News : 2014

December 18, 2014Firm News
Ryoko Takeda has joined the Firm as a Special Counsel.
December 15, 2014Firm News
Noriyuki Katayama has accepted a position to serve as a part time lecturer and will teach a course on "Corporate Law and Practice" at Nanzan School of Law.
December 15, 2014Firm News
Miseki Tsukamoto, admitted in 2013, has joined the Firm.
December 1, 2014Firm News
Yoshiko Koizumi has been appointed as an arbitrator of the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center).
November 12, 2014Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Falsch gespart: Unzulänglicher Datenschutz kann teuer werden" on the Benesse Case, which appeared in the November/December 2014 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
November 10, 2014Events
Mika Okada co-authored an article entitled "Methods to Monitor Compliance of Taiwanese Company Engaged in a Capital and Business Alliance with a Japanese Company " which appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Lawyers, published by ILS Publications, Inc.
November 4, 2014Firm News
Hyemin Kim, admitted to the Korea Bar, has joined the Firm.
November 1, 2014Firm News
Yumiko Aoi appointed as a member of the Government Procurement Review Board.
October 29, 2014Firm News
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi, Hirosato Nabika, Takashi Saito and Yuka Sakai have contributed to the World Bank/IFC report "Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency."
October 28, 2014Firm News
The Supreme Court judged the case in favor of the court appointed bankruptcy trustee Masaaki Sawano of Kabushiki Kaisha Quin Ash, a bankrupt company.
Kazunori Furukawa as a bankruptcy trustee representative and Yoshitaka Hagiwara, Shotaro Aoki and Kosuke Hasegawa as representatives for the bankruptcy trustee have also been engaged in this case.
In this case, the bankruptcy trustee claimed for return of the profits from high-ranking members of the bankrupt company, who earned such profits through a pyramid scheme which is contrary to public order and morality (which falls under an endless claim investment scheme provided for in Article 2 of the Act for Prevention of Endless Claim Investment Scheme). The Tokyo District Court and the Tokyo High Court judged that the bankruptcy trustee may not claim for return of the profits pursuant to Article 708 of the Civil Code (Performance for Illegal Reasons) however the Supreme Court (3rd Petty Bench) overruled the Tokyo High Court decision and rendered an epoch-making judgment that based on the principle of good faith and mutual trust it is not permitted to refuse return of the paid dividend for the reason that such payment of the dividend falls under the performance for illegal reasons.
As for the full text of the judgment (in Japanese), please refer to the website of the Supreme Court.
October 23, 2014Events
Yumiko Aoi joined a panel discussion entitled "Sell or Repel - Pushing the Boundaries of Legitimate Advertising" at the 2014 Annual Conference of the International Bar Association in Tokyo.
October 22, 2014Firm News
During the IBA Annual Conference held in Tokyo, the IBA’s Law Firm Management Committee conducted visits to three leading law firms in Tokyo, including our Firm.
October 21, 2014Firm News
Masaaki Sawano and Yumiko Aoi served as moderators in the joint seminar entitled "London to Tokyo: Olympic Games and the Law" of The Law Society of England and Wales and The Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association.
October 21, 2014Events
Mikio Tanaka joined a panel discussion entitled "Lost in translation: discovered in cross-cultural understanding" at the annual meeting of the International Bar Association in Tokyo.
October 20, 2014Firm News
Hitoshi Sakai served as a moderator at the seminar titled "Corporate Governance: best practices, better business - the role of lawyers", hosted by the Law Society of England and Wales and Japan Federation of Bar Associations on October 20.
October 17, 2014Firm News
Eight lawyers of City-Yuwa Partners were chosen as the Best Lawyers in Japan by Best Lawyers.
October 14, 2014Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "„Abenomics“ und die Arbeitsrechtsreform" on Abenomics and labor law reform, which appeared in the October 2014 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
October 10, 2014Events
Izuru Goto, Yuichi Maruyama and Yukinori Sasaki co-authored an article entitled "Structure of Renewable Energy Fund Following the Amended Enforcement Order Under the Act on Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations" in Junkan Keirijouhou (No. 1394), published by Chuokeizai-sha, Inc.
September 20, 2014Publications
Yuichi Maruyama, Yukinori Sasaki and Akira Yasukawa co-authored an article entitled "The Latest Trend of the Expanding REIT Markets" for the November 2014 issue of Business Homu, published by Chuokeizai-sha, Inc.
August 30, 2014Events
Mikio Tanaka spoke at the "Seminar for Internationally Practicing Lawyers" held by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
August 11, 2014Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "„Abenomics“ und die Gesellschaftsrechtsreform" on Abenomics and Corporate Law Reform, which appeared in the September 2014 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
August 7, 2014Firm News
Jeremy Bloomenthal, admitted in New York, Massachusetts and England and Wales, has joined the Firm.
July 11, 2014Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Der Baosteel Emotion Fall: neues „China Risk?“" on the Baosteel Emotion Case, which appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
July 3, 2014Firm News
Yumiko Aoi has been appointed as a director of Japan Competition Law Forum as from July 2014.
June 9, 2014Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Von der Kapitalgesellschaft bis zur Staatsgründung: Ryoma Sakamoto" on Ryoma Sakamoto, a revolutionist in the 19th Century who introduced a capital corporation and designed the framework of a modern state, which appeared in the June 2014 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
May 20, 2014Events
Mikio Tanaka gave a lecture on “Neue Entwicklungen im japanischen Recht der erneuerbaren Energien (the latest development of the renewable energy law in Japan)” at the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
May 14, 2014Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled " Veränderte Rechtslage bei Erneuerbaren Energien in Japan" on update of the laws on the renewable energy in Japan, which appeared in the May 2014 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
April 30, 2014Publications
Yoshiko Koizumi wrote an article entitled "Significance of Participating in an International Conference" which appeared in the Rule of Law (Issue No. 173, Special Issue on IBA Tokyo 2014) published by the Japan Bar Association.
April 10, 2014Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Wenn Direktoren gehen müssen" on legal aspects under Japanese law and MOJ guideline regarding termination of a director, which appeared in the April 2014 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
March 15, 2014Publications
City-Yuwa Partners co-authored and edited a book entitled "Visual Guide for Structure and Mechanism of Labor Laws" published by Chuokeizai-sha, Inc.
March 11, 2014Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Kündigung wegen „Schlechtleistung“" on termination due to poor performance, which appeared in the March 2014 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
February 24, 2014Firm 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 13, 2014Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Das Drama des ersten Justizministers Japans" on the achievements and dramatic death of the first Minister of Justice in Japan, which appeared in the February 2014 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
January 21, 2014Events
Cholmin Kim delivered a lecture titled "Readily Helpful Crucial Points of Legal Affairs on Korea-Related Business - Together with Examples Based on Actual Experiences in Korea - " hosted by Corporate Management Forums, Inc.
January 15, 2014Firm News
Akiko Nakagawa, Shunji Takebayashi and Yukiko Mitsuhashi have been promoted to counsel of the Firm.
January 10, 2014Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Aufgepasst: Privatsphäre bei Verhandlungen in Japan" on permissibility in Japan of audio recording the meeting without notice, which appeared in the January 2014 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
January 1, 2014Firm News
Three attorneys newly admitted, Yuri Aihara, Kaoruko Kasai, and Akira Yasukawa have joined the Firm.
January 1, 2014Firm News
Akira Nagasaki, Gen Takizawa, and Cholmin Kim have been promoted to Partners of the Firm.
January 1, 2014Firm News
Teruhisa Ishii has joined the Firm as a Special Counsel.

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