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December 25,
2018
[Article] Hiroyuki Nezu, Partner, Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Shinichiro Shimizu, Of Counsel, were interviewed by LexisNexis Japan, and the interview entitled "The Power of Specialists for Preventing, Identifying, and Responding to Misconduct" was published in its magazine Business Law Journal No. 131.
December 19,
2018
[Article] “Directors' Responsibility in the Context of Failure to File a Leniency Application,” co-authored by Saori Hanada (Partner) and Ryota Mikuniya, has been published in Competition Law International Vol. 14 No. 2, published by the Antitrust Section of the International Bar Association.
December 17,
2018
[Article] "Information Banks are not the Only "Instruments" for Utilizing Data," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, has been published in Weekly Financial Affairs No.3289, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.
December 14,
2018
[Article] "Overview of legal issues surrounding online medical examinations,":Takafumi Ochiai(Partner)
November 29,
2018
[Publication] "Work-Style Reform and Labor Laws in the Age to Come," co-authored in Japanese by Hisashi Miyatsuka, Partner, has been published by SHOJIHOMU Co., Ltd.
November 28,
2018
[Article] "Future Working Conditions Drawn from the Supreme Court Cases (Hamakyorex Case/Nagasawa-Unyu Case) and the Part-time and Fixed-term Workers Act - Summary of Issues for Eliminating Unreasonable Differences in Working Conditions between Regular Workers and Non-regular Workers," authored in Japanese by Emi Uchida, Of Counsel, has been published in ROSEI JIHO No.3962, published by Roumugyousei Co., Ltd.
November 21,
2018
[Publication] Chambers Global Practice Guides - Project Finance 2019, Japan chapter, co-authored by Miho Niunoya, Partner, Michiaki Hosoi, Partner, Naoki Kanehisa, Partner and Yoko Nobata, Partner, has been published by Chambers and Partners.
November 01,
2018
[Article] "How would Content of Contracts Make Difference? - Legal Points on 'Timing' of Revenue Recognition," authored in Japanese by Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Toshihiro Iso, Associate has been published in JUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No. 1527, November 2018, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
October 31,
2018
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Public-Private Partnerships 2019, 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.
October 26,
2018
[Online article] Yutaka Sakai, Partner, was quoted in an online article entitled "Japan's New Solar Farms May Face Environmental Hurdles," published on Bloomberg Environment & Energy Report (author Brian Yap).
October 19,
2018
[Article] "American Practice (1): Defense practice by The Bronx Defenders," authored in Japanese by Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, has been publised in KIKAN KEIJI BENGO, Issue No. 96, published by GENDAIJINBUNSHA.
October 18,
2018
[Article] "Personal Data Protection in Japan and the EU," authored in Japanese by Go Hashimoto, Partner, and Go Fujimoto, Of Counsel, has been published on Mizuho Global News Oct & Nov 2018 Vol.99.
October 12,
2018
[Article] "Trust Precedents and Practical Measures: Duty of Equity of Trustees among Beneficiaries of Multiple Trusts and Practical Measures," authored in Japanese by Fumiko Oikawa, Partner, has been published in Trust Forum Vol.10, published by Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd.
October 10,
2018
[Article] "Practical Compliance at the Time of Transaction with a Representative Person, Such as Electronic Settlement, under the Revised Banking Act," co-authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, and Kenichi Tanizaki, Partner, has been published in Finance Law Journal No.2099, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
October 10,
2018
[Article] "Leading Financial Legal Affairs: Business Assessment of Local Financial Institutions," authored in Japanese by Hiroyuki Nezu, Partner, has been published in Finance Law Journal No.2099, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
September 21,
2018
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Fintech 2019, Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, Yuri Suzuki, Partner, Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, Ryosuke Oue, Partner, Takafumi Ochiai, Parnter, and Kenichi Tanizaki, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
September 19,
2018
[Article] "Useful Science Knowledge for Attorney Services (Series No. 5): Digital Forensics," authored in Japanese by Kiyoshi Yasutomi, Advisor, has been published in Jiyu to Seigi (Liberty & Justice) Vol.69 No.9, published by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
September 18,
2018
[Publication] The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2019, Japan chapter, co-authored by Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, and Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, has been published by Global Legal Group.
September 18,
2018
[Publication] "Guide to PPP/PFI Practices Covering Concessions, Conventional Type and New Methods," co-authored in Japanese by Miho Niunoya, Partner, has been published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
September 06,
2018
[Article] "Online Medical Care and Regulations," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, has been published in The Journal of Therapy, Vol.100 No.9, published by Nanzando Co., Ltd.
August 30,
2018
[Publication] Pricing & Reimbursement 2018, Japan chapter, co-authored by Chie Kasahara, Partner, Yuji Tomioka, Associate and Kirika Morita, Associate has been published by Global Legal Group.
August 23,
2018
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Trade & Customs 2019, Japan chapter, authored in English by Yuko Nihonmatsu, Partner, Fumiko Oikawa, Partner, and Mariko Sanno, Associate has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
August 15,
2018
[Online article] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, was quoted in an online article entitled "Japanese Multinationals Likely to Apply for More Pricing Pacts," published by the International Tax Monitor, Bloomberg BNA (author Brian Yap).
August 13,
2018
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2019, Japan chapter, co-authored by Miho Niunoya, Partner, and Masayuki Matsuura, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
August 07,
2018
[Article] "RegTech can play a key role in the enhancement of compliance management," authored by Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, has been published on Nippon Institute for Research Advancement's website.
July 25,
2018
[Online article] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, was quoted in an online article entitled "New Intercompany Pricing Rules Could Hurt Japanese Car Industry," published by the International Tax Monitor, Bloomberg BNA (author Brian Yap).
July 18,
2018
[Article] "Facts of a Defendant's Trial Statement in a US Criminal Suit," authored in Japanese by Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, has been published in KIKAN KEIJI BENGO, Issue No. 95, published by GENDAIJINBUNSHA.
July 13,
2018
[Article] "Torrent of the Plea Bargaining System: Corporate Risk Management that Changes Drastically with the Introduction of Plea Bargaining; Conversion from Interest Adjustment Type," authored in Japanese by Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, has been published in Risk Management TODAY No.109, published by Association of Risk Management.
July 13,
2018
[Online article] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, was quoted in an online article entitled "Japan's Corporate Tax Regime‘Unpredictability' Raises Hackles," published by the International Tax Monitor, Bloomberg BNA (author Brian Yap).
July 11,
2018
[Publication] "Food Agriculture: Laws and Systems," authored in Japanese by Ryuko Inoue, Of Counsel, has been published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
July 10,
2018
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Risk & Compliance Management 2018, Japan chapter, co-authored by Hiroyuki Nezu, Partner, Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Tadashi Yuzawa, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
July 09,
2018
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Telecoms and Media 2018, Japan chapter, authored by Chie Kasahara, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
July 03,
2018
[Article] "Open Banking in Japan," co-authored by Naoki Kanehisa (Partner) and Kenichi Tanizaki (Partner), has been published in Payments & Fintech Lawyer Volume 12, Issue 7, published by Cecile Park Media.
July 03,
2018
[Article] "Special Measures to Improve Legal Functions upon consideration of the "Study Group Report on How Japanese Companies should Strengthen International Competitiveness" (1)," authored in Japanese by Yusuke Miura, Partner, has been published in Business Law Journal No.125, published by LexisNexis Japan.
June 30,
2018
[Publication] The Intellectual Property Review - Seventh Edition, Japan chapter, co-authored by Chie Kasahara, Partner and Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
June 29,
2018
[Article] "Points to Note when Concluding Labor Agreements in Vietnam," authored in Japanese by Yasuharu Miura, Associate has been posted on MUFG BK Global Business Insight.
June 27,
2018
[Publication] The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2018, 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.
June 08,
2018
[Article] "Necessity of a Warning Indication of a Coffee Carcinogenic Compound based on Proposition 65 of the State of California, US by Starbucks Corporation, et al.," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, has been published in Chemical Management No. 1806, published by JOHOKIKO Co., Ltd.
May 31,
2018
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Advertising and Marketing 2018, Japan chapter, authored by Chie Kasahara, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
May 30,
2018
[Article] "Firm but fair," co-authored by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, has been published in the May 2018 edition of IFLR.
May 24,
2018
[Publication] "Insurance Business Act," authored in Japanese by Hirofumi Hosoda, Associate has been published by Koubundou Publishers Inc.
May 23,
2018
[Article] "Conversations with Former Bosses' and Employees' Real Intentions! "A Company's Style" that In-house Lawyers Should Know," co-authored in Japanese by Yusuke Miura, Partner, has been published in Business Homu Vol.18 No.7, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
May 22,
2018
[Article] "Case Bulletin of Japanese Antimonopoly Act – Bid rigging case where no surcharge payment was issued – Personal protective gear for Tokyo Metropolitan Government (the JFTC announcement of December 12, 2017)," authored in Japanese by Saori Hanada, Partner, has been published in JURIST No.1519 - May 2018 edition, published by Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd.
May 22,
2018
[Article] "Points to Note when Concluding Labor Agreements in Vietnam," authored in Japanese by Yasuharu Miura, Associate has been posted on Bizbuddy, The Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ's members-only website.
May 15,
2018
[Article]“Regarding the Handling of Bankruptcies of Public Companies when False Statements have been made in Securities Filings, etc.”, co-authored in Japanese by Norio Suzuki, Partner, has been published in HOURITSU JITSUMU KENKYU No.33, published by Tokyo Bar Association.
April 27,
2018
[Online article] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, was quoted in an online article entitled "Auto Industry Fears Double Taxation as Japan Hikes Sales Tax," published by the International Tax Monitor, Bloomberg BNA (author Brian Yap).
April 18,
2018
[Publication] "Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition‐Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing‐ Third edition", edited by Yutaka Sakai (Partner), co-authored in Japanese by Fumiko Soejima (Partner), Yasuko Tsuchihashi (Partner), Atsuko Kissho (Partner), Yuri Suzuki (Partner), Reiko Yoshida (Partner), Michiaki Hosoi (Partner), Takaya Konishi (Partner), Yasuhiro Shimada (Partner), Emiko Obata (Partner), Shintaro Hamasu (Partner), Keita Imaizumi (Partner), Ryosuke Oue (Partner), Yasuhiro Usui (Partner), Naoki Kanehisa (Partner), Nobutaka Yamaki (Associate), Jun Oishi (Associate), and Tetsushi Watanabe (Associate), has been published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
April 10,
2018
[Article] "RegTech as the Key to Promoting Compliance Management," authored in Japanese by Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, has been published in Watashi no Koso No.35, published by Nippon Institute for Research Advancement.
April 10,
2018
[Article] "Potential Questions and Answers for the 2018 General Shareholders' Meeting Focusing on Financial Matters," co-authored in Japanese by Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Toshihiro Iso, Associate has been published in JUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No. 1510, April 2018, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
April 03,
2018
[Online article] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, was quoted in an online article entitled "Japan Gives Multinationals Extra Time for Share Transfer Tax Break," published by the International Tax Monitor, Bloomberg BNA (author Brian Yap).
March 15,
2018
[Article] "Amendments to the Leniency Regulations in India," co-authored in Japanese by Saori Hanada, Partner, and Ruriko Maruyama, Associate has been published in KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU Vol.46, No.3, published by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc.
March 13,
2018
[Web article] "What are the Strategies to Deal with Amendments to the Civil Code as the "Only In-house Legal Professional"?," co-authored in Japanese by Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, and Yusuke Miura, Partner, has been published on the BUSINESS LAWYERS website.
March 13,
2018
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Defence & Security Procurement 2018, Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Kohei Masuda, Special Counsel, Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Yuko Nihonmatsu, Partner, has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
March 06,
2018
[Online article] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, was quoted in an online article entitled "Paper Companies May Face Tax in Japan After U.S. Rate Cut," published by the International Tax Monitor of Bloomberg BNA (author Brian Yap).
March 01,
2018
[Online article] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, was quoted in an online article entitled "Japanese High Earners Face 'Detrimental' Virtual Currency Tax (1)," published by the International Tax Monitor of Bloomberg BNA (author Brian Yap).
February 27,
2018
[Article] "Antitrust Law Case Studies Seminar Presented by Mr. Tadashi Shiraishi – I will Attend Next Year too!," authored in Japanese by Saori Hanada, Partner, has been published in Kousei Torihiki (a monthly magazine on competition/antitrust) No. 808/February 2018, published by Kousei Torihiki Kyokai/Fair Institute.
February 27,
2018
[Article] "Dispute Resolution Practice in Vietnam (2) Importance and Practical Tips for Drafting and Negotiating Agreements, and Points for Drafting Clauses of Dispute Resolution," authored in Japanese by Yasuharu Miura, Associate has been posted on Bizbuddy, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ's members-only website.
February 26,
2018
[Online article] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, was quoted in an online article entitled "Japan to Set Guidelines on SEP Licensing Negotiations," published by Managing Intellectual Property (author Karry Lai).
February 07,
2018
[Article] "The Global Acceleration of ICO Regulation: Publications of Guidelines by Western Governments; France Advocates Three Options," co-authored by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, Daisuke Tsuzuki, Joy Karugu, and Pascal Soepper, has been published in Nikkei FinTech, January 2018, published by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
February 01,
2018
[Publication] "5000 Legal Countermeasures for Financial Institutions"
January 25,
2018
[Publication] "Intellectual Property Strategies for Proactive Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries – Establishment of Japan Food Brand - Textbook for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Intellectual Property," co-authored in Japanese by Yasuhiro Usui, Partner, has been published by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry.
January 11,
2018
[Article] "New Upper Limit of Overtime Work Hours, Impact on Practices therefrom and Measures to Deal therewith," authored in Japanese by Emi Uchida, Of Counsel, has been published in Business Guide No.850, published by Horei Limited.