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Atsumi & Sakai 

April, 2012 - Tokyo, Japan



Atsumi & Sakai Partner Hires


Atsumi & Sakai continues its strategic expansion with the hiring of new partners. New hires include Mr. Tatsuo Tezuka, Mr. Guohui Fan, and Mr. Ian S. Scott.

Mr. Tatsuo Tezuka:
(Admitted in Japan, 1993)
Mr. Tezuka joins Atsumi & Sakai from Tokyo law firm Nishimura & Asahi, where he was a partner. His practice is focused on banking, acquisition finance and other structured finance transactions and is particularly well known for his experience in project finance. He also has varied experience on M&A and corporate matters.

Mr. Guohui Fan:
(Admitted in the People’s Republic of China, 1985)
(Registered Foreign Lawyer (PRC) in Japan)
Mr. Fan is registered to practice PRC law in Japan; he advises both PRC companies doing business in Japan and Japanese companies investing in the PRC. He is a native Mandarin speaker and speaks fluent Japanese; prior to joining Atsumi & Sakai Mr. Fan was a partner at Cast Group.

Mr. Ian S. Scott:
(Admitted in the State of Queensland, Australia, 1997)
(Registered Foreign Lawyer (State of Queensland, Australia) in Japan)
Mr. Scott’s practice is focused on sports, media and entertainment law, advising major European and Asian football clubs, and international sports organizations; his experience will add to Atsumi & Sakai’s expanding media law practice. Prior to joining Atsumi & Sakai he worked for internationally recognized football clubs to obtain a better commercial perspective of the sports business, and advised on sports law at Australian law firms.

In addition, 3 lateral hire and 3 newly qualified Japanese attorneys have joined the firm since January 2012.

Atsumi & Sakai is a multi-award-winning independent full-service Tokyo law firm, and the only major one with non-Japanese partners. Operating as an integrated international team, we advise international and domestic companies and financial institutions on all aspects of finance and business law utilitising our Japanese expertise and the international know-how of our foreign partners, who have significant expertise of working at major law United States law firms, both in the US and in Japan. Building from out established reputation as Japan's premier securitization and structures finance law firm, Atsumi & Sakai now provides a full-service capability, and in addition to our core Japanese law practice, we are also able to advice on the laws of the US states of New York, California, and Ohio, Federal laws of the United States, the laws of Germany, the People's Republic of China, the state of Queensland, Australia and Australian Federal Laws.


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