News : 2022

November 1, 2022Firm News
Ryoko Takeda has been appointed as a member of the Committee of Bar Examiners (in charge of the Tax Law of the Bar Examination and the Preliminary Qualifying Bar Examination).
October 25, 2022From City-Yuwa
City-Yuwa Partners attorneys have been recognized as leading attorneys in their practice areas in Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2022.
October 17, 2022Publications
Hitomi Sakai’s article titled "International Inheritance and Tax" was published in Liberty & Justice of Japan Federation of Bar Associations (October, 2022)
October 15, 2022Publications
"Commentary: Exclusive Data Management and Trust" co-authored by Izuru Goto was published in Trust Forum Vol. 18.
October 14, 2022Publications
"Legal Practice of Renewable Energy, Revised Edition" (Keiso Shobo), co-authored by Yoshifumi Oka and Kentaro Sawata of City-Yuwa Partners and others has been published.
October 13, 2022Events
Noriko Higashizawa, Akira Nagasaki and Kosuke Hasegawa presented at the GC Summit Japan 2022 in a panel discussion on "The evolving workplace: practical guidance on effectively resolving labour disputes in Japan".
October 7, 2022Publications
Masamichi Sakamoto and Masumi Watanabe co-authored an article "Japan: Real Estate Comparative Guide".
October 4, 2022Publications
Hitomi Sakai’s article titled "Legal practice for high net worth clients and inheritance tax in foreign countries. (Legal practice for high net worth clients (Specific Topic) No.3)" was published in International Taxation (October, 2022).
October 3, 2022From City-Yuwa
Consolidation of Soga Law Office and City-Yuwa Partners. (PDF)
October 1, 2022Firm News
Yudai Oka, admitted in 2020, has joined the Firm.
September 13, 2022Publications
Noriko Higashizawa, Akira Nagasaki and Kosuke Hasegawa co-authored an article titled "The new style of working in Japan - 'Work Style Reform' and teleworking" (PDF) in Legal 500: The In-House Lawyer Summer 2022.
September 5, 2022Publications
Hitomi Sakai’s article titled "Legal practice for high net worth clients and inheritance tax in foreign countries. (Legal practice for high net worth clients (General) No.2)" was published in International Taxation (September, 2022).
August 31, 2022Events
Yoko Maeda participated as a speaker in the event entitled "IPBA Arbitration Day 2022: International Arbitration in the Endemic Age" hosted by the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).
August 26, 2022From City-Yuwa
City-Yuwa Partners and our lawyers are recommended in IFLR1000's 32nd edition.
August 9, 2022Publications
Noriko Higashizawa, Aya Kinoshita and Yuki Takahashi co-authored an article titled "Guide to Whistleblowing (Japan Chapter)" (PDF) in International Employment Lawyer.
July 27, 2022Publications
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi and Takashi Saito wrote an article entitled "Changes ahead for electronic payment instruments in Japan" (PDF) which appeared in IFLR Asia Fintech Special Focus 2022.
July 25, 2022Publications
Masamichi Sakamoto and Kentaro Sawata co-authored article "Getting the Deal Through - Private Banking & Wealth Management 2023 (Japan Chapter)" (PDF) for Getting the Deal Through - Private Banking & Wealth Management 2023, published by Law Business Research in July 2022.
July 20, 2022Events
Yoko Maeda served as a keynote speaker and panelist during the seminar entitled “Activating Commercial Mediation for Amicable Commercial Dispute Resolution Based on Actual Cases – the Role of Mediators in Reaching a Satisfactory Settlement” jointly organized by Japan International Mediation Center (JIMC) and Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA).
July 15, 2022Firm News
Hitomi Sakai has been recognized as "Ranked Individual" in Private Wealth Law-Japan by Chambers HNW Guide 2022.
July 14, 2022Publications
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi, Akira Nagasaki and Naoyuki Kishimi wrote an article entitled "Japan Anti-Corruption Guide 2022" which appeared in WLG Guides - 2022 Anti-Corruption Guide posted on the website of World Law Group.
July 9, 2022Events
Mika Okada acted as a moderator for a joint workshop for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration WG and Healthcare WG at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Licensing Executives Society Japan, "Unraveling the stories of academia and industry and exploring new co-creation possibilities - focus on the healthcare field".
July 1, 2022Firm News
Sayako Tsukamoto has been promoted to Partners of the Firm.
June 23, 2022Firm News
Yoko Maeda has been recognized as a "Future Star" for International Arbitration by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific & China 2022 Edition -the guide to the region’s leading dispute resolution law firms and lawyers published by Euromoney Institutional Investor (Jersey) Ltd (June 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 27, 2022Firm News
Reiko Yoshida has been appointed to the subcommittee on the Commercial Code (relating to bills of lading, etc.) of the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice.
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.
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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