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Client Choice – International 2013
Akiko Monden has practised labour and employment law since
starting her legal career in 2001, and specialises in advising
and representing employers. She has extensive experience in
advising domestic and multinational corporations on various
employment law issues, including restructuring and downsizing,
poor performance management, health and safety in the
workplace, remuneration, discrimination, harassment and union
Ms Monden’s expertise stretches into areas of law which
often become relevant in resolving employment issues, such
as personal data protection, outsourcing of work and employee
inventions. She routinely drafts and reviews documents such
as employment contracts and rules of employment; conducts
investigations of alleged sexual harassment and other
misconduct, and advises on the steps to take based on the
results; and represents employers in negotiations (eg, to seek
voluntary resignation from an employee), collective bargaining,
litigation, mediation and arbitration.
Ms Monden is a native speaker of Japanese and English.
In addition to being awarded the Client Choice Award for
Employment & Labour – Japan 2012, she has been named as:
a Leading Lawyer in management labour and employment
2011 and 2012 by
Who’s Who Legal
a Leading Individual in employment by
Chambers Asia
Pacific 2012
Legal 500 2013
; and
a Recommended Lawyer in employment by
Profiles 2013.
Atsumi & Sakai
Fukoku Seimei Bldg 12F
2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho
+81 3 5501 2111
+81 3 5501 2211
What clients said
“I have never worked with a lawyer like Ms Monden,
who provided an excellent level of service and high-
quality legal advice, backed up by her experience
and bilingual capability. As a result, she made my
life at the company much easier.”
“Ms Monden’s advice and assistance to me in
supporting the business have been fantastic,
displaying all the attributes that a great lawyer
needs and a business wants.”
“She is not only good at labour law, but also good
with wide legal advice.”
“Her contributions were timely and appropriate, and
she provided robust legal advice in every aspect of
the negotiation.”
Monden, Akiko
Atsumi & Sakai – Partner |
Winner – Employment & Labour, Japan