News : 2012

December 28, 2012Firm News
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi, Hirosato Nabika, Hiroyasu Horimoto, Takashi Saito and Yuka Sakai have contributed to the World Bank/IFC report "Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises," which was published on October 23, 2012.
December 25, 2012Firm News
Kumiko Kitaoka has joined the Firm as a Special Counsel.
December 12, 2012Events
Cholmin Kim made a presentation titled “민사재생/회사갱생 활용을 통한 일본 M&A 기회 (M&A Opportunities in Japan through the Use of Civil Rehabilitation/Corporate Reorganization)” in Korean at the “Fourth Global M&A Conference for Materials & Components Sectors” hosted by Korea Core Industrial Technology Investment Association (KITIA) in Seoul.
December 5, 2012Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Das Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz: Praktische Rechtsprobleme (Practical Problems on the Renewable Energy Law)" which appeared in the November/December 2012 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
October 31, 2012Firm News
Yoshiko Koizumi was appointed as a member of the Government Procurement Review Board as from October 1, 2012.
October 22, 2012Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Die Atomschadensersatzlage - Ein Status Quo (Status Quo of Compensation for Nuclear Damage)" which appeared in the October 2012 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
October 9, 2012Firm News
Article concerning the interview with Cholmin Kim titled "한•일 기업소송 재일동포 변호사 활용을 - M&A전문 교포3세 김철민 변호사 (Use of Korean Japanese Lawyer in Lawsuits between Japanese and Korean Companies – Chomlin Kim, Third-Generation Korean Japanese Lawyer Specializing in M&A)" was published in Korean newspaper, Seoul Shinmun.
October 8, 2012Firm News
Article concerning the interview with Cholmin Kim titled "인수합병 전문 변호사 재일동포 김철민씨 - 韓•日 법과 문화 잘 아는 변호사 활용해야 (Chomlin Kim, Korean Japanese Lawyer Specializing in M&A - Lawyer Who Has Good Understanding of Japanese and Korean Laws and Cultures Should be Used)" was published by Korean news agency, Yonhap News.
September 20, 2012Publications
Mikio Tanaka authored an article titled "Größerer Arbeitnehmerschutz?" for the September 2012 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan. The article discusses the newly amended Labor Contract Act under which fixed-term employment contracts can be converted to regular employment contracts by operation of law.
September 13, 2012Events
Yumiko Aoi made a presentation titled "Investment into Japan" at a joint seminar hosted by the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association on September 10, 2012.
September 5, 2012Publications
Masaaki Sawano gave a lecture at the Bankruptcy Trustee Conference 2011 and his lecture titled "Bankruptcy and Setoff" was featured as an article "Administrative Work in Bankruptcy at Tokyo District Court - Report at Bankruptcy Trustee Conference 2011" in the August 2012 issue of Liberty & Justice (Vol. 63) issued by Japan Federation Bar Associations in Japan.
August 31, 2012Publications
Daisuke Terasaki, Aya Kinoshita, and Shuichi Nagaoka wrote an article titled "Overview of Draft Outline of Amendments to the Companies Act and its impact on practice" which appeared in the September 10, 2012 issue (No. 1324) of Junkan Keirijoho (in Japanese).
August 27-28, 2012Events
Mikio Tanaka made a lecture titled "Rechtliche Probleme als Folge von Erdbeben, Tsunami und beschädigten Atomkraftwerken vom 11. März 2011 (The Legal Problems caused by the Earthquake, Tsunami and the Nuclear Power Plant Accident on March 11, 2011)" at symposiums by the Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung e.V. (German-Japanese Association of Jurists) in Düsseldorf and together with the Hamburg Bar Association in Hamburg.
August 23, 2012Events
Mikio Tanaka delivered a key note speech titled "Neuer Rechtlicher Rahmen für den Atomschadensersatz nach Fukushima I (The New Legal Framework on the Atomic Damage Claim after Fukushima I)" at a symposium jointly hosted by the Frankfurt Bar Association and the First Tokyo Bar Association, held in Frankfurt am Main.
July 9, 2012Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Neuer rechtlicher Rahmen für erneuerbare Energien (New Legal Framework for Renewable Energy)" which appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
July 5, 2012Publications
Yoshitada Ogiso authored an article entitled "Structuring and Taxation of J-Sukuk (Islamic Bond)" for the August, 2012 issue of TAXATION BUSINESS REVIEW (Vol. 60 No. 8), published by Chuokeizai-sha, Inc.
June 25, 2012Firm News
City-Yuwa Partners was awarded the Real Estate Deal of the Year for its work, led by Junko Hirakawa and Ken Takii, at the ALB Japan Law Awards 2012, hosted by the Asian Legal Business.
June 14, 2012Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Schadenersatzforderungen nach Atomschäden (Compensation or Nuclear Damages)" which appeared in the June 2012 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
May 26, 2012Events
Izuru Goto was member of a panel at the Japanese Association for Business Recovery symposium titled "Civil Code Reform (Law of Obligations) from the Perspective of Business Recovery and Finance Practice" on May 26, 2012. Mr. Goto gave a presentation titled "Assignment of Future Receivables".
May 22, 2012Firm News
Yoshiko Koizumi was reappointed as a councilor of International Civil and Commercial Law Centre Foundation.
May 16, 2012Events
Mikio Tanaka made a presentation titled "Rechtliche Probleme als Folge der Erdbebenkatastrophe und des Super-GAUs vom 11. März 2011 (Legal Problems Triggered by the Huge Earthquake and the Severe Accident on March 11, 2011)" held on May 16, 2012 at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens (the German Society on Natural History and Ethnology in East Asia).
May 16, 2012Firm News
Sayaka Eguro, admitted in 2008, has joined the Firm.
May 8, 2012Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Das Moratoriumgesetz (SME Finance Facilitation Act)" which appeared in the May 2012 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
May 1, 2012Publications
Izuru Goto authored an article entitled "Non-petition Clause and Limited Recourse Clause in Securitization Transactions" for the May 1, 2012 issue of Jurist (No. 1441), published by Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd.
April 19, 2012Events
Noriyuki Katayama made the speech at "Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements Conference", on April 19, 2012.
April 19, 2012Firm News
Five lawyers of City-Yuwa Partners were chosen as the Best Lawyers in Japan by Best Lawyers.
April 12, 2012Firm News
City-Yuwa Partners received high evaluation in several categories in the sectoral assessment of the Chambers Global 2012 and the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 made by Chambers & Partners.
April 10, 2012Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Erdbebensicher durch Umbau - Was tun, wenn der Grundbesitzer ablehnt? (What to do if the landload rejects to re-build an earthquake-proof building?)" which appeared in the April 2012 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
April 10, 2012Firm News
City-Yuwa Partners received high evaluation in several categories in Individual recommendations of PLC Which Lawyer? made by Practical Law Company.
April 5, 2012Firm News
Yumiko Aoi served as a committee member of a study group concerning collaborations among competitors in emergency situations, and its report has been posted on the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
April 4, 2012Events
Noriko Higashizawa made the presentation titled "Legal Knowledge and Practice on Mental Health Issues" at the Foreign Affiliated Company Business Seminar hosted by Grant Thornton Taiyo ASG Tax Corporation.
April 2, 2012Firm News
Kyoko Orita, admitted in 2006, has joined the Firm.
March 8, 2012Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Der tote Winkel im japanischen Umweltrecht (Blind Spots in Japanese Environmental Law)" which appeared in the March 2012 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
February 14, 2012Events
Noriko Higashizawa made the presentation entitled "Diversity in Japan" at the Mid-year Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel held in Palm Springs, California.
February 13, 2012Events
Noriko Higashizawa made the presentation entitled "Background Checks and US Discovery Rules" at the Mid-year Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel held in Palm Springs, California addressing the conflict between the U.S. discovery rules and the privacy law in Japan.
February 10, 2012Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Das „Whistleblower“ - Gesetz in Japan (The Whistleblower Protection Act in Japan)" which appeared in the February 2012 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
February 10, 2012Publications
"Opinion of Companies as public comments on Interim Summary Report on Amendment to Civil Law (vol. 1)" (in Japanese) appeared in the March 21, 2012 edition (Vol. 12, No. 3) of Business Homu (co-authored by Tomohiro Tanamura).
February 9, 2012Events
Haruyuki Hirata gave lectures on the Act on Protection of Private Information at a seminar held by The Life Insurance Association of Japan.
January 26, 2012Publications
Masahiro Terada, Yoshitaka Hagiwara and Yasuhiro Okuhara wrote an article titled "A key to a proper interpretation of Amendment middle draft policy of Corporate Law" which appeared in the February 1, 2012 issue (No. 1304) of Junkan Keirijoho (in Japanese).
January 12, 2012Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Tobashi - Die wiederaufgetauchten Geister der 1990er (Tobashi‐the re-appearance of the ghost of the 90's)" which appeared in the January 2012 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
January 1, 2012Firm News
Five attorneys newly admitted, Kenta Ikebe, Ayaka Itoh, Fumi Kawashima, Masatsugu Kobayashi, and Ryoichi Yoshida have joined the Firm.

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