Mori Hamada & Matsumoto wins “Deal Firm of the Year” at Japan ALB Awards

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Posted on June 11, 2010 at 5:06 PM



At the Japan 2010 ALB Law Awards, held at the Tokyo Ritz Carlton, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto was named “Japanese Deal Firm of the Year” and “Japanese Dealmaker of the Year” in front of a sellout crowd of over 200 of Japan’s most prominent in-house counsel, investment bankers and business leaders. Their stellar deal wor...

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6th Annual ALB Japan Law Awards Nominees Announced

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Posted on May 27, 2010 at 8:05 PM



The nominees for the sixth annual ALB Japan Awards 2010 have been announced, and the winners will be announced at the black-tie gala event at the Ritz Carlton, Toyko on May 28th in front of a sellout crowd of over 200 of Japan’s most prominent in-house counsel, investment bankers and business leaders. The Awards consist...

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Japan to Allow Foreign Law Firms to Open Second Office

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Posted on May 20, 2010 at 10:05 PM



The Japanese Ministry of Justice has announced that it will ease restrictions on foreign law firms operating in the country by allowing them to establish corporate bodies and open multiple offices in the country. These proposed amendments will probably be submitted to the Diet in the fourth quarter of this year and come...

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Blake Dawson opens doors for more Aussie firms in Japan

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Posted on May 11, 2010 at 8:05 PM



Blake Dawson, who became the first Australian firm in Japan when it officially opened its doors in April, may be paving the way for other Australian firms to do the same. After announcing its intentions late last year, the firm coordinated with the Japanese Ministry of Justice to obtain regulatory approvals and secured...

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Japan’s Desire for More Lawyers Could Change Attitudes and Stats

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Posted on July 11, 2009 at 4:07 PM



The Japanese government wants to increase the number of lawyers in the country by making sure a higher number pass the bar. This could mean more competition for U.S. lawyers who plan to move to Japan to practice. But it could also mean a change in the way all lawyers are viewed in a country known for its social restrain...

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Practicing in Japan - Part 2 - Being Admitted

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Posted on September 23, 2008 at 9:09 PM



It was a very different feeling to tell someone that I was an attorney and, instead of hearing joke after joke, gain almost immediate respect from the individual.  I fondly recall sitting in a bar in the Golden Gai area of Shinjuku with some friends of mine visiting from the US, and, when talking to a local who asked wh...

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Practicing in Japan - Part 1 - The Visa

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Posted on September 17, 2008 at 10:09 PM



* Practicing in Japan will be our regular feature about... wait for it... practicing in japan.  It is written by Cypress Recruiting's Bengoshi Recruitment Manager, Dan Demba, who recently returned from a year practicing in Tokyo and who, therefore, knows more about the topic than you do.   Unless you know more.  If so, ...

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