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November

  • November 2015

    Information

    Tsuyoshi Suzuki served as a judge at the 14th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition on November 22 and 23 at Sophia University in Tokyo.

  • November 2015

    Information

    Tsuyoshi Suzuki played the role of a witness in a mock arbitration cross-examination and served as a panelist on the topic of arbitration cross-examinations in the YSIAC Advocacy Roadshow held by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) on November 12 in Tokyo.

  • November 2015

    Media

    Koji Ohe was quoted in an article on the Yahoo! News website on November 19, 2015. He comments on whether "Retro Freak," a recent controversial retro video game console, infringes on the IP rights of gaming companies.

  • November 2015

    Seminar

    Nobuaki Mukai will serve as a Keynote Speaker and Panelist in "Session 2: Recent Developments in Cartel Regulation" at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Asia Competition Association on November 28, 2015 in Wuhan, China.

  • November 2015

    Publications

    In a recurring feature series, Takayuki Matsuo authored the article "Beijing Law School Report—Part 26: A Draft of Foreign Investment Law" in the November issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • November 2015

    Publications

    Takayuki Matsuo authored the article "What Japanese Companies Should Do to Smoothly Restructure and Withdraw from Chinese Businesses" in the November issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • November 2015

    Publications

    Makoto Matsuo authored the article "Personal Opinion—Japan Legal Services Discussion (XXV): Expansion of Work Fields due to the Corporate Governance Code" in the November issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

October

  • October 2015

    Information

    Tsuyoshi Suzuki has been appointed as the President of Young Japan Association of Arbitrators ("YJAA") established on October 21.
    YJAA is an organization among practitioners of or under the age of 40 who are interested in practicing in arbitration and ADR including mediation under the auspices of Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA).

  • October 2015

    Publications

    In a recurring feature series, Takayuki Matsuo authored the article "Beijing Law School Report—Part 25: The Start of the Doctoral Program in Beijing University" in the October issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • October 2015

    Publications

    Kakuji Mitani authored the article "Crime and Punishment of Corporate Crimes: The State of Internal Control Systems to Prevent Corporate Crimes and Scandals" in the October issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • October 2015

    Seminar

    Junya Naito will be a featured speaker in the seminar "Effective Management of Arbitration: A Guide for In-house Counsel and Other Party Representatives" hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on October 19, 2015 at the Ark Hills Club, Tokyo. Mr. Naito will participate in the roundtable session entitled, "Key Strategies for Controlling Time and Costs in International Arbitration."
    For more details, see:

  • October 2015

    Seminar

    Nobuaki Mukai will serve as a Panelist in a program entitled "Revisiting Governance, Risk Management and Compliance—Corporate Practices and Points at Issue" hosted by the Comprehensive Legal Study Center of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association on October 30, 2015 at the Keidanren Hall in Tokyo.
    http://www.ichiben.or.jp/data/gabanannsu20151030.pdf

  • October 2015

    Seminar

    Nobuaki Mukai will serve as a Moderator at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Japan Competition Law Forum on October 22, 2015 at the Convention Room AP Tokyo Marunouchi in Tokyo.
    http://www.jclf.jp/event.html

September

  • September 2015

    Information

    Robert C. Barchiesi, President of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition ("IACC"), visited Japan with his colleagues from August 31 to September 2. Yuriko Kanematsu accompanied Mr. Barchiesi and the IACC contingent on meetings with government officials and relevant public and private organizations. The IACC also gave a presentation on its enforcement efforts to the Union des Fabricants Tokyo study session held at MMN.

  • September 2015

    Publications

    Nobuaki Mukai co-authored a book entitled "Japan's Antimonopoly Act: Procedure and Practice" (Chuokeizai-sha).

  • September 2015

    Awards

    Our attorneys have been featured in the following Special Reports published by Who's Who Legal (Law Business Research) (September 2015):
    Makoto Matsuo:
    Japan:Trademarks Analysis 2015
    Junya Naito:
    Japan: Arbitration Analysis 2015
    Japan: Asset Recovery Analysis 2015
    Nobuaki Mukai:
    Japan: Competition Analysis 2015
    Japan: Government Contracts Analysis 2015

  • September 2015

    Publications

    In a recurring feature series, Takayuki Matsuo authored the article "Beijing Law School Report—Part 24: Graduation from Beijing University's Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law" in the September issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • September 2015

    Publications

    Makoto Matsuo authored the article "Personal Opinion—Japan Legal Services Discussion (XXIV): Learning from the Decline of American Law Schools" in the September issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

August

July

  • July 2015

    Seminar

    Nobuaki Mukai was in charge of the report entitled "Practice and Issues surrounding Judicial Review of Administrative Order" at the symposium, "Future Dealings with the Antitrust Act," sponsored by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations on July 28.

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  • July 2015

    Media

    Comments from Suguru Shigematsu were published in an article on the Yahoo! News website on July 10, 2015. He comments about the recent issues facing ABC Mart regarding overtime violations and the business risks inherent in being labeled a "Black Company" (or sweatshop).

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  • July 2015

    Publications

    In a recurring feature series, Takayuki Matsuo authored the article "Beijing Law School Report—Part 22: The Completion of the Executive MBA Program" in the July issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • July 2015

    Publications

    Makoto Matsuo authored the article "Personal Opinion—Japan Legal Services Discussion (XXⅢ): Justice System Reform—What is the Bottleneck?" in the July issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

June

May

  • May 2015

    Awards

    The following Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the Sixth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan, the highly regarded peer-review legal publication:
    "Antitrust/Competition" Nobuaki Mukai
    "Arbitration and Mediation" Junya Naito
    "Corporate and M&A" Makoto Matsuo, Junya Naito and Shuichi Namba
    "Insolvency and Reorganization Law" Shigeaki Momo-o
    "Litigation" Junya Naito
    "Private Equity, Private Funds and Venture Capital" Shuichi Namba

  • May 2015

    Publications

    In a recurring feature series, Takayuki Matsuo authored the article "Beijing Law School Report—Part 20: Five Major Events One Cannot Help Know About regarding Chinese Law (Part 2)" in the May issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • May 2015

    Publications

    Tsuyoshi Suzuki and Motomu Wake authored the article "The State of Affairs and Prospect of Arbitration Matters in Japan" in the May issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • May 2015

    Publications

    Makoto Matsuo authored the article "Thinking about China, Part 14: Japanese Historical Recognition of China (continued)" in the May issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • May 2015

    Publications

    Nobuaki Mukai participated in the preparation of "The Report on the Situation of Competition Law Enforcement and Compliance Programs in Various Countries" which was officially announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on April 24, 2015.

March

  • March 2015

    Awards

    Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba and Junya Naito have been nominated in the practice areas of "Dispute Resolution: Domestic Firms: Japan" by "Chambers Global 2015" of Chambers & Partners.

  • March 2015

    Publications

    In a recurring feature series, Takayuki Matsuo authored the article "Beijing Law School Report—Part 18: Reading the Decision of 4th Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China" in the March issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • March 2015

    Publications

    Makoto Matsuo authored the article "Thinking about China, Part 13: Japanese Historical Recognition of China" in the March issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • March 2015

    Media

    Nobuaki Mukai was interviewed in the March 2, 2015 issue of the "The Nikkei" in a feature entitled, "The ABCs of US Legal Practices—No. 7: Antitrust Law (Part II)."

February

  • February 2015

    Seminar

    Nobuaki Mukai will be a featured speaker at the 2015 Asia Forum in Tokyo presented by the ABA Section of International Law on March 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dr. Mukai will participate in a panel discussion entitled "The Rules and Risks of Public and Private Procurement" and speak on the "Risks and Consequences of Corruption and Bid-rigging."
    For more details, see:
    http://shop.americanbar.org/PersonifyImages/ProductFiles/
    134416811/2015AsiaForumTokyoBrochure.pdf

  • February 2015

    Publications

    Takashi Kobayashi authored the article "Feature 2: Textbook for 1st year Lawyers—Contracts—Tips for Reviewing Copious Amounts of Information and Hints for Drafting" in the April issue of "Business Legal Affairs."

  • February 2015

    Publications

    Shinichiro Uemura authored the article "Tax Advice on Cross-border Succession--How to Handle Cases when Clients seek Consultation before and after Succession in Malaysia and the Philippines" in the March issue of the Japanese journal "Taxation Business Review."

  • February 2015

    Publications

    In a recurring feature series, Takayuki Matsuo authored the article "Beijing Law School Report—Part 17: A Comparison of Corporate Governance between Japan, U.S.A. and China" in the February issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • February 2015

    Publications

    Rin Moriguchi authored the article "Conversation between Institutional Investor and Fund—A Good Opportunity to Deepen Mutual Understanding between Manager and Investor" in the February issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • February 2015

    Publications

    Masao Torikai and Masayuki Inui authored the article "Effective use of Independent Committees and the Importance of Exerting Control Over Them" in the February issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • February 2015

    Media

    Makoto Matsuo was interviewed for the article "Corporate Governance which Trains Business Management: What Constitutes Appropriate Corporate Governance for Japanese-style Business Management?" in the February issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • February 2015

    Awards

    Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba and its attorneys have been nominated in the following practice areas by "Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015" of Chambers & Partners.
    "Competition/Antitrust: Japan" Makoto Matsuo and Nobuaki Mukai
    "Dispute Resolution: Japan" Junya Naito

January

  • January 2015

    Publications

    In a recurring feature series, Takayuki Matsuo authored the article "Beijing Law School Report-Part 16: Visiting the Supreme Court" in the January issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • January 2015

    Publications

    Masao Torikai authored the article "Wrongdoer of Sexual Harassment, Power Harassment and Maternity Harassment as well as a Company's Responsibilities based on Judicial Precedents" in the January issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • January 2015

    Publications

    Makoto Matsuo authored the article "Personal Opinion—Japan Legal Services Discussion (XXII): An Attorney's View on Combatting the Extinction of Rural Areas" in the January issue of the Japanese journal "The Lawyers."

  • January 5 2015

    Information

    Naoko Takekawa joined the firm as associate on January 5, 2015.

  • January 5 2015

    Information

    Nobuo Sugimoto has been promoted to partner in the firm as from January 1, 2015.