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December 10, 2010 Takahiro Tsumagari and Masaji Hashimoto have been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm, as of December 10, 2010.
December 01, 2010 Yoshihito Ueno, an attorney admitted in Japan and New York and Shuji Koyama, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on December 1, 2010, as Of Counsel.
November 16, 2010 Russell K. Kawahara, a Registered Foreign Lawyer (for the laws of the State of California, and the federal laws of the United States of America), has been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm, as of November 16, 2010.
November 08, 2010 Atsumi & Sakai (as Atsumi & Partners) has been ranked in Tier 1 for “Structured Finance / Securitisation” in the 2010/2011 edition of The Asia Pacific Legal 500, with Partners Hiroo Atsumi and Hiroaki Takahashi being named as “Leading Individuals” in the fields.
November 01, 2010 With merger into our firm of Mr. Yutaka Sakai and seven other attorneys, the name of our firm was changed from Atsumi & Partners to “Atsumi & Sakai” as of November 1.
October 18, 2010 Atsumi & Partners has been ranked in Tier 1 for “Capital markets ? structured finance and securitisation” in the 2011 edition of the IFLR1000. Hiroo Atsumi has been named as one of the Leading Lawyers for “Capital markets ? structured finance and securitisation” and “Banking”.
October 08, 2010 Atsumi & Partners has been ranked as a Tier 1 Recommended Firm for "Banking & Finance, Japan" in the 2011 edition of Asialaw Profiles ? The Guide to Asia?Pacific's Leading Law Firms.
September 27, 2010 More awards for Atsumi & Partners: Based on a survey of some 15,000 in?house counsel across Asia and the Middle East, ASIAN?COUNSEL magazine has named Atsumi & Partners as “Firm of the Year 2010″ in Japan in the area of Banking & Finance. In addition, Corporate International magazine has selected Atsumi & Partners as the “Full Service Advisory Firm of the Year” in Japan in its Global Awards 2010.
August 11, 2010 “In a case where attorneys Toyoki Emoto, Partner, Michiya Iwasaki, Partner, Shintaro Hamasu, Ryosei Nishida and Koichiro Tokumitsu acted as representatives to file a petition for civil rehabilitation proceedings (Fukushima District Court, Koriyama BR, (Sai) Case No. 1 of 2009), the rehabilitation plan, passed at the meeting of creditors on July 15, 2010 and authorized by the Fukushima District Court, Koriyama BR on the same date, became effective on August 11, 2010.”
August 09, 2010 A private settlement was reached on August 9, 2010 with the consent of all concerned financial institutions, with involvement of Toyoki Emoto, Partner, and the involvement of the Fukushima Prefecture Small and Medium Enterprise Rehabilitation Support Council, who create the business plan.
June 28, 2010 Russell K. Kawahara, a Registered Foreign Lawyer (for the laws of the State of California, and the federal laws of the United States of America), joined the Firm on June 28, 2010, as Of Counsel.
June 14, 2010 Yoshiko Nakayama, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on June 14, 2010, as Of Counsel.
June 01, 2010 Atsumi & Partners has become a supporting member of the Japan personal property appraisal nonprofit organization, Nihon Dosan Kantei.
May 11, 2010 Hiroyuki Nezu, Partner, and Michiaki Hosoi, Partner, have become special members of the Asset Based Lending Association.
May 01, 2010 Tetsuji Tsujikawa has been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm, as of May 1, 2010.
March 25, 2010 Takahiro Tsumagari, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on March 25, 2010, as Of Counsel.
March 01, 2010 Bonnie L. Dixon, Partner, has been selected as External Counsel of the Year Japan 2009, published by ASIAN-COUNSEL Magazine.
February 10, 2010 Takeo Nishiwaki has been promoted to the position of Of Counsel at the firm, as of February 10, 2010.
February 04, 2010 Shiro Muto, an attorney admitted in Japan and in New York, joined the Firm on February 4, 2010, as Of Counsel.
January 25, 2010 Makoto Tsuchiya, Of Counsel, has been requested to be an Arbitrator Candidate for the Arbitration Centre of the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association on January 25, 2010.
January 13, 2010 Six new associates, Jun Oishi, Masao Kasatsugu, Hisako Shiotani, Yukie Nakagawa, Kurumi Morisawa and Naoki Yokoyama, attorneys admitted in Japan, joined the Firm as of January 13, 2010.
January 01, 2010 Masayoshi Takashina, Michiya Iwasaki and Chie Kasahara were promoted to the position of Partner as of January 1, 2010.

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