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December 20,
2016
[Article] "A Practical Look at Revisions to the Supervisory Guidelines Introducing New Rules to Ensure Cross-Border Enforceability of Stay Regulations," authored in Japanese by Emiko Obata, has been published in Finance Law Journal No.2056, December 2016, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
December 19,
2016
[Publication] "IFLR Merger Control & Antitrust Regimes Survey 2017," Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Saori Hanada, Partner, and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by International Financial Law Review.
December 19,
2016
[Publication] IFLR Project Finance Report 2017, Japan chapter, edited by Takeshi Takahashi, Partner, co-authored in English by Michiaki Hosoi, Partner, and Naoki Kanehisa has been published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
December 16,
2016
[Article] "The Recent Practice on Private Enforcement in Relation to Cartels in EU," authored in Japanese by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, has been published in Review of European Law No.2, November 2016, published by Shinzansha.
December 13,
2016
[Article] "Outline of Technical Cooperation by ILO in Relation to Vietnamese Labor Law and Labor Union Law—Evaluating Support for Establishment of 14 Government Ordinances between 2013 and 2015," authored in Japanese by Wataru Kamihigashi, has been published in Jiyu to Seigi (Liberty & Justice) Vol. 67 No.12, published by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
November 08,
2016
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Public-Private Partnerships 2017, Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Miho Niunoya, Partner, Yuko Nihonmatsu, Partner, Shintaro Hamasu, Partner, and Masayuki Matsuura, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
November 04,
2016
"Changes To The Enforceability Of Exclusive Foreign Jurisdiction Agreements Under Japanese Law," co-authored by Kumpei Ohashi, Of Counsel, and Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been published in the book entitled Expert Guide - Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2016, by Corporate LiveWire.
November 01,
2016
[Publication] The International Trade Law Review - Second Edition, Japan chapter, co-authored by Yuko Nihonmatsu, Partner, and Fumiko Oikawa, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
November 01,
2016
[Article] "Developments in FinTech – A Look at the Impact on Payment Systems," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, and Kenichi Tanizaki, Of Counsel, has been published in Business Research No. 1071, November 2016, published by the Business Research Institute.
November 01,
2016
[Article] "FinTech for Beginners Part 6 (Series Finale): Regional Revitalization and FinTech," authored in Japanese by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, has been published in Ginko Homu 21, November 2016, published by the Economic Legal Research Institute.
October 20,
2016
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Fintech 2017, Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, Yuri Suzuki, Partner, Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, Ryosuke Oue, Partner, and Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
October 11,
2016
[Article] "Construction and projects in Japan," a country Q&A co-authored by Russell K. Kawahara, Partner and Miho Niunoya, has been published in the Construction & Projects Global Guide 2016/17 webpage on the Practical Law website of Thomson Reuters.
October 06,
2016
[Article] "Overview and Key Points of the Intellectual Property Rights Systems in Russia," co-authored in Japanese by Tadashi Yuzawa, Of Counsel, and Yasuharu Miura, has been published in The Lawyers, October 2016, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
October 05,
2016
[Publication] The International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2017, Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Chie Kasahara, Partner, and Reina Kanemura has been published by Global Legal Group.
October 05,
2016
[Article] "FinTech Legislation in Japan," co-authored by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Ryosuke Oue, Partner, has been published in the Global Banking & Financial Policy Review 2016/17 by IFLR.
October 01,
2016
[Article] "FinTech for Beginners Part 5: Asset Management (PFM) Law, Accounting & Finance Support Services," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been published in Ginko Homu 21, October 2016, published by the Economic Legal Research Institute.
September 30,
2016
[Publication] Japan chapter for the "Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2017" : Miho Niunoya (Partner) and Masayuki Matsuura (Partner)
September 26,
2016
[Article] "Financial Institutions' Use of Artificial Intelligence and the Law: the Protection of Personal Information and Intellectual Property Rights, etc.," co-authored in Japanese by Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, and Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been published in Weekly Financial Affairs (Kinyu Zaisei Jijyo), No. 3184, September 2016, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.
September 26,
2016
[Publication] China Outbound Investment Guide 2016, Japan chapter, co-authored by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, Kumpei Ohashi, Of Counsel, and Eiji Nishiwaki, has been published by ALM Publication.
September 24,
2016
[Article] "Brexit and its Impact on FinTech in the UK," authored in Japanese by Naoki Kanehisa, has been published on the ZUU online website.
September 16,
2016
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Trade & Customs 2017, Japan chapter, authored in English by Yuko Nihonmatsu, Partner, Fumiko Oikawa, Partner, and Mariko Sanno, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
September 06,
2016
[Article] "Construction and projects in Japan," a country Q&A co-authored by Russell K. Kawahara, Partner and Miho Niunoya, has been published in the Construction & Projects Global Guide webpage on the Practical Law website of Thomson Reuters.
September 06,
2016
[Article] "Asset Based Lending: Legal Issues and Future Directions," co-authored in Japanese by Yutaka Sakai, Partner, Hiroyuki Nezu, Partner, and Tasuku Imai, has been published in the SFJ JOURNAL, August 2016, published by the Securitization Forum of Japan.
September 05,
2016
[Publication] "Some Commonly Overlooked but Important Perspectives on M&A――Stakeholders, IR, Risk Management, Global Impact, etc." authored in Japanese by Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, has been published in the book "Masao Kishida Sensei Memorial Essay Collection: Issues in Modern Commercial Law" (in Japanese) by SEIBUNDOH Publishing Co., Ltd. (2016)
September 01,
2016
[Article] "Brexit and its Legal Implications in the Field of Finance," authored in Japanese by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, has been published in The Lawyers, September 2016, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
September 01,
2016
[Article] "Running Away from "United in Diversity" ― the Legal Mechanism for EU Withdrawal and Issues for Japanese Corporations": Setsuko Yufu (Partner)
September 01,
2016
[Article] "FinTech for Beginners Part 4: Law, Accounting & Other Services in Relation to Virtual Currencies," co-authored in Japanese by Ryosuke Oue, Partner, and Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, was published in Ginko Homu 21, September 2016, published by the Economic Legal Research Institute.
August 15,
2016
[Article] "Practical Implications of the 2016 Amendments to the Banking Act and Payment Services Act, etc.—With a Focus on Fintech," co-authored in Japanese by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, Ryosuke Oue, Partner, and Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been published in Junkan Shoji Homu No. 2108, August 2016, published by Japan Institute of Business Law.
August 15,
2016
Hiroyuki Nezu (Partner)’s comments were quoted in an article entitled "Be Prepared for Corporate Scandals" in the Nikkei newspaper, dated August 15, 2016, published by Nikkei Inc.
August 12,
2016
[Article] "Developments in Cartel Investigations in Brazil," an article authored by Andre Sampaio of O.C. Arruda Sampaio, was translated into Japanese and edited by Masayuki Matsuura, Partner, appeared in KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU Vol.44, No.8, August 2016, published by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc.
August 09,
2016
[Article] "IoT, AI, and the Sharing Economy – An Overview of the Legal Impact of Developing IT," co-authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, Tasuku Imai, and Toshinori Watanabe, has been published in The Lawyers, August 2016, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
August 01,
2016
[Article] "FinTech for Beginners Part 3: FinTech in the Money Lending Industry," co-authored in Japanese by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Kazuya Sato, has been published in Ginko Homu 21, August 2016, published by the Economic Legal Research Institute.
August 01,
2016
[Publication] "A Brief Summary of the Companies Act, Vol. 6: Drafting and Amending Company By-laws," co-authored in Japanese by Yutaka Sakai (Partner), Chie Kasahara (Partner), Atsuko Kissho (Partner), Reiko Yoshida (Partner), Takumi Fukuda (Partner), and Sachiko Sugawara (Partner), has been published by SHOJIHOMU Co., Ltd.
July 28,
2016
[Article] "Major Legal Considerations in connection with Brexit: M&A, Finance, Labour, Personal Information, and Intellectual Property, etc."
July 15,
2016
[Article] "Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) in Germany," co-authored in Japanese by Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, Markus Janssen, Registered Foreign Lawyer (The Laws of the Federal Republic of Germany), and Frank Becker, admitted in Germany (Not Registered as a Foreign Lawyer and not practicing law in Japan), has been published in KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU Vol. 44, No. 7, July 2016, published by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc.
July 07,
2016
[Publication] The Intellectual Property Review - Fifth Edition, Japan chapter, co-authored by Chie Kasahara, Partner and Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
July 01,
2016
[Article] "FinTech for Beginners Part 2: Asset Management Services (Investment Support) by Robo-advisor," co-authored in Japanese by Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, and Naoki Kanehisa, has been published in Ginko Homu 21, July 2016, published by the Economic Legal Research Institute.
July 01,
2016
[Article] "Steps that Japanese Companies with Business in UK and EU will Need to Take in Order to Deal with Brexit – a Legal Analysis," co-authored in Japanese by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, and Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been posted on SHOJIHOMU PORTAL, SHOJIHOMU Co., Ltd.'s members-only website.
June 20,
2016
[Article] "Key Points on the Revision of the Rules for Disclosure Learning from the Report of The Disclosure Working Group," co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato and Shingo Noguchi, has been published in Business Homu Vol.16 No.8, August 2016, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
June 17,
2016
[Article] "FinTech in Japan: Status and Future Directions Learning from the FinTech Event in Hong Kong," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been published on the ZUU online website.
June 13,
2016
[Artcle] "Insurance × Technology = "InsTech": Trends and Legal Considerations," authored in Japanese by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, and Hirofumi Hosoda, has been published in Weekly Financial Affairs (Kinyu Zaisei Jijyo), No.3170, June 2016, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.
June 03,
2016
[Article] "False Fuel Data of Mitsubishi Motors: Analysis by a Former Public Prosecutor," authored in Japanese by Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, has been published on the BUSINESS LAWYERS website.
June 03,
2016
[Article] "FinTech for Beginners Part 1: Payment and Settlement Services," co-authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, and Naoki Kanehisa, has been published in Ginko Homu 21, June 2016, published by the Economic Legal Research Institute.
June 02,
2016
[Article] "What is the Ideal Internal Whistle-blower System to Protect Companies from Misconduct, and How Do Companies Resolve a Dysfunctional Internal Whistle-blower System and Recover Trust in the Company?," authored in Japanese by Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, has been published in The Lawyers, June 2016, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
May 31,
2016
[Interview] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, was interviewed by IFLR, and the interview entitled "Bitcoin Definition Remains Unclear New Bill" was published on its online journal on May 31, 2016.
May 30,
2016
[Article] "Trends and Strategies in Legal Practice in Vietnam: Dealing with Inconsistencies in the Law and the Handling of Foreign-owned Companies," authored in Japanese by Wataru Kamihigashi, has been posted on Bizbuddy, The Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ’s members-only website.
May 27,
2016
[Publication] The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2016, Japan chapter, co-authored by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, Saori Hanada, Partner, Masayuki Matsuura, Partner, and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published by Global Competition Review.
May 19,
2016
[Article] "Review of Ten Years of Leniency Programs in Japan From the Practitioner’s Eye," authored in Japanese by Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has been published in Kousei Torihiki (a monthly magazine on competition/antitrust) No.787/May 2016, published by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute.
May 10,
2016
[Article] ""InsTech" in Japan: Direction and Key Points on the Insurance Business Act," co-authored in Japanese by Junko Ogushi, Partner, and Hirofumi Hosoda, has been published in GINKO JITSUMU Vol.46 No.5, May 2016, published by Banking Education Co., Ltd.
April 30,
2016
"Managing Japan's Fintech Groundswell," co-authored by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been published in the MAY 2016 edition of IFLR.
April 25,
2016
[Article] "The World's Largest Membership System FinTech Group Held a Summit in London" authored in Japanese by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, has been published on the ZUU online website.
April 20,
2016
[Article] "[Special Report: Fighting Avoidance Cases] – Disputing The Evidence," authored in Japanese by Kumpei Ohashi, Of Counsel, has been published in KIKAN KEIJI BENGO, Issue No.86, published by GENDAIJINBUNSHA.
April 08,
2016
[Article]"The Practical Implications of a Supreme Court Precedent in Relation to an Osaka High Court Ruling of 8 September 2015," authored in Japanese by Hiroyuki Nezu, Partner, has been published in Finance Law Journal No.2039, April 2016, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
March 30,
2016
[Article] "Understanding the MHLW Circular on Remote Medical Consultations - Conditions for Medical Practitioners' Act Article 20 Violation Clarified, but Medical Consultation Fees not Affected," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, has been published on the Nikkei Digital Health website.
March 29,
2016
[Article] "Changes to Regulations Relating to Funds for Professional Investors," co-authored by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, and Eiichiro Hata, Partner, has been published in the Global Asset Management & Servicing Review 2016/17 by IFLR.
March 23,
2016
[Article] "Investing in Japan," co-authored by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Kumpei Ohashi, Of Counsel, has been published on the Practical Law website of Thomson Reuters.
March 17,
2016
[Article] "Insurance × IT = "InsTech" Event Held in London," authored in Japanese by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, has been published on the ZUU online website.
March 11,
2016
[Article] "Bitcoin Legality and The Ramifications of Proposed Legislative Amendments," authored in Japanese by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, has been published on the ZUU online website. Articles by the IBS team will continue to be published on the ZUU online in the future.
March 09,
2016
[Article]"Vietnam Law: Practice and Strategy - A Summary of the Amended Real Estate Business Law, Amended Housing Law, and Other Related Laws and Regulations," authored in Japanese by Wataru Kamihigashi, has been posted on Bizbuddy, The Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ's members-only website.
March 01,
2016
[Article] "GAR Know-How: Commercial Arbitration - Japan," co-authored by Yuko Nihonmatsu, Partner, Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, and Shingo Noguchi, has been published on the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) website.
February 22,
2016
[Article]"Amendments to the Ordinance on Terminology, Forms, and Preparation Methods of Consolidated Financial Statements and Cabinet Office Ordinances under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) - Overview and Case Studies on Several Listings Including the Skylark IPO under the Amendments" authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato, has been published in KEIEI ZAIMU No. 3249, February 2016, published by Zeimu Kenkyukai.
February 05,
2016
[Article] "Innovation by Banks and FinTech Companies‐A Summary of FinTech Issues from the Perspective of Finance and IT Law", co-authored in Japanese by Ryuichi Nozaki, Yuri Suzuki, Hiroyuki Sanbe and Takafumi Ochiai, has been published in Financial Law Journal No.2035, February 2016, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
February 02,
2016
[Article] "Arbitration Procedures and Practice in Japan," co-authored by Junko Ogushi, Partner, Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, and Shingo Noguchi, has been published on the Practical Law website of Thomson Reuters.
January 05,
2016
[Article] "Advanced Approach for Early Detection and Prevention of Corporate Scandals Utilizing Technologies Including Artificial Intelligence," authored in Japanese by Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, has been published in The Lawyers, January 2016, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
January 05,
2016
[Article] "Significance of Ensuring Corporate Management Compliance," co-authored in Japanese by Mitsunobu Sato and Fuminori Kato, has been published in The Lawyers, January 2016, published by ILS Publications, Inc.