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December 27, 2011 [Publication] "Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition‐Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing", edited by Atsumi & Sakai partners Yutaka Sakai, and Fumiko Soejima, co-authored by Atsumi & Sakai partners Yasuko Tsuchihashi, Atsuko Kissho, Yuri Suzuki, Reiko Yoshida, Michiaki Hosoi, Takaya Konishi and Yasuhiro Shimada and Of Counsel Yuichi Watanabe, and Emiko Obata, Shintaro Hamasu, Makoto Hibi, Yasuhiro Usui, Naoki Kanehisa, Nobutaka Yamaki, Jun Oishi, Hisako Shiotani, Kurumi Morisawa and Naoki Yokoyama, has been published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
December 01, 2011 [Article] "When Employees Move On: The Protection of Trade Secrets and Handling of Confidentiality Breaches", authored by Michiya Iwasaki, Partner, has been published in The Lawyers, December 2011, published by ILS Publications, Inc..
October 24, 2011 [Publication] "IP Client Strategies in the Asia-Pacific: Advice for handling IP matters in Japan", Japan chapter, authored in English by Chie Kasahara, Partner, has been published by Thomson Reuters/ Aspatore.
October 21, 2011 [Publication] "Merger Control: Jurisdictional Comparisons", Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, Koichiro Tokumitsu, Yoshiharu Hamada and Sonoko Yoshizawa, has been published by Thomson Reuters.
October 16, 2011 [Article] "Retirees can be rehired, but often under worse conditions", to which Miho Niunoya, Partner, contributed, has been published on the Japan Times Online.
October 02, 2011 [Article] "Companies Liable for Drug Trial Damages", to which Miho Niunoya, Partner, contributed, has been published on the Japan Times Online.
October 01, 2011 [Article] "Raising Funds Backed by Nursing Care Fees", authored by Michiaki Hosoi, Partner, has been published in Senior Business Market, October 2011, published by SOGO UNICOM Co.,Ltd.
October 01, 2011 [Article] "Surmounting the Major Challenges", authored by Hiroyuki Nezu, Partner, has been published in ABL Newsletter, No.2, published by the Association of Asset-Based Lending of Japan.
September 26, 2011 [Publication] "Real Estate Law - Expertise and Practice", co-authored by Junko Ogushi, Partner, has been published by the Gyosei Corporation.
September 06, 2011 [Article] "Rejection of Anti-social Forces in Japan", authored by Takaya Konishi, Partner, has been published on the Practical Law Company website on September 6, 2011.
September 01, 2011 [Article] "Employment of Older Persons - Legal Cases applying Employment Dismissal Regulations to Re-employment Rejection", authored by Yoshiko Nakayama, Of Counsel, has been published in Keiei Housou, No.170, published by Keiei Housou Kaigi.
August 20, 2011 [Article] "Letters of Intent and Waiver of Contract Negotiations", authored by Yoshiko Nakayama, Of Counsel, has been published in BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL, No.43, published by LexisNexis Japan.
July 30, 2011 [Article] Chie Kasahara, Partner, contributed to Japan chapter for the "Getting the Deal Through - Copyright 2011" published by Law Business Research Ltd.
July 21, 2011 [Article] "Structured Covered Bonds in Japan and Europe", co-authored by Toyoki Emoto, Partner, and Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, has been published in Business Homu, September 2011, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
July 14, 2011 [Publication] "Company Handbook - Measures Against Depression (Labor Management 2), Edited by the Labor and Social Insurance Law Study Group", co-authored by Yoshiko Nakayama, Of Counsel, has been published by Shinzansha Publisher Co., Ltd.
July 05, 2011 [Article] "Counterfeit Damages and Regulatory Laws – In an Age of Quality Improvement and Online Sales" edited by Chie Kasahara, Partner, and authored by Feng Qin Chen, has been published in The Lawyers, July 2011, published by ILS Publications, Inc..
June 25, 2011 [Article] "2011 Amendment of the Act on Securitization of Assets" authored by Makoto Fujii, Partner, has been published in Gekkan Kinyu Journal, July 2011, published by the Japan Financial News Co.,Ltd.
June 01, 2011 [Publication] "The Revised Edition: Legal Advice for IP License Agreement", co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato has been published by SEIRIN SHOIN.
June 01, 2011 [Article] "From Refund of Overpayment by Consumer Finance Companies to Effect of Special Agreements on Payment of Renewal Fees for Building Lease Contracts", authored by Tatsuya Fukui, Partner, has been published in The Lawyers, June 2011, published by ILS Publications, Inc..
June 01, 2011 [Article] "How to Utilize Private Capital for Restoration in the Aftermath of the Tohoku Earthquake – Possibilities and Problems", authored by Yoshiki Tsurumaki, Partner, has been published in NBL No.954, June 2011, published by Shojihomu.
May 25, 2011 [Article] "Case Study – Information provided by the Local Assembly to the Audit Committee upon Resident Audit Request regarding Political Research Funds constitutes Undisclosed Information (Jimu Jigyo Information) under the Information Disclosure Ordinance", authored by Yoshiko Nakayama, Of Counsel, has been published in Jichi-Kenkyu, Vol. 87, No. 5, May, 2011, published by Dai-ichi Hoki.
May 25, 2011 [Article] "Management and Administration of Sports Facilities by Baseball Teams, etc.", authored by Takeo Nishiwaki, Of Counsel, has been published in Sportsmedicine, June 2011, published by Book House HD.
May 24, 2011 [Article] The revised version of "(CDS) Credit Default Swap -Q&As" co-authored by Reiko Yoshida, Partner, as a member of the ISDA Japan Credit Derivatives Committee, Research Working Group, has been displayed on the websites of Tokyo Financial Exchange Inc. and Japan Securities Clearing Corporation.
May 05, 2011 [Article] "Corporate compliance amid Japan disaster: when to hold annual shareholder meetings",authored by Chie Kasahara, Partner, "New ETN Market in Japan", authored by Naoki Kanehisa,have been published on the Practical Law Company website on May 5, 2011.
May 01, 2011 [Article] "Recent Trends in Legal Liability of Managers facing Bankruptcy - Increasing Demands of Strictness and Transparency", authored by Michiya Iwasaki, Partner, has been published in The Lawyers, May 2011, published by ILS Publications, Inc..
April 01, 2011 [Article] "Legal Issues in Asset Based Lending Part 6; Legal Issues upon Borrower's Credit Insecurity and Bankruptcy (Vol. 2)", authored by Michiya Iwasaki, Partner, has been published in Ginko Homu 21, April 2011, published by the Economic Legal Research Institute.
March 15, 2011 [Publication] Real Estate Investment Trust ? Theory and Practice, co-authored by Junko Ogushi, Partner, Tetsuji Tsujikawa, Partner, Hiroki Mori, Partner, Hideki Akiyama, Partner, Makoto Fujii, Partner, Eiji Nishiwaki, Ryosei Nishida, Takasuke Mizukami, Yasuhiro Usui and Nobutaka Yamaki, has been published by Koubundou Publishers Inc..
March 01, 2011 [Article] “Legal Issues in Asset Based Lending Part 5; Legal Issues upon Borrower’s Credit Insecurity and Bankruptcy (Vol. 1)”, authored by Michiya Iwasaki, Partner, has been published in Ginko Homu 21, March 2011, published by the Economic Legal Research Institute. Part 6 of the Series, entitled “Legal Issues in Asset Based Lending Part 6; Legal Issues upon Borrower’s Credit Insecurity and Bankruptcy (Vol. 2)”, authored by, Michiya Iwasaki, Partner, is scheduled to be published in the April 2011 edition.
February 28, 2011 [Article] “Japan moves to facilitate rights offerings”, authored by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, “Amendments to the Money Lending Control Act and Installment Sales Act have positive impact” authored by Takaya Konishi, Partner, and “New Taxation measures aimed at facilitating Islamic Bond (Sukuk) issuance” authored by Yoshiki Tsurumaki, Partner, have been published on the Practical Law Company website on February 28, 2011.
February 01, 2011 [Article] “Legal Issues in Asset Based Lending Part 4; Legal Issues related to Post-Drawdown Ongoing Management”, authored by Michiaki Hosoi, Partner, has been published in Ginko Homu 21, February 2011, published by the Economic Legal Research Institute. Part 5 of the Series, entitled “Legal Issues in Asset Based Lending Part 5; Legal Issues upon Borrower’s Credit Insecurity and Bankruptcy (Vol. 1)”, authored by, Michiya Iwasaki, Partner, is scheduled to be published in the March 2011 edition.
January 31, 2011 [Article] "Short Sales and Japan's moves to promote transparency and fairness in public share offers", authored by Yoshiki Tsurumaki, Partner, "The Japanese Government Seeks to Attract Foreign Investment" authored by Takafumi Uematsu, and "The financial markets in Japan 2010 and outlook for 2011" authored by Yoshiki Tsurumaki, Partner, togerther with Takafumi Uematsu, have been published on the Practical Law Company website on January 31, 2011.
January 27, 2011 [Article] Chie Kasahara, Partner, contributed to Japan chapter for the "Getting the Deal Through - Right of Publicity 2011" published by Law Business Research Ltd.
January 01, 2011 [Article] "Legal Issues in Asset Based Lending Part 3; Legal Issues in Relation to and Prior to Asset Based Lending (Receivables) Drawdown", authored by Emiko Obata, has been published in Ginko Homu 21, January 2011, published by the Economic Legal Research Institute. Part 4 of the Series, entitled "Legal Issues in Asset Based Lending Part 4; Legal Issues related to Post-Drawdown Ongoing Management", authored by Michiaki Hosoi, Partner, is scheduled to be published in the February 2011 edition.
January 01, 2011 [Article] "Convocation of a General Shareholders' Meeting Discussing the Dissolution of FC Residential Investment Corporation", authored by Masaji Hashimoto, Partner, has been published in Property Management, January 2011,published by SOGO UNICOM Co., Ltd.