News : 2008

December 25, 2008
Mikio Tanaka's presentation paper, titled "Points to Consider when Entering into Agreements with Russian Entities", appeared on the December 2008 Issue of Dobenren published by the Hokkaido Federation of Bar Associations.
December 20, 2008
An article of interview with City-Yuwa Partners appeared in February 2009 Issue of the Business Law Journal published by LexisNexis.
December 19, 2008
Noriyuki Katayama's comments appeared on the article of Bloomberg News titled "Judgment on the Mizuho-TSE JPY 41.5 Billion Damage Claim Law Suit to be given on February 27, 2009 after Two-year Court Battle".
December 9-10, 2008
The Japanese-Russian Lawyers' Association, for which Mikio Tanaka serves as the Secretary-General, assisted in hosting Ms. Tatiana K. Andreeva, Vice President of the Highest Commercial Court of Russian Federation, Sergey T. Chumakov, President of the Commercial Court in the Maritime Province and other Russian Judges, during their visit in Japan.
November 28, 2008
In "Trust and Insolvency" published by Commercial Law Center, Inc., Izuru Goto authored "Q1-1: Independency of Trust Property", "Q1-2: Independency of Trust Property at the Insolvency Proceeding of the Trustee".
November 21, 2008
Masahiro Terada authored an article "The Nihon Housing Case - Competitors can also Inspect the Shareholders' Registry" in "Important Business Law Judgments in 2008" which appeared on January 2009 Issue of Business-homu published by Chuokeizai-sha, Inc.
November 15, 2008
Mikio Tanaka authored "Shape of Justice - Berlin" on the back cover of November 2008 Issue of "Freedom and Liberty", the monthly magazine published by Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
November 7, 2008
Mikio Tanaka gave a lecture on "Comparison between the Lawyers' System in Japan and the Russian Federation, as well as on "Points to Consider when Entering into Agreements with Russian Entities" at the International Exchange Seminar jointly held by Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Hokkaido Federation of Bar Associations (Dobenren) and Sapporo Bar Association held at the Sapporo ANA Hotel to celebrate the Friendship Agreement between Dobenren and Sakhalin Bar Association.
October 21, 2008
City-Yuwa Partners was nominated as the recommended Firm by the IFLR1000 as one of the "World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2009" in the area of M&A.
September 8, 2008
Two attorneys newly admitted, Yuka Sasaki and Eiichiro Hino, have joined the Firm.
August 1, 2008
Noriyuki Katayama served as a speaker at the session of the Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements Conference at the Hotel Okura Tokyo held by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.
July 31, 2008
Mika Okada gave a lecture titled "Key Points of M&A concerning Scheme Planning and Contracts at Each Stage" at a seminar held by the Financial Management Forums Inc.
July 30, 2008
Mikio Tanaka has started to contribute article series to the monthly magazine of German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (Deutsche Industrie - und handelskammer in Japan)
July 25, 2008
Mr. Anton Ivanov, the President of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation was invited by the Japanese-Russian Lawyers' Association, for which Mikio Tanaka serves as the Secretary-General.
Executive summary of Mr. Ivanov's lecture at Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) on November 29, 2009 appeared on the June 2008 issue of "Kokusai Shoji Homu" (International Business Law and Practice) published by The Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc.
July 2, 2008
Noriyuki Katayama was appointed as a lecturer for the academic year of 2008 at the Graduate School of Global Business of Meiji University to give lectures on laws related to asset securitizations.
June 25, 2008
A series of articles on innovations in Japanese proxy fights authored by Masahiro Terada appeared in the issues of June 20, 23, 24 and 25 of the Nikkei Business Daily.
June 24, 2008
Mikio Tanaka assisted in the signing of a friendship agreement between Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the German Federal Bar and in interpreting the commemorative speech from Japanese to German and translating the information materials.
June 23, 2008
Axel C. Filges, the President of the German Federal Bar, Norbert Westenberger, the Vice-President, Wolfgang Eichele, the Director, Heinz Weil, the President of the International Bar Association and Jan Grotheer, the President of the German-Japanese Lawyers' Association and of the Finanzgericht in Hamburg visited the firm.
June 13, 2008
City-Yuwa Partners held a cocktail reception for Mr. Ronald Kenneth Noblel, Secretary General of INTERPOL (The International Criminal Police Organization), on his visit to Japan to attend the G8 Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting of G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit, together with foreign dignitaries, including the United States of America and Singapore, and over 100 guests and governmental officials from the judiciary, law-enforcement, market supervision, regulatory authority, securities market, academia and business field from all over the world.
May 26, 2008
Keisuke Ide and Noriyuki Katayama gave a lecture at the seminar entitled "Practical issues regarding Real Property Transactions" held by Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Izuru Goto, Keisuke Ide, Noriyuki Katayama, Ken Takii, Masamichi Sakamoto and Hideyuki Tanaka participated in a panel discussion.
May 26, 2008
Masahiro Terada's comments on proxy fights appeared in the article of "Inside Story of Legal Practice" in the morning edition of the Nikkei. Mr. Terada has experienced a hard-to-find victory of a proxy fight.
May 21, 2008
Masahiro Terada's comments on battles between investment funds and corporate management teams appeared in the article titled "Annual General Meetings Forecast in June: Shareholder's proposal will decrease by half" in the morning edition of the Nikkei.
May 16, 2008
Mika Okada gave a lecture titled "Basic Knowledge for M&A Contracts" to a seminar organized by the Business Research Institute.
May 1, 2008
Katsuhiro Tsuchiya, admitted in 1999, has joined the Firm.
March 31, 2008
Mikio Tanaka authored the Japan part of Multi-National Legal Privilege Survey published by the International Association of Defense Counsel.
March 31, 2008
Shinya Okauchi, Yusuke Asou, Sotaro Matsuo, Yuii Kondo contributed to "Analysis and Development of Court Judgments on Assignment by way of Security (joto-tanpo)", which appeared in the extra edition No. 1286 of Judgements on Financial and Commercial Court Cases (Kinyu Shoji Hanrei), published by Economic Legal Research Institute.
March 8, 2008
Noriyuki Katayama served as a panelist at the panel discussion on "Valuable Management of Real Estate and CRE (Corporate Real Estate)" at a Memorial Lecture of Mr. Yasusuke Nakajima's retirement held by Meiji University Graduate School of Global Business.
March 5, 2008
From July 2007 to April 2008 issue of "Business Law" published by Chuokeizai-sha, Inc., Tomohiro Tanamura, Katsuko Iizuka, and Mika Okada, have contributed to the article series titled "Compass for Practice of Anti-Monopolization Act."
February 28, 2008
Masahiro Terada authored an article "Latest Practice and Interpretation of Laws and Regulations on Proxy Fight," which appeared in the April 2008 issue of "Business-homu" published by Chuokeizai-Sha, Inc.
February 25, 2008
Noriyuki Katayama has been appointed as an adjunct lecturer at Seikei Law School from April 2008 to give lectures titled "Structured Finance - focusing on Real Estate Financing".
February 8, 2008
Mikio Tanaka authored an article titled "Economic Development and the Rule of Law", which appeared in the February 2008 issue of JapanMarkt, the newsletter of German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
January 1, 2008
Six attorneys newly admitted, Aya Kinoshita, Hirofumi Nagaki, Rie Hosaka, Koji Mizutani, and Tetsuya Munakata have joined the Firm.
January 1, 2008
Haruka Shibuya, Daisuke Terasaki and Mika Okada have been promoted to Partners.

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