Chuo Sogo Law Office

Hironori Nishikino

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Practice Areas

Insurance and reinsurance law with special expertise in Insurance Business Act; advising on finance-related laws and regulations, including Banking Act, Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and Money Lending Business Act; advising on corporate matters, including entity establishment and organization, M&As, and bankruptcies and liquidations; representing insurance companies in legal disputes concerning financial and insurance products and services, including judicial proceedings, mediation, and financial services ADR.

Professional Memberships

Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association; The Japanese Society of Insurance Science.


Partner at Chuo Sogo Law Office; on loan to the Insurance Business Division of the Supervisory Bureau of Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan as a fixed-term governmental official (2005-07); member of the "Working Group on the Provision of Insurance Products and Services” of the Financial System Council, FSA (2012-13); member of the “Safety Nets of Housing Warranty Insurance System” study group of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (June 2017 - March 2018); Member of the “Study Group Formed to Discuss the State of Affairs Ten Years after the Implementation of Procedures Aimed to Ensure Performance of Obligations under Warranty against Housing Defects” established by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (July 2018 – present)


Commentary on the Revised Insurance Business Act – Toward the Realization of Insurance Solicitation for the Clients” (co-author, Kinyu Zaisei Jijo Kenkyukai, Sept. 2017); ”Practical Operations of Insurance Compliance” (co-author, Keizai Horei Kenkyukai, July 2017); “The International Comparative Legal Guide to Insurance & Reinsurance 2017 (6th ed.) (Japan Chapter)” (co-author, Global Legal Group Ltd., Mar. 2017); “The Way of Understanding the Insurance Business Act – Main Practice Points at Issue; Q&As (3d ed.)” (co-author, Insurance Daily Newspaper Co., Ltd., Feb. 2017).


Kyoto University (LL.B.)


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Insurance & Reinsurance 2019 Law and Practice in Japan

Hironori Nishikino, Koji Kanazawa

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