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December 08,
2017
Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Labour and Employment" and "TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)" in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Also, our lawyers are named as "Leading Individuals" in each of the areas.
December 08,
2017
Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following seven areas; "Banking & Finance", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/Antitrust", "Employment", "Insurance", "Projects & Energy" and "Real Estate" in the 2018 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. Also, 7 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
December 06,
2017
[Newsletter] "Renewable Energy News (December 2017)": Projects & Energy Practice Team
November 30,
2017
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became an auditor for the Data Trading Alliance (DTA).
November 29,
2017
The Legal 500 Japan Roundtable “The Changing Role of In-house Counsel in Japan”
November 13,
2017
Our firm has been selected as one of the "Recommended Firms" in Asialaw Profiles 2018 - The Definitive Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms, and has received high evaluation in the following practice areas.
November 07,
2017
[Newsletter] "Renewable Energy News (November 2017)": Projects & Energy Practice Team
November 07,
2017
[Guidance] Yuri Suzuki (Partner), Eiichiro Hata (Partner), Masayuki Matsuura (Partner), Naoki Kanehisa (Partner), and other lawyers, in collaboration with PwC Consulting LLC, published an English language guidebook outlining the procedures necessary for foreign asset managers to establish a business presence in Japan; the guidebook was prepared at the request of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
November 01,
2017
A Partner, Hisashi Miyatsuka, an attorney admitted in Japan, and an Of Counsel, Ryuko Inoue, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on November 1, 2017.
October 31,
2017
[Newsletter] "Renewable Energy News (October 2017)": Projects & Energy Practice Team
October 24,
2017
Go Hashimoto, a Registered Foreign Lawyer (for the laws of the State of New York, and the Federal laws of the United States of America) joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 24, 2017 as a Partner.
October 16,
2017
Kenichiro Saito, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 16, 2017, as a Partner.
October 16,
2017
Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation" and Tier 2 for "Banking", "Project finance", and "Project development", and highly ranked for "Capital markets: Equity", "Capital markets: Debt" and "M&A" in the IFLR1000's 2018 Financial and Corporate guide.
October 14,
2017
Five partners have been listed in "Who's Who Legal Japan 2017."
October 03,
2017
The establishment of the "Data Trading Alliance (DTA)," of which Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, serves as one of the founders, has been featured in the Nikkei, published on October 3, 2017.
October 02,
2017
3 partners from Atsumi & Sakai have been listed in "Expert Guides 2017".
October 01,
2017
Stephen Price, an attorney admitted in State of New South Wales, Australia, and Go Fujimoto, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on October 1, 2017, as Of Counsel.
September 22,
2017
[Newsletter] "'Brexit' Implications for Financial Institutions (1) - Why Frankfurt can be an alternative -"
August 28,
2017
Takafumi Ochiai (Partner)'s comments were quoted in an article entitled "Innovation and Rules: Public-private Cooperation on Investor Protection" in the Nikkei newspaper, dated August 28, 2017, published by Nikkei Inc.
August 21,
2017
Takafumi Ochiai (Partner)’s comments were quoted in an article entitled "Financial Regulations in a Fintech Era" in the Nikkei newspaper, dated August 21, 2017, published by Nikkei Inc.
August 14,
2017
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a board member of the Japan Medical Venture Association.
August 01,
2017
Emi Uchida, Daisuke Suzuki, and Kohei Murakawa, attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on August 1, 2017, as Of Counsel.
July 27,
2017
On July1, 2017, Atsumi & Sakai became the first Japanese law firm to join the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), which is a global privacy & data protection association, as a corporate member .
July 21,
2017
Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "Who's Who Legal Competition 2017 - Competition."
July 04,
2017
Our lawyers were selected as "Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017".
June 14,
2017
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a representitive of the Working Group on the Operation and Law for the Development Meeting on Guidelines for Remote Psychiatric Practice, of the Japanese Initiative for Diagnosis and Treatment Evaluation Research in Telepsychiatry (J-INTEREST).
June 09,
2017
At the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2017, Setsuko Yufu (Partner) was chosen as Woman Lawyer of the Year, and the Firm was chosen as Shipping Law Firm of the Year.
June 01,
2017
Atsumi & Sakai has been ranked as Tier 2 among Japanese domestic law firms in the categories of "Patents" and "Copyright/Trademark" in the ALB IP Rankings 2017, announced in the May 2017 issue of Asian Legal Business.
June 01,
2017
Kiyoshi Yasutomi, an attorney admitted in Japan, became an adviser of Atsumi & Sakai on June 1, 2017. Kazuo Nakai, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on June 1, 2017, as an associate.
June 01,
2017
Chie Kasahara, Partner, is selected as "IP Star (2017) - Japan" in Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars Handbook.
May 26,
2017
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a member of the experts committee of the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center.
May 15,
2017
Joy Karugu, an attorney admitted in the State of New York, the United States of America, joined Atsumi & Sakai on May 15, 2017, as an associate.
May 10,
2017
Atsumi & Sakai has been chosen as a finalist for the 13 categories of Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2017.
May 10,
2017
Our firm has been selected as one of the final shortlisted firms for the Financial Times’ FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017. Only two Japanese law firms have been shortlisted among 49 leading full-service international/Asian law firms.
May 08,
2017
Ruriko Maruyama, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on May 8, 2017, as an associate.
May 01,
2017
Fumiaki Matsuoka has been promoted to the position of Of Counsel at the Firm as of May 1, 2017.
April 21,
2017
Atsumi & Sakai has been awarded the Asian Legal Business "Employer of Choice 2017" for Japan, identifying us as one of Asia's best law firms to work for.
April 10,
2017
Michiro Suenaga, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on April 10, 2017, as a Partner.
April 01,
2017
Yasuhiro Usui, Naoki Kanehisa, Kazuya Sato, Yoko Nobata, and Tadashi Yuzawa have been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of April 1, 2017.
April 01,
2017
Yuri Suzuki, Partner, became a member of the Registered Foreign Lawyers Disciplinary Actions Committee of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations on April 1, 2017.
April 01,
2017
Rikiya Okuhara, an attorney admitted in Japan, and Xinrui Zhao, admitted in People's Republic of China, joined Atsumi & Sakai on April 1. 2017, as associates.
March 27,
2017
Chambers Global 2017 Ranking Awards
March 09,
2017
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a member of "FINO-MENTORS" of the FINOVATORS for Financial Innovation Ecosystem.
March 03,
2017
17 attorneys from Atsumi & Sakai were included in the Eighth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan.
February 21,
2017
[Newsletter] "New Investor Protections to Encourage Equity-based Crowdfunding" and "MAJOR REVISIONS TO JAPAN'S PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION REGIME EFFECTIVE FROM 30TH MAY 2017"
January 23,
2017
Ashish Jejurkar, Advocate & Solicitor, admitted to the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in India and to the Bombay Incorporated Law Society, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 23, 2017, as Of Counsel.
January 19,
2017
Our firm has been ranked in Tier 1 for "Antitrust and Competition Law", "Construction", "Labour and Employment", "Restructuring and Insolvency (Other Recommended Firms)", "Structured Finance/Securitisation" and "TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)" in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Also, our lawyers are named as "Leading Individuals" in each of the areas.
January 18,
2017
Atsumi & Sakai's antitrust practice was "Highly Recommended" by Global Competition Review (GCR) in its 17th annual survey, GCR 100.
January 17,
2017
Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following eight areas; "Banking & Finance", "Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/Antitrust", "Employment", "Insurance", "Investment Funds", "Projects & Energy" and "Real Estate" in the 2017 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. Also, 7 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
January 13,
2017
Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, became legal advisers of the Japan Blockchain Association.
January 10,
2017
Six newly-admitted associates, Toshihiro Iso, Atsushi Udagawa, Daisuke Omote, JungYi Kim, Hiroto Takahashi, and Yusuke Noguchi, all attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai.
January 10,
2017
Kimiharu Masaki and Mina Horiuchi, attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 1, 2017, as associates.
January 01,
2017
Tetsushi Watanabe, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 1, 2017, as an associate.
January 01,
2017
Kumpei Ohashi, Emiko Obata, Miki Ono, Takafumi Ochiai, Ryosei Nishida, Yusuke Miura, and Takasuke Mizukami have been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm as of January 1, 2017.