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May. 21, 2018
Updated Official Blog.

The Commercial Code Revision Act has been passed! What effect will the first revision in 120 years have on transportation business?

May. 18, 2018
Updated Official Blog.

Towards a Japan the World Wants to Visit – An Introduction to the “Departure Tax”

May. 11, 2018
Updated Official Blog.

“Qualified acceptance in practice (4) – Finalising the process”

Mar. 26, 2018
Updated Official Blog.

10 Major Revisions to the Japanese Civil Code Part Seven – Interest Rates and Set-off

Mar. 19, 2018
Updated Official Blog.

10 Major Revisions to the Japanese Civil Code Part Six – Work Contracts and Leases

Mar. 12, 2018
Updated Official Blog.

Announcement "Introducing Peter Cassidy as a Registered Foreign Attorney"

Mar. 12, 2018
Updated Official Blog.

Column "10 Major Revisions to the Japanese Civil Code - Part Five – Cancellation of Contracts and Mistake"

Mar. 05, 2018
Updated Official Blog.

Column "10 Major Revisions to the Japanese Civil Code - Part Four – Guarantees"

Nov. 03, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "Four things you should do if you are involved in a traffic accident"

Oct. 20, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "Qualified acceptance in practice (3) - Which liquidation process to use?"

Oct. 13, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "Qualified acceptance in practice (2) - Key points before and after commencing the qualified acceptance process"

Oct. 10, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "Community planning that is considerate of dementia patients ー A view of the Supreme Court train accident judgment"

Sep. 25, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "Supreme Court decision concerning the responsibility of family members to supervise dementia patients"

Aug. 25, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "Rule for converting employment contracts from fixed-term to indefinite-term"

Aug. 14, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "10 Major Revisions to the Japanese Civil Code - Part Three – Defects in Purchased Goods"

Jul. 04, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "10 Major Revisions to the Japanese Civil Code Part Two - Extinguishment of claims"

Jun. 27, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "10 Major Revisions to the Japanese Civil Code Part One - Standard Terms and Conditions"

Jun. 23, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "Regional Brand Protection and the Geographical Indication System"

Jun. 16, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "European Union Regulation on International Succession"

May. 17, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "Commercial Code and Act on International Carriage of Goods by Sea - Revision Bill Submitted to National Diet"

May. 10, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "The fundamentals of wills in Japan"

Apr. 20, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "Automated Driving and Legal Liability"

Apr. 18, 2017
Updated Official Blog.

Column "Qualified acceptance in practice (1) - Views on procedure selection -"

Feb. 6, 2017
Notice

Higashimachi LPC partner lawyer Mr. Yosuke Tanaka has released Volume 6 of the 'JAPANESE MARITIME LAW NEWSLETTER'
JAPANESE MARITIME LAW NEWSLETTER [Vol. 6, January 2017]

Dec. 28, 2016
Notice

Higashimachi LPC partner lawyer Mr. Yosuke Tanaka has released Volumes 3 to 5 of the 'JAPANESE MARITIME LAW NEWSLETTER'
JAPANESE MARITIME LAW NEWSLETTER [Vol. 3, October 2016]
JAPANESE MARITIME LAW NEWSLETTER [Vol. 4, November 2016]
JAPANESE MARITIME LAW NEWSLETTER [Vol. 5, December 2016]

Oct. 17, 2016
Notice

Higashimachi LPC partner lawyer Mr. Yosuke Tanaka has released Volumes 1 and 2 of the 'JAPANESE MARITIME LAW NEWSLETTER'
JAPANESE MARITIME LAW NEWSLETTER [Vol. 1, August 2016]
JAPANESE MARITIME LAW NEWSLETTER [Vol. 2, September 2016]

May. 2, 2016
Notice

The article "The impact of guidelines concerning the amendments to Japanese Commercial Law (transportation and maritime commerce) on business practices – Focusing on maritime commerce –" was published in issue 2099 of the Japanese journal "Commercial Law Review".

May. 2, 2016
Notice

The article "Judgment: Japanese court jurisdiction over its insolvency law issues despite London arbitration clause", written by Higashimachi LPC lawyer Mr. Shohei Tezuka, was published in the English-language journal "Wave Length" (Wave Length (JSE Bulletin No. 61) published by the Japan Shipping Exchange Inc.

May. 19, 2015
Notice

Higashimachi LPC partner lawyer Mr. Yosuke Tanaka gave a speech on the theme of "Reform of Japanese Maritime Law" at the Annual General Meeting of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) in Hong Kong.

July. 18, 2014
Notice

The article "Top 100 Chinese cases – Penalties imposed on shareholders by resolution of the General Meeting of Shareholders, pursuant to the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, as well as the relevant provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and the validity of resolutions of the General Meeting of Shareholders", written by Higashimachi LPC lawyer Mr. Zhiming Mai, was published in Vol.42,No.7 of the Journal of the Institute of International Business Law.

June. 5, 2014
Notice

An article written by Higashimachi LPC partner lawyer Mr. Yosuke Tanaka was published in the special June issue of Houritsu Jiho (p. 149 "IV Maritime Law").

May. 22, 2014
Notice

The paper "Cease and desist orders and surcharge payment orders served against car carrier ship cartels (FTC March 18, 2014 cease and desist orders, surcharge payment orders) – The relationship with Anti-monopoly Law Exemption pertaining to concerning ocean-going shipping" co-authored by Higashimachi LPC lawyers Mr. Yosuke Tanaka and Mr. Masayuki Kinoshita was published in NBL1025 (May 15, 2014) on page 8.

April. 4, 2014
Notice

Higashimachi LPC lawyer, Mr. Zhiming Mai, will give a talk on the "Independence issues of CIETAC Shanghai, etc." at the mini symposium of the West Chapter Conference of Academy for International Business Transactions "Latest developments at the International Commercial Arbitration Association in China". Anyone may attend. Please apply using this form.
Date: April 19, 2014 (Sat) 13:30 to 17:30 (The mini symposium is from 14:40)
Venue: Umeda Intelligent Laboratory of Kobe University (Osaka)
Umeda Gate Tower 8th Floor 1-9 Tsuruno-Cho, Kita-Ku, Osaka, 530-0014, Japan

March. 6, 2014
Notice

Higashimachi lawyer, Yoshihiro Uetani, is to give a lecture on the theme of "Summary and Comparison of Company Information Disclosure Systems – Points for Practitioners to Bear in Mind –" at the monthly meeting of the Association of Corporate Legal Departments (Tokyo).
Date & time: March 17, 2014 (Mon) 14:00–16:00
Venue: Meiji Kinenkan

March. 6, 2014
Notice

Higashimachi LPC chief partner, Mr. Yoshihiro Uetani, gave a lecture on theme of "CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Company Management" as a lecturer of the Japan Audit & Supervisory Board Members Association Chubu Branch Area information exchange meeting (Hokuriku).
Date & time: March 5, 2014 (Wed) 14:00–15:30
Venue: Hotel Kanazawa

Jan. 17, 2014
Notice

The paper "Introduction to the New Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China", written by Higashimachi LPC lawyer Mr. Zhiming Mai, was published in the January 2014 issue of the JCA Journal.

Nov. 19, 2013
Notice

The paper "Summary of the Splitting of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Subsequent Practice", written by Higashimachi LPC lawyer Mr. Zhiming Mai, was published in the November 2013 issue of the Journal of the Institute of International Business Law (Vol.41,No.11).

Nov. 18, 2013
Notice

Higashimachi LPC chief partner, Mr. Yoshihiro Uetani, gave a lecture on the theme of "Local Public Bodies and Internal Control" at Otsu City Hall on November 15, 2013.

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