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August 03,
2020
Atsumi & Sakai was nominated as one of the finalists for the category "Japan Firm of the Year" of asialaw Awards
July 27,
2020
Attorneys from Atsumi & Sakai were included in The A-List: Japan's Top 100 Lawyers published by Asia Business Law Journal.
July 15,
2020
Yukiko Mitsuhashi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on July 15, 2020, as a Partner.
July 14,
2020
Atsumi & Sakai has been chosen as a finalist for the 22 categories of Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2020.
July 14,
2020
Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, became a member of the meeting of the expert panel regarding education data utilization of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as of July 2020.
July 01,
2020
2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Germany - Private Equity Law: Frank Becker
June 30,
2020
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a member of the "Study Group for the Implementation and Popularization of Real-Time Public Transportation Congestion Information Systems" of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in July, 2020
June 12,
2020
asialaw Client Service Excellence 2020
June 02,
2020
Measures following the lifting of the state of emergency
May 19,
2020
Atsumi & Sakai has been ranked as Tier 1 in the category of "Copyright/Trademarks" and Tier 2 in the category of "Patent" among Japanese domestic law firms in the ALB IP Rankings 2020, announced in the May 2020 issue of Asian Legal Business.
May 18,
2020
Donations for those affected by Novel Coronavirus
May 11,
2020
Ciaran Rose, an attorney admitted in Ireland, joined Atsumi & Sakai on May 11, 2020 as an associate.
May 07,
2020
Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, became a lawyer for Toda-city Board of Education (in charge of advice on data protection, handling of intellectual properties and any other matters) as of May 1, 2020.
May 07,
2020
Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, became a guest professor of the Research Center on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of Osaka University as of May 1, 2020.
May 01,
2020
Takanori Gondo, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on May 1, 2020, as an Associate.
April 24,
2020
[Newsletter] "COVID 19 & Force Majeure in Japan – Some Key Questions"
April 24,
2020
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, became a member of the “Study Group on Identity proofing for Online Services” in January and participated in the group’s discussions thereafter.
April 20,
2020
Nicholas J. Casson joined Atsumi & Sakai on April 20, 2020 as a consultant.
April 17,
2020
[Newsletter] "COVID 19 & Employment Law in Japan – Some Key Questions"
April 10,
2020
Three partners have been listed in "The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Hall of Fame".
April 09,
2020
Attorneys from Atsumi & Sakai were included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan.
April 07,
2020
Measures against the Escalating Covid-19 Pandemic
April 01,
2020
Kentaro Mano has been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm.
April 01,
2020
Five Attorneys admitted in Japan, Jun Kashio (Of Counsel), Tomoya Yura (Associate), Tetsuro Takeda (Associate), Kasumi Matsukura (Associate) and Masahito Fukuda (Associate), joined Atsumi & Sakai on April 1, 2020.
April 01,
2020
One Year Anniversary of Our National Security Practice Group
April 01,
2020
Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, became a committee member of the Study Group on Information Communication Law of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications as of April 2020.
March 27,
2020
Measures against the Escalating Covid-19 Pandemic
March 16,
2020
Hirofumi Yoshida, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on March 16, 2020, as an Associate.
March 06,
2020
[Newsletter] "Geographical Indication Protection System (Part 1 of 2)"
March 03,
2020
Kohei Murakawa, Partner, has been certified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).
March 02,
2020
Precautionary measures against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
March 01,
2020
Kazuo Katayama, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on March 1, 2020, as a Special Counsel.
March 01,
2020
Gai Matsushita, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on March 1, 2020, as an Of Counsel.
February 18,
2020
Takafumi Ochiai, Partner became a committee member of the Private Sector Utilization Working Group of the "Study Meeting regarding the Promotion of PHR for the Advancement of Public Health" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as of January 2020.
February 14,
2020
Chambers Global 2020 Ranking Awards
February 01,
2020
Two Associates, Keiko Fuse (admitted in Japan) and Minh Chau Dang (admitted in Vietnam), joined Atsumi & Sakai on February 1, 2020.
January 27,
2020
Atsumi & Sakai's antitrust practice was "Highly Recommended" by Global Competition Review (GCR) in its 20th annual survey, GCR 100.
January 17,
2020
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Ranking 2020 Edition
January 17,
2020
Chambers FinTech 2020-Japan-Legal Ranking
January 14,
2020
Rie Kishida, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 14, 2020, as an Of Counsel.
January 10,
2020
Yuka Nakanishi, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 10, 2020, as an Associate.
January 01,
2020
Yukihito Machida, an attorney admitted in Japan, joined Atsumi & Sakai on January 1, 2020, as a Partner.
January 01,
2020
Rikiya Okuhara, Yuko Takagi, and Osamu Fujiwara have been promoted to the position of Partner at the Firm.