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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".
November 30, 2014 Our firm has been ranked as a TOP TIER for "Structured Finance / Securitisation" in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
October 31, 2014 Two partners, Hiroo Atsumi (in the areas of Banking and Structured Finance and Securitisation) and Bonnie L. Dixon (in the area of Structured Finance and Securitisation) have been listed in "Expert Guides - Banking, Financial and Transactional Law 2014".
October 27, 2014 Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation" and Tier 2 for "Banking", "Project finance", and “Energy and infrastructure”, and highly ranked for “M&A” in the 2015 edition of IFLR1000.
October 20, 2014 Naoki Sekigawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on October 20, 2014, as an Associate.
October 17, 2014 12 attorneys from Atsumi & Sakai were included in the Fifth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan.
October 14, 2014 Masataka Hayakawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 14, 2014, as Of Counsel.
October 10, 2014 Andrew Graham, an attorney admitted in State of Queensland, Australia, joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 10, 2014, as Of Counsel.
October 01, 2014 Four partners have been listed in "Who's Who Legal Japan 2014."
September 30, 2014 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 2014, announced in the September 2014 issue of Asian Legal Business.
September 24, 2014 Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "Expert Guides Women in Business Law 2014" in the area of Competition and Antitrust-Japan.
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.
February 19, 2014 Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance", "Employment", "Real Estate", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/Antitrust", "Construction", "Corporate/M&A" and "Investment Funds" in the 2014 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific. Also, 6 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
February 14, 2014 Our firm has been selected as one of the "Highly Recommended Firm" in Asialaw Profiles 2014: The Guide to Asia -Pacific's Leading Domestic Law Firms. Also, 10 lawyers were selected as "Asialaw Leading Lawyers" and "Rising Star" in each of the following areas.
January 31, 2014 Our firm has been selected as one of the Top 100 Asia Pacific Independent Firms in "The Lawyers Asia Pacific 150/ 2013".
January 14, 2014 Ryosuke Oue, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 14, 2014, as an Associate.
January 06, 2014 One lateral associate, Osamu Fujiwara, and five newly-admitted associates, Ruriko Iwase, Munehisa Tamura, Teruhisa Toyama, Keiko Harada, and Hitomi Furukawa, all attorneys admitted in Japan, joined the Firm as of January, 2014.