Akihiro Wani has almost 30 years of experience in the capital markets arena and is widely renowned as an expert in the financial sector. Throughout his extensive career, he has acted for 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. Mr. Wani 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 financial trading, securities, insurance and general corporate transactions.
Mr. Wani is ranked in the current editions of Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific in the elite Star Individual category for Japan Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives and is also ranked in Band 1 for Japan Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation. He is also listed as a Leading Lawyer in Japan for Banking and Finance in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Mr. Wani has been a professor at Sophia University Law School since 2004 and has written and lectured on various legal issues relating to international capital markets. Mr. Wani is 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. He was appointed Representative Board Member of JBA TIBOR Administration in April 2014. Mr. Wani is a Bengoshi and a member of the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association.
Akihiro Wani is ranked in Chambers Global 2017 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 in the elite Star Individual category for Japan, Capital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives and ranked Band 1 for Japan, Banking & Finance: Domestic: Financial Services Regulation. He is listed as a Leading Lawyer in the fields of Banking and Finance in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.
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