Atsumi & Sakai

Legal Services | Japan
tel: +81 3 5501 2111 | fax: +81 3 5501 2211
Fukoku Seimei Bldg. (Reception: 16F) | Tokyo | 100-0011 | Japan

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Overview

Atsumi & Sakai is a multi-award-winning, independent Tokyo law firm, and has been referred to as one of Japan’s “Big five” law firms. It was the first Japanese law firm to create a foreign law joint venture, which enables it to admit foreign partners and so offer its clients the quality of service that the modern international business community demands. Expanding from its highly regarded finance practice, the firm now acts for a wide range of international and domestic companies, banks, financial institutions and other businesses, offering a comprehensive range of legal expertise.

In addition to lawyers admitted in Japan (including a Japanese lawyer also admitted in England and Wales), the firm includes foreign lawyers registered in Japan to advise on the laws of the US States of New York and California, the People’s Republic of China, India, the State of Queensland, Australia, US and Australian Federal laws, and the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany (in collaboration with Janssen Foreign Law Office). Lawyers at Atsumi & Sakai not only have significant experience in conducting business in Japanese and English, but also in German, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Marathi, Russian and Vietnamese.

Year this Office was Established: 1994
Lawyers Worldwide: 209
Languages: Japanese, English, German, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, Hindi and Marathi

Notable

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Partners

Hiroo  Atsumi

Hiroo Atsumi

Managing Partner
Toyoki  Emoto

Toyoki Emoto

Senior Partner
Guohui  Fan

Guohui Fan

Senior Partner
Makoto  Fujii

Makoto Fujii

Partner
Go  Fujimoto

Go Fujimoto

Partner
Shintaro  Hamasu

Shintaro Hamasu

Senior Partner
Saori  Hanada

Saori Hanada

Partner
Go  Hashimoto

Go Hashimoto

Partner
Eiichiro  Hata

Eiichiro Hata

Senior Partner
Masataka  Hayakawa

Masataka Hayakawa

Senior Partner
Michiaki  Hosoi

Michiaki Hosoi

Senior Partner
Keita  Imaizumi

Keita Imaizumi

Senior Partner
Shuji  Koyama

Shuji Koyama

Senior Partner
Yusuke  Miura

Yusuke Miura

Partner
Hiroki  Mori

Hiroki Mori

Senior Partner
Hiroyuki  Nezu

Hiroyuki Nezu

Senior Partner
Miho  Niunoya

Miho Niunoya

Senior Partner
Yoko  Nobata

Yoko Nobata

Partner
Ryuichi  Nozaki

Ryuichi Nozaki

Senior Partner
Emiko  Obata

Emiko Obata

Partner
Junko  Ogushi

Junko Ogushi

Senior Partner
Fumiko  Oikawa

Fumiko Oikawa

Senior Partner
Miki  Ono

Miki Ono

Partner
Ryosuke  Oue

Ryosuke Oue

Partner
Yutaka  Sakai

Yutaka Sakai

Senior Partner
Kazuya  Sato

Kazuya Sato

Partner
Ian S. Scott

Ian S. Scott

Partner
Yuri  Suzuki

Yuri Suzuki

Senior Partner
Norio  Suzuki

Norio Suzuki

Partner
Teruhisa  Toyama

Teruhisa Toyama

Senior Partner
Kazutomo  Ueyama

Kazutomo Ueyama

Senior Partner
Setsuko  Yufu

Setsuko Yufu

Senior Partner

Associates

Sayaka  Aizawa

Sayaka Aizawa

Associate
Akiko  Araki

Akiko Araki

Associate
Osamu  Fujiwara

Osamu Fujiwara

Associate
Hitomi  Furukawa

Hitomi Furukawa

Associate
Akiko  Hiraoka

Akiko Hiraoka

Associate
Keita  Hitomi

Keita Hitomi

Associate
Mina  Horiuchi

Mina Horiuchi

Associate
Hirofumi  Hosoda

Hirofumi Hosoda

Associate
Motoki  Imai

Motoki Imai

Associate
Tasuku  Imai

Tasuku Imai

Associate
Toshihiro  Iso

Toshihiro Iso

Associate
Yuki  Kanemitsu

Yuki Kanemitsu

Associate
Reina  Kanemura

Reina Kanemura

Associate
Fuminori  Kato

Fuminori Kato

Associate
Natsumi  Kawabe

Natsumi Kawabe

Associate
JungYi  Kim

JungYi Kim

Associate
Hayato  Kimura

Hayato Kimura

Associate
Ruriko  Maruyama

Ruriko Maruyama

Associate
Kimiharu  Masaki

Kimiharu Masaki

Associate
Hiroshi  Mikami

Hiroshi Mikami

Associate
Ryota  Mikuniya

Ryota Mikuniya

Associate
Tomoki  Minami

Tomoki Minami

Associate
Yasuharu  Miura

Yasuharu Miura

Associate
Go  Miyamae

Go Miyamae

Associate
Reimi  Miyamoto

Reimi Miyamoto

Associate
Genki  Mizokuchi

Genki Mizokuchi

Associate
Kirika  Morita

Kirika Morita

Associate
Kazuo  Nakai

Kazuo Nakai

Associate
Yusuke  Noguchi

Yusuke Noguchi

Associate
Asako  Ochiiwa

Asako Ochiiwa

Associate
Jun  Oishi

Jun Oishi

Associate
Rikiya  Okuhara

Rikiya Okuhara

Associate
Faizi  Parkes

Faizi Parkes

Associate
Mariko  Sanno

Mariko Sanno

Associate
Rieko  Sasaki

Rieko Sasaki

Associate
Chie  Shinsha

Chie Shinsha

Associate
Yuko  Takagi

Yuko Takagi

Associate
Natsuko  Tomatsu

Natsuko Tomatsu

Associate
Yuji  Tomioka

Yuji Tomioka

Associate
Daisuke  Tsuzuki

Daisuke Tsuzuki

Associate
Sho  Tsuzuki

Sho Tsuzuki

Associate
Atsushi  Udagawa

Atsushi Udagawa

Associate
Tomoko  Watanabe

Tomoko Watanabe

Associate
Nobutaka  Yamaki

Nobutaka Yamaki

Associate
Chizuru  Yoshida

Chizuru Yoshida

Associate

Of Counsel

Feng Q Chen

Feng Q Chen

Of Counsel
Ryuko  Inoue

Ryuko Inoue

Of Counsel
Kentaro  Mano

Kentaro Mano

Of Counsel
Fumiaki  Matsuoka

Fumiaki Matsuoka

Of Counsel
Kohei  Murakawa

Kohei Murakawa

Of Counsel
Stephen  Price

Stephen Price

Of Counsel
Akira  Shimazaki

Akira Shimazaki

Of Counsel
Yutaka  Suzuki

Yutaka Suzuki

Of Counsel
Daisuke  Suzuki

Daisuke Suzuki

Of Counsel
Chie  Tabata

Chie Tabata

Of Counsel
Emi  Uchida

Emi Uchida

Of Counsel

Other

Articles

The Top Three Data Protection Law Topics in Japan

In Japan, the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) is the primary law that regulates data protection issues. In this article, we will cover a few significant recent amendments to the APPI, including one currently under consideration, while also touching on the new guidelines issued by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) last year, which highlight an intersection of the APPI and Japanese competition law, as well as the increasing significance of personal data in M&A transactions. 2015 amendments to the APPI The APPI was enacted in 2003 and went through its first major amendment in 2015 (the 2015 amendment)...

COVID-19: Employment Law in Japan - Some Key Questions

The sudden onset of the Covid-19 emergency has caused significant disruption across swathes of the Japanese economy and raised novel and urgent questions for employers as they seek to handle the challenges they face, whilst balancing the protection of their business and their obligations to their workers. This memorandum briefly addresses a number of key employment law issues and questions.[1] COVID-19 State of Emergency On 7th April 2020 the Japanese government declared a state of emergency[2] covering the greater Tokyo and Osaka areas, and a number of other urban areas, and which was extended nationwide on 16th April...

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Press

Atsumi & Sakai Announces Establishment of New York Office

Award-winning Japanese law firm Atsumi & Sakai is pleased to announce the establishment of an office in New York (Formal name: Atsumi & Sakai New York LLP), which will enable the firm to provide more convenient legal services in North and South America. The New York office will be led by Bonnie L. Dixon, a veteran partner of the firm and the first non-Japanese lawyer to be a partner of a Japanese law firm in the post-war era. As the only Japanese law firm with offices in London and New York, an affiliated office in Frankfurt and an affiliated law firm in Vietnam, we cover all time zones and provide legal services literally 24 hours a day...

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