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6/30/2017

Okuno & Partners was certified as the Support Agency for Business Innovation as of June 30th.

6/20/2017

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.

6/2017

Shigeki Nomura presented the latest court case concerning the employment of persons with disabilities in the Shoji Homu Portal.

6/17/2017

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.

6/10/2017

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.

6/9/2017

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.

6/8/2017

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.

4/17/2017

Masako Banno has been interviewed for an article about protection of personal information, “Safety in numbers? The expanding scope of the My Number system”, in the April issue of Eurobiz Japan.

3/27/2017

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.

3/22/2017

Masako Banno gave a lecture titled "Legal Advice for SME Expanding Business Overseas in Asian Region" at Tokyo SME University.

1/31/2017

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).

1/25/2017

Eurobiz Japan has published in January 2017 an article about Okuno & Partners titled "International law, samurai spirit"

12/19/2016

Masako Banno has been interviewed for an article titled "Thought Leader - International Labour and Employment Law" in Lawyer Monthly Magazine.

12/08/2016

Yukiko Endo presented a seminar titled "The compliance training".

11/16/2016

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

09/28/2016

Masako Banno gave a lecture titled "Regulation on Investment Trust in Japan" at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy.

08/25/2016

Noboru Yamamoto authored an article titled "Time of Share Extinguishment in Bankruptcy Proceedings", in Kinyu Homu Jijyo (Financial Legal Magazine) No.2048.

08/12,13/2016

Masako Banno served as a member of judge panels at LAWASIA International Moot Competition in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

07/30/2016

Hiroki Sakuraba presented a seminar titled "Recent Cases of Corporate Scandal and Risk Management".

07/29/2016

Michael Mroczek was interviewed for an article titled "Arbitration Practice in Japan" in Lawyer Monthly Magazine.

05/2016

Masanori Awazawa authored an article titled "Exercise of Mortgages by An Investment Limited Partnership", in Kinyu Homu Jijyo (Financial Legal Magazine) No. 2040.

04/27/2016

Michael Mroczek gave a lecture titled “Starting your business in Japan – selected legal aspects and practical advices” at Tokyo Metropolitan Government

04/21/2016

Masako Banno made a presentation titled "Adding 'My Number' and Data Security to Foreign Direct Investment" at American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

04/2016

Masako Banno has been appointed as a member of Japanese Law Translation Council of the Ministry of Justice

03/11/2016

Masako Banno gave a lecture titled "Legal Advice for SMEs Expanding Business Overseas in Asian Region" at Tokyo SME University

03/10/2016

Hidetomo Omizu and Kensuke Shimizu gave a lecture at the seminar titled "Legal Seminar on Contracts Useful in Business".

02/26/2016

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.

02/10/2016

Koji Fujita gave a lecture titled "Corporate Management and Compliance" at a seminar.

01/2016

Masashige HORIUCHI has joined Okuno&Partners

12/21/2015

Okuno&Partners was introduced in "Lawyers Guide 2016" of Business Law Journal, February 2016 edition, published by LexisNexis.

12/15/2015

Koji Fujita authored an article titled "Bankruptcy Law, Annotated" edited by National Network of Insolvency Proceedings Attorneys. Kinzai. 2015. Co-author.

12/9/2015

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.

11/29/2015

Hiroki Sakuraba gave a lecture titled "Corporate Quality and Risk Management" at a seminar.

11/20/2015

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.

11/6,7/2015

Masako Banno served as a member of judge panels at LAWASIA International Moot Competition in Sydney, Australia.

10/2015

Shozo FUJITA has joined Okuno&Partners

10/26/2015

Ryosuke Koike and Tsuyoshi Yoshioka gave a lecture titled “Newly-Appointed Director Training” at a seminar.

10/25/2015

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.

10/22/2015

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.

09/25/2015

Hiroki Sakuraba gave a lecture titled “Key Points in Executing Agreements with Consignors” at a seminar.

09/25/2015

Ryosuke Koike authored an article titled "Significance of Suspension and Modification of Condition" in Kinyu Homu Jijyo (Financial Legal Magazine) No.2026, 2015.

08/14/2015

Masako Banno made a presentation titled "Immigration and Taxation Issues on Transnational Employment" at LAWASIA Employment Law Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam.

08/05/2015

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.

08/2015

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.)

07/25/2015

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.

07/13/2015

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.

06/25/2015

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.

06/15/2015

Ryosuke Koike gave a lecture titled "Amendment of Companies Act concerning Internal Control System" at a seminar.

06/08,09/2015

Ryosuke Koike gave a series of lectures at a compliance seminar.

06/01/2015

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.

03/31/2015

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.

03/25/2015

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".

05/2015

Alumni comment of Masako Banno is cited on the website of Global Business Law LL.M. of the University of Washington School of Law.

03/12/2015

Masako Banno gave a lecture titled "Legal Advice for SMEs Expanding Business Overseas in Asian Region" at Tokyo SME University.

03/2015

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.

02/13/2015

Michael Mroczek has been chosen as the new president of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ), as reported on the SCCIJ's website on February 13, 2015.

01/2015

Asuka KOBAYASHI and Hiroki MARUICHI have joined 0kuno & Partners

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