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December 27,
2019
The Big Picture of Qualified Opportunity Zones in the U.S.A. – Requirements, Eligibility, Obligations and Restrictions,” co-authored in Japanese by Bonnie L. Dixon, Partner, and Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, together with Earl Forte and John Pauciulo of Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellot LLC has been published in the January 2020 issue of Property Management, a monthly magazine published by Sogo Unicom Co., Ltd.
December 11,
2019
[Article] "Respecting the Will of Individuals: Key Discussion Point for Protecting Personal Information," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, has been published in Weekly Financial Affairs No.3334, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.
December 03,
2019
[Publication] Understanding Industry-Specific Legal Services through Q&A: Medicine and Medical Equipment, co-authored in Japanese by Chie Shinsha, Associate, and Kirika Morita, Associate, was published in December 2019 by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
December 02,
2019
[Publication] Libra’s Identity: Will GAFA Dominate the Currency?, co-authored in Japanese by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, was published in November 2019 by Nikkei Publishing Inc.
November 21,
2019
[Article] "Commentary and Strategy for Vietnamese Legal Practice: Key Points for Obtaining a Business License in Vietnam – Explanation Based on the Case of a Hotel Business," authored in Japanese by Yasuharu Miura, Associate has been posted on Bizbuddy, The Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ's members-only website.
November 12,
2019
[Article] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, and Feng Qin Chen*, Of Counsel, co-authored an article entitled, "Cautionary Points as Adjustments are Progressing Rapidly: Current Status of China’s Personal Information Protection Legislation and Practical Responses of Japanese Companies," published in Junkan Keirijouhou, No. 1562, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
October 25,
2019
[Article] "Interpretation and Practical Measures for Handling Equal Pay for Equal Work - Points for Balanced and Equal Treatment as Understood from Laws and Regulations, Circulars, Guidelines, and Court Decisions," authored in Japanese by Emi Uchida, Partner, has been published in ROSEI JIHO No.3978, published by Roumugyousei Co., Ltd.
October 11,
2019
[Publication] A co-authored publication Contracts and Practice of Overseas Energy Projects, has been published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC.
October 07,
2019
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Trade & Customs 2020, Japan chapter, authored in English by Yuko Nihonmatsu, Partner, Fumiko Oikawa, Partner, and Mariko Sanno, Associate has been published by Law Business Research Ltd.
October 04,
2019
[Article] "The First Case of Hostile M&A in J-REIT - Issue Regarding “Deemed Approval” for Investors Meeting in the Act on Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, has been published in Monthly Magazine of Property Management October, 2019.
September 25,
2019
[Article] "Considerations on the Crime of Fraudulent Means under Article 158 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act," authored in Japanese by Shinichiro Shimizu, Of Counsel, has been published in Kinyu Houmu Jijo September 25, 2019, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
September 25,
2019
[Online Guide] The Legal 500 Comparative Guides - Data Protection & Cyber Security, Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Fumiaki Matsuoka, Partner, Maki Katayanagi, Associate, and Satoshi Fukuhara, Associate, has been published by Legalease Ltd.
September 24,
2019
[Article] "Conflict Issue in J-REIT -Consideration Hostile Takeover by Starsia REIT to Sakura REIT-," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, has been published inThe Finance 2019 September vol.18.
September 02,
2019
[Publication] Legal Consulting on Intellectual Property of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Part II, authored in Japanese by Yasuhiro Usui, Partner, has been published by SEIRIN SHOIN.
September 02,
2019
[Article] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, and Kenichiro Tanizaki, Partner, co-authored an article entitled, "Special Commentary: Financial Institutions and Information Bank: Understanding the Data Distribution Business," (in Japanese) published in the Banking Law Journal 21, September 2019 Issue No. 846, Economic Legal Research Institute.
August 26,
2019
[Article] "Explanation by the Person in Charge: Overview of the Amendment of the Act on Close-Out Netting of Specified Financial Transactions Conducted by Financial Institutions," authored in Japanese by Daisuke Omote, Associate, has been published in Kinyu Houmu Jijo August 25, 2019, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
August 13,
2019
[Article] "GO with a criminal defense attorney! Vol. 86: Response to prosecutor’s appeal in a lay judge trial," authored in Japanese by Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, has been published in LIBRA August 2019 Edition (Tokyo Bar Association).
August 08,
2019
[Online Guide] The Legal 500 Comparative Guides - Competition Litigation, Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Setsuko Yufu, Partner, Hisashi Miyatsuka, Partner, Saori Hanada, Partner, and Kohei Murakawa, Partner, has been published by Legalease Ltd.
August 02,
2019
[Report] A research report entitled, "Trends of Data Protection Regulations in Japan and Overseas and the Responses of Japanese Financial Institutions," co-authored by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, Kenichi Tanizaki, Partner, and Kentaro Minato, Associate, was posted on the website of The Center for Financial Industry Information Systems (FISC). (Chapter I, co-authored)
August 02,
2019
[Publication] Private Equity Fund 2nd Edition, authored in Japanese by Takumi Fukuda, Partner, has been published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC.
July 22,
2019
[Article] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, was quoted in an article entitled "Newspaper Blind Spot: Unobtrusive Launch of “Information Bank” by “Provisional License”" in Weekly Financial Affairs No.3317, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs.
July 18,
2019
[Publication] "Japan: outward-looking insights," authored in English by Naoki Kanehisa, Partner has been published in In-House Lawyer, a British magazine for general counsels and in-house lawyers, July 2019, published by Legalease Ltd.
July 11,
2019
[Publication] "Debt Consolidation Methods as Advance Preparation to Achieve M&As," authored in Japanese by Norio Suzuki, Partner, has been published in Zeikei Tsushin, August Issue, July 2019, published by ZEIMU KEIRI KYOKAI CO., LTD.
July 05,
2019
[Article] "166 Questions and Answers about Current Credit Management and Collection 2019 Edition," co-authored in Japanese by Toyoki Emoto, Partner has been published in the Turnaround & Credit Management vol.165, July 2019, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
July 01,
2019
[Publication] "Dementia and Information," co-authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner has been published by Keiso Shobo.
July 01,
2019
[Article] "Practical Commentary: Administrative Procedure Points after Shareholders’ Meetings - Amendments of Registered Matters, Keeping Voting Forms, and Public Announcements," co-authored in Japanese by Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Tatsuhiro Hirayama, Associate has been published in Junkan Keirijouhou, July No. 1549, July 2019, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
June 27,
2019
[Publication] "Real Estate Investment Trust – Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition" co-authored in Japanese has been published by Koubundou Publishers Inc.
June 26,
2019
[Online Guide] The Legal 500 Comparative Guides - Bribery & Corruption (2nd edition), Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, Shinichiro Shimizu, Of Counsel, and Rikiya Okuhara, Of Counsel, has been published by Legalease Ltd.
June 26,
2019
[Article] "Special Issue: Current Situation of Protection and Utilization of Personal Information / Protection and Utilization of Personal Information, etc. in the Financial Field," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner has been published in Jurist, July 2019 No. 1534, published by Yuhikaku Publishing Co.,Ltd.
June 26,
2019
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Risk & Compliance Management 2019, 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.
June 19,
2019
[Article] "Commentary: Legal Thinking Beneficial for Detailed Understanding of Revenue Recognition Standards (3)," co-authored in Japanese by Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Toshihiro Iso, Associate has been published in Accounting and Audit Journal, July Vol. 31 No. 7, July 2019, edited by The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and published by DAI-ICHI HOKI Co., Ltd.
June 18,
2019
[Article] "2019 Global Survey on the Commercialisation of Disputes", Japan Chapter, co-authored by Teruhisa Toyama, Partner and Naoki Kanehisa, Partner has been published in cooperation with Brown Rudnick LLP.
June 17,
2019
[Article] "Commentary: Legal Thinking Beneficial for Detailed Understanding of Revenue Recognition Standards (2)," co-authored in Japanese by Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Toshihiro Iso, Associate has been published in Accounting and Audit Journal, June Vol. 31 No. 6, June 2019, edited by The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and published by DAI-ICHI HOKI Co., Ltd.
June 13,
2019
[Article] "GAR Know-how: Commercial Arbitration 2019 - Japan," co-authored by Kohei Murakawa, Partner, and Rikiya Okuhara, Of Counsel, has been published on the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) website.
June 11,
2019
[Publication] The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2019, 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 22,
2019
[Article] "Merger Control 2019: Japan" co-authored by Saori Hanada, Partner and Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner has been published in the April/May 2019 edition of IFLR.
May 22,
2019
[Article] "Business Commentary: Evaluation Points on whether the Banking Act is applicable to Electronic Funds Transfers and Account Management," co-authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, and Kenichi Tanizaki, Partner has been published in Junkan Keirijouhou June issue No.1546, May 2019, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.
May 22,
2019
[Publication] "Learning Digital Forensics from the Basics: From an Introduction to a Practical Response," co-authored in Japanese by Kiyoshi Yasutomi, Advisor and Go Hashimoto, Partner, has been published by JUSE Press. Ltd.
May 16,
2019
[Article] "A fresh dose of regulation and promotion," co-authored by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, Ryosuke Oue, Partner, Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, Naoki Kanehisa, Partner and Kenichi Tanizaki, Partner has been published in the April/May 2019 edition of IFLR.
May 01,
2019
[Article] "Commentary: Legal Thinking Beneficial for Detailed Understanding of Revenue Recognition Standards (1)," co-authored in Japanese by Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Toshihiro Iso, Associate has been published in Accounting and Audit Journal, May Vol. 31 No. 5, May 2019, edited by The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and published by DAI-ICHI HOKI Co., Ltd.
April 21,
2019
[Article]“Would the Use of Personal Information be a Boost? The Significance and Influence of the “Information Bank”,”authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner has been published in Business Homu June 2019 Issue, April 2019, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, Inc.
April 16,
2019
[Article]"Application of Blockchain to Intellectual Property and Content Management: Based on Actual Cases of Services Overseas and Discussions of Legal Systems," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, Yasuhiro Usui, Partner and Yang Xu*, Associate has been published in Intellectual Property Management Journal April Edition Vol. 69 No.4 (No. 820), April 2019, published by Japan Intellectual Property Association.
April 15,
2019
[Article]"Digitalization and the Antimonopoly Act," authored in Japanese by Yang Xu*, Associate has been published in Kousei Torihiki: Competition Laws and Policy, April 2019 Issue No. 822, April 2019, published by Fair Trade Institute.
April 15,
2019
[Article]"Competition Law Compliance Program for Companies Diversifying Globally," co-authored in Japanese by Saori Hanada, Partner, and Go Fujimoto, Partner has been published in Kousei Torihiki (a monthly magazine on competition/antitrust) April Issue No. 822, published by Kousei Torihiki Kyokai/Fair Institute.
March 29,
2019
[Article] Articles authored in Japanese by Wataru Kamihigashi, Associate have been published in JILPT Overseas Labor Information 19-03 Current Status of Labor in Vietnam, March 2019, published by The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT).
March 27,
2019
[Article] "China Business Q&A: Latest Trends of Corporate Merger Reviews in China," authored in Japanese by Guohui Fan, Partner and Yang Xu, has been published in Japan China Keikyo Journal, February 2019, published by Japan China Association.
March 25,
2019
"[Discussion Report] Contemporary Tasks of the Financial Legal System (Ⅱ) – Information, Settlements and Tech Firms," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, has been published in Kinyu Houmu Jijo March 25 2019, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
March 25,
2019
[Article]“Implementation of and Defense Practice through the Discussion and Agreement System in Cooperating with Investigations and Public Trials,” authored in Japanese by Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, has been published in NIBEN Frontier, March 2019 Issue, published by the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
March 25,
2019
[Publication] "Leading Cases on the Law of the European Union, 3rd Edition", co-authored in Japanese by Setsuko Yufu, Partner has been published by Nippon Hyoronsha.
March 20,
2019
[Article]“A contract and compliance perspective: Advance preparations for legal practitioners dealing with natural disasters” authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner and Kirika Morita, Associate has been published in Business Homu May 2019 Issue, March 2019, published by CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, Inc.
March 16,
2019
[Article]"The Frontline of Regulation (Overseas) – Shifting of Facilities to the EEA Spurred by No-Deal Brexit," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, has been published in Regulations 2019 March vol. 16, published by Seminar Info Co., Ltd.
March 10,
2019
[Discussion Report] "Contemporary Tasks of the Financial Legal System (I) – Information, Settlements and Tech Firms," authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, has been published in Kinyu Houmu Jijo March 10 2019, published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
March 01,
2019
[Article]"Construction and projects in Japan," a country Q&A co-authored by Russell K. Kawahara, Partner and Miho Niunoya, Partner, has been published in the Construction & Projects Global Guide 2018 webpage on the Practical Law website of Thomson Reuters.
February 22,
2019
[Article and Discussion Report] “Laws and Regulations Related to Online Medical Care: Focusing on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare” and “Potential Remote (Online) Medical Care in Psychiatric Practice”: Takafumi Ochiai (Partner)
February 18,
2019
[Discussion Report]"Tatsuya Kurosaka’s Neo Business Mining vol. 62: Is AI really a threat? Global debate on issues of AI and ethics," authored in Japanese by Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, has been published in Monthly Cyzo 2019 March, published by CYZO Inc.
February 12,
2019
[Article] "Impact of Plea Bargaining: Mutual Distrust between Companies and Employees and also Demand Derived from Crisis Management": Masataka Hayakawa (Partner)
February 12,
2019
[Online Guide] The Legal 500 Comparative Guides - Employee Incentives, Japan chapter, co-authored in English by Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, Fumiaki Matsuoka, Partner, and Chie Tabata, Of Counsel, has been published by Legalease Ltd.
February 06,
2019
[Article] “Enforcement of the Amendments to the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds Relating to an e-KYC, a Customer Verification Procedure Which Would be Completed Online, and the Trends of Practices for Verification,” authored in Japanese by Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, Kenichi Tanizaki, Partner, and Tomohiro Kobayashi, Associate has been published in NBL No.1139, February 2019, published by Shojihomu.
February 05,
2019
[Article] “What Should Be Done for Transforming Japan As a True Maritime Nation,” authored in Japanese by Yutaka Sakai, Partner, has been published in UMI No. 60 (January 2019 Issue), published by Kaiji Shinko Renmei (Association for Promotion of Maritime Affairs).
January 30,
2019
[Article] "Shifting into a Procedure Giving Priority to and Pursuing Self-interest: End of the Existing Corporate Risk Management (Series No. 2)," authored in Japanese by Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, has been published on the BUSINESS LAWYERS website.
January 25,
2019
[Article] "Risk Management and Compliance during a paradigm shift (Series No. 1)," authored in Japanese by Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, has been published on the BUSINESS LAWYERS website.
January 25,
2019
[Article] “Implementation of and Defense Practice through the Discussion and Agreement System in Cooperating with Investigations and Public Trials,” authored in Japanese by Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, has been published in NIBEN Frontier, January/February 2019 Issue, published by the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
January 21,
2019
[Article] "Moving Forward to a Cashless Society," co-authored by Yuri Suzuki, Partner, Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, Ryosuke Oue, Partner, Naoki Kanehisa, Partner, and Kenichi Tanizaki, Partner, has been published in the Chambers FinTech 2019's website.
January 18,
2019
[Publication] Getting the Deal Through - Defence & Security Procurement 2019, 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.
January 10,
2019
[Article] "Basics of M&A Contracts that Tax Accountants Should Know," authored in Japanese by Norio Suzuki, Partner, has been published in Zeikei Tsushin, published by ZEIMU KEIRI KYOKAI CO., LTD.
January 04,
2019
[Online article] "Wading through international waters:Japan and dispute resolution": Bonnie L. Dixon (Partner)