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December 21,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Introducing and Using Cloud Computing Systems: Legal Issues and Ways to Reduce Your Legal Risk," on December 21, 2016, hosted by the National Institute of Informatics.
December 16,
2016
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Practical Tips and Strategic Points on Drafting and Negotiating International Agreements for IT Business: Litigation Cases Related to IT Agreements," on December 16, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
December 06,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Introducing AIB Association's Goals and Main Activities: The Challenges Faced by the AIB Association and Member Companies in Being an Early-Mover in the Field of AI," at a forum entitled "Anniversary Forum: The Challenges of Being an Early-Mover in the Field of AI," on December 6, 2016, hosted by the AI Business Creation Association.
November 25,
2016
[Seminar] "Legal Considerations on Businesses Utilizing Artificial Intelligence: Practical Tips on Handling Artificial Intelligence Creations, Intellectual Property Strategies, Legal Issues for Gathering and Utilizing Big Data": Masataka Hayakawa (Partner)
November 24,
2016
[Seminar] Yutaka Sakai, Partner, and Atsuko Kissho, Partner, presented a seminar lecture on November 24, entitled "NFCM Group – Compliance Workshop," hosted by New Frontier Capital Management Co., Ltd.
November 11,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Legal Departments Take Note: Amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedures, the Impact on Corporate Activities and What You Should Do About It—Former Public Prosecutor and Specialist in Corporate Criminal Law Explains the Introduction of Plea-Bargaining in Japan From a Risk Management Perspective," on November 11, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
November 11,
2016
[Seminar] "FinTech: Actual Situations in Japan and Abroad": Takafumi Ochiai (Of Counsel)
November 08,
2016
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, gave a presentation entitled "Voluntary Efforts at Formulation of Security Guidelines," at the forum entitled "2nd FinTech Forum―Open Innovation in Financial Services," on November 8, 2016, hosted by the Bank of Japan Payment and Settlement Systems Department's FinTech Center.
November 02,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Legal Considerations When Starting an AI-Related Business (Part 1:Practical Considerations)—Focusing on Big Data and the Law," at a seminar entitled "AIB Co-Creation Discussion and AI Technology (Deep Learning) x AI Law Seminar," on November 2, 2016, hosted by the AI Business Creation Association.
November 01,
2016
[Seminar] Atsumi & Sakai and the Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) jointly hosted a seminar, "Israel Start-ups - Why and How to Invest in Israel Now," on November 1, 2016.
October 31,
2016
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, gave a presentation entitled "The Blockchain and What it Means for Finance and Industry," at 7th FINE Forum, on October 31, 2016, hosted by Keio University FINE Consortium, supported by the FinTech Association Japan, Digital Hollywood University Graduate School, Cyber-finance Lab Project, collaborated with FINOVATORS and FINOLAB.
October 28,
2016
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "New Rules Affecting Cross-border Transfers of Personal Information and Trade Secrets Between Japan, EU and US," on October 28, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
October 24,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, and Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Whistleblower System Operation - Practical Approach -," on October 24, 2016, co-hosted by LexisNexis Japan and the Business Law Journal.
October 21,
2016
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, and Hirofumi Hosoda presented a seminar entitled "Strategies and Legal Practice of InsTech: Changes Lead by InsTech and Key Legal Points," on October 21, 2016, hosted by Seminar-Info.
October 12,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Outline of Legal Issues in the Field of IoT, AI, Blockchains, etc." at a seminar entitled "Innovative IoT: IoT x Blockchain, IoT x AI, the Next Frontier for Big Data" on October 12, 2016, hosted by the Big Data Consortium.
October 07,
2016
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Effective Methods for Gathering and Preserving Evidence When Addressing and Tackling Fraud" at a conference entitled "7th ACFE Japan Conference entitled "Principles in the Fight Against Fraud"" on October 7, 2016, hosted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE JAPAN).
October 05,
2016
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, gave a presentation entitled "Adobe IT Session: Latest Developments in the Creation of a FinTech Regulatory System" at an event entitled "Useful Knowhow for Introduction of Marketing Technology in the Financial Industry" on October 5, 2016, hosted by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd.
September 27,
2016
[Seminar] Junko Ogushi, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Infrastructure Projects in Malaysia," on September 27, 2016, hosted by Japan Conference on Overseas Development of Eco-Cities (J-CODE) in collaboration with AZMI & Associates.
September 27,
2016
[International Forum] "ALB Japan Corporate Compliance and Governance Forum 2016": Takafumi Uematsu (Partner)
September 20,
2016
[International Conference] "Cybersecurity, Encryption and the Right to be Forgotten": Ryuichi Nozaki (Partner)
September 16,
2016
[Seminar] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Overseas Expansion – A Legal Primer for Japanese Corporates," on September 16, 2016, co-hosted by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, the Tokyo Bar Association, Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association, and the Daini Tokyo Bengoshi Association.
September 16,
2016
[Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, has presented a lecture entitled "Competition Law of Germany," at a seminar on competition laws of the United States and EU, on September 16, 2016, organized by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute.
September 15,
2016
[Seminar] Junko Ogushi, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Global Developments in Data Protection Law," on September 15, 2016, hosted by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Singapore.
September 08,
2016
[Seminar] Atsumi & Sakai hosted a seminar entitled "Brexit Seminar," on September 8, 2016, in collaboration with CMS Cameron McKenna LLP. At this seminar, Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner, served as a moderator.
September 06,
2016
[Seminar] Atsumi & Sakai and the Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) jointly hosted a seminar, "Recent Developments in FinTech in the UK, Singapore, Japan," on September 6, 2016.
August 25,
2016
[Seminar] Wataru Kamihigashi presented a seminar entitled "[Field Report] Recent Legal Trends Affecting Real Estate and Other Investments in Vietnam: Real Estate Related Legal Risks Associated with Setting Up and Growing a Business in Vietnam," on August 25, 2016, hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai.
August 22,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "How Companies in Finance Can be Prepared for Full Enforcement of the Amended Personal Information Protection Act, and Compliance Management and Crisis Control in the Event of Information Leaks, etc," on August 22, 2016, hosted by Seminar-Info.
August 14,
2016
[International conference] "29th LAWASIA Conference - Golden Jubilee Conference": Yuri Suzuki (Partner)
July 27,
2016
[Seminar] Setsuko Yufu, Partner (Atsumi & Sakai, Tokyo), Ryuichi Nozaki, Partner (Atsumi & Sakai, London) and Frank Becker (Atsumi & Sakai Janssen, Frankfurt) presented a seminar entitled “[Soon!] Recapping the Basics of “Brexit” and its Implications – a Legal Perspective,” on July 27, 2016, co-hosted by LexisNexis Japan and the Business Law Journal, in cooperation with Atsumi & Sakai.
July 21,
2016
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Important Practical Knowledge About Online Platforms for Legal and Regulatory Practitioners Covering Japan, the US and the EU," on July 21, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
July 07,
2016
[Seminar] "Industrie 4.0 in Japan - the Opportunities and Challenges of the Digital Revolution -" (70th Germany-Japan Economic Talks): Takafumi Uematsu (Partner)
July 07,
2016
[Seminar] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "FinTech in Japan: an Overview of Current Innovations and Regulatory Developments", on July 7, 2016, hosted by International Bankers Association of Japan (IBA JAPAN).
June 27,
2016
[Seminar] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, presented a lecture entitled "A to Z to Work on FinTech" at a seminar entitled "Fintech Strategies and the Impact of Legislation: A Legal Perspective on Industry Needs and Business Opportunities," on June 6, 2016, co-hosted by Atsumi & Sakai, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd., and Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd.
June 23,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Insider Trading, Market Manipulation, and Other Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) Violations: Recent Trends and Practical Tips on Risk Management," on June 23, 2016, hosted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE Japan).
June 13,
2016
[Seminar] Hiroyuki Nezu, Partner, and Tasuku Imai presented a seminar entitled "System and Current Issues of Nursing Care Benefits: The Practical Implications of an Osaka High Court Ruling of 8 September 2016," on June 13, 2016, hosted by the Association of Asset-Based Lending of Japan.
June 06,
2016
[Seminar] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, presented a lecture entitled "A to Z to Work on FinTech" at a seminar entitled "Fintech Strategies and the Impact of Legislation: A Legal Perspective on Industry Needs and Business Opportunities," on June 6, 2016, co-hosted by Atsumi & Sakai, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd., and Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd.
June 02,
2016
[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 June 2, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
May 29,
2016
[Event] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, presented a lecture and served as a moderator at an event entitled "FINNOVASIA Japan FinTech Night in Hong Kong," on May 29, 2016, co-hosted by the FinTech Association Japan, in cooperation with FINNOVASIA.
May 27,
2016
[Seminar] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, gave a presentation on "Japan's FinTech Amendments: Changes to the Banking Act and Other Legislation Enacted May 25, 2016" at the Fintech Association of Japan on May 26, 2016.
May 24,
2016
[Seminar] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Naoki Kanehisa presented a seminar entitled “Current Status of FinTech: Services, Legislation, and Developments in Foreign Countries,“ on May 20, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
May 20,
2016
[Seminar] Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, and Tasuku Imai presented a seminar entitled "Securities Litigation: Recent Trends and Managing Claims against Institutional Investors, Business Corporations, and Audit Firms," on May 20, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
May 12,
2016
[Seminar] Yutaka Sakai, Partner, Hiroyuki Nezu, Partner, and Tasuku Imai presented a seminar entitled "Asset Based Lending: Current Status and Future Directions," on April 25, 2016, hosted by the Securitization Forum of Japan.
April 27,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Accounting Fraud – Legal Liability and Measures for Risk Avoidance," on April 27, 2016, hosted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE Japan).
April 14,
2016
[Seminar] Hirofumi Hosoda presented a seminar lecture entitled "2014 Amendment of the Insurance Business Act: Key Points and Practical Considerations," on April 14, 2016, hosted by Seminar–info.
March 31,
2016
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Of Counsel, gave a presentation on "Prerequisites for FinTech Development in Japan – a Look at Specific Legislative Provisions" at the FinTech Association of Japan on March 30, 2016
March 29,
2016
[Seminar] Mitsunobu Sato and Hitomi Furukawa presented a seminar lecture entitled "Key Themes for Legal Departments: Tips for Internal Coordination and External Contract Negotiations," on March 29, 2016, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
March 22,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Being Prepared for and Responding to Investigations and Raids by Authorities in Relation to Suspected Accounting Fraud, Insider Trading and Other Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) Violations: How Would Your Company React to an Investigation by the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC)? Be Prepared and Know the Red Flags," on March 22, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
March 11,
2016
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, and Mitsunobu Sato presented a seminar entitled "Practical Tips and Strategic Points on Drafting and Negotiating International Agreements for IT Business: Litigation Cases Related to IT Agreements," on March 11, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
March 10,
2016
Natsuko Tomatsu presented a seminar entitled “Important Points on New Guidance Regulations of Investment Law and Enterprise Law” in Ho Chi Minh City on February 26, 2016, hosted by The Japanese Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City.
March 03,
2016
Mitsunobu Sato and Sho Tsuzuki presented a seminar entitled "Achieving ‘Proactive Governance and Preparing a Corporate Governance Code That Factors in a Stewardship Code," on March 3, 2016, hosed by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
March 01,
2016
[Seminar] Atsumi & Sakai hosted a seminar entitled "Data Protection Law Seminar - Japan/ASEAN/EU" on March 1, 2016, in collaboration with Talor Wessing anf RHTLaw Taylor Wessing.
February 29,
2016
[Seminar]"Basics of Ship Finance and Bankruptcy Remoteness": Reiko Yoshida (Partner)
February 25,
2016
[Seminar] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, presented a lecture entitled "General Overview of International Business and Legal Practice," at a seminar on businesses in India, South Korea and Vietnam on February 23, 2016, and a seminar on businesses in France, Taiwan and Indonesia on February 25, 2016, both co-hosted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Daini Tokyo Bar Association, in cooperation with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
February 23,
2016
[Seminar] Shingo Noguchi presented a lecture entitled "International Business and Legal Practice: Business in Vietnam," at a seminar on businesses in India, South Korea and Vietnam on February 23, 2016, co-hosted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Daini Tokyo Bar Association, in cooperation with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
February 17,
2016
[Seminar] Takumi Fukuda, Partner, presented a lecture entitled "The 2015 Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and its Impact on Funds," on February 17, 2016, hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai.
February 05,
2016
[Seminar] Shingo Noguchi presented a lecture entitled "Recent Real Estate Legal Practice in Vietnam Pursuant to the Latest Real Estate Laws and Regulations," at a joint seminar with the International Corporate Advisory Division of Mizuho Bank, on February 5, 2016, hosted by the Vietnam Working Group of the Japan Conference on Overseas Development of Eco-Cities (J-CODE).
January 29,
2016
[Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, presented a lecture entitled "Competition Law of South Africa," at a seminar on competition laws of emerging markets, on January 29, 2016, organized by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute.
January 14,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, and Fuminori Kato presented a lecture entitled "Accounting Fraud - Legal Liability and Measures for Risk Avoidance," at a workshop hosted by the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants on January 14, 2016.
January 11,
2016
[Seminar] Yuri Suzuki, Senior Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Legal Business for Property Investment and Management in Japan“ on January 11, 2016, hosted by Daini Tokyo Bar Association and Taipei Bar Association.
January 08,
2016
[Seminar] Teruhisa Toyama, Partner, presented a seminar entitled ""Corporate Gadflies" – and What Those in Legal and General Affairs for Listed or Listing Companies Need to Know About Them and How to Handle Them, from the Front Lines of Individual Investor Activism," on January 8, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
January 06,
2016
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar lecture entitled "Liability of Parent Company Over Subsidiary Fraud and Countermeasures: Key Points on Subsidiary Control - Learning from Successes and Failures of Parent Companies Facing Fraud by a Domestic Subsidiary or a Foreign Subsidiary,” on January 6, 2016, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.