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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".
October 27, 2014 Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation" and Tier 2 for "Banking", "Project finance", and “Energy and infrastructure”, and highly ranked for “M&A” in the 2015 edition of IFLR1000.
October 20, 2014 Naoki Sekigawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on October 20, 2014, as an Associate.
October 17, 2014 12 attorneys from Atsumi & Sakai were included in the Fifth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan.
October 14, 2014 Masataka Hayakawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 14, 2014, as Of Counsel.
October 10, 2014 Andrew Graham, an attorney admitted in State of Queensland, Australia, joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 10, 2014, as Of Counsel.
October 01, 2014 Four partners have been listed in "Who's Who Legal : Japan 2014."

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December 15, 2015 [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 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 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.
November 21, 2014 [Seminar] Yutaka Sakai, partner and Takaya Konishi, partner presented a seminar lecture entitled "45th Mizuho Syndicated Loan Seminar 'Key Points on Cross Border Syndicated Loans – a Comparative Analysis of Standard Domestic Syndicated Loan Agreements against English Language and Foreign Law Syndicated Loan Agreements'" on November 21, 2014, hosted by Mizuho Bank.
November 20, 2014 [Seminar] Setsuko Yufu, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "The Recent Trend of EU Cartel Investigation - Settlement Procedure, Civil Enforcement," on November 20, 2014, hosted by Japan Competition Law Forum.
November 12, 2014 [Article] "Summary of the Act on the partial amendment of the Insurance Business Act, Etc. ("Amendment Act")", authored in English by Hirofumi Hosoda, has been published in Euromoney Yearbooks - Global Banking & Financial Policy Review 2014/15, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
November 12, 2014 [Seminar] Takumi Fukuda, Of Counsel, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Recent Amendments to Laws Related to Private Equity Funds and Their Impact on Business Practice," on November 12, 2014, hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai.
November 10, 2014 [Article]"2014 Amendment of the FIEA in connection with a Plan to Promote New Listings and Help Listed Companies Streamline their Fundraising Activities" authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Financial Law Journal (Kinyu Homu Jijyo) No. 2005, November 2014, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.

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