Akihiro has over 30 years of capital markets experience and is widely renowned as an expert in the banking sector. Throughout his career, he has acted for major domestic financial institutions on financial regulations and cutting-edge derivatives transactions. Akihiro has advised on the establishment of head/branch offices of type I financial instruments business operations, investment management companies, life insurance companies and other financial institutions. He is counsel for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) in Japan, a member of the Financial Law Board, Financial Administration Monitoring Commissioner of the FSA and a Finance Expert of P.R.I.M.E. Finance.