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芝 章浩
芝 章浩

Akihiro SHIBA

  • Partner
  • Tokyo
  • "He has in-depth knowledge about cutting-edge FinTech schemes."

    Chambers, FinTech Legal- Japan (FinTech 2022)
  • "He is problem solving-oriented so we always go to him when we need not only legal advice but also a problem solving-oriented legal consultation."

    Chambers, FinTech Legal- Japan (FinTech 2022)

Akihiro Shiba utilizes his substantial knowledge and experience to support financial institutions and FinTech firms, within and outside Japan. He handles numerous cross-border financing transactions, and has particular expertise in the area of financial regulations.

Akihiro Shiba represents a wide range of clients, including numerous financial institutions and FinTech firms, within and outside Japan, in connection with licensing, compliance and other regulatory matters (such as those related to banking, securities, derivatives, and payments regulations, FDI restrictions, and AML/CFT/CPF requirements), and domestic and cross-border financial transactions (including those related to structured finance and asset management). Since 2014, his practice has focused on various FinTech matters, including those involving various digital tokens (such as cryptocurrencies, securities tokens, stablecoins, and NFTs), online platform-based financial transactions (like social lending and other crowdfunding), and online remittance and payment services (such as mobile payments). He has written numerous books and articles, and given many seminars and lectures, on subjects relevant to his practice areas.

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Cornell Law School (LL.M.)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Lecturer, Tohoku University Law School 
MUFG Bank, Ltd., Singapore Branch 
Corporate Accounting and Disclosure Division, Planning and Coordination Bureau, Financial Services Agency