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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

Michiro Suenaga

Tel:
Work +81-(0)3-5501-2128
Email:
Atsumi & Sakai

Work Department

Finance, Corporate, International Practice, Innovation

Position

Partner

Career

The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan / Shinsei Bank, Limited (April 1982-March 2004)
Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, Legal Department (January 2009-August 2010)
Sidley Austin Nishikawa Foreign Law Joint Enterprise (August 2016-March 2017)

Languages

Japanese and English

Member

International Committee, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Consumer Affairs Committee, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Study Committee on the Bankruptcy Law System, Daini Tokyo Bar Association

Education

The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1982)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., 1989)
The University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D., 2006)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan


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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