News : 2009

December 4, 2009
Noriyuki Katayama's comments appeared on the article of Bloomberg News of December 4, 2009 titled "Tokyo Stock Exchange Ordered to Pay JPY 10.7 Billion in the Mizuho Securities' Law Suit on Wrongly Made Share's Transaction's Order (Update 2)".
October 29, 2009
Mikio Tanaka gave a lecture titled "The Japanese Legal System between the two Poles of imported Legal System and traditional, Confucian and Shintoistic Legal Culture (Das japanische Rechtssystem im Spannungsfeld zwischen importierten Rechtsystemen und traditioneller, konfuzianischer und shintoistischer Rechtskultur)" in a symposium on World Religions and their Influence on the Legal Systems (Der Einfluss der Weltreligionen auf die Rechtssysteme der Lander) held by Frankfurt Bar Association in Frankfurt am Main from October 29 to 31, 2009, and his interview was broadcasted on the local radio.
September 10, 2009
Two attorneys newly admitted, Shuichi Nagaoka and Yoshitaka Hagiwara, have joined the Firm.
August 10, 2009
Yusuke Asou authored an article "The Meaning and Role of Clearing Agencies in Financial and Capital Markets", which appeared on NBL No. 910 on August 1, 2009, published by Shoji-Homu.
July 6, 2009
Masahiro Terada was introduced in the column titled "The Faces", which appeared on Nikkei Veritas No. 69 (July 5 to 11, 2009).
June 20, 2009
"The President Terminated - The Impact of Shareholders' Power", of which Masahiro Terada was a co-author, is published by The Mainichi Newspapers.
May 11, 2009
Mikio Tanaka authored an article "Distribution Law in Europe" which appeared on May 11 issue of Nikkei Business published by Nikkei BP, as well as "Shape of Justice-Austria" on the back cover of May 2009 issue of "Freedom and Liberty ", the monthly magazine published by Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
April 1, 2009
Yoshiko Koizumi, as a Partner, admitted in 1972, and Yumiko Aoi, admitted in 2000, joined the Firm from Nishimura & Asahi. Hiroshi Mitsumoto, former assistant judge, has also joined the Firm.
March 15, 2009
Shinya Okauchi, Yusuke Asou contributed to "Analysis and Development of the Case Law on the Production of Documents, et al.", which appeared on the extra edition No. 1311 of Judgements on Financial and Commercial Court Cases (Kinyu Shoji Hanrei), published by Economic Legal Research Institute.
March 10, 2009
Noriyuki Katayama has been appointed as a visiting professor of Toyo University Law School to give lectures on Business Law and cross-border transactions.
March 9, 2009
Dr. Martin Henssler, Professor of University of Cologne and President of Documentation Centre for the Law of the Legal Profession in Europe (Dokumentationszentrum fur Europaisches Anwalts- und Notarrecht) and of Institute for Labor Law and Business Law (Institut fur Arbeits- und Wirtschaftsrecht,) as well as Professor Isamu Mori of Chuo Law School visited the Firm.
March 6, 2009
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi gave a lecture on "The Amendment to Insurance Business Law, and Actions to be taken by Insurance Companies" at the seminar held by Banking & Securities Research Co., Ltd.
February 23, 2009
Mikio Tanaka gave a lecture on "Japanese - German Comparison of Training Systems of the Legal Professions" at the training program organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Delegates from the Ministry of Justice, Attorney General and Executive Office of the President, of the Russian Federation.
February 20, 2009
Yuji Tanahashi, former Executive Secretary to the Prime Minister and Administrative Vice Minister of the then Ministry of International Trade and Industry (presently the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), who is a specialist in the areas of subterranean resources and of intellectual property, has joined the Firm as an of-counsel.
January 31, 2009
Noriyuki Katayama served the panel at the panel discussion on "The Future of Corporate Real Estate Management", a special seminar held by Meiji University Graduate School of Global Business.
January 20, 2009
Haruyuki Hirata gave lectures on the Act on Protection of Private Information at the seminar held by The Life Insurance Association of Japan.
January 1, 2009
Masakazu Takami, admitted in 2001, has joined the Firm.
January 1, 2009
Eleven attorneys newly admitted, Ryuta Aoki, Hitomi Imada, Junichi Ueno, Junko Uemura, Go Kobayashi, Naomi Saito, Shunsuke Sano, Yuki Shirosawa, Rei Funabashi, and Katsuki Matsuura have joined the Firm.

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