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Atsumi & Sakai

Naoki Kanehisa

Naoki Kanehisa

Partner, Head of London Office

Expertise

  • Corporate
  • Fintech
  • Innovation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

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Profile
Naoki Kanehisa is a Japanese qualified attorney (Bengoshi) and a partner in the full-service Japanese law firm Atsumi & Sakai; he is currently based in the UK where he heads the firm’s London office. Mr. Kanehisa advises Japanese and non-Japanese clients on Japanese law, with a focus on banking and finance, securities regulation, fintech, joint ventures and M&A. He is a director of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK.

Bar Admissions

Japan (2007), New York (2013)

Education

The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2004);
Keio Law School (LL.M., 2006);
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan;
Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2012)
Areas of Practice

Corporate | Fintech | Innovation | Investment Funds | Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association


Professional Activities and Experience

- SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. (New York) (2012-2014)
- Mayer Brown LLP (New York) (2014-2015)
- Atsumi & Sakai Europe Limited (London) (December 2017-)
Articles

- "Open Banking in Japan," Payments & Fintech Lawyer Volume 12, Issue 7, Cecile Park Media (2018) [Co-author]
- Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition©/Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing©/Third edition, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC. (2018) [Co-author]
- 5000 Legal Countermeasures for Financial Institutions Vol.3: Lending, Management, and Guarantees, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2018) [Co-author]
- 5000 Legal Countermeasures for Financial Institutions Vol.2: Exchange, Bills and Checks, Electronically Recorded Monetary Claims, Auxiliary Business, and Peripheral Business, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2018) [Co-author]
- Guidance to the Asset Management Industry in Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (with the cooperation of the Financial Services Agency) (2017) [Co-author]
- "Understanding by Comparison of the Old and New ¨C Annotations (Article by Article) to Amendments to the Civil Code (Law of Obligations)," SHINNIPPON-HOKI PUBLISHING CO., LTD. (2017) [Co-author]
- "Realization Likelihood of the "Tokyo Version of the Financial Big Bang"," GINKO JITSUMU Vol. 47 No.9, Banking Education Co., Ltd. (September, 2017) [Co-author]
- "Fintech: Business Strategies and the Law," Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc. (2017) [Co-author]
IFLR Project Finance Report 2017, Japan Chapter, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (2016) [Co-author]
- "Major Legal Considerations in connection with Brexit: M&A, Finance, Labour, Personal Information, and Intellectual Property, etc.", JUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No.1453, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (August, 2016) [Co-author]
- "FinTech for Beginners Part 2: Asset Management Services (Investment Support) by Robo-advisor", Ginko Homu 21, Economic Legal Research Institute (July, 2016) [Co-author]
- "FinTech for Beginners Part 1: Payment and Settlement Services", Ginko Homu 21, Economic Legal Research Institute (June, 2016) [Co-author]
- IFLR Project Finance Report 2015, Japan Chapter, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (2015) [Co-author]
- Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition©/Practical Know-how in Domestic and - Overseas Joint Financing©/Second edition, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC. (2014) [Co-author]
- Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition/Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC. (2011) [Co-author]
- "Q&A: Responding to Borrower Requests for Amendment of Residential Home Loan Terms" Financial Compliance, Banking Education Co., Ltd. (May, 2010) [Co-author]
- "Recently Enacted Amendments to the Money Lending Business Act" Jutaku Loan Advisors Tsushin, - September 2009 issue, Zaidan Houjin Jutaku Kinyu Fukyu Kyoukai [Co-author]
- Theory and Practice of TMKs¡ªAsset Liquidation Using TMKs, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2009) [Co-author]
- Quick Guide to Revised Insurance Law, Nippon Jitsugyo Publishing (2009) [Co-author]
- Commentary on the Trust Law, Gyosei (2008) [Co-author]
- Commentary on the Insurance Law,Koubundou (2008) [Co-author]


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