News : 2007

December 11, 2007
Haruyuki Hirata gave a lecture regarding the Privacy Act for members of The Life Insurance Association of Japan.
November 30, 2007
Mikio Tanaka was invited by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany to attend the G8 Experts Conference on the Rule of Law held by German Foreign Ministry in Berlin and co-chaired the working group on the "Rule of Law and Economic".
November 25-29, 2007
The Japanese-Russian Lawyers' Association, for which Mikio Tanaka serves as the Secretary-General, invited Mr. Anton Ivanov, the President of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, for the first time to Japan.
October 11, 2007
Yuichi Maruyama co-authored a book "Commentary on the Law of Credit Union", published by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
September 13, 2007
Mikio Tanaka, a member of the International Committee of Japan Federation of Bar Associations, served on the panel at the 100th anniversary celebration of Seoul Bar Association held at the Grand Inter Continental Seoul, of which interviews and contents were published in The Dong-a Ilbo, Korea Economic Daily, Seoul Economic Daily and Law Times.
September 13, 2007
Yusuke Sugihara, admitted in 2005, has joined the Firm.
September 12, 2007
Four attorneys newly admitted, Hiroyuki Ishimori, Takashi Saito, Yoshihiro Tsuda and Taketomo Morita, have joined the Firm.
September 1, 2007
Yusuke Asou wrote "Electronically Recorded Monetary Claims Act and Banking Practice Q&A" which appeared in Ginko-Homu 21 No. 678 issue.
August 3, 2007
Masahiro Terada, as the first-ever lawyer in Japan who brought a proxy fight launched by a shareholder to a successful conclusion, gave a lecture titled "Law and Practice on Proxy Fight" at a seminar held by Financial Management Forums on August 3, 2007.
August 1, 2007
Yusuke Asou authored a book "Structure of the Electronically Recorded Monetary Claims Act" published by the Economic Legal Research Institute.
July 30, 2007
Noriyuki Katayama has been reappointed as a lecturer for the academic year of 2007 at the Graduate School of Global Business of Meiji University to give lectures on Laws related to Asset Securitization.
July 19, 2007
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article "Triangular Merger and Cautions attitude towards foreign investors" (Dreieckfusion und die Skepsis gegenuber auslandischen Investoren) which appeared in the newsletter of German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, JapanMarkt 2007.
July 1, 2007
Satoshi Endo, admitted to the New York State Bar, has joined the Firm.
June 1, 2007
Keisuke Ide and Yusuke Asou, co-authored an article "Transfer of Real Estate Trust Beneficiary Right" which appeared in the monthly Real Estate Forum 21 on June 21, 2007.
June 1, 2007
Mikio Tanaka gave a lecture on Foreign Corporation and Pseudo-Foreign Corporation under the Corporate Law 2006 at the meeting of the World Law Group in Oslo.
May 31, 2007
Mikio Tanaka authored an article "Status of foreign companies and quasi-foreign companies under the Corporate Law of 2006" (Die Handhabung auslandischer Gesellschaften und Schein-auslandischer Gesellschaften unter dem Gesellschaftsgesetz 2006) which appeared in the newsletter German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, JapanMarkt 2007.
May 21, 2007
An interview with Masahiro Terada on a notable victory in a proxy fight of "Ichigo Asset Management vs Tokyo Kotetsu Co., Ltd." appeared in Business Homu in July 2007 published by Chuokeizai-sha, Inc.
April 12, 2007
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi spoke at a seminar titled "CMBS: Analysis Points under S&P's Japanese CMBS Loan-Level Guidelines" held by FN Holding Co., Ltd.
April 12, 2007
In "Handbook on IP-License" published by Seirin Shoin, Hideo Ozaki authored "Q32: Technical standard and Patent Pool," and Mikio Tanaka authored "Q95: License Agreement with a Russian Undertaking".
March 5, 2007
The proxy fight known as "Tokyo Kotetsu case," which Masahiro Terada was engaged in, appeared in the article of "Inside Story of Legal Practice" in the morning edition of the Nikkei. The article reported that the Tokyo Kotetsu case was the first-ever event in Japan where an M&A planned and proposed by a listed company was rejected by shareholders' votes collected by an investment fund through the proxy solicitation lead by the fund. Some comments of Masahiro Terada, who represented the fund, were also quoted.
February 1, 2007
Toshinori Kanemoto, former head of Interpol, senior Japanese representative to G8 Recommendation on Transnational Crime and Director of Cabinet Intelligence has joined the Firm as an of-counsel.
January 15, 2007
Akiko Nakagawa, admitted in 1998, has joined the Firm.

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