Akihiro Wani

Senior Counselor | Tokyo

awani@mofo.com | 81 3 3214 6522 awani@mofo.com
81 3 3214 6522

Akihiro is a senior counselor to Morrison & Foerster Law Offices. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the capital markets arena, with deep experience in the financial sector. Akihiro has represented a number of major domestic financial institutions on financial regulations and cutting-edge derivatives transactions, including advising on the first public offering of credit-linked securities in Japan and the establishment of new commodity funds. He has also advised on the establishment of head/branch offices of Type I financial instruments business operators, investment management companies, life insurance companies, and other financial institutions, as well as acting on a wide variety of matters involving cross-border banking, securities, insurance, and general corporate transactions.

Akihiro was a professor of law at Sophia University Law School from 2004 through 2022 and has written and lectured on various legal issues relating to international capital markets. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Sophia University. He is also counsel for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) in Japan, a member of the Financial Law Board, and a Finance Expert of P.R.I.M.E. Finance in The Hague. In 2016, Akihiro was appointed Financial Policies Monitor for the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan, and he has been the representative director and chairman of JBA TIBOR Administration since April 2014.

Akihiro is a bengoshi registered in Japan and graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan in 1979.

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