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December 25,
2015
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Corporate Scandals and Crimes – Various Types of Investigations and Early Fraud Detection: Difference Between Internal Investigation and External Investigation/Competent Authority’s Investigation and Detection; Latest Trends of System and Approach for Early Fraud Detection and Prevention,” on December 25, 2015, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
December 11,
2015
[Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato and Hitomi Furukawa presented a seminar lecture entitled "Practical Tips for In-house Lawyers on Contract Negotiation and Building Internal Consensus—Learning from Past Failures in Merchandise Sales and Manufacturing Businesses," on December 11, 2015, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
December 10,
2015
[Seminar] Yuko Nihonmatsu, Partner presented a seminar lecture entitled "Establishment of a Geographical Indication Protection System - Impact of EPA/TPP Negotiations between Japan and the EU" at a symposium "FTA for EU, Japan, and U.S.A.," on December 10, 2015, hosted by Hitotsubashi University and EU Studies Institute (EUSI).
December 08,
2015
[Seminar] Takumi Fukuda, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Recent Amendments to Laws Related to Private Equity Funds and Business Practice Trends," on December 8, 2015, hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai.
December 08,
2015
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Future Amendments to the Long-Term Care Insurance Act – Possibility of Business Succession and M&A," at the Life Ending Industry EXPO 2015 (ENDEX) on December 8, 2015, hosted by the ENDEX Executive Committee.
November 22,
2015
[Seminar] Setsuko Yufu, Partner, served as a moderator at a Law Panel Session entitled "EU Law for Japanese Companies and Lawyers" at the annual conference of the European Union Studies Association-Japan, held at Kansai University on 22 November, 2015. Also on the panel at the conference were partners, Saori Hanada and Fumiko Oikawa who served as panelists at sessions on (respectively) "EU Law on the Protection of Personal Data and Japanese Companies" and "EU Law on Geographical Indication and Japanese Companies."
November 12,
2015
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, acted as a claimant’s counsel at a mock trial session of the YSIAC Advocacy Roadshow on November 12, 2015, hosted by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
November 03,
2015
[Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato presented a lecture entitled "Avoiding a Troublesome Situation at the Last Moment! Mental Preparation for Legal Issues Required at the End of Life – From Medical Care to Inheritance" for a course on advance care planning, on November 3, 2015, hosted by the Meguro City Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Center/Labor Welfare Center.
October 21,
2015
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, served as a commentator and a panelist at a seminar held by the Japan Association of Arbitrators on October 21, 2015, to commemorate the publication of "Training Material for International Arbitration Practice".
October 18,
2015
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Healthcare and IT - Regulations for Telemedicine, Apps and Advertisements," on October 18, 2015, hosted by Healthcare Hackathon.
October 13,
2015
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, presented a seminar entitled "Learning from Past Business Failures in China - Sharing Recent Cases, including the LIXIL Group Corporation Case (Huge Losses Stemming from the Insolvency of a Subsidiary Operating in China), and Recognizing Specific Pitfalls for the Future," at the 146th IBL Chinese Lawyers’ Club on October 13, 2015, hosted by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc.
September 25,
2015
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Legal Issues and Practical Considerations in Providing Information to Vendors and Other Outside Companies and Transferring Information Overseas: How to Deal with Information Leakage and Plagiarism," on September 25, 2015, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
September 16,
2015
[Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato presented a lecture entitled "Consideration on the Medical Accident Investigation System" at the 2015 Second General Meeting of the Liaison Council of Hospitals and Medical Clinics in Kochi Prefecture, on September 16, 2015.
September 12,
2015
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, participated in a panel discussion on "Significant Cases: Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology Corporation case of China" as a panelist at the 7th Annual Symposium of the East Asian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring on September 12, 2015, hosted by the East Asian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring.
August 25,
2015
[Seminar] Yuko Nihonmatsu, Partner, and Fumiko Oikawa, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Geographical Indication Protection System," on August 25, 2015, hosted by Japan Foods & Biotechnology Intellectual Property Rights Center (JAFBIC).
August 20,
2015
[Seminar] Masaji Hashimoto, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Establishing a New Infrastructure Fund Market – Problems in Listing Renewable Energy Funds and Cross-listing of Singapore Business Trusts," on August 20, 2015, hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications.
July 30,
2015
[Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato and Hitomi Furukawa presented a seminar lecture entitled "Practical Tips for In-house Lawyers on Contract Negotiation and Building Internal Consensus—Learning from Past Failures in Merchandise Sales and Manufacturing Businesses," on July 30, 2015, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
July 03,
2015
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Strategic Points and Legal Issues in Capitalizing on Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO): How to Manage BPO in Order to Minimize Risks, From the Standpoint of a BPO Vendor and a Customer Company," on July 3, 2015, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
July 01,
2015
[Seminar] Setsuko Yufu, Partner, presented a lecture entitled "International Corporate Practice and Myself," on July 1, 2015, hosted by Waseda University.
June 11,
2015
[Seminar] Masaji Hashimoto, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Key Points on Listing Renewable Energy Funds on an Infrastructure Fund Market Which Will Be Established by the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) - Cross-listing of Business Trusts," on June 11, 2015, hosted by Seminar–info.
June 01,
2015
[Seminar] Simon Bezzina, Of Counsel, has attended on behalf of Atsumi & Sakai at the annual World Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference which was held in April, 2015 in Prague which was co-hosted by the WNA and NEI.
May 31,
2015
[Seminar] Wataru Kamihigashi participated in a panel session "Learning from the Voices of Academics and Legal Professionals Who Assisted on Site in Developing Legal Systems of Asia-Pacific Countries" as a panelist at the kick-off seminar entitled "International Cooperation in the Legal Field in Asia 2015" on May 31, 2015, co-hosted by several organizations including the International Civil and Commercial Law Centre Foundation.
May 27,
2015
[Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato presented a seminar lecture entitled "Key Points on the 2014 Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) etc. – a Plan to Promote New Listings and Help Listed Companies Streamline their Fundraising Activities" on May 27, 2015, hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications.
April 21,
2015
[Seminar] Partners Yuri Suzuki and Hiroyuki Sanbe presented a seminar lecture on 21 April, entitled “Tsinghua University Seminar for Chinese Company CEOs,” hosted by Tsinghua University and Atsumi & Sakai.
March 25,
2015
[Seminar] Reiko Yoshida, Partner, gave a two-day seminar entitled "Ship Finance Deals- Recent Trends and Practical Considerations" (Maritime Business Practice Training Seminar No. 29) on March 5 and 6, 2015, hosted by The Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.
March 23,
2015
[Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, presented a seminar lecture on competition law practice, entitled "Cartel Enforcement in South Africa," at the Workshop on Competition Laws of Foreign Countries on March 23, 2015, hosted by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute.
March 20,
2015
[Seminar] Tomatsu Natsuko and Shingo Noguchi presented a seminar lecture entitled "Practical Tips and Case Study on New Immigration Law, Enterprise Law and Investment Law in Vietnam" in Ho Chi Minh City on March 20, 2015, hosted by The Japanese Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City.
March 02,
2015
[Seminar] Setsuko Yufu, Partner, participated in a panel discussion on "Managing Pricing and Distribution for Global Companies - Price Maintenance and Vertical Restraints" as a panelist at the symposium entitled "2015 Asia Forum – Tokyo (Doing Business in Asia: Recent Trends and Developments in the Regulatory)" on March 2, 2015, hosted by ABA.
February 06,
2015
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, and Mitsunobu Sato presented a seminar lecture entitled "Practical Tips and Strategic Points on Drafting and Negotiating International Agreements for IT Business: Litigation Cases Related to IT Agreements," on February 6, 2015, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
February 04,
2015
[Seminar] Shintaro Hamasu, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Financial Institution Obligations When Selling Financial Instruments: Avoiding Trouble by Learning from Specific Examples of Disputes," on February 4, 2015, hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai.
January 29,
2015
[Seminar] Chie Kasahara, Partner, and Ian S. Scott, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "The Law and Business of Sporting Events: Things to Understand in the Lead up to the Tokyo Olympics," on January 29, 2015, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
January 14,
2015
[Seminar] Takumi Fukuda, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Private Equity Funds Practice and Recent Amendments to the Related Laws," on January 14, 2015, hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications.