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Atsumi & Sakai

FinTech Legal

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What the team is known for

Atsumi & Sakai is one of Japan’s foremost law firms. The firm’s multi-practice innovation group advises on a healthy range of complex and novel FinTech mandates for a diverse clientele. Its outstanding lawyers are well versed in blockchain, banking API, data protection and e-payments, and are building notable insurtech expertise. Atsumi’s partners frequently write for domestic, regional and international publications on such FinTech topics as artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency. In addition, the firm has organised seminars on various initiatives for realising a future cashless society.

Strengths

"They are actively involved in activities and associations at the forefront of this fast-changing industry."

"Their advice is practical, meaning we can move forward based on their analyses."

Work highlights

Provided legal and regulatory advice to the participants in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Fintech Business Camp Tokyo.

Notable practitioners

Takafumi Ochiai has a strong grounding in regulatory matters, having formerly being employed at the Japanese Financial Services Agency, and is a director of the FinTech Association of Japan. His clients praise his expertise in open banking, payments and API issues, while sources also cite him as a thought leader in the FinTech space. Clients turn to him for practical and efficient assistance, and highlight that he is "very familiar with what's going on in this market."

Yuri Suzuki heads the firm's FinTech team, and is a secretary of the FAJ and legal adviser to JBA and the MUFJ Digital Accelerator programme. Suzuki advises major financial institutions on various legal and regulatory matters related to FinTech businesses, with her FinTech specialisms covering P2P payments, e-money, lending and crowdfunding, wealth management and tokenisation.

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FinTech Legal Department

Atsumi & Sakai

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Fukoku Seimei Building 12F

2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-0011

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FinTech Legal


Takafumi Ochiai
Band 2
Yuri Suzuki
Band 3