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Shinichi Takahashi

Partner

Tokyo

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Languages:
Japanese   English   
Practice areas:
Capital MarketsBankingInsuranceStructured Finance/Securitization
Qualifications:
Admitted in Japan (1984)
Admitted in New York (1991)

Shinichi Takahashi handles a wide range of life and non-life insurance matters, including regulatory matters, corporate matters, such as mergers/acquisitions and corporate restructuring of insurance companies, and insurance insolvency cases. He provides various regulatory advice to insurance clients and handled the insurance license application of Lloyd's and other insurers in Japan, the acquisitions of, capital contributions to or business affiliations with, Japanese insurers by foreign and domestic insurers and other corporations, the establishment of insurance holding companies and other reorganizations of insurance groups, conversion of the foreign insurer’s Japan Branch into the local subsidiary, the demutualization of a life insurance company, insolvency cases for life and non-life insurers and run-off and liquidation thereof. He also handles trading matters and dispute matters both in the primary insurance and reinsurance areas, and overseas captive insurance schemes.

His achievements include The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 (November 2015), Asialaw Profiles 2016 - The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic Law Firms (August 2015), Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 (February 2015)

Recent activities

10/2019

Expert Guides 2019: The World’s Leading Lawyers Chosen by their Peers

Awards

5/2019

The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review - Seventh Edition: Japan

Articles

12/2018

Nishimura & Asahi’s Japan practices and lawyers receive top rankings in Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

Awards

Education

1990
Columbia University Law School (LL.M.)
1982
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2017 -
Outside Corporate Auditor, Mizuho Leasing Company, Limited (formerly, IBJ Leasing Company, Limited)
2001 - 2007
Liquidator, Daihyaku Mutual Life Insurance Company
1997 - 2009
Outside Corporate Auditor, Lloyd's Japan Inc.
1990 - 1991
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York

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