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Asia-Pacific Guide 2024

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Atsumi & Sakai

Atsumi & Sakai

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Firm Overview


Managing Partner: Mr Hiroo Atsumi

Number of partners: 108

Number of lawyers: 210+

Languages: Japanese, English, German, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Marathi, Russian, Vietnamese


The Firm:

Atsumi & Sakai is a multi-award-winning, independent full-service Tokyo law firm, and 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.

International Practice:

Atsumi & Sakai has an outward-looking approach to its international practice, and has foreign partners with extensive experience from leading international law firms, so providing its clients with the benefit of both Japanese law expertise and real international experience. In addition to lawyers admitted in Japan, our firm includes foreign lawyers registered in Japan to advise on the laws of the US States of New York and California, the Republic of Korea, India, England and Wales, and the State of Queensland, Australia, United States and Australian Federal laws, and the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany (in collaboration with Janssen Foreign Law Office).

In addition to our Tokyo head-office and Fukuoka affiliate office in Japan, we have an office in London and affiliated offices in New York, and Frankfurt so enabling us to provide quality services around the clock.

Innovation & Diversity:

The firm constantly seeks to anticipate its clients’ needs for new legal services, most recently those arising from the rapid technological developments in the financial services industry and strives to provide high-quality and cost-effective services and solutions to support companies new to the Japanese market. The firm also offers flexible alternative fee arrangements tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each client company. Atsumi & Sakai takes a proactive approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), and encourages its lawyers to maintain a good work/life balance, which has seen the firm recognised as Japan’s leading law firm for employee satisfaction.

Please visit our “DE&I” page: Respecting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) | Atsumi & Sakai (aplawjapan.com)

Sustainability:

It is an important social mission of Atsumi & Sakai to promote sustainability and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the international community aspires to and the realization of a prosperous and vibrant future through the SDGs. Our Sustainability Committee promotes sustainability within the firm and identifies key sustainability issues and discusses policies for addressing them, taking into account their contribution to and impact on the firm's stakeholders, including clients, the environment, and society.

Please visit our “Sustainability Declaration” page: Sustainability Declaration | Atsumi & Sakai (aplawjapan.com)

Main Areas of Practice


■ Antitrust/Competition

■ Banking & Finance

■ Capital Markets/Securitisation, Structured Finance

■ Construction/Infrastructure

■ Corporate/M&A

■ Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption Data Protection & Privacy

■ Dispute Resolution, Domestic & CrossBorder Litigation & Arbitration

■ Energy (including Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy)

■ Financial Services Regulation

■ Funds Regulation

■ Information Technology (AI/IoT)

■ Insolvency/Corporate Restructuring

■ Insurance

■ Intellectual Property

■ International Trade

■ Investment Funds/Joint Ventures

■ Labour & Employment

■ Life Sciences/Medical & Pharmaceutical Business

■ PFI/PPP

■ Private Equity & Venture Capital Projects/Project Finance

■ Real Estate (Acquisition, Financing, Development)

■ Risk Management

■ Securities Regulation

■ Shipping/Aviation

■ Sports/Entertainment

■ Tax

■ Technology, Media & Telecommunications

■ White-Collar Crime/Criminal Defence


Offices

DOMESTIC OFFICES

  • TOKYO: Atsumi & Sakai
  • FUKUOKA Affiliate Office: A&S Fukuoka LPC


INTERNATIONAL OFFICES

  • USA NEW YORK Affiliate Office: Atsumi & Sakai New York LLP
  • UNITED KINGDOM LONDON: Atsumi & Sakai Europe Limited
  • GERMANY FRANKFURT Affiliate Office: Atsumi & Sakai Europa GmbH - Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater

Ranked Offices

Provided by Atsumi & Sakai

Japan - Head office

Contributions

Latest contributions provided by Atsumi & Sakai

Global Practice Guide
Taku Sonoura
Hayato Kimura
Kenichi Tanizaki
Ciaran Rose
Hirofumi Kaji
Authored by
Taku Sonoura, Hayato Kimura, Kenichi Tanizaki, Ciaran Rose, Hirofumi Kaji
Article • Jan 2024
In-Depth Overview
Miho Niunoya
Authored by
Miho Niunoya, Rie Kishida, Daniel Jarrett, Mayumi Hongo
Article • Dec 2023
In-Depth Overview
Miho Niunoya
Authored by
Miho Niunoya, Tomoko Watanabe, Daniel Jarrett, Kimiharu Masaki
Article • Dec 2023

All contributions provided by Atsumi & Sakai

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Title and authorsContent typePublication dateMedia type
Advertising & Marketing 2023 | Japan | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Chie Kasahara
Global Practice Guide Sep 2023 Article

Atsumi & Sakai rankings

Asia-Pacific Guide 2024
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Japan
Banking & Finance: Domestic
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance: Domestic
2
Banking & Finance: Domestic
2
Band 2
Lawyers
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Hiroo Atsumi
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Senior Statespeople
3
Yutaka Sakai
3
Band 3
Capital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives
1 Department
Department
Capital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives
3
Capital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives
3
Band 3
Competition/Antitrust
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Competition/Antitrust
3
Competition/Antitrust
3
Band 3
Lawyers
3
Setsuko Yufu
3
Band 3
4
Tatsuo Yamashima
4
Band 4
Construction
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Miho Niunoya
Miho Niunoya
Spotlight
Employment
1 Department
Department
Employment
4
Employment
4
Band 4
Life Sciences
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Harukuni Ito
4
Harukuni Ito
4
Band 4
Projects & Energy: Domestic
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Projects & Energy: Domestic
2
Projects & Energy: Domestic
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Miho Niunoya
3
Miho Niunoya
3
Band 3
3
Yutaka Sakai
3
Band 3
Real Estate
1 Department
Department
Real Estate
3
Real Estate
3
Band 3
Real Estate: Registered Foreign Lawyers
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
3
Russell Kawahara
3
Band 3