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Atsumi & Sakai

Atsumi & Sakai  

Legal Services | Japan

tel: +81 3 5501 2111 | fax: +81 3 5501 2211
Fukoku Seimei Bldg. (Reception: 26F) | Tokyo | 100-0011 | Japan

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Tokyo, Japan

Atsumi & Sakai's Overview

Building from its award-winning finance and securitization practices, Atsumi & Sakai has developed a depth of expertise that extends across all of fields of business and finance law. The firm has a recognized excellence for its innovative capabilities in finance, particularly for our work in project finance, PFI, M&A finance, syndicated loans, securitization, covered bonds and similar structured finance transactions, as well as the creation and management of investment funds, both inbound and outbound.

In April 2005, Atsumi & Sakai became the first Japanese law firm to create a foreign law joint venture, which permits us to admit as partners attorneys admitted in jurisdictions other than Japan, bringing real international expertise and capabilities to the firm. In addition to giving us the ability to advise on the laws of e.g. New York and England, this enables us to provide comprehensive, highly sophisticated drafting, research and other legal services seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1994
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 2
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 135

Languages: Japanese, English, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Hindi and Marathi


Areas of Practice
  • Administration
  • Advertising and Sales
  • Anti-Trust
  • Audits
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Due Diligence
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Healthcare
  • Insolvency
  • Investment Funds
  • IP&IT
  • Licensing of Rights
  • Litigation
  • Medical Equipment & Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Negotiations
  • New Energy
  • Petitions
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Liability
  • Project Finance
  • Project/ Natural Resources/
  • Provision of Health and Care Services
  • Regulation and Compliance
  • Research and Development
  • Securities
  • Ship Finance
  • Sports/ Media/ Entertainment
  • Structured Finance and Securitization
  • Tax
  • Trust Banking



Of Counsel

Feng Chen

Feng Q ChenOf Counsel

Go Fujimoto

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Ryuko Inoue

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Kentaro Mano

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Kohei Murakawa

Kohei MurakawaOf Counsel

Stephen Price

Stephen PriceOf Counsel

Akira Shimazaki

Akira ShimazakiOf Counsel

Yutaka Suzuki

Yutaka SuzukiOf Counsel

Daisuke Suzuki

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Emi Uchida

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Renewable Energy Updates - Japan
Atsumi & Sakai, December 2017

As of late this year [1], the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy announced that it has issued deadlines for the submission of renewable energy application documents, etc. based on the FIT Act in FY 2017. Upon submission of these applications, etc. they will be reviewed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), however, every year, the review process tends to be stalled because of the large number of applications submitted at the end of the ļ¬scal year. Such application deadlines have been set in order to minimize delays in the examination of applications, etc. According to this announcement, the deadlines for submitting applications, etc. are as follows...

Doing Business in India - A Perspective from Japan
Atsumi & Sakai, June 2017

India and Japan share a long history. Buddhism, which was born in India, travelled to Japan around the 6th century. The first major interaction between Japan and India seems to have been Japanese assistance to Shri Subhash Chandra Bose in the fight for Indian independence (1943-45). Post WWII, Japan and India signed a peace treaty and established diplomatic relations on 28th April, 1952. Since then, there have been interactions between Japan and India at various levels, which have increased in the last couple of decades. BILATERAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS1  The following data provides an idea of the volume of economic relations between the two countries...

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Atsumi & Sakai and Tricor K.K. Launch a One-Stop Japan FDI Legal and Business Support Service
Atsumi & Sakai, October 2016

Although the Japanese government's "Invest Japan" program is seeking to make Japan a leading target for global FDI through the simplification and relaxation of onerous regulations and procedures, there are still many legal and practical matters inhibiting foreign investment into Japan; these range from a legal system unfamiliar to foreign investors, to inherent language difficulties, cultural differences, and a relatively small pool of professional advisers with the appropriate expertise and experience. In order to address these issues, leading Tokyo law firm Atsumi & Sakai ("A&S") and Tokyo-based corporate services provider Tricor K.K...

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