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September 16, 2014 Wataru Kamihigashi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on September 16, 2014, as an Associate.
September 08, 2014 Takumi Fukuda was quoted in an article titled: "Protecting Investors or Supporting Entrepreneurs – A Proposal to Strengthen the Regulation of Professional Funds," in the NIKKEI Newspaper, September 8, 2014, published by Nikkei Inc.
September 01, 2014 An Of Counsel, Yutaka Suzuki, an attorney admitted in Japan and New York, and an Associate, Dominic E. St J. Sharman, a solicitor advocate admitted in England and Wales (not registered as a Foreign Lawyer and not practicing law in Japan), joined the Firm on September 1, 2014.
August 13, 2014 Ian S. Scott, Partner, has been listed in "Who's Who Legal-Sports & Entertainment 2014".
June 25, 2014 A rehabilitation plan proposed in the process of civil rehabilitation proceedings commenced against TAIYOKOKI CO., LTD. was authorized by the Nagasaki District Court on May 28, 2014 (Nagasaki District Court - Heisei 25 (i.e., 2013) (sai) No. 2) and became final and binding on June 25, 2014.
May 23, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been chosen as a finalist for the following categories of Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2014: Energy & Resources Deal of the Year / Real Estate Deal of the Year / Employment Law Firm of the Year / Insolvency Law Firm of the Year / International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year / IP Law Firm of the Year / Litigation Specialist Law Firm of the Year / TMT Law Firm of the Year / Tax Law Firm of the Year / Best SEA Practice of the Year / Best China Practice of the Year / Managing Partner of the Year / Japanese Deal Firm of the Year
May 22, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been ranked in Tier 2 for "Trademark/Copyright" category and Tier 3 for "Patent" category among Japanese domestic law firms in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) IP Rankings 2014, published in the May issue of ALB magazine.
March 14, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance" and "Corporate/M&A" in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global. Also, 2 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
February 27, 2014 Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "Expert Guides Competition and Antitrust 2014" as a Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyer.


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