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April 19, 2016 Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, became the Vice-Chairperson of the International Committee of Daini Tokyo Bar Association
April 01, 2016 Akira Shimazaki and Kentaro Mano, attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on April 1, 2016, as Of Counsel.
March 17, 2016 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance" and "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives" in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global. Also, three of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
March 10, 2016 12 attorneys from Atsumi & Sakai were included in the Seventh Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan. In addition, our firm has earned a Top Listed Award in the area of Asset Finance Law in Japan. These awards are only given to firms with the most number of listed lawyers in a particular region and practice area.
March 01, 2016 Nguyen Thi Quynh Giao, an attorney admitted in Viet Nam, became a consultant to Atsumi & Sakai on March 1, 2016. Ms. Giao is located in the Ho Chi Minh Office of A-PAC International in Viet Nam.
March 01, 2016 Genki Mizokuchi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on March 1, 2016, as an associate.
February 01, 2016 A newly-admitted associate, Takuya Kato, admitted in Japan, joined Janssen Foreign Law Joint Enterprise with Atsumi & Sakai.
February 01, 2016 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following eight areas; "Banking & Finance", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/Antitrust", "Employment", "Insurance", "Investment Funds", "Projects & Energy" and "Real Estate" in the 2016 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. Also, 6 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
January 22, 2016 Our firm has been shortlisted as one of the top national firms for the Law Firm of the Year award - Japan (Domestic law advisers) - in Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016.
January 15, 2016 Atsumi & Sakai's antitrust practice was "Highly Recommended" by Global Competition Review (GCR) in its 16th annual survey, GCR 100.

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April 27, 2016 [Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Accounting Fraud – Legal Liability and Measures for Risk Avoidance," on April 27, 2016, hosted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE Japan).
April 25, 2016 [Article] "The World's Largest Membership System FinTech Group Held a Summit in London" authored in Japanese by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, has been published on the ZUU online website.
April 20, 2016 [Article] "[Special Report: Fighting Avoidance Cases] – Disputing The Evidence," authored in Japanese by Kumpei Ohashi, Of Counsel, has been published in KIKAN KEIJI BENGO, Issue No.86, published by GENDAIJINBUNSHA.
April 14, 2016 [Seminar] Hirofumi Hosoda presented a seminar lecture entitled "2014 Amendment of the Insurance Business Act: Key Points and Practical Considerations," on April 14, 2016, hosted by Seminar–info.
April 08, 2016 [Article]"The Practical Implications of a Supreme Court Precedent in Relation to an Osaka High Court Ruling of 8 September 2015," authored in Japanese by Hiroyuki Nezu, Partner, has been published in Finance Law Journal No.2039, April 2016, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
March 31, 2016 [Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, gave a presentation on "Prerequisites for FinTech Development in Japan – a Look at Specific Legislative Provisions" at the FinTech Association of Japan on March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016 [Article] "Understanding the MHLW Circular on Remote Medical Consultations - Conditions for Medical Practitioners' Act Article 20 Violation Clarified, but Medical Consultation Fees not Affected," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been published on the Nikkei Digital Health website.
March 29, 2016 [Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato and Hitomi Furukawa presented a seminar lecture entitled "Key Themes for Legal Departments: Tips for Internal Coordination and External Contract Negotiations," on March 29, 2016, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
March 29, 2016 [Article] "Changes to Regulations Relating to Funds for Professional Investors," co-authored by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, and Eiichiro Hata, Partner, has been published in the Global Asset Management & Servicing Review 2016/17 by IFLR.
March 23, 2016 [Article] "Investing in Japan," co-authored by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Kumpei Ohashi, Of Counsel, has been published on the Practical Law website of Thomson Reuters.

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