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Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms: Financial Services Regulation — Japan

Band 1

Morrison & Foerster LLP/ Ito & Mitomi

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Akihiro Wani is frequently sought out for his regulatory expertise, and has been active advising in this area for over three decades. Clients report that he is "very familiar with the finance industry and is very responsive."

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Band 2

Kunihiko Morishita

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Kunihiko Morishita focuses his practice on financial service regulation issues, and is described by clients as "very practical." He is experienced at representing clients before the FSA and other regulatory bodies.

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Band 2

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Isao Shindo is a long-established figure in the financial services regulation sphere. He handles a wide range of regulatory matters, including those relating to mergers and insurance. Clients say: "He is able to provide swift, apt and commercial responses, even on multifaceted issues."

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Band 2

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Taku Umezawa is highly experienced at advising a wide range of clients on a variety of regulatory issues, bringing expertise from his background in the FSA. He acts for clients in the banking, insurance, securities and asset management spaces.

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Band 3

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Toru Ishiguro is experienced representing significant financial groups on complex regulatory issues. He also assists clients in the capital markets space.

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Band 3

Nishimura & Asahi

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Naohiko Matsuo focuses his practice on regulatory and compliance matters. His experience is enhanced by his former role at the FSA. 

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Band 3

Masayuki Watanabe

Miyake & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Masayuki Watanabe of Miyake & Partners is said by peers to have "very detailed knowledge of regulatory issues." They also report that his expertise in novel banking regulatory matters makes him "well regarded by clients."

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