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Takashi Akahane

Takashi Akahane

Takashi Akahane is a partner, whose practice includes Project Finance, Private Finance Initiatives and various financial transactions. Mr. Akahane also advises various Japanese ministries, municipalities, and multinationals regarding PPP (public private partnership) and social and economic infrastructure projects.

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Asia and Emerging Countries Practice Group
  • Energy Practice Group

Background

Mar 1987 Tokyo University (LL.B.)
Jun 1994 Georgetown University (LL.M.)
Sep 1994 - May 1995 Trained at a law firm in the United States
Aug 1997 Counsel at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Oct 1999 Partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Nov 2001 Member of Council of Industry Structure, The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Aug 2002 Member of PFI Financial and Legal Platform Committee
Nov 2002 - May 2007 Vice Chairman of the International Exchange Committee, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Nov 2002 - Mar 2007 Adjunct Professor of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Tokyo University
May 2003 - Mar 2004 Vice Chairman of Bankruptcy Law Review Committee, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Apr 2004 - Mar 2010 Waseda Law School Lecturer (corporate governance and corporate finance)
Jun 2004 Member of PPP Review Committee of the Tokyo Metropolitan
Dec 2004 - May 2005 Member of Council of Industry Structure, METI
Jun 2005 - Jul 2006 Expert Advisor of Council on the Promotion of Regulatory Reform and Opening Up to the Private Sector, Cabinet Office (CAO)
Dec 2005 - Jul 2006 Member of Advisory Panel for the Reutilization of Public Officers` Housing, Ministry of Finance (MOF)
Jan 2006 Member of the Business Revitalizing Subcommittee of the New Development Policy Committee, Council of Industry Structure, METI
Jun 2006 Member of the Review Committee of Procurement Methods, Japan Sewage Works Agency
Aug 2006 Member of the Advisory Panel for Follow Up for Effective Utilization of Government Property, MOF
Aug 2006 - Dec 2006 Member of Study Group on New Municipality Finance Revitalization Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Dec 2008 Member of the Asian PPP Study Group, METI
Jul 2009 Member of Task Force of PPP Policy, METI
Dec 2009 Expert Member of the PFI Promotion Committee in the Prime Minister's Office, CAO
Feb 2010 Member of Research Committee on Utilization of Private Fund(PPP) for Railway Projects, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT)
Nov 2010 Member of Review Committee for Airport Operations, MLIT
Feb 2011 Member of Committee for Foreign Investment and Loan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Jul 2014 External member of operational review for Personal information Protection Commission of Japan
Apr 2016 Member of Review Committee for the Implementation of Concession for Educational Facilities Etc., Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Jul 2016 Council for Public-Private Cooperation in Stadium-Arenas, Sports Agency
Oct 2016 Member of Review Committee for PFI Management Method for Prisons, Ministry of Justice
Feb 2019 Member of Advisory Committee for Foreign Investment and Loan Risk, JICA
Nov 2019 Member of Research Committee for Various PPP/PFI Project of Educational Facilities etc, MEXT

Publications

From the perspective of risk allocation by contracts Horitsu-no-hiroba [November 2016 issue] featured on: Trends in PPP/PFI
May 2020
Round-table talk: 20 years of PPP/PFI Jurist No. 1533 [June 2019 issue]
Jun 2019
Jun 2016
Aug 2014
Oct 2013
Jan 2013
The Practical Meaning of the Azumino Supreme Court decision The Financial and Business Law Precedents No.1380
Dec 2011
New amendments to the PFI Act Chiho-zaimu, No.687
Sep 2011
Sep 2011
An Overview of the Public Service Reform Bill Kikan Servicer, No.9, Loan Servicers Association of Japan
May 2006
New Corporation Law and Financial Transactions Economic Legal Research Institute
Sep 2005
The Essence of PFI Practice Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd
Dec 2004
Legal Issues and Practice of PFI (23) Ginko Homu 21, No. 627
Jan 2004
Jan 2004
University-launched Ventures and Financing Utilizing Intellectual Properties Active Review No. 3, Advanced Technology Business Center, RCAST, Tokyo University
May 2003
May 2003
Jul 2002
Law in Transition Telecommunications, Autumn
Sep 1998

Lectures

Nikkei Regional Revitalization Forum Future-oriented public-private partnership for future regional revitalization – Turning point to a new stage at 20 year anniversary of enforcement of PFI Act - Organizer: Nikkei Inc. Co-organizer: Development Bank of Japan Inc., Japan Economic Research Institute Inc., The Japan Economic Research Institute, Value Management Institute, Inc., North East Think Tank of Japan
December 17, 2019
For further deepening of PFI/PPP – Contractual challenges from case studies – Ministry of Justice of Japan, International Civil and Commercial Law Centre Foundation and National Development and Reform Commission of China
November 4, 2016
Analysis from framework of PPP Act Tsinghua University CIDEG
March 21-22, 2016
January 18, 2016
Feb 9, 2015
Essential points of PFI Act and Concession the Ministry of Justice, ICCLC (International Civil and Commercial Law Centre Foundation), National Development and Reform Commission PRC
Mar 8, 2013
Panelist re Infrastructure Finance Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Japan Branch
Feb 21, 2013

Achievements

Apr 15, 2021
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 31, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
Sep 14, 2010

Professional Admissions

  • Japan (1989)
  • New York (1995)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association
  • Japan Society of Monetary Economics
  • Japan Association of the Law of Finance

Languages

  • Japanese (first language)
  • English