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December 27, 2013 Yuko Nihonmatsu, Saori Hanada, Takafumi Uematsu, Eiichiro Hata, Sachiko Sugawara, and Tatsuo Yamashima will be promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of January 1, 2014.
December 16, 2013 [Pro Bono Activities] Atsumi & Sakai is continuously supporting Tomodachi Initiative
December 06, 2013 [Newsletter] "Recent Amendments of Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) Concerning Insider Trading Regulations"
December 02, 2013 Ian S. Scott, Partner, has been listed in "Who's Who Legal-Sports and Entertainment 2013".
November 20, 2013 Takumi Fukuda, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on November 20, 2013, as an Of Counsel.
November 19, 2013 Our firm has been shortlisted as one of the top national firms for Japan in Chambers Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence 2014.
November 07, 2013 Our firm has been ranked in TIER 1 for "Structured Finance / Securitisation" in the 2014 edition of The Asia Pacific Legal 500.
November 05, 2013 Simon Bezzina, an attorney admitted in England and Wales, joined the Firm on November 5, 2013, as Of Counsel. (Not registered as a Foreign Lawyer and not practicing law in Japan.)
October 29, 2013 Shingo Noguchi, published an interview in "Corporations and the Rule of Law: Pitfalls to Avoid in International Agreements (Part 2)" in NIKKEI Newspapers, October 29, 2013, published by Nikkei Inc.
October 22, 2013 7 of our lawyers are named as "Asialaw Leading Lawyers in 2013".
October 21, 2013 Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "Expert Guides Women in Business Law 2013" in the area of Competition and Antitrust-Japan.
October 21, 2013 Two partners, Hiroo Atsumi and Bonnie L. Dixon, have been listed in "Expert Guides Banking, Financial and Transactional Law 2013" in the area of Structured Finance and Securitisation-Japan.
October 15, 2013 Yusuke Miura, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 15, 2013, as an Associate.
October 10, 2013 Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Capital markets- structured finance and securitisation", Tier 2 for "Banking" and "Project finance" in the 2014 edition of IFLR1000.
August 27, 2013 Atsumi & Sakai has been ranked as Tier 2 among Japanese domestic law firms in the category of "M&A" in the ALB M&A Rankings 2013, announced in the August 2013 issue of Asian Legal Business.
August 01, 2013 Zhe Wu, an attorney admitted in People's Republic of China, joined Atsumi & Sakai as an Associate.
August 01, 2013 Two associates, Natsuko Tomatsu and Mitsunobu Sato, attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on August 1, 2013.
July 05, 2013 David Deyo Deck, a Registered Foreign Lawyer (for the laws of the State of New York, and the federal laws of the United States of America), has been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm, as of July 5, 2013.
July 02, 2013 Akiko Monden, Partner, has been listed in "Who's Who Legal-Management Labour and Employment 2013". In addition, she participated in "Roundtable: Management, Labour & Employment 2013" as one of the world's leading practitioners to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.
July 01, 2013 Yuki Kanemitsu, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on July 1, 2013, as an Associate.
July 01, 2013 Atsumi & Sakai has entered into a formal association with the Tokyo-based Janssen Foreign Law Office as of July 1, 2013.
June 06, 2013 Atsumi & Sakai received the "Real Estate Deal of the Year" award issued by Asian Legal Business (ALB), Japan Law Awards 2013.
May 16, 2013 Ayako Tamiya, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on May 16, 2013, as an Associate.
May 01, 2013 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as one of the finalists for consideration in the categories of "Energy & Resources Deal of the Year", "Real Estate Deal of the Year", "Structured Finance & Securitisation Deal of the Year", "Insolvency Law Firm of the Year", "International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year", "IP Law Firm of the Year" and "Litigation Specialist Law Firm of the Year" to be awarded by Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2013.
April 18, 2013 Best Lawyers has listed our lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" and "Best Lawyers" in 2013.
April 01, 2013 A Partner, Takeshi Takahashi, a Registered Foreign Lawyer (for the laws of the State of New York, and the federal laws of the United States of America), and a Of Counsel, Fumiyuki Hara, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on April 1, 2013.
March 19, 2013 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance", "Capital Markets", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance" and "Corporate/ M&A" in the 2013 edition of Chambers Global. Also, 2 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
March 11, 2013 Shingo Noguchi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on March 11, 2013, as an Associate.
March 04, 2013 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as the winner of the "ILO Client Choice Award Japan 2013" by the International Law Office (ILO). Also, Akiko Monden, Partner, has been exclusively selected as the winner of the "ILO Client Choice Award 2013" in the area of Employment & Labour practice for Japan.
March 01, 2013 Kinya Takino, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on March 1, 2013, as Special Counsel.
March 01, 2013 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance", "Employment", "Real Estate", "Capital Markets", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/ Antitrust", "Construction" and "Corporate/ M&A" in the 2013 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific. Also, 6 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
February 22, 2013 Atsumi & Sakai has been ranked as Tier 2 among Japanese domestic law firms in the category of "Private Equity" in the ALB 2013 Private Equity Rankings, announced in the February 2013 issue of Asian Legal Business.
January 21, 2013 Hiroo Atsumi, Partner, has been recognized as one of the "CLIENT CHOICE HOT 75" in the January 2013 issue of Asian Legal Business.
January 17, 2013 Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been selected and became a board member of the European Union Studies Association- Japan in 2013.
January 09, 2013 Attorneys Toyoki Emoto, Partner, Keisuke Chiba, Koichiro Tokumitsu, Ryosei Nishida, Kazuya Sato, Yoshiharu Hamada and Kentaro Tanji acted as representatives of the Hagi Gakuen Educational Association (Yamaguchi University of Human Welfare and Culture) in its second petition for civil rehabilitation proceedings (Yamaguchi District Court, (Sai) Case No. 1 of 2012). The rehabilitation plan passed at a meeting of creditors on November 30, 2012, was authorized by the Yamaguchi District Court on the same day and became effective on December 26, 2012.
January 07, 2013 One Partner, Kunihiro Sumida, one lateral associate, Tatsuo Yamashima, and three newly-admitted associates, Koji Otani, Hayato Kimura and Chie Shinsha, all attorneys admitted in Japan, joined the Firm as of January, 2013.