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Akira Shimazaki   (Partner)

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Akira Shimazaki
Admitted Japan (2009) 
Bar Association Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Education
Sophia University (LL.B., 2005)
Sophia Law School (J.D., 2008)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
University College London (LL.M., 2018)
Background White & Case LLP / White & Case Law Offices (January 2010-March 2016)
Secondment with Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) (April 2014-March 2017)
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (London) (November 2018-May 2019)
Atsumi & Sakai Europe Limited (London) (June 2019-September 2020)
Practice Areas Project Finance, ECA Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Banking, General Corporate and Antitrust
Languages Japanese and English
 

Recommendations and Awards

Publications

  • "Survey on Data Collaboration and Utilization of AI, etc. in the Healthcare Sector," the Cabinet Secretariat's National Strategy Office of Information and Communication Technology (Commissioned by Seed Planning, Inc., recommissioned to NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Inc. and Atsumi & Sakai) (June 2020) [Co-author]
  • Contracts and Practice of Overseas Energy Projects, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC. (2019) [Co-author]
  • "The 2014 Global Renewable Energy Guide," Japan Chapter, Çakmak Publishing, Ankara, Turkey. (2014) [Co-author] 
  • "Practical Issues regarding the Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position" NBL, No. 990, Shojihomu  (December, 2012) [Co-author] 
  • "The Current Situation and Use of Arbitration in TOMAC," Asia Maritime. (July/August, 2012) [Co-author]
  • "Working with the United Nations Human Rights Program, A Handbook for Civil Society" Shinzansha Publisher Co.,Ltd., (Originally published by the United Nations; Japanese translation), Shinzansha Publisher Co.,Ltd. (September, 2011) 
  •  "Utilization of the Parallel Debt Structure in the Domestic Syndicated Loan – Centralized Management of Securities by the Joint and Several Claim Structure" SFJ Journal Vol. 5. (August, 2011) [Co-author] 
  •  "A New Approach to Secured Syndicated Loans through the Parallel Debt Structure – How Foreign Countries are applying the Structure and Its Positioning in the Japanese Legal System" NBL, No. 952,953, Shojihomu (May, 2011) [Co-author] 

Web Articles

Seminars

  • "Trends and Key Points on Infrastructure and Energy Projects Abroad – Upon Publishing of the Book “Contracts and Practice of Overseas Energy Projects”," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai, supported by Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI), November 20, 2019
  • "Legal Issues in the Japanese Market," at the seminar entitled "Blossom in Japan: Embracing new global opportunities," hosted by The UK’s Department for International Trade, September 18, 2019
  • "How to use Japanese law for international transactions – Recent development of the Civil Code and international harmonisation," at the seminar entitled "Intellectual Property and International Transactions - Legal Insights from Japan," hosted by City, University of London, September 17, 2019
  • Co-speaker at a seminar entitled "Development in Japanese Antitrust Enforcement: A Primer for Foreign-Capitalized Firms," (A series of seminars on Japanese Antitrust Act), January 2014 - June 2014)