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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.
January 12, 2016 Four newly-admitted associates, Yoshihiko Annaka, Miyu Harashima, Tasuku Imai, and Toshinori Watanabe, all attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai.
January 05, 2016 Kumpei Ohashi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 5, 2016, as Of Counsel.
December 11, 2015 German office moves from Berlin to Frankfurt
December 01, 2015 Sayaka Aizawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on December 1, 2015, as an Associate.
November 18, 2015 Our firm has been selected as one of the "Recommended firms" in Asialaw Profiles 2016: The Guide to Asia -Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms.
November 09, 2015 Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Antitrust and Competition Law", "Construction", "Labour and Employment", "Structured Finance/Securitisation" and "TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)" in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Also, 11 of our lawyers are named as "Leading Individuals" in each of the areas.
October 21, 2015 Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, became a member of the steering committee of the Young Japan Association of Arbitrators (YJAA).


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