News : 2022

June 23, 2022Firm News
Christopher T. Rathbone, admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, has joined the Firm.
June 22, 2022Events
Yoko Maeda participated as a speaker in the webinar entitled, "The 7th ICC Asia-Pacific Conference on International Arbitration - Ready, Set, Debate!", hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
June 9, 2022From City-Yuwa
Mr. Hitoshi Sakai’s passing

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our partner, Hitoshi Sakai, on June 6, 2022. Mr. Sakai was one of the most active members in our cross-border transactions and dispute resolution practice.
We will all deeply miss him as a colleague and friend. We wish to express our sincerest condolences to his family.

City-Yuwa Partners
June 9, 2022From City-Yuwa
Mr. Mikio Tanaka’s passing

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our partner, Mikio Tanaka, on June 1, 2022, while on a business trip abroad. Mr. Tanaka made tremendous contributions to his clients with his unparalleled experience and wisdom in cross-border transactions and dispute resolution, especially those between Germany and Japan.
We will all miss him more than words can express. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this most difficult of times.

City-Yuwa Partners
May 23, 2022Events
Yoko Maeda participated as a speaker in the video series entitled, "Addressing the Dispute Resolution Challenges of Japanese Companies Doing Business in ASEAN", co-produced by ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC).
May 20, 2022Publications
Ryoko Takeda wrote an article titled "Range of legitimate expenses for training and education paid in connection with business conducted by individuals – based on the 22 May 2020 Osaka High Court Decision" published by the Japan Tax Research Institute (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation).
May 2, 2022Firm News
Hidetomo Futami has joined the Firm as a Partner.
May 1, 2022Publications
Hiroaki Matsunaga wrote an article entitled, "UK: The case in which a monopolistic bulk mail delivery provider has declared to an entrant that it will change the pricing structure for access to delivery services is an example of an abuse of dominant position under Article 18 of the UK Competition Act 1998 and Article 102 of the EU Treaty on the Functioning of European Union" for NBL No. 1217.
April 30, 2022Publications
Akira Nagasaki authored "Labour and Employment Issues in M&A in Japan" (PDF) in the "Practice Guides: Japan M&A" (Second Edition).
April 22, 2022Firm News
Seven newly admitted attorneys, Shizuka Kamiya, Fumiya Nishikawa, Shoko Tanaka, Yota Uno, Kyosuke Yamada, and Takahiro Zaima have joined the Firm.
April 20, 2022Events
Hitomi Sakai participated as a speaker at the seminar entitled, "What You Need To Know About Canada-Japan Estate Planning-Golden Opportunity To Understand Key Concepts!", hosted by CCCJ (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan).
April 19, 2022From City-Yuwa
Sixteen lawyers of City-Yuwa Partners were chosen for the 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan.
April 11, 2022Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Neo-Protektionismus auch in Japan - Pflichten ausländischer Investoren in der Hightech-Branche" (PDF) on the increased restrictions on the direct internal investments in the Spring 2022 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
April 1, 2022Firm News
Ken Kurokawa, admitted in 2020, has joined the Firm.
March 29, 2022Publications
"Overview of Regulations on Travel Rule Established by Self-Regulatory Body of Crypto Assets Exchange Business" co-authored by Izuru Goto was published in March 29, 2022 issue of Financial Affairs (No. 3441).
March 22, 2022Firm News
Seunghoon Kim, admitted to the Korea Bar, has joined the Firm.
March 19, 2022Events
Mikio Tanaka was a moderator at a webinar on the internationalization of regional bar associations, organized by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
March 15, 2022Publications
"True Sale in Asset-based Finance" written by Izuru Goto was published in The Financial and Business Law Precedents No. 1636 (2022.3) Special Number - Analyses of the latest financial court precedents and their implications -.
March 15, 2022Publications
"Risk Management of Solar Power Generation Business through Legal Means and Insurance IV" co-authored by Takashi Saito was published in the Spring 2022 issue of "Environmental Business".
March 1, 2022Publications
"New Proprietary Value in Digitalized Society and Trust" edited and co-authored by Izuru Goto was published in Shojihomu.
March 1, 2022Firm News
Jaedong Han, admitted in 2018, has joined the Firm.
February 21, 2022Firm News
Tsubasa Ito, admitted in 2019, has joined the Firm.
February 10, 2022Publications
Yoko Maeda wrote an article entitled, "Measures to Make International Arbitration Faster and More Cost Effective and Remaining Issues" for JCA Journal No. 776.
January 14, 2022From City-Yuwa
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 recommends City-Yuwa Partners in 10 areas and further recommends our 7 lawyers.
January 5, 2022Publications
Hitomi Sakai's article titled "Legal Practice for International Inheritance (issues regarding foreign resident’s inheritance and same-sex marriage)" was published in the Tax QA dated January 5, 2022 (Vol. 238).
January 1, 2022Firm News
Yoko Maeda was appointed an Arbitrator of the 7th Shanghai Arbitration Commission.
January 1, 2022Firm News
Kentaro Sadahiro, Aya Kinoshita, Yutaka Takiguchi, Shotaro Aoki, Yusuke Shimada, Kosuke Hasegawa, Kenta Ikebe and Ryoichi Yoshida have been promoted to Partners of the Firm.
January 1, 2022Firm News
Yuichi Tamura has been promoted to counsel of the Firm.
January 1, 2022Firm News
Taehyok Im, admitted in 2019, has joined the Firm.

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