on Changes in the Environment including the Introduction to Japan's Plea-bargaining System," on October 26, 2017, hosted by KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd.
October 25, 2017 [Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "[Case Study] Things to Keep in Mind, from an Antimonopoly Perspective, about Contact between Competing Firms: Important Points for Creating Contact Rules and Hints for Explaining the Rules in a Way that Creates Agreement," on October 25, 2017, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
October 24, 2017 [Seminar] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, presented a seminar entitled ""The Fourth Practical Seminar on GDPR Response": How Can We Specifically Respond in Processing Agreements Regulated by GDPR?," on October 24, 2017, hosted by the Internet Initiative Japan Inc..

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