Professionals

Kei Ito

Partner

Tokyo

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Languages:
Japanese   English   Chinese   
Practice areas:
Private EquityBankingFinance Regulations/ComplianceAsset Management/FundsDerivativesCross-border Financial TransactionsChinaHong Kong
Qualifications:
Admitted in Japan (1992)
Admitted in New York (1998)

Kei Ito is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi, specializing in banking, asset management, mutual funds, derivatives, securities and other financial and international transactions. He is also responsible for the firm’s China Practice.

Mr. Ito has significant experience ranging from traditional asset management business, such as investment trusts (mutual funds) and investment advisors, to alternative investments, such as private equity funds, buyout funds, infrastructure funds and hedge funds.

Mr. Ito has also advised Japanese and non-Japanese clients in all aspects of asset management. His asset management practice also covers the offer and sale of various offshore funds, notably sale and cross-listing and JDR listing in Japan of exchange traded funds (ETFs) listed on foreign stock exchanges.

Recent activities

4/2020

Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2021 edition

Awards

1/2020

“Global Leaders” in Who's Who Legal: Global 2019

Awards

1/2020

Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

Awards

Education

1997
New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
1990
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2008 -
Lecturer, Hitotsubashi University School of Law
2007 - 2013
Lecturer, Keio University Law School
1997 - 1998
Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago