Akinari Nakano


Akinari is a counsel in the real estate team.

He advises on Japanese and international clients (investors and financial institutions) on a broad range of transactions and matters, particularly in the areas of real estate acquisition and financing, real estate securitization, onshore/offshore joint ventures, asset management and financial regulation matters (including securities law, trust business law and money lending business law).

He has also been involved in dispute resolutions regarding real estate.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked for the Ministry of Finance of the Japanese government for 12 years (including 5 years at the Financial Services Agency).





Represented a number of Japanese and foreign investors in the securitization of office buildings, retail facilities, logistic facilities, residential buildings and hotels as well as re-financing, including JPY 100 billion acquisition of office buildings in Tokyo area.

Represented Japanese and foreign financial institutions which extended non-recourse loans and undertook bonds, including JPY 200 billion non-recourse loan.

Represented foreign investors and asset management companies in dispute resolutions regarding real estate in Japan.

Japan, 2015

‘Understanding the "new normal" in the Hong Kong and Japan’s commercial real estate market’, Dec 2021, co-author

Member, Japan Federation of Bar Association

Member, Daini Tokyo Bar Association



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