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December 05,
2019
[Panel Discussion] Takafumi Ochiai (Partner) participated in a panel discussion entitled "Data Sandboxes, Regulatory Sandboxes and Test Environments," at the event entitled "FDATA GLOBAL OPEN FINANCE SUMMIT & AWARDS 2019," hosted by Financial Data and Technology Association on December 5, 2019.
December 04,
2019
[Seminar] Fumiaki Matsuoka (Partner) presented a seminar entitled "Explanation of Examples of GDPR Fines, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Forthcoming Amendment to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI), Digital Tax and the Fair Trade Commission’s APPI guidelines," hosted by Business Research Institute on December 3, 2019.
December 03,
2019
[Event] Feng Qin Chen*, Of Counsel, participated in a panel discussion entitled “Hurdles and Solutions for Start-ups” at the “Innovation and Business Start-up Forum,” hosted by Tencent Cloud and the Tsinghua University Alumni Association.
December 02,
2019
[Panel Discussion] Takafumi Ochiai (Partner) participated in a panel discussion entitled "From Open API to Open Banking: Lessons Learnt from International Experience and the Outlook of Future Trends," at the event entitled "International FinTech Forum," hosted by FINTECH TAIPEI 2019 on November 29, 2019.
November 27,
2019
[Seminar] “Trends and Key Points on Infrastructure and Energy Projects Abroad – Upon Publishing of the Book “Contracts and Practice of Overseas Energy Projects”"
November 25,
2019
[Event] Go Hashimoto, Partner, served as a speaker at the panel disucussion entitled "Intellectual Property/Export Controls," at the event "DSEI Japan Conference 2019," hosted by Clarion Events on November 20, 2019.
November 21,
2019
[Seminar] Emi Uchida (Partner) presented a seminar entitled "Legal Reforms and Practical Concerns Surrounding Workplace Harassment," organized by Pronexus Inc. on November 8, 2019.
November 21,
2019
[Seminar] Fumiaki Matsuoka (Partner) presented a seminar entitled "European Business Law: GDPR in Practice" as a guest speaker at the Business Law Department of the Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University on November 14, 2019.
November 20,
2019
[Seminar] Hiroyuki Sanbe (Partner) presented a seminar entitled "AI Business and Legal and Ethical Risk Management" at the 2019 Business Ethics Symposium (theme: AI and Business Ethics), organized by the Business Ethics Research Center, co-hosted by the Japan Business Federation and the Association of Certified Business Ethics Experts Japan.
November 19,
2019
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai (Partner) participated in a panel discussion entitled "Roles and Opportunities for Lawyers and Government Officials and the Future of Rulemaking," organized by Public Meets Innovation.
November 19,
2019
[Seminar] Yasuharu Miura (Associate) presented a seminar entitled "On-the-Ground Report: Latest Business Trends in Vietnam from Compliance and Personal Data Protection to Problematic Case Studies and a High-Profile Personnel Business," hosted by Corporate Management Forums, Inc.
November 19,
2019
[Seminar] Yasuharu Miura (Associate) presented a seminar entitled "Law and Practice Essential to Doing Business in Russia: a Business Perspective on Economic Sanctions, Recent Legal Reforms, Key Considerations, and Risk Management Case Studies," hosted by Corporate Management Forums, Inc.
November 19,
2019
[Keynote Presentation] "EU Competition Law Policy in the Digital Era and Japan": Setsuko Yufu (Partner)
November 18,
2019
[Seminar] Kumpei Ohashi, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Japanese Criminal Justice System," hosted by The Bronx Defenders, on November 1, 2019.
November 11,
2019
[Seminar] "Highly Tax-advantaged Investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones in the US": Bonnie L. Dixon (Partner), Takafumi Uematsu (Partner)
November 07,
2019
[International Conference] "32nd LAWASIA Conference": Yuri Suzuki (Partner) and Fumiaki Matsuoka (Partner)
October 25,
2019
[Seminar] Emi Uchida, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Legal Regulations and Practical Response to Equal Pay for Equal Work," hosted by the Business Research Institute, on October 18, 2019.
October 17,
2019
[APPLICATION CLOSED][Seminar Invitation] “TRENDS AND KEY POINTS ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENERGY PROJECTS ABROAD - Upon Publishing of the Book “Contracts and Practice of Overseas Energy Projects” -”
September 26,
2019
[International Conference] "IBA Annual Conference Seoul 2019": Junko Ogushi (Partner)
September 26,
2019
[Panel Discussion] Go Hashimoto, Partner, served as a moderator at the panel discussion entitled, "Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity: An Update on the Latest Trends in Japan," at the event "The Legal 500 GC Summit Japan 2019," hosted by The Legal 500 on September 19, 2019. Atsumi & Sakai joined this event as a sponsor.
September 25,
2019
[International Conference] "IBA Annual Conference Seoul 2019": Yuri Suzuki (Partner)
September 18,
2019
[Seminar] Naoki Kanehisa, Partner, and Akira Shimazaki, Of Counsel, gave a presentation entitled "Legal Issues in the Japanese Market," at the seminar entitled "Blossom in Japan: Embracing new global opportunities," on September 18, 2019, hosted by The UK’s Department for International Trade.
September 18,
2019
[Event] Naoki Kanehisa, Partner, presented a session entitled "ROUND TABLE ON RECENT DEVELOPMENTS UK & JAPAN COMMERCIAL LAW," at the event entitled "TRILATTRADE- On UK-EU-Japan relations in Trade, Regulation & IP," on September 18, 2019, hosted by City Law School and Keio Law School.
September 17,
2019
[Seminar] Akira Shimazaki, Of Counsel, gave a presentation entitled "How to use Japanese law for international transactions – Recent development of the Civil Code and international harmonisation," at the seminar entitled "Intellectual Property and International Transactions - Legal Insights from Japan," on September 17, 2019, hosted by City, University of London.
September 12,
2019
Kohei Murakawa, Partner, served as a panelist at the panel entitled "Competition Law in The Digital Age: Issues to Consider and Priorities for Enforcement & Damages," at the conference entitled "JAPAN: 6th Annual International Arbitration, Regulatory & Competition Law Global Summit" on September 12, 2019, hosted by Wolters Kluwer and Legal Plus.
September 10,
2019
[Seminar] Naoki Kanehisa, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Japan's Fintech and Asset Management market trends and regulation," at the seminar entitled "Access2Tokyo Fintech & Asset Management's seminar," on September 10, 2019, hosted by Access to Tokyo Paris Office.
September 06,
2019
[Seminar] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Partner, and Kirika Morita, Associate, presented a seminar entitled "GDPR and the Act on the Protection of Personal Information: Comparisons & Practice – Cases of Hefty Fines, Use of Medical Data, and the 2020 Revision of APPI," hosted by Corporate Management Forums, Inc. on September 6, 2019.
September 06,
2019
[Event] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, presented a workshop entitled, "RegTech & Pain Point Workshop," at the event entitled, FINSUM (Fintech & Regtech Summit)," hosted by Nikkei Inc. and Financial Services Agency, on September 9, 2019.
August 26,
2019
[Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "The Compliance Workshop: offered to all persons handling legal affairs and compliance, so that they may learn about world-class compliance activities" on August 26, 2019, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
August 26,
2019
[Presentation] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner gave a presentation entitled "AI as a Corporate Management Issue & Laws and Principles of Data – A Global Perspective to a Data-Driven Society," at the Third EAJ Sponsor Roundtable organized by the Engineering Academy of Japan, on July 24, 2019.
August 05,
2019
[Seminar] Naoki Kanehisa, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Japanese Fintech and Asset Management Market and Regulation," at the seminar entitled "Access2Tokyo industry4.0 and fintech seminar," on August 5, 2019, hosted by Access to Tokyo Paris Office.
August 02,
2019
[Seminar] Akimoto Kawamura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Legal and Practical Aspects of M&A for Listed and Listing Companies – Legal Points to Keep in Mind and Co-operation with Outside Counsel From the Point of View of a Client," hosted by Financial Management Forums, Inc., on August 2, 2019.
July 31,
2019
[Seminar] Kentaro Minato, Associate presented a seminar entitled "Doing Business in India," on June 28, 2019, hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Link Legal India Law Service.
July 30,
2019
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, as a board member of the Real Estate Tech Association for Japan, presented a seminar entitled, "The Dawn of Real Estate Tech: What is Happening in the Industry Now?" at an event entitled, "Rental Housing Fair 2019 in Tokyo," hosted by Zenkoku Chintai Jutaku Shinbun, on July 30 to 31, 2019.
July 27,
2019
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, as Secretary of the Business Research Institution, served as a moderator at a special symposium entitled, “Personal Data Utilization in the Age of Data Portability,” hosted by the Business Research Institution, Information Network Legal Group on July 27, 2019.
July 26,
2019
[Presentation] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, gave a presentation entitled, "Practical Aspects of GDPR," at the event entitled "Global trends and legal milieu for data protection," hosted by Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI), on July 26, 2019
July 25,
2019
[Seminar] Emi Uchida, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Legal Regulations and Practical Response to Equal Pay for Equal Work," hosted by the Business Research Institute, on July 25, 2019.
July 16,
2019
[Presentation] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, gave a lecture entitled, "Financial Industry Theory in the Digital Era: Introduction to FinTech, Part 8, Law and Regulations and Information Banks," hosted by the Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University, on June 25, 2019
July 16,
2019
[Presentation] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, gave a presentation entitled, "AI Development Contracts: Consideration of Business Practices based on Mock Trials," at the joint research of the AI Working Group of the Expansion of Attorney Activities Committee, held on July 11, 2019. (Mock trial – plaintiff’s side attorney)
July 16,
2019
[Seminar] Emi Uchida, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Law and Practice Pertaining to Equal Pay for Equal Work – Lawyer and Consultant Jointly Explain Legal Interpretation and System Design Practices," hosted by Roumugyousei Co., Ltd., on July 16, 2019.
July 08,
2019
[Seminar] Naoki Kanehisa, Partner, served as a panelist at a panel discussion entitled "How can Tokyo support market entry for medium sized French asset management firms," on July 8, 2019, at "TOKYO-PARIS INTER-CITY ASSET MANAGEMENT SEMINAR," hosted by FinCity.Tokyo, PARIS EUROPLACE, NewAlpha Asset Management.
July 03,
2019
[Seminar] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Partner, presented a seminar on cookie policies, data losses, retention schedules and other matters under GDPR on July 2, 2019, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
July 03,
2019
Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, Emi Uchida, Partner, Shinichiro Shimizu, Of counsel and Daisuke Suzuki, Of Counsel presented a seminar entitled "Responding to Corporate Scandals – One day intensive seminar," on July 3, 2019, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
June 28,
2019
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "Recent regulatory changes in Japan" at the seminar entitled "For Tech Companies looking to expand to Japan: Discuss with stakeholders on TIPS to enter the Market with the Government.," on June 28, 2019, hosted by Embassy of Japan in the UK, Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Japan and the Fintech Association of Japan.
June 27,
2019
[Event] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, attended at the event entitled "Round Table on Regulatory Sandbox between Israel and Japan," on June 27, 2019, hosted by Embassy of Japan in Israel, Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Japan and the Fintech Association of Japan.
June 24,
2019
[Seminar] Emi Uchida, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Corporate Obligations and Practical Measures for Prevention of Harassment in the Workplace: Focusing on Upcoming Legislation for the Prevention of Power Harassment," on June 21, 2019, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
June 24,
2019
[Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Dealing with the Consumption Tax Increase in October: Basic Knowledge for Subcontracting Transactions and Handling of the Subcontracting Act / Consumption Tax Pass-through Act," on June 21, 2019, hosted by Corporate Management Forums, Inc.
June 10,
2019
[Seminar] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Influence of AI on corporate management and legal issues – Perspectives of AI developers, AI users and companies influenced by AI" on June 10 and 13, 2019, hosted by Japan Audit & Supervisory Board Members Association.
June 07,
2019
[Seminar]: Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Cram School on Legal and Compliance Enhancement: Part 3, Utilization of Technology," on June 7, 2019, hosted by BUSINESS LAWYERS and Bengo4.com, Inc.
June 06,
2019
[Event]: Setsuko Yufu, Partner, served as a panelist at the panel entitled "Cartels: To file or not to file for leniency?," at the conference entitled "15th Annual IBA Competition Mid-Year Conference" on June 6, 2019, hosted by IBA Antitrust Section.
June 03,
2019
[Event]Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, served as a panelist at the panel discussion entitled "Latest Trends of Proptech: Expansion of Proptech related to Real Estate Business also concerning Finance in the U.S.A. and other Countries, and the Business Situation in Japan," at the event entitled "Global Fintech" at an event of "G20 Week," on June 3, 2019, hosted by the Fintech Association of Japan, Fukuoka D.C. and Fukuoka City.
May 28,
2019
[Seminar]: Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "“Learning through Case Studies” Responding to Corporate Scandals and Legal Practices of Global Compliance," on May 28, 2019, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
May 24,
2019
[Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "How to facilitate compliance training: Know-how enabling you to plan and implement a workshop-style training in your own company," on May 24, 2019, hosted by SMBC Consulting Co., Ltd.
May 23,
2019
[Webinar] Naoki Kanehisa, Partner, served as a guest speaker at a webinar entitled "Comparing GDPR with data protection law in Brazil and Japan," May 23-24, 2019, hosted by Bristows LLP.
May 23,
2019
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Important Legal and Compliance Issues of FY2019: Summary of FY2018 and Preparing for the “Reiwa Era”," on May 23, 2019, hosted by KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd.
May 17,
2019
[Event]:"2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum": Junko Ogushi (Partner) and Naoki Kanehisa (Partner)
May 17,
2019
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Cram School on Legal and Compliance Enhancement: Part 2, Compliance and Crisis Response Simulation" on May 17, 2019, hosted by BUSINESS LAWYERS and Bengo4.com, Inc.
May 15,
2019
[Seminar] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner and Feng Qin Chen, Of Counsel presented a seminar entitled "Legal Practices of Japanese Market Entry for Chinese Companies," on May 15-17, 2019, hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Co-effort Law Firm LLP.
May 14,
2019
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Plea Bargaining Systems and Internal Whistle-blower Systems – Points to Keep in Mind in Corporate Businesses From the Point of View of Legal and Crisis Management Practices" on May 14, 2019, hosted by Security Protection Network Co., Ltd.
May 14,
2019
[Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Basic knowledge and practice for handling the Subcontracting Act and the Consumption Tax Pass-on Act," on May 14, 2019, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
April 25,
2019
[Event] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, served as a speaker and a panelist at the presentation entitled "Consideration of ‘AI & Ethics’ in Corporate Management," at the event entitled "ABEJA Colloquium: How Should Companies Approach Expanding Data Regulations," on April 25, 2019, hosted by ABEJA, Inc.
April 25,
2019
[Event] Yuri Suzuki, Partner, served as a panelist at a panel discussion entitled “Fintech Panel – Hot Topics for the Fintech Industry,” on April 18, 2019, at 29th IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Singapore, hosted by Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).
April 25,
2019
[Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner and Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "One year until the amended law comes into force! Dealing with the 2020 amended Civil Code: Things you should know now and hints for establishing a contract consulting system," on April 25, 2019, hosted by Corporate Management Forums, Inc.
April 23,
2019
[Seminar] Yusuke Miura, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "The Compliance Workshop: offered to all persons handling legal affairs and compliance, so that they may learn about world-class compliance activities" on April 23, 2019, hosted by the Business Research Institute.
April 18,
2019
[Event] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, served as a panelist at a panel discussion entitled “Technology & Data Privacy: A Global Perspective,” on April 18, 2019, at Tokyo Summit 2019, hosted by CJK Global
April 11,
2019
[Presentation] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, gave a presentation entitled "The Need for Regulatory Reform in the Fintech Sector,” on April 11, 2019, at the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan’s Special Committee on IT Strategy.
April 07,
2019
[Seminar] Norio Suzuki, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Certified Turnaround Professional(CTP) Seminar”on April 7, 2019, organized by Turnaround Management Association in Japan.
March 22,
2019
[Event] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, served as a panelist at a panel discussion entitled “What is next after going cashless? Expert view on the future of FinTech” on March 22, 2019, at JAPAN INNOVATION DAY 2019 by ASCII STARTUP, hosted by KADOKAWA ASCII Research Laboratories, Inc.
March 14,
2019
[Event] Hiroyuki Sanbe, Partner, served as a panelist at a panel discussion entitled “Can GDPR be a Catalyst for Innovation?,” on March 14, 2019, at Sansan Innovation Project 2019, hosted by Sansan Inc.
March 01,
2019
[Event] "IBA 6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Unified Asia": Junko Ogushi (Partner)
February 26,
2019
[Event] "INDIA STACK WORKSHOP": Takafumi Ochiai (Partner)
February 08,
2019
[Seminar] Chinese Cyber-Security Law and practical problems and solutions related thereto
February 07,
2019
[Seminar] "New internal and external trends related to data compliance and practice methods for legal handling thereof —from the perspective of comparing the GDPR and the Act on Protection of Personal Information": Masataka Hayakawa (Partner) and Fumiaki Matsuoka (Partner)
February 04,
2019
[Seminar] Takafumi Ochiai, Partner, presented a seminar entitled "Utilizing AI in Legal Services- " at the 30th Conference on Reform of Legal Services on February 4, 2019, hosted by the legal services reform committee of the Japan Federation of Bar Association.
January 25,
2019
[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 January 25, 2019, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
January 21,
2019
[Seminar] Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, Feng Qin Chen, Of Counsel, and Yang Xu, Associate presented a seminar entitled "Comparison between GDPR and China's Cybersecurity Law and Practical Key Points for Japanese Companies," on January 21, 2019, hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Westlaw Japan K.K.
January 18,
2019
[Seminar] Masataka Hayakawa, Partner, and Fumiaki Matsuoka, Of Counsel, presented a seminar entitled "New Trends and Legal Practice of Global Data Compliance: from the Perspective of a Comparison between GDPR and the Personal Information Protection Act Focusing on Dealing with Emergency Situations Including Data Compliance and Information Leakage," on January 18, 2019, hosted by Keiei Chousa Kenkyukai.
January 11,
2019
[Seminar] Tatsuo Yamashima, Partner, presented a lecture entitled "Competition Law of South Africa," at a seminar on competition laws of developing countries, on January 11, 2019, organized by Kousei Torihiki Kyoukai/Fair Trade Institute.