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December 15,
2018
[Symposium] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Issues to Be addressed for Social Implementation of AI – from a Business Law Perspective, and Based on My Experiences for Conducting Research in Some European Countries," at the symposium entitled "International Symposium: Image of Human Being in the Age of Artificial Intelligence ," on December 15, 2018, organized by the Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Society Team, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), co-sponsored by the International Institute for Advanced Studies, and supported by the Kyoto Univ. Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Artificial Intelligence Research Unit, and the Center for Legal and Political Practice, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Osaka Univ.
November 30,
2018
[Seminar] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, and Kenichi Tanizaki, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Cutting Edge Fintech: Status of Efforts for the Realization of Cashless Society," on November 30, 2018, hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Westlaw Japan K.K.
November 27,
2018
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Legal Issues for Promotion of AI Business: Focusing on Legal Considerations for Encouraging AI Business," at the seminar entitled "LegalTech 2018 –AI, Blockchain, and LegalTech-," on November 27, 2018, hosted by AOS Legaltech, Inc. and LexisNexis Japan.
November 27,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, served as a panelist and Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, served as a speaker at the seminar entitled "EY Privacy Seminar 2018 - Protection and Use of Personal Data in Globalization and Digitalization," on November 27, 2018.
November 26,
2018
[Seminar] Yutaka Sakai, Partner, and Kentaro Mano, Of Counsel, presented a lecture entitled "Re-examination of Compliance: Reconfirmation of Basic Issues and Recent Topics (Working Style Reforms)," at the NFCM Group Compliance Workshop on November 26, 2018, hosted by New Frontier Capital Management Co., Ltd.
November 21,
2018
[Symposium] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, and Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, served as panelists at the panel discussion entitled "When and how to comply with the GDPR? What is the biggest enforcement risk for Japanese companies under the GDPR? What is the solution for it? – Big Law Firms' and GDPR Specialists' Perspectives," at the event entitled "Pressing Symposium: The Global Frontline of Privacy Protection Talked by Top of European Regulators," on November 21, 2018, hosted by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. and Bird & Bird LLP, International Privacy and Data Protection Group.
November 16,
2018
[Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, and Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Building a Foundation for Strengthening Legal Functions through Civil Code Amendment Measures: "Offensive" Civil Code Amendment Measures and a Task List and Road Map," on November 16, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
November 13,
2018
[Event] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, served as a panelist at a panel discussion entitled "Business Process Reengineering and Future Possibilities Brought on by Technology Development," on November 13, 2018, at the 2018 Forum of the Japan Property Management Association Forum.
November 01,
2018
[Seminar] Naoki Kanehisa, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Procedures and Licencing Requirements for Japan Market Entry for Asset Management and Fintech Businesses," at the seminar entitled "Tokyo-London: Financial Seminar 2018" on November 1, 2018, hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, at the Mansion House, London.
October 30,
2018
[Event] "MAKE IN INDIA - Round Table Discussion"
October 23,
2018
[International Forum] Miho Niunoya, Partner, served as a moderator and Michiaki Hosoi, Partner, served as a panelist at the panel session entitled "Project Finance Trends And Opportunities in 2018/2019" at Asia Legal Business's "ALB Japan Project Finance Forum 2018" on October 23, 2018.
October 17,
2018
[Seminar] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, served as a panelist at the panel discussion entitled "AI Brings Prosperity to the People -Toward the Social Implementation of AI for the Realization of SDGs Society 5.0," at the event entitled "CEATEC JAPAN 2018," on October 17, 2018, hosted by The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), The Communications and Information Network Association of Japan (CIAJ), and The Computer Software Association of Japan (CSAJ).
October 09,
2018
[International Conference] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, gave a presentation at a session entitled "LPD Showcase: initial coin offerings (ICOs) – technology meets finance," at the International Bar Association's 2018 Annual Conference on October 9, 2018 held in Rome.
October 03,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Regulations on Virtual Currency," on October 3, 2018, at a special lecture of the Institute of Information Security.
September 28,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Vision of the Future and Issues in Legal Systems of FinTech," at the Policy Cafe, on September 28, 2018, hosted by the non-profit organization Mannen Yato (Perennial Opposition).
September 28,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Regulatory Reforms and Actual Handling of Grey-Area Matters as well as the Introduction of the Japanese Version of the Sandbox System" at the "Third Meeting in FY 2018 of the Committee on Promoting Utilization," on September 28, 2018, hosted by the Data Trading Alliance.
September 27,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, acted as a moderator at the panel discussion entitled "Utilization and Trends of Fintech in the Financial Sector" at the "Fintech Seminar," on September 27, 2018, co-hosted by the Type II Financial Instruments Firms Association and the Fintech Association of Japan (as the secretary general of the subcommittee of the Fintech Association of Japan).
September 26,
2018
[Seminar] Naoki Kanehisa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Fintech trends in Japan and the UK," on September 26, 2018, co-hosted by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the British Japanese Law Association.
September 26,
2018
[Event] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, Ryosei Nishida, Partner, and Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, gave a presentation entitled "Innovation through Data Utilization: Legal practice dealing with GDPR, cross-border transfers of personal data, AI, data agreements, Amended Unfair Competition Prevention Act, and Open API, etc.," at an international Fintech and Regtech event entitled "FIN/SUM X REG/SUM 2018," on September 26, 2018, co-hosted by Nikkei Inc. and the Financial Services Agency, sponsored by Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
September 21,
2018
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Learn Handling of the Japanese Version of the Plea Bargaining System through Case Studies," at the seminar entitled "Global Legal Affairs and Compliance Seminar: Learn Handling of the Japanese Version of the Plea Bargaining System through Case Studies," on September 21, 2018, hosted by KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd.
September 19,
2018
[Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "[Seminar Training] Specific Measures for Improving Legal Functions from the "Study Group Report on the Status of Legal Functions of Japanese Companies towards Strengthening International Competitiveness: Corporate Legal Affairs as seen by Inhouse Lawyers," on September 19, 2018, hosted by SMBC Consulting Co., Ltd.
September 14,
2018
[Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Recommendations of "Soulful" Corporate Compliance Activities:" From "Routine Compliance" to "Soulful Compliance,"" from a Former Executive Legal Director and a Former Inhouse Lawyer," on September 14, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
September 12,
2018
[Seminar] Emi Uchida, Of Counsel, gave a presentation entitled "How should Companies Deal with the Equal Labor, Equal Pay principle?," at the "2018 Chubu Productivity Meeting, "No waiting! Promotion of Working Style Reforms and Diversity of Human Resources"," on September 12, 2018, hosted by the General Incorporation Foundation of Chubu Productivity Headquarters and Chubu Regional Labor Union Productivity Council.
September 05,
2018
[Seminar] "Impact of Amendment to the Civil Code on IT Related Businesses, Agreements and Practical Considerations – System Development, Bylaws and Rules for Cloud Services, etc., Showcasing Past Court Cases, from Both Legal and Business Points of View": Takafumi Uematsu (Partner)
August 29,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, Tadashi Yuzawa, Partner, Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, Kohei Murakawa, Of Counsel, and Nobutaka Yamaki, Associate presented a seminar entitled "Personal Information Protection System of Business and the World (Data Protection Act) Part II," on August 29, 2018, hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Westlaw Japan K.K.
August 29,
2018
[Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "[Seminar Training] Practical Reviews of Basic Business Contracts: Examples of Mistakes of Contract Reviews of Dispute Cases, and Know-how for Improving Reviews," on August 29, 2018, hosted by SMBC Consulting Co., Ltd.
August 08,
2018
[Seminar] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, and Hirofumi Hosoda, Associate presented a seminar entitled "Latest Trends of InsurTech in Japan and Overseas and Important Legal Points," on August 8, 2018, hosted by Seminar-Info.
July 31,
2018
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "New Trends of Changing Corporate Risk Management due to the Introduction of the Japanese Version of Plea Bargaining, and Legal Practices of Global Compliance," on July 31, 2018, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
July 25,
2018
[Seminar] Frank Becker, admitted in Germany (Not Registered as a Foreign Lawyer and not practicing law in Japan), presented a seminar entitled "Global Compliance and Internal Whistle-blower System for Overseas Subsidiary Control Looking at Recent Trends of the EU General Data Protection Regulation," on July 25, 2018, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
July 18,
2018
[Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Former Solicitor General × Former In-house Lawyer [How to Find Breaches (Breakthroughs) of Compliance Activities]: From "Stereotyped Compliance" to "Soul Compliance"," on July 2018, 2018, hosted by LexisNexis Japan.
July 13,
2018
[Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, and Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Building a Foundation for Strengthening Legal Functions through Civil Code Amendment Measures: "Offensive" Civil Code Amendment Measures and a Task List and Road Map," on July 13, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
July 05,
2018
[Seminar] "Indian Infrastructure Sector - Opportunities, Challenges & Risks"
July 05,
2018
[Seminar] Yasuharu Miura, Associate presented a seminar entitled "Vietnam Business Latest Trends (Local Report): Explanation of the Big Picture by each Business Field, and the Handling of Labor and Personal Information, etc. including Risk Countermeasures," on July 5, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
July 04,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, Yasuhiro Usui, Partner, Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, and Yasuharu Miura, Associate presented a seminar entitled "Personal Information Protection System of Business and the World (Data Protection Act)," on July 4, 2018, hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Westlaw Japan K.K.
July 03,
2018
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Legal Practices of Corporate Risk Management and Compliance after the Introduction of the Japanese Version of Plea Bargaining: Explanation of Specific Points through Case Studies," on July 3, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
June 26,
2018
[Seminar] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Outline of Possible Measures on Legal Issues and Risks Affecting AI: Based on Certain Assumed Cases considering Discussion in Japan and Abroad," on June 26, 2018, hosted by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association.
June 23,
2018
[Seminar] Setsuko Yufu, Partner, presented a seminar eneitled "Let's Go to Law School! Female Lawyers can be so Interesting!!," on June 23, 2018, hosted by Waseda University, Graduate School of Law.
June 20,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Efforts for Preventing Scandals and Handling of Scandals that Occurred at Chemical Manufacturers: Explanation of Advance and Post-Countermeasures in Reference to Examples of Actual Cases and Countermeasures," on June 20, 2018, hosted by JOHOKIKO Co., Ltd.
June 15,
2018
[Seminar] Atsumi & Sakai and the Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) jointly hosted a seminar, "Personal Information Protection Systems in Countries Outside Japan - From Recent Trends to the Statuses in Emerging Countries," on June 15, 2018.
June 12,
2018
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Changes in Corporate Risk Management and Compliance from the Introduction of the Japanese Version of the Plea Bargaining System: Rudimentary Knowledge that any Certified Public Accountants Should Certainly Know," on June 12, 2018, hosted by the Tokyo Chapter and the Nakano Chapter of the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
June 08,
2018
[Seminar] Frank Becker, admitted in Germany (Not Registered as a Foreign Lawyer and not practicing law in Japan), presented a seminar entitled "Countering the Threat of a Cyber-Attack − Handling Crisis Communication in the Light of the new Data Protection Regulations," at the "ASA NO KAI" on June 8, 2018, hosted by The Japanese-German Business Association.
May 28,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, and Kenichi Tanizaki, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Open API: Practical Solutions for Banks – Including Repercussions for Credit Card and Insurance Companies," on May 28, 2018, hosted by Seminar-Info.
May 15,
2018
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, gave a lecture entitled "Introduction of the Japanese Plea Bargaining System and the Necessary Response by Corporations", at a seminar entitled "Global Legal and Compliance Seminar: Just Before the Introduction of the Japanese Plea Bargaining System! Comprehensive Inspections for Global Compliance – Preventing Quality Counterfeits and Complying with Bribery Regulations," on May 15, 2018 hosted by KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd.
May 15,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Impact of Amendment to the Civil Code on IT Related Businesses, Agreements and Practical Considerations – System Development, Bylaws and Rules for Cloud Services, etc., Showcasing Past Court Cases, from Both Legal and Business Points of View," on May 15, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
May 15,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Trends, Self-regulation and Safety Measures, etc. of Virtual Currency by Regulatory Authorities, etc.," at an event entitled "The 13th Kanagawa Cyber Crime Measures Study Group: Recent Situation of Cyber Space and Countermeasures – Current Situation of the Dark Web and Virtual Currency," on May 15, 2018, hosted by the Kanagawa Prefectural Police, the Institute of Information Security, and the Not-for-Profit Organization of Information Security Forum.
May 11,
2018
[Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "How to Develop a Compliance Management System and Program Acceptable to Each Company: Based on a Competitor Contact Guideline," on May 11, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
April 25,
2018
[Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, and Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "[Amendment of the Civil Code for Sole Legal Staff] Overview of Amendments and Project Management," on April 25, 2018, hosted by BUSINESS LAWYERS.
April 24,
2018
[Seminar] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, served as a Panelist at a session entitled "Analysis of Japan's Crypto currency market and Policy direction of the Japanese Government," at the event entitled "[FINTECH 2018] A sequence of Crypto currency: Truth & Fiction," on April 24, 2018, hosted by the Korea Financial Times.
March 15,
2018
[International Conference] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, served as a Panelist at a session entitled "Fintech Panel: Cryptocurrencies and ICOs," at an international conference entitled "Inter-Pacific Bar Association 28th Annual Meeting and Conference in Manila," on March 15, hosted by IPBA.
March 14,
2018
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "AI-Related Business: Key Knowledge, Legal and IP Points," on March 14, 2017, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
March 14,
2018
[Seminar] Kenichiro Saito, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Presentations and Risk Management for Advertising Expressions – Specific Solutions for Compliance with Actual Cases" on March 14, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
March 13,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, gave a lecture entitled "Regulations on Cross-Border Data Transfers in the EU, North America, & East Asia: Trends and Compliance Required of Companies," at a seminar entitled "Cross-Border Personal Information Transfer Seminar – Specific Approach for Global Businesses," on March 13, 2018, hosted by JIPDEC, co-hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and KPMG FAS Co., Ltd.
March 09,
2018
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Key Points for Operating an Internal Whistle-blower System to Respond to Changes in the Environment by Enforcement of the Amended Personal Information Protection Act of Japan and the Introduction of Japan's Plea-bargaining System," on March 9, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
March 01,
2018
[Seminar] Ashish Jejurkar, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Must-have! Instructions for Starting & Managing a Business in India," on March 1, 2018, hosted by the Research Institute of Marketing.
February 27,
2018
[Seminar] Go Hashimoto, Partner, gave a lecture entitled "Issues and Challenges toward "Strategic Utilisation" of Cyberspace," at a seminar entitled "CR Future Forum – Necessary Intelligence," on February 27, 2018, hosted by Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd.
February 26,
2018
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Internal Whistle-blower System and Global Compliance for Overseas Subsidiary Control: Key Points for Introducing and Operating an Internal Whistle-blower System Looking at Legislation in Other Countries and Particularities Including the EU General Data Protection Regulation," on February 26, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
February 23,
2018
[Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, presented a lecture entitled "Competition Laws of South Africa and Russia," at a seminar on competition laws of developing countries, on February 23, 2018, organized by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute.
February 22,
2018
[Seminar] Atsumi & Sakai, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, and the Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) jointly hosted a seminar, "India Legal Landscape 2017 – Catch-up of Important Changes, Impact on Business and Way Forward," on February 22, 2018.
February 19,
2018
[Seminar] Wataru Kamihigashi, Associate presented a seminar entitled "Real Estate in Vietnam and Practical Tips: Compliance Issues for Setting Up, Real Estate Businesses, Finance and Hotel Businesses," on February 19, 2018, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
February 16,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, served as a panelist at the event entitled "Fintech Meetup in Fukuoka," on February 16, 2018, hosted by the Fintech Association of Japan, co-hosted by Fukuoka City.
February 15,
2018
[Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, and Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Project Management: Amendments to the Civil Code and Practical Tips – What? When? How? Solutions Meeting Your Company's Situation and Needs," on February 15, 2018, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
February 05,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Legal Knowledge for an Entry into Telemedicine," at the seminar entitled "Study Session on Telemedicine for 2018 Medical Treatment Fees – Systems Related to Telemedicine and Trends in Medical Treatment," on February 5, 2018, hosted by the Nippon Omni-management Association.
February 02,
2018
[Seminar] Takafumi Uematsu, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "[Amendments to the Civil Code x Finance x IT] Impact on IT Related Businesses for Financial Institutions Brought on by Amendments to the Civil Code and Key Points – Impact on Finance Practices Brought on by Amendments to the Law of Obligations and Practical Solutions for IT Related Transactions, Including System Development Contracts of Financial Institutions etc," on February 2, 2018, hosted by Seminar-Info.
January 23,
2018
[Seminar] Go Hashimoto, Partner, gave a lecture entitled "Pitfalls to Avoid in ASEAN Business from the Lawyer's Eye – How to Get Along with ASEAN," at a seminar entitled "Current Status of Investments in ASEAN – Recent Trends of Investments in ASEAN from the Eyes of Professional of Foreign Market Entry," on January 23, 2018, hosted by The Bank of Toyama, Ltd., The First Bank of Toyama, Ltd., The Fukui Bank, Ltd., The Hokuriku Bank, Ltd., The Hokkoku Bank, Ltd., and Mizuho Bank, Ltd.