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December 11,
2015
German office moves from Berlin to Frankfurt
December 01,
2015
Sayaka Aizawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on December 1, 2015, as an Associate.
November 18,
2015
Our firm has been selected as one of the "Recommended firms" in Asialaw Profiles 2016: The Guide to Asia -Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms.
November 09,
2015
Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Antitrust and Competition Law", "Construction", "Labour and Employment", "Structured Finance/Securitisation" and "TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)" in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Also, our lawyers are named as "Leading Individuals" in each of the areas.
October 21,
2015
Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, became a member of the steering committee of the Young Japan Association of Arbitrators (YJAA).
October 13,
2015
Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation" and Tier 2 for "Banking" and "Project finance", and highly ranked for "Capital markets: Debt" and "M&A" in the 2016 edition of IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Rankings.
October 09,
2015
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 2015, announced in the October 2015 issue of Asian Legal Business.
September 17,
2015
5 partners from Atsumi & Sakai have been listed in "Expert Guides 2015".
September 16,
2015
Five partners have been listed in "Who's Who Legal Japan 2015."
September 03,
2015
[Press Release] Atsumi & Sakai awarded the Daini Tokyo Bar Association’s "Family Friendly Award"
September 01,
2015
Takafumi Ochiai, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on September 1, 2015, as Of Counsel.
August 10,
2015
Chie Kasahara (Partner) is selected as "IP Star" in Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars Handbook
August 01,
2015
Feng Qin Chen, admitted in People's Republic of China, joined Atsumi & Sakai on August 1, 2015, as Of Counsel.
July 27,
2015
Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been elected as a board member of the Japan Competition Law Forum.
July 27,
2015
Our lawyers were selected as "Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2015".
July 01,
2015
Tadashi Yuzawa, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on July 1, 2015, as Of Counsel.
June 23,
2015
The progress of the bill to revise Japan’s Personal Information Protect Act has been temporarily stopped whilst the leakage of personal information on 1.5 million individuals from the Japan Pension Service is dealt with.
June 17,
2015
Our firm has been ranked “Tier 2” in the 2015 edition of IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure. Also, Miho Niunoya is named as a "Leading Lawyer" in this category.
June 01,
2015
Chie Tabata, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on June 1, 2015, as an Associate.
May 25,
2015
12 attorneys from Atsumi & Sakai were included in the Sixth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan.
May 23,
2015
Atsumi & Sakai has been chosen as a finalist for the following categories of Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2015: Debt Market Deal of the Year / Energy and Resources Deal of the Year / Banking Law Firm of the Year / Managing Partner of the Year / Japanese Deal Firm of the Year
May 01,
2015
Masataka Hayakawa has been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of May 1, 2015.
April 22,
2015
[Newsletter] "REVISIONS TO JAPAN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT"
April 21,
2015
Atsumi & Sakai has been awarded the Asian Legal Business "Employer of Choice 2015" for Japan, identifying us as one of Asia's best law firms to work for.
March 27,
2015
Atsumi & Sakai awarded the Daini Tokyo Bar Association's first "Family Friendly Award"
March 12,
2015
Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance" and "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives" in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global. Also, two of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas. Also, 2 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
February 25,
2015
ALB (Asian Legal Business) has posted a news item titled “Japan’s Atsumi & Sakai opens in London” on their website.
February 20,
2015
Our firm has been shortlisted as one of the top national firms for Japan in Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2015.
February 12,
2015
Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following areas; "Banking & Finance", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/Antitrust", "Employment", "Real Estate", "Construction" and "Insurance" in the 2015 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. Also, 5 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
January 23,
2015
Atsumi & Sakai opens London Office, Atsumi & Sakai Europe Limited
January 16,
2015
Four newly-admitted associates, Keita Hitomi, Reina Kanemura, Fuminori Kato, and Sho Tsuzuki, all attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai. In addition, two newly-admitted associates, Yosuke Koike and Genki Mizokuchi, admitted in Japan, joined Janssen Foreign Law Joint Enterprise with Atsumi & Sakai.
January 14,
2015
Fumiko Oikawa, Shintaro Hamasu, Masayuki Matsuura, Ryosuke Oue, and Teruhisa Toyama have been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of January 13, 2015.
January 01,
2015
Keita Imaizumi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 1, 2015, as a Partner.