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February 25, 2015 ALB (Asian Legal Business) has posted a news item titled “Japan’s Atsumi & Sakai opens in London” on their website.
February 20, 2015 Our firm has been shortlisted as one of the top national firms for Japan in Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2015.
February 12, 2015 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/Antitrust", "Employment", "Real Estate", "Construction" and "Insurance" in the 2015 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. Also, 5 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
January 16, 2015 Four newly-admitted associates, Keita Hitomi, Reina Kanemura, Fuminori Kato, and Sho Tsuzuki, all attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai. In addition, two newly-admitted associates, Yosuke Koike and Genki Mizokuchi, admitted in Japan, joined Janssen Foreign Law Joint Enterprise with Atsumi & Sakai.
January 14, 2015 Fumiko Oikawa, Shintaro Hamasu, Masayuki Matsuura, Ryosuke Oue, and Teruhisa Toyama have been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of January 13, 2015.
January 01, 2015 Keita Imaizumi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 1, 2015, as a Partner.
December 24, 2014 Takumi Fukuda will be promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of January 1, 2015.
December 15, 2014 Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "GCR (Global Competition Review) 100 2015" as a "Highly recommended".
November 30, 2014 Our firm has been ranked as a TOP TIER for "Structured Finance / Securitisation" in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
October 31, 2014 Two partners, Hiroo Atsumi (in the areas of Banking and Structured Finance and Securitisation) and Bonnie L. Dixon (in the area of Structured Finance and Securitisation) have been listed in "Expert Guides - Banking, Financial and Transactional Law 2014".

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March 02, 2015 [Seminar] Setsuko Yufu, Partner, participated in a panel discussion on "Managing Pricing and Distribution for Global Companies - Price Maintenance and Vertical Restraints" as a panelist at the symposium entitled "2015 Asia Forum – Tokyo (Doing Business in Asia: Recent Trends and Developments in the Regulatory)" on March 2, 2015, hosted by ABA.
March 01, 2015 [Article] "Basics of Cooling-off (Right to Cancel a Purchase Contract) and Things to Remember," authored in Japanese by Takumi Fukuda, Partner, has been published in JA Kinyu Houmu (a financial law journal) No. 530/March 2015, published by Economic Legal Research Institute.
February 06, 2015 [Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, and Mitsunobu Sato presented a seminar lecture entitled "Practical Tips and Strategic Points on Drafting and Negotiating International Agreements for IT Business: Litigation Cases Related to IT Agreements," on February 6, 2015, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
January 30, 2015 [Publication] "2014 Amendment of the FIEA: a Line-by-line Commentary," co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published by SHOJIHOMU Co., Ltd.
January 14, 2015 [Seminar] Takumi Fukuda, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Private Equity Funds Practice and Recent Amendments to the Related Laws," on January 14, 2015, hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications.
December 19, 2014 [Article] "How to Ensure Your Corporate Legal Department is Better Involved in M&A Acquisitions – Tips for Persuading Management and Negotiating Internally," co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato and Hitomi Furukawa, has been published in Business Homu Vol. 15 No. 12, February 2015, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
December 15, 2014 [Article] "Real Estate in Vietnam – Foreign Investment Regulations Updated to Stimulate Investment," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in SKETCHPRO, January 2015, published by Sketch Co., Ltd.
December 04, 2014 [Article] "The Latest Trends of Settlement Proceedings and Civil Procedure in EU," authored in Japanese by Saori Hanada, Partner, has been published in The Lawyers, December 2014, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
December 04, 2014 [Article] "Viet Nam - Facing Global Competition with the ASEAN’s Accelerated Economic Integration: Current Legal Practice," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in The Lawyers, December 2014, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
December 03, 2014 [Seminar] Atsumi & Sakai and Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) jointly hosted a seminar, "Enterprise Law and Investment Law in Vietnam," on December 3, 2014.

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