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December, 2015

Hajime Watanabe's article "Recent Trends in the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws by the U.S. DOJ" will appear in Kosei Torihiki No. 782.

December, 2015

"The Defense Practice for the Enforcement of the U.S. Antitrust Laws" (2nd ed.) authored by Hajime Watanabe will be published by Shojihomu on December 15 2015.
The website of book info

December 2015

STW & Partners has been ranked in the top tier of recommended law firms in Japan for Intellectual Property area in Legal 500 2016.
The web site of Legal 500

December, 2015

STW & Partners was recognized as the Law Firm of the Year-Japan in the Lawyers World Global Awards 2015 by Lawyers World.
The website of Lawyers World

November, 2015

STW & Partners was recognized as the Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year-Japan in the LegalComprehensive 2015 Golden Global Awards by LegalComprehensive.com.
The website of LegalComprehensive.com

November, 2015

Hajime Watanabe was named as a leading lawyer in "2015 Leading Lawyer 500" in the ICFM 2015 Law Awards by the InterContinental Finance Magazine.
The website of InterContinental Finance Magazine

November, 2015

In Asialaw Profiles 2016 the guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Law Firms, published by Asia Law & Practice, STW & Partners received high evaluation in the six practice areas including intellectual property. In addition, Wataru Sueyoshi, Tomohisa Tabuchi, and Hajime Watanabe have been recommended as "Leading Lawyers".
The website of Asialaw Profiles

October, 2015

Yasuhiro Sato and Hajime Watanabe authored the Japan chapter titled "Trade secret law: guidelines revised" for IAM Yearbook 2016.

This article first appeared in IAM Yearbook 2016: Building IP in the 21st Cenury, a supplement to Intellectual Asset Management, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division. To view the guide in full, please go to www.iam-media.com.

September, 2015

STW & Partners was named Law Firm of the Year - Japan in the 2015 DealMakers Global Awards.
The website of DealMakers Monthly

July, 2015

STW & Partners is highly recommended by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2015 for our Intellectual Property practice. Wataru Sueyoshi, Tomohisa Tabuchi and Hajime Watanabe are named as one of the most highly acclaimed legal experts in Japan.
The web site of Asialaw Leading Lawyers

July, 2015

Hajime Watanabe was named as one of the leading lawyers in the area of litigation and patent law by Asia IP Expert 2015.
The website of Asia IP

June, 2015

Hajime Watanabe was named as one of the most highly regarded experts in the area of patent law by Who's Who Legal 2015.
The website of Who's Who Legal

June, 2015

STW & Partners has been ranked in the top group in Japan: domestic firms-litigation for the edition of IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2015, and Wataru Sueyoshi and Hajime Watanabe have been ranked as leading individuals.
The website of IAM Patent 1000

May, 2015

STW & Partners was recognized as the Law Firm of the Year - Litigation - Japan in the Global Awards 2015 by M&A Today.
The website of M&A Today

May, 2015

Hajime Watanabe has been selected for inclusion in the Sixth Edition of Best Lawyers in Japan in the practice area of Intellectual Property Law.
The website of The Best Lawyers

May, 2015

STW & Partners was recognized as the Law Firm of the Year - Japan in the Superior Lawyers 2015 by Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine.
The website of Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine

May, 2015

STW & Partners has been ranked in the top group (Band 1) by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 and Chambers Global 2015 for our Intellectual Property practice. Wataru Sueyoshi and Hajime Watanabe have also been listed as leading individuals for the Intellectual Property practice.
The web site of Chambers and Partners

April 1, 2015

Wataru Sueyoshi's article "Recent Trends in Revisions to the Copyright Act" will appear in April 2015 issue of Jiyu To Seigi (Liberty & Justice).

March 10, 2015

STW & Partners received the 2015 LegalComprehensive Law Award from LegalComprehensive.com.
The website of LegalComprehensive.com

March 2, 2015

STW & Partners was recognized as the Law Firm of the Year - Litigation - Japan in the Global Awards 2015 by M&A Today.
The website of M&A Today

February 26, 2015

STW & Partners held a seminar and reception for its clients at Hotel Okura Tokyo on February 26, 2015. The seminar was included lecture and panel discussion with different themes. In the first session, Shinichiro Yoshiba, Motohiro Takahashi, and Yasuhiro Sato gave a lecture on the theme of "Recent Trends in Revisions to the Intellectual Property Law." In session 2, we invited Mr. Rick Richmond (Managing Partner, Jenner & Block LLP) and Ms. Susan Morita (Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP) and discussed how American and Japanese counsels should work together in cross border cases. Hajime Watanabe, Masanori Tsujikawa, and Yasuhiro Sato served as panelists and Satoko Niiya served as a moderator.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all guests who took part in the seminar and reception.

STW & Partners - SEMINAR 2015

February 1, 2015

STW & Partners was recognized as the Antitrust Law Firm of the Year - Japan in the Global Awards 2015 by Corporate LiveWire, and Hajime Watanabe was named as a leading lawyer.
The website of Corporate LiveWire

January 5, 2015

STW & Partners is pleased to announce that Mr. Shinichiro Yoshiba (qualified in 2000) joined the firm as of January 1, 2015. Mr. Yoshiba has a vast knowledge and experience in handling various aspects of corporate matters with a particular focus on intellectual property law issues. We firmly believe that, by welcoming Mr. Yoshiba to the firm, STW & Partners will be able to provide even higher levels of legal service to our clients.

Message from Mr. Yoshiba:
I am pleased to inform you that I have just joined STW & Partners. Prior to joining STW & Partners, I was a partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto where I handled a wide range of legal issues, including civil dispute resolution, insolvency, and corporate matters with a focus on intellectual property law. Making use of my experience, I look forward to providing swift and effective advice in complex and ever-changing situations with an aim to achieving the best possible outcome for clients.