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November, 2016

STW & Partners was recognized as Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year-Japan in The Lawyers World 2016 Country Awards.

October, 2016

STW & Partners was recognized as International Litigation Law Firm of the Year - Japan in The InterContinental Finance & Law 2016 Global Awards.

September, 2016

STW & Partners has been selected as Law Firm of the Year - Japan in the 2016 DealMakers Global Awards.

June, 2016

STW & Partners was recognized for excellence in the category of International Litigation Law Firm of the Year-Japan in the 2016 Lawyers World Law Awards by Lawyers World Magazine.

June, 2016

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 Professioinals 2016, and Wataru Sueyoshi and Hajime Watanabe have been ranked as leading individuals.
The website of IAM Patent 1000

June, 2016

STW & Partners was recognized as the Antitrust Law Firm of the Year-Japan in the Superior Lawyers 2016 by Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine.

June 15, 2016

Yasuhiro Sato's article "Attorney-Client Privilege Laws Surrounding Communications with Non-Bengoshi-or Non-Benrishi Japanese Employees" (Co-Author) will appear in Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (Kokusai Shoji Homu) Vol.44 No.6.

May 23, 2016

STW & Partners hosted the 21st STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar on May 23, 2016 at Tokyo Station Conference. In the first session, Masanori Tsujikawa gave a presentation on the latest corporate legal topics. In the second session, Yasuhiro Sato gave a lecture on the theme of "Recent Developments in U.S. Patent Law Practice" with guest speakers Mr. Thomas Makin and Mr. Matthew Berkowitz from Shearman & Sterling LLP's New York office. We discussed an overview of post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act (AIA), Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l case, and post-Alice patent eligibility.

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

May, 2016

STW & Partners was awarded Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year-Japan in 2016 DealMakers Country Awards by DealMakers Monthly.

May, 2016

Hajime Watanabe was recommended as one of the best lawyers in Best Lawyers 2016 by Best Lawyers.com.

April, 2016

STW & Partners was awarded Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year-Japan in Innovative Lawyers 2016 by Lawyers Worldwide Award Magazine.

March, 2016

STW & Partners has been evaluated as leading law firm by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 and Chambers Global 2016 for our Intellectual Property practice. Wataru Sueyoshi and Hajime Watanabe have also been listed as leading individuals for the Intellectual Property practice.
The website of Chambers and Partners

March, 2016

STW & Partners has been evaluated as leading law firm by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 and Chambers Global 2016 for our Intellectual Property practice. Wataru Sueyoshi and Hajime Watanabe have also been listed as leading individuals for the Intellectual Property practice.
The website of Chambers and Partners

February, 2016

STW & Partners was recognized as the Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Japan in the 2016 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award.

February, 2016

STW & Partners was recognized as the Excellence in Dispute Resolution - Japan in the 2016 Innovation & Excellence Awards.

January, 2016

STW & Partners was recognized for Sustained Excellence in IP Dispute Resolution-Japan in 2016 Dispute Resolution Awards by Acquisition International.

January, 2016

STW & Partners was awarded Law Firm of the Year-Japan in Super Lawyers 2016 by Lawyers Worldwide Awards.

January, 2016

STW & Partners was recognized as the Law Firm of the Year-Japan in the Lawyers World Global Awards 2016 by Lawyers World.