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December 17,
2009
Hideki Akiyama has joined the Firm. Hideki Akiyama has been registered as a Registered Foreign Lawyer (for the laws of the State of New York, and the federal laws of the United States of America), effective as of December 17, 2009, and has been promoted to the position of partner at the Firm, as of December 17, 2009.
November 12,
2009
Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for Structured Finance/Securitisation in the 2009/2010 edition of Legal 500.
October 30,
2009
Patrick J. Smith has been registered as a Registered Foreign Lawyer (for the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia), effective as of October 30, 2009.
October 22,
2009
Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 amongst the Recommended Firms for the Banking/Finance area in the 2010 edition of Asialaw Profiles ? The Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Law firms.
October 16,
2009
Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for the area of Capital Markets ? Structured Finance and Securitisation in the 2010 edition of IFLR1000. Hiroo Atsumi has been named as one of the “Leading Lawyers” in the areas of Capital Markets ? Structured Finance and Securitisation and Banking, and Bonnie L. Dixon has been named as one of the “Leading Lawyers” in Capital Markets ? Structured Finance and Securitisation.
September 24,
2009
ASIAN-COUNSEL magazine has named Atsumi & Partners as the Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year 2009 in Japan.
August 27,
2009
Countermeasures against Swine Flu
August 27,
2009
Practice Group System
July 24,
2009
Four of our partners have been selected as Leading Lawyers in “Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2009 ? The Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Lawyers” published by Asia Law & Practice.
June 01,
2009
John T. Shanahan has been registered as a Registered Foreign Lawyer (for the laws of the State of Ohio, the United States of America) as of May 29, 2009 and has been promoted to the position of partner at the Firm, as of June 1, 2009.
June 01,
2009
Masaji Hashimoto, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined the Firm on June 1, 2009, as Of Counsel.
March 23,
2009
Atsumi & Partners has been selected by Asian Legal Business as the Employer of Choice (The Best Place to Work) in Japan amongst domestic Japanese law firms.
March 02,
2009
Three of our partners have been selected for inclusion in the inaugural Best Lawyers list for Japan by a peer review survey.
February 23,
2009
Katsuhiko Kuwayama, an attorney admitted in Japan and New York*, joined the Firm on February 23, 2009, as Partner. *Not practicing New York law
February 02,
2009
In a case where attorneys Toyoki Emoto, Partner, Michiya Iwasaki, Shintaro Hamasu, Ryosei Nishida and Koichiro Tokumitsu acted as representatives to file a petition for civil rehabilitation proceedings (Fukushima District Court, Aizu Wakamatsu BR, (Sai) Case No. 3 of 2008) , the rehabilitation plan passed at the meeting of creditors on December 5, 2008, was authorized by the Tokyo District Court on such date and became effective on January 6, 2009.
February 02,
2009
Qing Hua Guo, an attorney registered in Japan and admitted in People’s Republic of China, joined the Firm as Of Counsel on February 1, 2009.
January 05,
2009
Michiaki Hosoi has been promoted to the position of Partner, as of January 5, 2009.
January 05,
2009
Two Of Counsels, Masayoshi Takashina and Chie Kasahara, and eight new associates, Chikako Tamakoshi, Mika Haga, Akiko Hiraoka, Taro Fujita, Hirofumi Hosoda, Taro Honda, Nobutaka Yamaki and Sonoko Yoshizawa, attorneys admitted in Japan, joined the Firm as of January, 5, 2009.