Atsumi & Sakai expands with 3 new partners in Tokyo
Japanese law firm Atsumi & Sakai has hired Harukuni Ito, Mitsuru Misawa and Kazuki Ishihara as partners in its Tokyo office. The new partners span emerging practice areas such as data protection, risk advisory, and environmental, social and governance (ESG).
[ALB Insights] Japan is producing fewer lawyers, but not everyone is worried
The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has been making a deliberate effort to decrease the number of new lawyers entering the Japanese legal market in order to increase quality. While this is expected to impact regional communities, reaction among the big Tokyo firms is decidedly mixed, finds John Kang.
[ALB Insights] Times are a-changin’ for Japan’s women lawyers
Women in Japan’s legal industry have steadily made gains in recent years, and more are joining law firms than ever before. John Kang speaks to female lawyers about their progress so far and how technology can help keep talented women in the profession.