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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.
August 13, 2014 Ian S. Scott, Partner, has been listed in "Who's Who Legal-Sports & Entertainment 2014".
June 25, 2014 A rehabilitation plan proposed in the process of civil rehabilitation proceedings commenced against TAIYOKOKI CO., LTD. was authorized by the Nagasaki District Court on May 28, 2014 (Nagasaki District Court - Heisei 25 (i.e., 2013) (sai) No. 2) and became final and binding on June 25, 2014.
May 23, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been chosen as a finalist for the following categories of Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2014: Energy & Resources Deal of the Year / Real Estate Deal of the Year / Employment Law Firm of the Year / Insolvency Law Firm of the Year / International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year / IP Law Firm of the Year / Litigation Specialist Law Firm of the Year / TMT Law Firm of the Year / Tax Law Firm of the Year / Best SEA Practice of the Year / Best China Practice of the Year / Managing Partner of the Year / Japanese Deal Firm of the Year
May 22, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been ranked in Tier 2 for "Trademark/Copyright" category and Tier 3 for "Patent" category among Japanese domestic law firms in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) IP Rankings 2014, published in the May issue of ALB magazine.
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.

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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.
August 19, 2014 [Seminar] Ayako Tamiya presented a lecture entitled "Legal Issues for Cambodia Market Entry - Focused on Labor Issues" at Cambodia Investment Seminar on August 19 (Osaka), 20 (Nagoya) and 21 (Tokyo), 2014, hosted by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
August 15, 2014 [Article] "Article series '2014 Amendment of Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) etc.' (3) – reducing costs for newly listed companies and helping listed companies streamline fundraising activities" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Shunkan Shoji Homu, No. 2040, August 2014, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.
August 10, 2014 [Article] "Outline of the Act on Partial Amendment of the Insurance Business Act, Etc.: New rules regarding insurance solicitation and sales" authored in Japanese by Hirofumi Hosoda, has been published in Financial Law Journal (Kinyu Homu Jijyo), No. 1999, August 2014, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.
July 31, 2014 [Seminar] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Risk Management and Corporate Scandals: Spotting a Potential Ccrisis, Ddealing with the Aftermath and Learning from Past Mistakes," on July 31, 2014, hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications.
July 25, 2014 [Article] "Case Bulletin of Japanese Antimonopoly Act – Restriction on ticket sales by the trade association of ski lift operators (the JFTC announcement of February 19, 2014)", authored in Japanese by Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published in JURIST No. 1470 - August 2014 edition, published by Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd.
July 24, 2014 [Publication] “For Practical Use: Selected Decisions Related to Fair Trade” (Selected Decisions Series No. 5 - JURIST Special Issue), co-authored in Japanese by Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd.
July 18, 2014 [Article] "Getting Along with Trade Unions in Viet Nam," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in Vietnam Sketch Travel Guidebook, August 2014, published by Sketch Co., Ltd.
July 16, 2014 [Seminar] Shingo Noguchi presented a seminar lecture entitled "Trade Unions in Viet Nam and Recent Legal Practice" in Ho Chi Minh City on July 16, 2014, hosted by The Japanese Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City.

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