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, in Japan and overseas. I am also active in the wider areas of private equity, energy and crisis management.

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Practice Areas

Akira Ehira:Awards

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

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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

Dec. 20, 2018External Seminars
"The new era of supervisory approaches and challenges for financial institutions"
Nov. 8, 2018External Seminars
"JFSA’s new supervisory approaches and challenges for financial institutions"
Jun. 18, 2018External Seminars
"Recent developments in financial administration and challenges for internal audits"

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Akira Ehira:Publications

Magazine Article
"JFSA's Supervisory Approaches to Compliance Risk Management: Expansion of Scope and Changes in Quality for Compliance Risk Management"
Magazine Article
"JFSA’s supervisory approaches - Replacing checklists with engagement"
"Legal 500 Banking & Finance"

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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

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

Bar Admissions

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

Other Qualifications

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), 2013