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Naoki Kanehisa   (Partner ⁄ Head of London Office) Main Office: London

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Naoki Kanehisa
Admitted Japan (2007) and New York (2013)
Bar Association Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Education The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2004)
Keio Law School (J.D., 2006)
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Columbia University School of Law (LL.M. 2012)
Background SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. (New York) (2012~2014)
Mayer Brown LLP (New York) (November 2014~July 2015)
Atsumi & Sakai Europe Limited (London) (December 2017-)
Practice Areas Banking & Finance, Financial Regulations, Capital Markets, Project Finance, M&A, Fintech, Investment Funds, Support for Foreign Market Entry, General Corporate Law
Languages Japanese and English
 

Tel +44-(0)203-696-6540(London office)
+44-(0)75-4899-7865(UK mobile)
+81-(0)3-5501-2298(Tokyo office)

Publications

  • Chambers Global Practice Guides - Project Finance 2019, Japan Chapter, Chambers and Partners (2018) [Co-author]
  • "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 – 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—Asset 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]

Web Articles

  • "Moving Forward to a Cashless Society", Chambers FinTech 2019 (January, 2019) [Co-author]
  • “Brexit and its Impact on FinTech in the UK,” ZUU online (September, 2016)
  • “Key Points to Consider When Executing a Service Agreement with a Bank,” BUSINESS LAWYERS website (March, 2016) [Co-author]
  • “New ETN Market in Japan” Practical Law Company (May, 2011)

Seminars

  • "Procedures and Licencing Requirements for Japan Market Entry for Asset Management and Fintech Businesses," at the seminar entitled "Tokyo-London: Financial Seminar 2018," hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government at Mansion House, London, November 1, 2018
  • "Fintech trends in Japan and the UK," hosted by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the British Japanese Law Association, September 26, 2018
  • "Significant Impact of Recent Amendments to the Civil Code on Loan Practice," hosted by Division 2 of the Japan In-House Lawyers Association, November 27, 2017
  • "UK Economy & Business Seminar," hosted by the British Embassy Tokyo, November 24, 2017
  • “Current Status of FinTech: Services, Legislation, and Developments in Foreign Countries,“ hosted by Keisi Chousa Kenkyukai, May 24, 2016