Akira Ehira


Akira Ehira

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My primary practice areas are banking, structured finance, derivatives and other financing transactions, as well as financial regulations and compliance, both domestic and international. I am also active in the wider areas of private equity and crisis management. My particular focus is on Israel and Russia among my broad international practice areas.

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Practice Areas

Akira Ehira:Awards

Top rankings received from Best Lawyers in the 10th edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Global 2019
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

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Akira Ehira:News

Firm News
Firm Elects 6 Associates to Partnership

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Akira Ehira:Legal Topics

Akira Ehira:Newsletters

Publication of draft amendment to money laundering regulations DownloadPDF
FAQ regarding Foreign Bank Agency Services DownloadPDF

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Akira Ehira:Seminars

Sep. 6, 2019External Seminars
"Compliance Seminar for the Management (77th)"
Jun. 12, 2019External Seminars
"Recent developments in financial administration and challenges for internal audits"
Feb. 15, 2019External Seminars
"Compliance Seminar for the Management (76th)"

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Akira Ehira:Publications

Magazine Article
"Customer-oriented business conduct: Tackling dialogue with regulators on sustainable business models"
"The Legal 500: Banking & Finance 2nd Edition Country Comparative Guide - Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"JFSA's Supervisory Approaches to Compliance Risk Management: Expansion of Scope and Changes in Quality for Compliance Risk Management"

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Akira Ehira:Other


  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1996)
  • with The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd. (1996-1998)
  • Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., 2007)
  • with Allen & Overy LLP, London (2007-2008)
  • with the Financial Services Agency (2012)

Practice Group

  • Fintech Practice Group
  • Structured Finance Practice Group
  • Financial Regulations/Financial Law Study Group
  • Venture Business/Equity Fund Practice Group
  • China & Asia Practice Group
  • Crisis Management Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2002; New York, 2008
Tokyo Bar Association

Other Qualifications

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), 2013