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Yutaka Sakai (Senior Partner)

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Yutaka Sakai
Admitted Japan (1985)
Bar Association Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Education Keio University (LL.B., 1980)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Queen Mary, University of London (LL.M., 1990)
Background Tanaka & Takahashi Law Office (April 1985-February 1990)
Blakemore & Mitsuki (March 1991-September 2002)
Asahi Koma Law Offices (October 2002-December 2006)
TMI Associates (January 2007-October 2010)
Part-time Director, New Frontier Capital Management Co., Ltd. (January 2007-)
Part-time Representative Director, Anchor Ship Investment Co., Ltd. (January 2007-)
Part-time Director, Anchor Ship Partners Co., Ltd. (September 2010-)
Maritime Counselor (September 2012-)
Part-time Auditor for Smart Energy Co., Ltd. (September 2013-)
Observer, Integrated Resort Promotion Parliament Members' Association of  the Democratic Party (December 2016-)
Part-time Auditor for NN Corporate Capital Co., Ltd. (April 2018-)
Member Japan Association of the Law of Trust
Japan Syndication and Loan-Trading Association
Securitization Forum of Japan, Subcommittee for a New Framework for Securitization
Securitization Forum of Japan, Working Group for the Discussion of Financial Laws
Kaiji Shinko Renmei (Association for Promotion of Maritime Affairs)
Practice Areas Securitization, Project Finance, Ship Finance, Aircraft Leasing, Syndicated Loans, Environmental Law, Assisting financial corporations with structuring of transactions to meet client needs, introducing debt or equity providers, etc. (Other than "financial instruments business", "financial instruments intermediary services", "building lots and building transaction business", or any other activity that requires other special registration, licensing or permission, etc. No fees are received for such introductions.)
Languages Japanese and English
 

 

Recommendations and Awards

Publications

  • Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition‐Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing‐Third edition, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC. (2018) [Editor/Co-author]
  • "Asset Based Lending: Legal Issues and Future Directions," SFJ JOURNAL, Securitization Forum of Japan (August, 2016) [Co-author]
  • A Brief Summary of the Companies Act, Vol. 6: Drafting and Amending Company By-laws, SHOJIHOMU Co., Ltd.(2016)[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]
  • "The 'Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery' and what it means for the solar power industry", NBL No.1023, Shojihomu (April, 2014) [Co-author]
  • "Dispute Over Legal Standing in a Lawsuit Over Argentine Sovereign Debt", NBL No.998, Shojihomu (April, 2013) [Co-author]
  • Renewable Energy for Beginners: A Business Manual for Eco-Friendly Renewable Energy, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2013) [Co-author]
  • "Efforts to Rationalize Contract Terms and Conditions Under Japan's Feed-in Tariff Act", NBL No.993, Shojihomu (January, 2013) [Co-author]
  • "Reinvigorating the Real Estate Securitization Market", SFJ JOURNAL, Securitization Forum of Japan (December, 2012)
  • "Arranger Obligation to Provide Information to Syndicated Lenders: The Supreme Court Third Petty Bench Speaks (November 27, 2012)", NBL No.991, Shojihomu (December, 2012)
  • "Japan's Feed-in Tariff Act: Essential Terms of Contracts with Energy Companies and the METI Model Agreement", NBL No.988, Shojihomu (November, 2012) [Co-author]
  • "Financing Issues on the Promotion of Renewable Energy (Feed-in Tariff Law)", NBL No.981, Shojihomu (July, 2012) [Co-author]
  • "Japan's new Act on the Promotion of Renewable Energy (Feed-in Tariff Law) - Financing Issues and Examples of its Impact on Certain Contracts", Banking Law Journal (Kinyu Homu Jijyo), No.1949, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (July, 2012) [Co-author]
  • "Important Points and Practical Issues Concerning Cross-Border Syndicated Loan Agreements -Differences in Legal Systems Between Japan and Overseas Jurisdictions-", Banking Law Journal (Kinyu Homu Jijyo), No.1948, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (June, 2012) [Co-author]
  • "How Financial Institutions Can Provide Critical Support in a Time of Rising Yen, Increasing Shipping Supply and Falling Freight Volumes", Gekkan Kinyu Journal, the Japan Financial News Co., Ltd. (January, 2012)
  • Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements New Edition‐Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC. (2011) [Co-author]
  • "Changes Brought About by the International Financial Reporting Standards", KAIUN, The Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc. (April, 2011) <Discussion>
  • "Legal Issues in Cross-Border Syndicated Loan Agreements" Banking Law Journal (Kinyu Homu Jijyo), No. 1911, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (December, 2010)
  • "Impact of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Shipping Leases" Kinyu Homu Jijyo, No. 1910, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2010) [Co-author]
  • "Using declarations of trust," International Finance Law, Review Guide to Japan (2009)
  • "Content of Japanese of Version of an Emissions Trading Scheme and its Issues for Full ScaleImplementation"January 2009 Edition of Business Law Practice (Business Homu) Chuokeizai-sha (2008)
  • Manual for Drafting Syndicated Loan Agreements‐Practical Know-how in Domestic and Overseas Joint Financing, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA INC. (2004) [Co-author]
  • "Schemes for Structuring Securitization as an Effective Way of Utilizing Real Estate" Ginkouhoumu21 (Legal affairs of banking in the 21st century), No.611 (2002)

Web Articles

  • "Japan’s New Solar Farms May Face Environmental Hurdles," Bloomberg Environment & Energy Report (October, 2018) [Comment] 

Seminars

  • “NFCM Group – Compliance Workshop,” hosted by New Frontier Capital Management Co., Ltd., December 8, 2017
     - "Amendments to the Civil Code: Focusing on the Amendments to the Law of Obligations"
  • “NFCM Group – Compliance Workshop,” hosted by New Frontier Capital Management Co., Ltd., November 24, 2016
     - Part 1: Key Points on Information Management
  • "Asset Based Lending: Current Status and Future Directions", hosted by the Securitization Forum of Japan, April 25, 2016
  • "45th Mizuho Syndicated Loan Seminar 'Key Points on Cross Border Syndicated Loans – a Comparative Analysis of Standard Domestic Syndicated Loan Agreements against English Language and Foreign Law Syndicated Loan Agreements'", hosted by Mizuho Bank, November 21, 2014
  • "Vessel Nationality: Features, Differences, and Flags of Convenience", hosted by Kaiji Shinko Renmei (Association for Promotion of Maritime Affairs), March 11, 2014
  • "Current State of the Mega-Solar Business, and Legal Issues in Financing Schemes – Detailed Explanation by Two Veteran Advisors", hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications, November 19, 2013
  • "The Feed-in Tariff and Solar Power Generation: Opportunities and Risks for Real Estate Companies", hosted by Smart Energy Co., Ltd., October 26, 2012
  • "Legal Considerations for Solar Energy Businesses in Using the Fixed Feed-in Tariff System for Renewable Energy", hosted by the Chugoku Bank, Ltd., September 20, 2012
  • "Practical Considerations for Drafting Specific Agreements under the Feed-in Tariff Act", hosted by Japan Knowledge Center, August 29, 2012
  • "Measures Toward Business Succession For Ship Owners", collaborated with TOKIWA UNITED PARTNERS LLP., Anchor Ship Investment Co., Ltd., the Marshall Island Registry and Atsumi & Sakai, February 10, 2012
  • "JSLA/Cross-Border Working Group seminar: Comparison of the JSLA Model Syndicated Loan Agreements and English Loan Agreements as well as Loan Agreements Governed by Overseas Law", hosted by Japan Syndication and Loan-trading Association (JSLA), February 6 and 23, 2012
  • "Effective Corporate Group Restructuring to Facilitate Business Succession under the New Corporate Group Taxation System", collaborated with the tax advisory firm TOKIWA UNITED PARTNERS LLP and Atsumi & Sakai, November 8, 2011
  • "Impact of the International Financial Reporting Standards upon Financial Covenants" and "Impact of the International Financial Reporting Standards upon Time Charters", hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications, August 1, 2011