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December 04,
2018
Atsumi & Sakai has been recognized as a Leading Firm in the following seven areas; "Banking & Finance: Domestic", "Capital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Structured Finance", "Competition/Antitrust", "Employment", "Insurance", "Projects & Energy: Domestic" and "Real Estate" in the 2019 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. Also, 7 of our lawyers are ranked in each of the following areas.
November 29,
2018
Chambers FinTech 2019-Japan-Legal Ranking
November 22,
2018
Press Release: Former Japanese Financial Regulatory Chief Nobuchika Mori has become an advisor of Atsumi & Sakai
November 16,
2018
Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, became a member of the 2019 Bar Examination Committee and the Preliminary Bar Examination (Penal Code) Committee.
November 14,
2018
Chie Kasahara, Partner, Takumi Fukuda, Partner, and Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, received positive feedback from their clients through the client feedback survey conducted by Asialaw Profiles in its 2019 research cycle.
November 05,
2018
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 2019 Financial and Corporate guide (Japan).
October 22,
2018
Donations to Support Victims of the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake
October 11,
2018
Atsumi & Sakai has entered into an advisory agreement under which the firm is allowed to receive advice from Mr. Nobuchika Mori, the former Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency.
October 09,
2018
Yuko Nihonmatsu, Partner, became a member of the expert committee of the PPP/PFI Promotion Office, Cabinet Office of Japan.
October 01,
2018
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a member of the "Working Group on Financial Data, Study Group for Ideal Approaches to a Certification Scheme Concerning Functions of Information Trust" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (as the Secretary General of the subcommittee of the Fintech Association of Japan).
September 30,
2018
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a board member of the Real Estate Tech Association for Japan (RET).
September 26,
2018
[Newsletter] "New Data Protection Regimes in the EU and Japan: Similarities and Differences"
September 26,
2018
Our firm has been selected as one of the "Recommended Firms" in Asialaw Profiles 2019 - The Definitive Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms (Japan), and has received high evaluation in the following practice areas.
September 25,
2018
In the civil rehabilitation proceedings of Kabushiki Kaisha Pastel filed by lawyers of our firm acting as the representative of the debtor, a rehabilitation plan was approved on August 8, 2018, and became final and binding on September 4, 2018
September 20,
2018
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 2018, announced in the September 2018 issue of Asian Legal Business.
September 20,
2018
Eriko Kusama, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai as an associate.
September 19,
2018
Hiroyuki Sanbe (Partner)'s comment was quoted in an article entitled "Do Androids Deserve Human Rights? – Rules Required for the Evolution of AI," in the Nikkei Online Edition, dated September 19, 2018, published by Nikkei Inc.
September 18,
2018
6 lawyers from Atsumi & Sakai have been listed in "Expert Guides 2018".
September 14,
2018
Yuri Suzuki, Partner, became a supporter of "Fintech Business Camp Tokyo" and "Tech Business Camp Tokyo" of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Accelerator Program.
September 01,
2018
Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became Temporary Special Advisors (part-time) to the Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
August 31,
2018
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a member of the Innovative Technology/Businessmodel Evaluation Committee for Regulatory Sandbox in Japan, the Cabinet Office.
August 23,
2018
Shinichiro Shimizu, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai as Of Counsel.
August 22,
2018
Apology for Website Malfunction and Notification of Restoration
August 09,
2018
Donation to Areas Affected by "Torrential Rains in July 2018"
August 07,
2018
Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been listed in "Who's Who Legal 2018" as one of the world's leading competition experts.
August 01,
2018
Hirofumi Yamanashi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on August 1, 2018, as an associate.
July 24,
2018
Masataka Hayakawa (Partner)'s comments were quoted in an article entitled "Pressures and Temptations of the Southeast Asia Market: Bribery in Thailand by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power System," in the Nikkei newspaper, dated July 24, 2018, published by Nikkei Inc.
July 17,
2018
Message for the victims of the recent torrential rains in western Japan
July 15,
2018
Masataka Hayakawa (Partner)'s comments were quoted in an article entitled "Company's Business Decision to Avoid Prosecution: Advantages for Prosecution in Overseas Cases – the First Plea Bargain in Japan," in the Sankei newspaper, dated July 15, 2018, published by SANKEI SHIMBUN CO., LTD.
July 12,
2018
Chie Kasahara, Partner, is selected as "IP Star (2018/19) - Japan" in Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars Handbook.
July 01,
2018
Natsumi Kawabe, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on July 1, 2018, as an associate.
June 25,
2018
Ryuichi Nozaki (Partner)'s comments were quoted in an article entitled "Attention to SOA (Scheme of Arrangement) Acquisitions: Court Intervention Binding on Shareholders," in the Nikkei newspaper, dated June 25, 2018, published by Nikkei Inc.
June 21,
2018
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a secretary of the Committee on Lawyers Operational Reforms (IT Issues Review PT), the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
June 14,
2018
At the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2018, the Firm was chosen as Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year.
June 12,
2018
Masataka Hayakawa (Partner)'s comments were quoted in articles entitled "Plea Bargaining to be Introduced from Tomorrow, Subject Data Alteration, Companies are also Interested," in the Sankei newspaper, dated May 31, 2018, published by SANKEI SHIMBUN CO., LTD., and "Plea Bargaining, how Do Other Countries Operate?," in the Asahi newspaper, dated June 9, 2018, published by The Asahi Shimbun Company.
June 04,
2018
Masanari Katsumi, an attorney admitted in Illinois, joined Atsumi & Sakai on June 4, 2018 as an associate. (Not registered as a Foreign Lawyer in Japan.)
June 01,
2018
Masataka Hayakawa (Partner) was quoted in articles on the Introduction of Japan's Plea Bargaining System in the Ehime newspaper, Miyazaki newspaper, and Shikoku newspaper, dated June 1, 2018.
June 01,
2018
Atsumi & Sakai has been ranked as Tier 1 in the category of "Copyright/Trademark" and Tier 2 among Japanese domestic law firms in the category of "Patent" in the ALB IP Rankings 2018, announced in the May 2018 issue of Asian Legal Business.
May 30,
2018
Masataka Hayakawa (Patner)'s comments were quoted in a web article entitled "Plea Bargaining, Subject Data Alteration…Companies are also Interested, the Fear of Conflict of Interests with Employees," in the SANKEI DIGITAL, dated May 30, 2018, published by SANKEI SHIMBUN CO., LTD.
May 24,
2018
Our lawyers were selected as "Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018".
May 21,
2018
Masataka Hayakawa (Partner) was quoted in an article entitled "Plea Bargaining: Expectations and Concerns" in the Mainichi newspaper, dated May 21st, 2018, published by The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd.
May 10,
2018
Atsumi & Sakai has been chosen as a finalist for the 21 categories of Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2018.
May 08,
2018
Akiko Araki, Mitsuyuki Okuyama, and Kirika Morita, attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on May 8, 2018, as associates.
April 17,
2018
Atsumi & Sakai has been awarded the Asian Legal Business "Employer of Choice 2018" for Japan, identifying us as one of Asia's best law firms to work for.
April 06,
2018
We have formed a new practice team entitled "Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Law Practice Team".
April 06,
2018
16 attorneys from Atsumi & Sakai were included in the 2019th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan.
April 01,
2018
Hiroshi Takahashi, an Emeritus Professor of The University of Tokyo, became an adviser to Atsumi & Sakai on April 1, 2018. Yang XU, qualified as PRC Legal Professional, joined Atsumi & Sakai on April 1, 2018, as an associate.
March 16,
2018
Yuri Suzuki, Partner, became a Vice-Chair of the Banking, Finance & Securities Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).
February 27,
2018
[Newsletter] "'Brexit' Impact on Financial Institutions : Relocating to Germany, Part 2: Corporate & Licensing Considerations" and "Data Transfer to Japan & Overall Compliance": Europe Practice Team & Frankfurt Office
February 16,
2018
Chambers Global 2018 Ranking Awards
February 16,
2018
Kiyoshi Yasutomi, Advisor, was selected as one of the six winners of the 14th "Information Security Cultural Award," hosted by the Institute of Information Security.
February 13,
2018
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a member of the "Guidelines Review Committee for Medical Treatment with Information and Communication Equipment" in the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a board member of the Japan Medical Venture Association.
February 02,
2018
Takafumi Ochiai (Partner)'s comments were quoted in an article entitled "Coincheck: Would the Returned Funds be Taxable?," in the Nikkei newspaper, dated February 2, 2018, published by Nikkei Inc.
January 29,
2018
[Newsletter] "HANDLING DATA LOSSES: JAPAN'S NEW REGIME"
January 22,
2018
Atsumi & Sakai's antitrust practice was "Highly Recommended" by Global Competition Review (GCR) in its 18th annual survey, GCR 100.
January 15,
2018
Seven newly-admitted associates, Yuya Okajima, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Hiroshi Mikami, Ryota Mikuniya, Tomoki Minami, Reimi Miyamoto, and Chizuru Yoshida , all attorneys admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai.
January 02,
2018
Kohei Murakawa, Of Counsel, has been admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales.
January 01,
2018
A Partner, Norio Suzuki, an attorney admitted in Japan, and an Associate, Go Miyamae, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 1, 2018.