Okuno & Partners was certified as the Support Agency for Business Innovation as of June 30th.
Koji Fujita served as a "Shihandai" (role of commentator) in "Terakoya", which is a civil rehabilitation seminar that Tokyo Bar Association Bankruptcy Act Committee holds mainly for attorneys.
Shigeki Nomura presented the latest court case concerning the employment of persons with disabilities in the Shoji Homu Portal.
Shigeki Nomura gave a lecture titled “Reasonable Consideration for Students with Disabilities Based on the Act for Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities - Interpretation and Direction” in the 3rd Tournament Hosted by General Incorporated Association National High School Students with Disabilities Support Council.
Asao Masue wrote the article titled “Attention with Regard to Succession of Business of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Using M&A”, which was published as the feature column in Kinyu Houmu Jijo No.2067.
Masako Banno served as a co-producer and co-chief editor for the article, "LAWASIA is Coming to Tokyo! Let's Explore the World of International Practice" (in Japanese) on the June 2017 issue of LIBRA, Tokyo Bar Association's monthly magazine.
Makoto Hirasawa introduced the International Bar Association and his experience of participating international conferences at a seminar organized by Tokyo three bar associations on June 8, 2017.
Tomoe Imado presented a seminar titled "Legal Interpretation concerning the Struggling Cases in the Medical Practices of Emergency Medical Care" in the 688th Kitasato Medical Society Lecture Meeting on March 27 2017.
Masako Banno gave a lecture titled "Legal Advice for SME Expanding Business Overseas in Asian Region" at Tokyo SME University.
Masako Banno has been interviewed for an article titled “Japan’s Unique Death Benefit - Country provides compensation to the families of those who die from overwork” in Benefits Canada (Canadian HR magazine).
Masako Banno has been interviewed for an article titled "Thought Leader - International Labour and Employment Law" in Lawyer Monthly Magazine.
Yukiko Endo presented a seminar titled "The compliance training".
Okuno & Partners held its 19th annual client seminar with the following presentations:
"Promoting Women's Participation in Companies" Ms. Yoko Yajima, General Manager and Principal Research Analyst, Social Inclusion Department, Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting
"Amendment of the Act on Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities and the Act on Disability Discrimination" Mr. Shigeki Nomura, Attorney at Law, Okuno & Partners
"Key points of Gender Equality in Employment" Ms. Masako Banno, Attorney at Law, Okuno & Partners
Masako Banno gave a lecture titled "Regulation on Investment Trust in Japan" at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy.
Noboru Yamamoto authored an article titled "Time of Share Extinguishment in Bankruptcy Proceedings", in Kinyu Homu Jijyo (Financial Legal Magazine) No.2048.
Masako Banno served as a member of judge panels at LAWASIA International Moot Competition in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Hiroki Sakuraba presented a seminar titled "Recent Cases of Corporate Scandal and Risk Management".
Masanori Awazawa authored an article titled "Exercise of Mortgages by An Investment Limited Partnership", in Kinyu Homu Jijyo (Financial Legal Magazine) No. 2040.
Michael Mroczek gave a lecture titled “Starting your business in Japan – selected legal aspects and practical advices” at Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Masako Banno made a presentation titled "Adding 'My Number' and Data Security to Foreign Direct Investment" at American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Masako Banno has been appointed as a member of Japanese Law Translation Council of the Ministry of Justice
Masako Banno gave a lecture titled "Legal Advice for SMEs Expanding Business Overseas in Asian Region" at Tokyo SME University
Hidetomo Omizu and Kensuke Shimizu gave a lecture at the seminar titled "Legal Seminar on Contracts Useful in Business".
Hiroki Sakuraba authored an article titled “Termination of Agreement on the Right of Separate Satisfaction and Exercise of Mortgage“, in Kinyu Homu Jijyo (Financial Legal Magazine) No. 2036.
Koji Fujita gave a lecture titled "Corporate Management and Compliance" at a seminar.
Masashige HORIUCHI has joined Okuno&Partners
Okuno&Partners was introduced in "Lawyers Guide 2016" of Business Law Journal, February 2016 edition, published by LexisNexis.
Koji Fujita authored an article titled "Bankruptcy Law, Annotated" edited by National Network of Insolvency Proceedings Attorneys. Kinzai. 2015. Co-author.
Masako Banno made a presentation titled "My Number - Is my privacy still safeguarded?", which explains the newly - introduced national ID number system and the amendment of the Act on Protection of Personal Information of Japan.
Hiroki Sakuraba gave a lecture titled "Corporate Quality and Risk Management" at a seminar.
Masanori Awazawa, Hiroki Sakuraba, Noboru Yamamoro and Shinichiro Machida co-authored a book titled “Guide to ABL Execution: from loan to collection”, edited by ABL Jitsumu Kenkyukai and Okuno & Partners.
Masako Banno served as a member of judge panels at LAWASIA International Moot Competition in Sydney, Australia.
Shozo FUJITA has joined Okuno&Partners
Ryosuke Koike and Tsuyoshi Yoshioka gave a lecture titled “Newly-Appointed Director Training” at a seminar.
Hiroki Maruichi authored an article titled "Points of Attention in Disposition of Guarantee Obligation under the Guideline for Guarantee of Business Owners", in Kinyu Homu Jijyo (Financial Legal Magazine) No.2028.
Professor Shoji Kawakami from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law and Graduate Schools for Law and Politics gave a lecture titled “Problems Concerning Revisions of the Consumer Contract Act and the Specified Commercial Transaction Act” at our law firm 18th legal seminar.
Kensuke Shimizu gave a lecture titled “Practical Responses to Revision of the Personal Information Protection Act and the Social Security and Tax Number System” at our law firm 18th legal seminar.
Shinichiro Machida gave a lecture titled “Revision of the Civil Code and Its Influence on Business Practice” at our law firm 18th legal seminar.
Hiroki Sakuraba gave a lecture titled “Key Points in Executing Agreements with Consignors” at a seminar.
Ryosuke Koike authored an article titled "Significance of Suspension and Modification of Condition" in Kinyu Homu Jijyo (Financial Legal Magazine) No.2026, 2015.
Masako Banno made a presentation titled "Immigration and Taxation Issues on Transnational Employment" at LAWASIA Employment Law Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Masako Banno participated in the panel discussion titled "Remedies of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and the Role of Law in Korea, Japan and Taiwan " at East Asia Law Society Conference 2015, held in Waseda University, Tokyo.
Masako Banno, who represented an American client in a petition for return of child, successfully returned the child to the U.S. through a mediated settlement in the Japanese court and a mirror order in the U.S. court(First case between Japan and the U.S. since the Hague Convention was implemented in April of 2014.)
Shinichiro Machida authored an article titled "Emergency Loan and Risks of Financial Institutions in Financial Difficulties of Debtor Companies", in Kinyu Homu Jijyo (Financial Legal Magazine) No.2022.
Asao Masue participated in a panel discussion titled "Business Risk Management in the Super-Aged Society - Case Study of Financial Transactions, Facility Management, and Service Agreements-"at the seminar of Japan CSR Promotion Association.
Masanori Awazawa authored an article titled "Financial Institutions' Case Management of Bankruptcy Where Debtors are Undischarged" in Kinyu Homu Jijyo (Financial Legal Magazine) No.2020.
Ryosuke Koike gave a lecture titled "Amendment of Companies Act concerning Internal Control System" at a seminar.
Ryosuke Koike gave a series of lectures at a compliance seminar.
Hiroki Sakuraba, who represented the plaintiff in a lawsuit against a life insurance company for a confirmation of non-existence of debts, obtained a judgment in favor of the client (Tokyo District Court Civil Division Section 23, December 2, 2014). The judgment was published in Kinyu Shoji Hanrei (The Financial and Business Law Precedents) page 8, No.1467.
In the litigation where our law firm represented an education institution seeking for compensation of damages caused by former officers'improper investment, Tokyo District Court made a judgment in favor of our client. The judgment is reported in media, including Yomiuri Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun, Kanagawa Shimbun, and Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Lawyers who handled this case were Yoshihiko Okuno, Shigeki Nomura, Hiroki Sakuraba, Asao Masue, Hidenori Omizu, Mamoru Furushima, and Tatsuya Ito.
Koji Fujita participated in a panel discussion at the symposium, held by Bankruptcy Law Section of Tokyo Bar Associations, titled"Bankruptcy and Contracts – Solution to Modern Issues in Terms of the Upcoming Amendment of Bankruptcy Law".
Masako Banno gave a lecture titled "Legal Advice for SMEs Expanding Business Overseas in Asian Region" at Tokyo SME University.
The interview of Chairman Yoshihiko Okuno appeared in ATTORNEY'S MAGAZINE Vol.44, published by C&R Legal Agency Co., Ltd., in March 1st 2015.
Asuka KOBAYASHI and Hiroki MARUICHI have joined 0kuno & Partners
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