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December 19,
2014
[Article] "How to Ensure Your Corporate Legal Department is Better Involved in M&A Acquisitions – Tips for Persuading Management and Negotiating Internally," co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato and Hitomi Furukawa, has been published in Business Homu Vol. 15 No. 12, February 2015, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
December 15,
2014
[Article] "Real Estate in Vietnam – Foreign Investment Regulations Updated to Stimulate Investment," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in SKETCHPRO, January 2015, published by Sketch Co., Ltd.
December 04,
2014
[Article] "The Latest Trends of Settlement Proceedings and Civil Procedure in EU," authored in Japanese by Saori Hanada, Partner, has been published in The Lawyers, December 2014, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
December 04,
2014
[Article] "Viet Nam - Facing Global Competition with the ASEAN’s Accelerated Economic Integration: Current Legal Practice," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in The Lawyers, December 2014, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
November 12,
2014
[Article] "Summary of the Act on the partial amendment of the Insurance Business Act, Etc. ("Amendment Act")", authored in English by Hirofumi Hosoda, has been published in Euromoney Yearbooks - Global Banking & Financial Policy Review 2014/15, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
November 10,
2014
[Article]"2014 Amendment of the FIEA in connection with a Plan to Promote New Listings and Help Listed Companies Streamline their Fundraising Activities" authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Financial Law Journal (Kinyu Homu Jijyo) No. 2005, November 2014, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.
October 25,
2014
[Article]"Amendment of Disclosure Guidelines, etc. in connection with a Plan to Help Listed Companies Streamline their Fundraising Activities – Clarifying Acts not Considered ‘Solicitation’ and Abolishing the Waiting Period for Filing by Well-known Seasoned Issuers" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Shunkan Shoji Homu No. 2046, October 2014, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.
October 15,
2014
[Article]"Amendment of Cabinet Office Ordinances, etc. in connection with Enforcement of the Policy to Promote New Listing and Voluntary Application of IFRS" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Shunkan Shoji Homu No. 2045, October 2014, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.
October 13,
2014
[Article] "Amendment of Cabinet Office Ordinances, etc. in connection with Enforcement of the Policy to Promote New Listing and Voluntary Application of IFRS" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in KEIEI ZAIMU No.3183, October 2014, published by Zeimu Kenkyukai.
October 10,
2014
[Article] “Changes to disclosure guidelines clarifying the solicitation rules under the FIEA, and some practical considerations,” authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No.1394, October 2014, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
October 07,
2014
[Article] "Acquisition of Overseas Real Property by an Overseas Real Estate Owning Corporation Held by an Investment Corporation - Government Decrees and Cabinet Office Regulations on the 2013 Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (coming into effect within a year and a half of the amendment)," authored in Japanese by Masaji Hashimoto, Partner, has been published in ARES Real Estate Securitization Journal Vol.21, October 2014, published by the Association for Real Estate Securitization.
October 07,
2014
[Article] "Recent Developments in Chinese Employment Law – A Trend Towards Stronger Worker Protections and the Need for Better Labor Management," co-authored in Japanese by Guohui Fan, Partner, Feng Qin Chen, Zhe Wu and Keiko Harada has been published in The Lawyers, October 2014, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
October 01,
2014
[Article] "Amendment of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure of Corporate Information, etc. in Connection with Enforcement of the Policy to Promote New Listing and Voluntary Application of IFRS" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No.1393, October 2014, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
September 29,
2014
[Article] "Amendment of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure and the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Audit Certification in Connection with Enforcement of the Policy to Promote New Listing and Voluntary Application of IFRS," co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published inT&A Master No. 564, September 2014, published by LOTUS21. Co., Ltd.
September 25,
2014
[Article]"Government Decrees and Cabinet Office Regulations on the 2013 Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (coming into effect within a year and a half of the amendment), Part (1) – Revision of Rules for Disclosure of Information on Issuance of Specified Securities and Continuous Disclosure" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Shunkan Shoji Homu No. 2044, September 2014, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.
September 22,
2014
[Article] "Outline of the Act on Partial Amendment of the Insurance Business Act, Etc." authored in Japanese by Hirofumi Hosoda, has been published in Weekly Financial Affairs (Kinyu Zaisei Jijyo), No. 3089, September 2014, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.
September 16,
2014
[Article] "The first Commercial Code (Maritime Commerce) amendment in 115 years and its possible impact on international maritime business," authored in English by Reiko Yoshida, Partner, has been published in Euromoney Yearbooks - Shipping Finance Review 2014/15, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
September 15,
2014
[Article] "2014 Amendment of Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) etc. – Reducing Costs for Newly Listed Companies and Helping Listed Companies Streamline Fundraising Activities" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Accounting and Audit Journal, October 2014, published by Daiichi Hoki.
August 15,
2014
[Article] "Article series '2014 Amendment of Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) etc.' (3) – reducing costs for newly listed companies and helping listed companies streamline fundraising activities" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Shunkan Shoji Homu, No. 2040, August 2014, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.
August 10,
2014
[Article] "Outline of the Act on Partial Amendment of the Insurance Business Act, Etc.: New rules regarding insurance solicitation and sales" authored in Japanese by Hirofumi Hosoda, has been published in Financial Law Journal (Kinyu Homu Jijyo), No. 1999, August 2014, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.
July 25,
2014
[Article] "Case Bulletin of Japanese Antimonopoly Act – Restriction on ticket sales by the trade association of ski lift operators (the JFTC announcement of February 19, 2014)," authored in Japanese by Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published in JURIST No. 1470 - August 2014 edition, published by Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd.
July 24,
2014
[Publication] “For Practical Use: Selected Decisions Related to Fair Trade” (Selected Decisions Series No. 5 - JURIST Special Issue), co-authored in Japanese by Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd.
July 18,
2014
[Article] "Getting Along with Trade Unions in Viet Nam," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in Vietnam Sketch Travel Guidebook, August 2014, published by Sketch Co., Ltd.
July 04,
2014
[Publication]"Practical Tips for Listing in the Asian Markets," co-authored in Japanese by Masaji Hashimoto, Partner, has been published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (edited by KPMG Asia Listing Advisory Group).
June 27,
2014
[Publication] "Global Legal Insights - Corporate Real Estate," First Edition, Japan Chapter, co-authored in English by Junko Ogushi, Partner, Russell K. Kawahara, Partner, and Shuji Koyama, Partner, has been published by Global Legal Group.
June 18,
2014
[Publication] "The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2014," Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Global Competition Review.
May 29,
2014
[Article] "Case Study of a Dispute (Part 4)," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in Vietnam Sketch Travel Guidebook, June 2014, published by Sketch Co., Ltd.
May 27,
2014
[Article] "[Cambodia] Good news on two-generation mortgage and borrowing from abroad! - Circular notice regarding zero-interest rate and low-interest loans (follow-up report) -," authored in Japanese by Ayako Tamiya, has been posted on Mizuho Bank's customer service website.
May 26,
2014
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Advertising and Marketing 2014, Japan chapter, authored in English by Chie Kasahara, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
May 15,
2014
[Publication] "Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition‐Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing‐ Second edition", edited by Atsumi & Sakai partners Yutaka Sakai, and Fumiko Soejima, co-authored in Japanese by Atsumi & Sakai partners Yasuko Tsuchihashi, Atsuko Kissho, Yuri Suzuki, Reiko Yoshida, Michiaki Hosoi, Takaya Konishi and Yasuhiro Shimada and Emiko Obata, Shintaro Hamasu, Yasuhiro Usui, Naoki Kanehisa, Nobutaka Yamaki, and Jun Oishi, has been published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
May 14,
2014
[Article] "Consumer Protection Act in Indonesia", co-authored in Japanese by Miho Niunoya, Partner, has been published in Monthly Indonesia, April 2014, published by Japan Indonesia Association, Inc.
May 02,
2014
[Article] "Partial amendment of the 'Ordinance on Terminology, Forms, and Preparation Methods of Financial Statements' in connection with simplified non-consolidated disclosure under the FIEA" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Accounting, Vol.66 No.6 , June 2014, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
April 28,
2014
[Article] "Partial amendment of the 'Ordinance on Terminology, Forms, and Preparation Methods of Financial Statements' in connection with simplified non-consolidated disclosure under the FIEA" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in T&A master No.544, April 2014, published by SHINNIPPON-HOKI PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
April 25,
2014
[Article] "Partial amendment of the Ordinance on Financial Statements, etc. in connection with simplified non-consolidated disclosure under the FIEA" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in Shunkan Shoji Homu, No. 2031, April 2014, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.
April 22,
2014
[Article] "Case Study of a Dispute (Part 3)," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in Vietnam Sketch Travel Guidebook, May 2014, published by Sketch Co., Ltd.
April 21,
2014
[Article]"Vietnamese law isn’t really so scary ~ Official thought experiment: Vietnam dispute case study (arbitration procedure and court revocation of arbitral award)", co-authored in Japanese by Junko Ogushi, Partner, and Shingo Noguchi, has been posted on Bizbuddy, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ's members-only website.
April 17,
2014
[Article] "Partial amendment of the Ordinance on Financial Statements, etc. for the simplified non-consolidated disclosure regime" co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU, No. 1379, May 2014, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
April 16,
2014
[Article] "Practical Tips for Building a Compliance System for Group Companies at Home and Abroad", authored by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been published in JFTC MONTHLY No. 724, April 2014, published by Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.
April 15,
2014
[Article] "The ‘Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery‘ and what it means for the solar power industry", co-authored in Japanese by Yutaka Sakai, Partner, and Hiroshi Iida, has been published in NBL No.1023, April 2014, published by Shojihomu.
April 15,
2014
[Article] "Protecting ship finance receivables from bankruptcy claims – practical considerations specific to shipping", authored in Japanese by Reiko Yoshida, Partner, has been published in NBL No.1023, April 2014, published by Shojihomu.
March 27,
2014
[Publication] "Guide to Sports Governance: Basic Concepts and Knowledge", to which Setsuko Yufu, Partner, and Chie Kasahara, Partner, contributed as authors, has been published by Toyo Keizai, Inc. (edited by Sasagawa Sports Foundation).
March 24,
2014
[Interview] Hiroyuki Sanbe, partner, was interviewed by Kinyu Facsimile News, and the interview entitled "Know the Risks and Build Preparedness" was published on its website FNWeb on March 24, 2014.
March 19,
2014
[Publication] "Merger Control: Jurisdictional Comparisons, Second edition 2014", Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Thomson Reuters.
February 26,
2014
[Article] "An analysis of investment advisory business under FIEA in light of recent administrative action", authored in English by Eiichiro Hata, Partner, has been published in Euromoney Yearbooks - Global Asset Management & Servicing Review 2014/15, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
February 25,
2014
[Article] "Amendments to Singapore Employment Act and Impact on Japanese Companies", authored in Japanese by Makoto Hibi, has been published in KAISHA HOMU A2Z, March 2014, published by Dai-ichi Hoki.
January 22,
2014
[Article] "Case Study of a Dispute (Part 2)," authored in Japanese by Shingo Noguchi, has been published in Vietnam Sketch Travel Guidebook, February 2014, published by Sketch Co., Ltd.
January 21,
2014
[Article] "Between the Two Tokyo Olympic Games”, authored in Japanese by Setsuko Yufu, has been posted on Sasagawa Sports Foundation website.
January 15,
2014
[Article] "Personal Information Protection Law in Singapore", authored in Japanese by Makoto Hibi, has been published in KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU, January 2014, published by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc.
January 10,
2014
[Article] "Vietnamese court's revocation of a VIAC arbitral award: a Japanese investor vs its Vietnamese JV partner", co-authored in Japanese by Junko Ogushi, Partner, and Shingo Noguchi, has been published in JCA Journal, January 2014, published by the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association.
January 07,
2014
[Article] "Publicity Rights for Athletes", authored in Japanese by Chie Kasahara, partner, has been posted on Sasagawa Sports Foundation website.
January 07,
2014
[Article] “155 Questions and Answers about Credit Management and Collection”, co-authored by Toyoki Emoto, Partner, has been published in Turnaround & Credit Management vol.143 by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.