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Atsumi & Sakai

FUKOKU SEIMEI BUILDING, 2-2-2 UCHISAIWAICHO, CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO 100-0011, JAPAN
Tel:
Work +81 3 5501 2111
Fax:
Fax +81 3 5501 2211
Email:
Web:
www.aplaw.jp
London, Tokyo

Kenichi Tanizaki

Tel:
Work +81-(0)3-5501-1140
Email:
Atsumi & Sakai

Work Department

Banking, Financial Regulations, Cross-Border Transactions, General Corporate Law

Position

Partner

Career

Shinsei Bank, Limited(Previously The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) (April 1994-June 2016)
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York) (September 2003-May 2004)

Languages

Japanese and English.

Member

Daini Tokyo Bar Association.

Education

Kyoto University (LL.B., 1994)
Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M., 2003)
Omiya Law School (J.D., 2008)


Japan: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Independent local firms

Within: Banking and finance – Independent local firms

Atsumi & Sakai has been advising startups, IT vendors and financial institutions on the increasing presence of new technologies in the banking and insurance sector, while also maintaining a strong traditional financing, lending and asset finance practice. The team continued to expand its ranks with the addition of Akimoto Kawamura from Citigroup and Michiro Suenaga from Sidley Austin Nishikawa Foreign Law Joint Enterprise, as well as the promotion to partner of Kenichi Tanizaki. The Fintech Association of Japan recently appointed the group to assist with the drafting of an agreement on the use of a bank API with a software vendor, and Takafumi Ochiai teamed up with Yuri Suzuki to provide ongoing counsel the Japan Blockchain Association with regards to virtual currency exchange regulations. In further highlights, Bonnie Dixon oversaw a high-value senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility in connection with a corporate acquisition, and Ochiai represented a bank in the creation of distributed securities using block chain and ICOs.

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