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.
- Regulatory/Regulated Transactions
- Thailand Practice
- Indonesia Practice
- India Practice
- Philippines Practice
- Vietnam Practice
- Malaysia Practice
- EU Practice
- Latin America Practice
- Russia/CIS Practice
- Singapore Practice
- Israel Practice
- Sri Lanka Practice
- Africa Practice
- Turkey/Middle East Practice
- Cambodia Practice
- Laos Practice
- Bangladesh Practice
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- 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
Akira Ehira：Legal Topics
- 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)"
- 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"
- 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)
- 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
admitted in Japan, 2002; New York, 2008
Tokyo Bar Association
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), 2013