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Practice Areas

Regulatory/compliance in banking, securities, insurance and asset management areas; M&A relating to banks, insurance companies, securities firms and J-REIT.

Career

Admitted to Bar in Japan and joined Nagashima & Ohno (1999); worked for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York (2004-05); Financial Services Agency of Japan (2005-07); Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (2006-07); Partner since 2010.

Publications

'Reforming firewall regulations', Global Banking & Financial Policy Review 2009/2010, 'Guidebook of Financial Inspection Manual of FSA' (Kinzai, 2008), 'Bank regulation: Impetus for change', IFLR 2007 Global Report.

Personal

The University of Tokyo (BA, 1997), University of Pennsylvania Law School (LLM, 2004).