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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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We Welcome Our New Patent Attorney, Kenshi Ando

March 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Ando has joined our firm as a patent attorney as of March 1, 2012.

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Ayako Kuyama's Lecture - "Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements Conference"

March 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our associate, Ayako Kuyama will conduct a lecture entitled "The 2002 ISDA Master Agreement" during the following conference.

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Our firm won the "National Law Firm of the Year"

February 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are please to announce that on February 23, 2012, our firm was honored with the "National Law Firm of the Year" award at the "IFLR Asia Awards 2012" held in Hong Kong, hosted by IFLR (International Financial Law Review).

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Our firm and lawyers have been ranked Band 1 by Chambers Asia 2012

February 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune have been ranked as Band 1 group in the practice areas of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Investment Funds and Real Estate in Chambers Asia 2012 edition and some of our lawyers has been chosen as leaders in his/her field.

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Hiroya Ito and Yuichiro Nukada contributed to the publishing of the January issue of Corporate Intl

February 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our special counsel, Hiroya Ito, and our partner, Yuichiro Nukada was involved as the exclusive expert from Japan in the Round Table feature on Real Estate, which was published in the January 2012 issue of Corporate Intl.

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Our firm has received high evaluations by Asialaw Profiles 2012

January 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has received high evaluations by Asialaw Profiles 2012 for the following fields.

Tier 1
Banking & Finance
Construction & Real Estate - domestic firms
Dispute Resolution - domestic firms
Labour & Employment 

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eAccess Deal, issuing USD 420 million and EUR 200 million senior notes won the "Best Bond Deal"

January 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

eAccess Ltd. ("eAccess") was voted as the "Best Bond Deal" of The Asset Triple A Regional Awards 2011, Best Japan Deals (organized by The Asset Publishing and Research Ltd.) for issuing USD 420 million senior notes and EUR 200 million senior notes in the US and Euro markets on April 1, 2011.

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We Welcome Our New Special Counsel, Naoko Itoh

January 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that Naoko Itoh has been promoted to a special counsel of the firm as of January 1, 2012.

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We Welcome 7 New Partners

January 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that Yoshinori Aoyagi, Shigeki TatsunoKen KobayashiKo Wakabayashi, Hiroto Ando, Yasunari Fuke and Ryo Kotoura have been promoted to partners of the firm as of January 1, 2012.

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19 New First Year Associates Have Joined Our Firm

January 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that this January 2012, 19 new first year Japanese associates joined our firm. These new associates are:

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Our firm has been ranked as a leading tax law firm by Tax Directors Handbook 2012

January 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has been ranked as one of the first tier law firms in Japan with respect to tax matters by the Tax Directors Handbook 2012 edition and our partners, Eiichiro Nakatani, Koji Fujita, Kotaro Okamoto have been listed as heads of practice.

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Naoki Iguchi has been listed in "Who's Who Legal Commercial Arbitration 2012"

January 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our partner, Naoki Iguchi has been nominated to the list of recognized Commercial Arbitration Lawyers in "The Who's Who Legal Commercial Arbitration 2012" published by the Legal Business Research.

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Our firm and lawyers have received high evaluations in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012

January 2012. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune have received high evaluations in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012 and some of our lawyers have been chosen as Leading Individuals in his/her field.

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We welcome Mr. Hideki Tomonaga, Of Counsel

December 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Hideki Tomonaga, Of Counsel has joined our firm as of November 15, 2011.

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Our firm and lawyers have been ranked Tier 1 by IFLR 1000

October 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune have been ranked as Tier 1 group in the practice areas of Banking, Capital Markets - Debt and Equity in IFLR 1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2012 and some of our lawyers has been chosen as "Leading Lawyers" in his/her field.

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We Welcome Our New Korean Patent Attorney, Sungho Kim

October 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Sungho Kim joined our firm as a Korean patent attorney on October 3, 2011.

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We Welcome Our New Patent Attorney, Kan Otani

October 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Kan Otani joined our firm as a patent attorney on October 3, 2011.

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Our firm won the "ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Firms of the Year 2011"

October 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our firm won the "ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Firms of the Year 2011," an award run by the Pacific Business Press Ltd., for the following categories and has also been chosen as "Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year."

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New First Year Associates Have Joined Our Firm

October 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that this October 2011, two new first year Japanese associates joined our firm. As a result, our firm now has over 300 Japanese attorneys. These new associates are:

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Piyasena Perera selected as one of ALB's Hot 100

September 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our Senior Foreign Counsel, Piyasena Perera was selected as one of the "The Movers & Shakers" in the September issue of ALB Magazine's "ALB Hot 100" which list those who have performed outstandingly in their field, or courted controversy and turned heards in Asia. 

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Article Written by Tomoki Debari, Yasutaka Emoto and Jeffrey A. Eagan

September 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

"Expansion into the Japanese insurance market"

Our partner, Tomoki Debari, our associate, Yasutaka Emoto , and our foreign legal associate, Jeffrey A. Eagan have written an article in the following publication. 

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Takashi Tezuka's comment regarding corporation rehabilitation plan and the refund of corporate tax..

September 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our associate, Takashi Tezuka's comment regarding corporation rehabilitation plan and the refund of corporate tax has been published in an article on the website article by Reuters.com.

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Our firm won the "Japan Law Firm of the Year " in the Who's Who Legal awards 2011

August 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has been named "Japan Law Firm of the Year 2011" in the Who's Who Legal Awards for the second consecutive time.

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Yasufumi Shiroyama will participate in the "Joint Judicial Conference on Japan and U.S. Intellectual

August 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Property Rights", October 26 through October 27, 2011


Seminar:
Joint Judicial Conference on Japan and U.S. Intellectual Property Rights
Session in which Yasufumi Shiroyama will participate: "Indirect Infringement" (October 26th, 1:30pm -3:00pm)

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Kazutoshi Kakuyama won the ILO Client Choice Award 2011

August 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our partner, Kazutoshi Kakuyama won the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2011 under the individual category in the work area of Employment & Labour in Japan.

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Prestigious Awards for Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

August 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are please to announce that on June 22, 2011, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune was honored with the following awards by the Asian Legal Business, a worldwide legal professional magazine.

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Our firm has been ranked 1st in ALB Employer of Choice 2011

June 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has been ranked 1st among Japan's domestic firms in "Employer of Choice 2011" in the April 2011 issue of ALB.

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Our firm has been ranked as a Leading Tax Law Firm by ALB

June 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has been ranked as "ALB's Leading Tax Law Firms 2011" in the March issue of ALB.

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Five Anderson Mori & Tomotsune attorneys have been listed in...

June 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

"The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists 2011"

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Our firm and lawyers have been ranked Band 1 by Chambers Asia 2011

June 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune have been ranked as Band 1 group in the practice areas of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Investment Funds and Real Estate in Chambers Asia 2011 edition and some of our lawyers has been chosen as leaders in his/her field.

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We welcome Mr. Masahito Monguchi, Of Counsel

March 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Masahito Monguchi, Of Counsel has joined our firm as of March 22, 2011.

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We Welcome Our New Senior Foreign Counsel, Piyasena Perera

March 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Piyasena Perera, a US qualified lawyer with extensive experience in corporate finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investment funds and general corporate and securities law matters has been appointed as Senior Foreign Counsel of the firm.

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Our firm won the "Management Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year"

February 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our firm won the "Management Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year" at the 2010 Dealmakers Annual Awards

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Naoki Iguchi has been listed in "Who's Who Legal Commercial Arbitration 2011"

January 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our partner, Naoki Iguchi has been nominated to the list of recognized Commercial Arbitration Lawyers in "The Who's Who Legal Commercial Arbitration 2011" published by the Legal Business Research.

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We Welcome Our New Associate, Manabu Katsumata

January 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Manabu Katsumata has joined our firm as an associate attorney as of January 5, 2011. His practice primarily involves M&A transactions and other corporate matters, with an emphasis on MBO (management buy-outs) and related transactions, going-private transactions, corporate restructurings and merger and acquisitions of listed companies, and cross-boarder M&A transactions.

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We Welcome Our New Special Counsel, Chisato Higashio

January 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that Chisato Higashio has been promoted to a special counsel of the firm as of January 1, 2011.

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We Welcome 9 New Partners

January 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that Shinji Nakamura, Nobuhito Sawasaki, Etsuko Hara, Norifumi Takeuchi, Mari Itoh, Ko Hanamizu, Tetsuro Motoyoshi, Yuhki Tanaka and Naokuni Fukuda have been promoted to partners of the firm as of January 1, 2011.

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27 New First Year Associates Have Joined Our Firm

January 2011. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that this January 2011, 27 new first year Japanese associates joined our firm. As a result, our firm now has approximately 320 Japanese attorneys. These new associates are:

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Tatsu Katayama and Koya Uemura participated in the "2nd Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference"

December 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

The "2nd Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference and Bar Leaders day - Asia after the GFC - leading the global recovery" was held by the International Bar Association from November 17 to 19, 2010 in Tokyo.

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We Welcome Our New Patent Attorney, Ai Nagaoka

December 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that Ms. Ai Nagaoka joined our firm as a patent attorney on December 1, 2010.

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Gold Award as the Best Law Firm in Japan

November 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune was honored for the second time in three years with the Gold Award as the Best Law Firm in Japan at the International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards in Paris.

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Our firm won the "Japan's Law Firm of the Year " in the 2010 Who's Who Legal awards

November 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our firm won the "Japan's Law Firm of the Year " and 16 lawyers received a high evaluation in the 2010 Who's who Legal awards, which is to be published next month in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2010. For further details,

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Akira Kawamura received a courtesy call from the Iraq Ambassador Lukman Faily

November 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

On July 5, 2010, our partner Akira Kawamura who is also the vice president of the International Bar Association (IBA) received a courtesy call from the Iraq Ambassador Lukman Faily. They talked about the active participation of the Iraq and Kurdish Bar Association regarding the 2011 Dubai annual meeting.

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Naoki Iguchi has been listed in "The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers"

November 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our partner, Naoki Iguchi has been nominated to the list of recognized Product Liability Defence Lawyers in "The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2010" published by the Legal Business Research. We are pleased to note that he was the only recognized Product Liability Defence Lawyer in Japan.

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Our firm and lawyers have been ranked Band 1 by Chambers Asia 2010

November 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune have been ranked as Band 1 group in the practice areas of Banking & Finance:PFI/PPP, Banking & Finance: Regulatory, Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Investment Funds in Chambers Asia 2010 edition and some of our lawyers has been chosen as leaders in his/her field.

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Tsuyoshi Nagahama and Vassili Moussis selected as one of ALB's Hot 100

November 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

Our partner, Tsuyoshi Nagahama was selected as one of "The Statesmen", and our Senior Foreign Counsel Vassili Moussis as "The Foreign Contingent" in the September issue of ALB Magazine's "ALB Hot 100 Pre-eminent Asia-Pacific lawyers".

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Mr. Akira Kawamura Formally Nominated Next President of the International Bar Association

November 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that our partner, Akira Kawamura was formally nominated as the next President of the International Bar Association (the "IBA") for a two-year term, effective January 2011. The nomination took place on October 7, 2010, during IBA Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

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We Welcome Our New Patent Attorney, Michiaki Tsubokura

November 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Tsubokura joined our firm as a patent attorney on October 12, 2010.

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We Welcome Our New Patent Attorney, Kazuki Shigemori

November 2010. Press Releases by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (view listing).

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Kazuki Shigemori joined our firm as a patent attorney on November 1, 2010.

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