News : 2015

December 9, 2015Events
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Die KK mit Troika-Ausschüssen" on company with a committee governance structure, which appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
December 1, 2015Firm News
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 has recommended our Firm in the areas of Banking and finance, Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, Labour and employment, Restructuring and insolvency, and Structured finance/securitization, and further recommended the following lawyers:
November 22, 2015Events
Yoko Maeda was an arbitrator and a judge in a "14th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition" at the Sophia University hosted by The Steering Committee, Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition on November 21 and 22, 2015.
November 12, 2015Events
Yoko Maeda was a panelist in a session entitled "Tools for the Empowered Corporate Counsel: Choice of Seat, Drafting the Arbitration Agreement, and Selecting the Proper Dispute Resolution Mechanism" at the SIAC Conference in Tokyo hosted by Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) on November 12, 2015.
October 30, 2015Events
Yoko Maeda was a panelist in a session entitled "The disclosure of documents in international arbitration proceedings in Asia" at the IADC Asia Regional Meeting in Hong Kong hosted by International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) .
October 27, 2015Firm News
Asialaw Profiles 2016 - the guide to Asia-Pacific's leading domestic and regional law firms has recommended our Firm in the areas of Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Investment Funds, and further recommended the following lawyers:
October 27, 2015Firm News
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi, Hirosato Nabika and Yuka Sakai have contributed to the World Bank/IFC report "Doing Business 2016: Measuring Quality and Efficiency."
October 26, 2015Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Das „My Number“ Gesetz - Teil 2" on the national identification number system, which appeared in the October 2015 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
October 24, 2015Firm News
Izuru Goto gave a presentation entitled "Recent Developments of Conversion Functions of Trusts" at the Symposium Concerning Trust Business Innovation held at East China University of Political Science and Law on October 24, 2015.
October 10, 2015Publications
Yoko Maeda authored an article entitled, ""Cool Japan" Scheme and Overseas Development of Visual Contents," which appears in Chizai-Prism vol 157 (October 2015).
October 1, 2015Firm News
Takashi Ohtake, former Presiding Judge of Tokyo High Court, has joined the Firm as an of-counsel.
September 28, 2015Events
Mikio Tanaka spoke on "Neueste Entwicklungen beim HR-Management auf der Geschäftsführungsebene in Japan (The Latest Development on the Legal Framework of the HR-management of the Top Executives in Japan)" at the Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg (Hamburg Bar Association) on September 23, 2015 as well as at the German-Japanese Association of Jurists in Stuttgart on September 28, 2015.
September 14, 2015Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Das „My Number“ Gesetz - Teil 1" on the national identification number system, which appeared in the September 2015 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
September 1, 2015Firm News
Reinhard Schu, admitted in England and Wales, has joined the Firm.
September 1, 2015Firm News
Yuko Toyoda has joined the Firm as a Special Counsel.
August 4, 2015Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Japans Handelsabkommen: Widerstand" on the overview of Japan’s negotiations on FTAs and EPAs, which appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
August 1, 2015Firm News
Iku Sasaki, admitted in 2010, has joined the Firm.
July 30, 2015Events
Noriyuki Katayama and Masahiro Terada gave a special lecture on "Trend on Corporate Governance effected by the newly introduced `Corporate Governance Code`" at JLL Academy 2015 (co-sponsored by Meiji University) "Strengthening CRE Team" on July 30, 2015.
July 1, 2015Firm News
Yoko Maeda has joined the Firm as a Special Counsel.
June 22, 2015Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Ein endloses Ringen: westlich oder konfuzianistisch?" on the conflict between the imported legal systems and Confucian legal culture, which appeared in the June 2015 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
May 25, 2015From City-Yuwa
Eight lawyers of City-Yuwa Partners were chosen as the Best Lawyers in Japan by Best Lawyers.
May 18, 2015Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Skymark – „Zivilsanierung“ vs. „Gesellschaftsreorganisation“" on Skymark Airlines which undergoes civil rehabilitation proceedings, which appeared in the May 2015 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
April 21, 2015Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Geschäftsführung japanischer Tochtergesellschaften: Lockerung im HR-Management" on the impact on the top-personnel management of Japanese subsidiaries of foreign entities of the new guideline of the Ministry of Justice regarding the residency requirement for a representative of a Japanese company, which appeared in the April 2015 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
April 3, 2015Firm News
Mikio Tanaka served as a panelist at a joint symposium between the First Tokyo Bar Association and the Chamber of Lawyers Frankfurt am Main, on the role of in-house lawyers and specialization of external lawyers. Mikio Tanaka is a Vice-Chairperson of the International Committee and Chair of Working Group for Germany of the First Tokyo Bar Association.
April 1, 2015Firm News
Shigeaki Itoh assumed the offices of the President of Tokyo Bar Association and the Vice-President of Japan Federation of Bar Associations for fiscal year 2015.
April 1, 2015Firm News
Hiroshi Iyori, who served as a Commissioner of the Japan Fair Trade Commission, advisor to Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. and professor at Faculty of Law of Chuo University, among others, and is well-known in the areas of antimonopoly law and competition law, has joined the Firm as an of-counsel.
April 1, 2015Firm News
Sangjin Park, admitted to the Korea Bar, has joined the Firm.
March 12, 2015Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Die Bauernrepublik in Hokuriku" on the historical rebellion in Hokuriku, which appeared in the March 2015 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
March 9, 2015Firm News
Noriyuki Katayama is appointed as a member of the Committee of Bar Examiners and is in charge of the commercial and corporate law portion of the Preliminary Qualifying Bar Examination.
February 23, 2015Firm News
Haruyuki Hirata gave lectures on the Act on Protection of Private Information at a seminar held by The Life Insurance Association of Japan.
February 9, 2015Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Wendepunkt bei Maßnahmen für erneuerbare Energie" on the significant change in the feed-in tariff system of renewable energy, which appeared in the February 2015 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
February 2, 2015Publications
Noriyuki Katayama and Gen Takizawa have contributed to the Japan Chapter of "International Securities Law Handbook, Fourth Edition", published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. This book, edited by World Law Group of which we are member, outlines the legal system of securities trading not only in the United States of America and Europe but also in 40 countries, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, India and Brazil.
February 1, 2015Firm News
Ryoko Takeda has been appointed as a research scholar in the tax law case study section of the Japan Tax Research Institute (JTRI), a public interest incorporated foundation of the Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Associations and the Japanese Certified Public Tax Accountants and Customers Association.
February 1, 2015Firm News
Yoshihiro Sakano, admitted in 2004, has joined the Firm.
January 15, 2015Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Mangelnder Mutterschutz: „Maternity Harassment“" on the Supreme Court decision regarding the so-called maternity harassment case, which appeared in the January 2015 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
January 1, 2015Firm News
Six attorneys newly admitted, Ayaka Ishii, Yoshifumi Oka, Hiroaki Nojiri, Tomoyo Haba, Chimin Lee and Masumi Watanabe, have joined the Firm.
January 1, 2015Firm News
Yusuke Asou, and Sotaro Matsuo have been promoted to Partners of the Firm.

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