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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", Tier 2 for "Banking", "Project finance", and “Energy and infrastructure”, Tier 3 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."
September 30, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been ranked as Tier 2 among Japanese domestic law firms in the category of "M&A" in the ALB M&A Rankings 2014, announced in the September 2014 issue of Asian Legal Business.
September 24, 2014 Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "Expert Guides Women in Business Law 2014" in the area of Competition and Antitrust-Japan.
September 16, 2014 Wataru Kamihigashi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on September 16, 2014, as an Associate.

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October 25, 2014 [Article]"Amendment of Disclosure Guidelines, etc. in connection with a Plan to Help Listed Companies Streamline their Fundraising Activities – Clarifying Acts not Considered ‘Solicitation’ and Abolishing the Waiting Period for Filing by Well-known Seasoned Issuers" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Shunkan Shoji Homu No. 2046, October 2014, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.
October 21, 2014 [Seminar] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Risk Management Seminar - 'How to Deal with Corporate Scandals/Crises’: Recent Cases including Personal Information Leakage, Taking into Consideration Issues Related to IR/PR and Control of Subsidiaries," on October 21, 2014, hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai.
October 15, 2014 [Article]"Amendment of Cabinet Office Ordinances, etc. in connection with Enforcement of the Policy to Promote New Listing and Voluntary Application of IFRS" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Shunkan Shoji Homu No. 2045, October 2014, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.
October 13, 2014 [Article] "Amendment of Cabinet Office Ordinances, etc. in connection with Enforcement of the Policy to Promote New Listing and Voluntary Application of IFRS" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in KEIEI ZAIMU No.3183, October 2014, published by Zeimu Kenkyukai.
October 10, 2014 [Article] “Changes to disclosure guidelines clarifying the solicitation rules under the FIEA, and some practical considerations,” authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No.1394, October 2014, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
October 07, 2014 [Article] "Acquisition of Overseas Real Property by an Overseas Real Estate Owning Corporation Held by an Investment Corporation - Government Decrees and Cabinet Office Regulations on the 2013 Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (coming into effect within a year and a half of the amendment)," authored in Japanese by Masaji Hashimoto, Partner, has been published in ARES Real Estate Securitization Journal Vol.21, October 2014, published by the Association for Real Estate Securitization.
October 07, 2014 [Article] "Recent Developments in Chinese Employment Law – A Trend Towards Stronger Worker Protections and the Need for Better Labor Management", co-authored in Japanese by Guohui Fan, Partner, Feng Qin Chen, Zhe Wu and Keiko Harada has been published in The Lawyers, October 2014, published by ILS Publications, Inc..
October 01, 2014 [Article] "Amendment of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure of Corporate Information, etc. in Connection with Enforcement of the Policy to Promote New Listing and Voluntary Application of IFRS" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No.1393, October 2014, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
September 29, 2014 [Article] "Amendment of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure and the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Audit Certification in Connection with Enforcement of the Policy to Promote New Listing and Voluntary Application of IFRS," co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published inT&A Master No. 564, September 2014, published by LOTUS21. Co., Ltd..
September 25, 2014 [Article]"Government Decrees and Cabinet Office Regulations on the 2013 Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (coming into effect within a year and a half of the amendment), Part (1) – Revision of Rules for Disclosure of Information on Issuance of Specified Securities and Continuous Disclosure" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Shunkan Shoji Homu No. 2044, September 2014, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.

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