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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Akira Ehira:Awards

Top rankings received from IFLR1000’s 31st edition
13 of our lawyers were selected as Japan’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021 in Asia Business Law Journal
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 12th 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. 1, 2020External Seminars
"Compliance Seminar for the Management (80th)"
Feb. 14, 2020External Seminars
"Compliance Seminar for the Management (79th)"
Dec. 3, 2019External Seminars
"Compliance Seminar for the Management (78th)"

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Akira Ehira:Publications

Book Article
"M&A Legislation in Emerging Asian Countries - Third edition"
"Cryptoassets Law"
Magazine Article
"Global Compliance of the Financial Institution"

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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