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March 27, 2015 Atsumi & Sakai awarded the Daini Tokyo Bar Association's first "Family Friendly Award"
March 12, 2015 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance" and "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives" in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global. Also, two of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas. Also, 2 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
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".

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April 13, 2015 [Article] "Lawyer’s Role in Global Cooperation and International Affairs - Japan and Vietnam Connected by 'Laws',” authored in Japanese by Wataru Kamihigashi, has been published in Hogaku Seminar (a monthly magazine on law), No. 724/May 2015 edition, published by Nippon Hyoronsha Co., Ltd.
April 02, 2015 [Interview] Mitsunobu Sato was interviewed by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., and the interview has been published on its website Nikkei Medical Online on April 2, 2015 in an article titled "Confusion in the Medical Professions Caused by the Definition of ‘Unexpected Death’ Inevitable" (Interview Series: Consideration of Issues Concerning the Medical Accident Investigation System).
April 01, 2015 [Article] "Difficulties in Listing Renewable Energy Funds on an Infrastructure Fund Market Which Will Be Established by Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) – Feasible Approach Is Cross Listing on a Foreign Stock Exchange in Addition to TSE by Using Foreign Investment Vehicles,” authored in Japanese by Masaji Hashimoto, Partner, has been published in Property Management, April 2015, published by SOGO UNICOM Co., Ltd.
March 27, 2015 [Publication] "IFLR Merger Control & Antitrust Regimes Survey 2015," Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Saori Hanada, Partner, and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by International Financial Law Review.
March 27, 2015 [Article] "New Rules Regarding Insurance Solicitation and Sales," authored in Japanese by Hirofumi Hosoda, has been published in Toki no Horei, No. 1974/March 2015, published by Choyokai Co., Ltd.
March 25, 2015 [Seminar] Reiko Yoshida, Partner, gave a two-day seminar entitled "Ship Finance Deals- Recent Trends and Practical Considerations" (Maritime Business Practice Training Seminar No. 29) on March 5 and 6, 2015, hosted by The Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.
March 23, 2015 [Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, presented a seminar lecture on competition law practice, entitled "Cartel Enforcement in South Africa," at the Workshop on Competition Laws of Foreign Countries on March 23, 2015, hosted by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute
March 20, 2015 [Seminar] Tomatsu Natsuko and Shingo Noguchi presented a seminar lecture entitled "Practical Tips and Case Study on New Immigration Law, Enterprise Law and Investment Law in Vietnam" in Ho Chi Minh City on March 20, 2015, hosted by The Japanese Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City.
March 18, 2015 [Publication] "Chambers Legal Practice Guides - Cartels 2015," Japan Chapter, co-authored by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, Atsushi Iritani, Partner, Saori Hanada, Partner, and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Chambers & Partners Publishing.
March 15, 2015 [Article] "Monthly Domestic Letter," authored in Japanese by Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published in Kousei Torihiki (a monthly magazine on competition/antitrust) No. 773/March 2015, published by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute.

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