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Hironori NISHIKINO

Hironori NISHIKINO Partner
TOKYO

Education Kyoto University, Faculty of Law
Languages Japanese
 

Awards  Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016


Awards  Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017


Awards  Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018


Awards  Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019

Professional Experience and Expertise

・Legal advice and issuing of written opinions relating to financial laws and regulations such as the Insurance Business Act, the Banking Act, the Financial Instruments and the Exchange Act, and the Money Lending Business Act
・Advising financial institutions such as insurance companies and banks on compliance matters 
・Handling of legal disputes relating to financial products and insurance products including lawsuits, arbitrations, and financial ADR procedures
・Collection of claims, dealing with legal disputes, and business in general for financial institutions
・Handling of asset securitizations for real estates, M&As, and bankruptcies
・Member of the Japanese Society of Insurance Science
・Member of the "Working group on the provision of insurance products and services” of the Financial System Council, Financial Services Agency (FSA) (Jun. 2012-Jun. 2013)
・Member of the “Task force for making documents for the solicitation and explanation of insurance policies more consumer-friendly” of the General Insurance Association of Japan (Sep. 2012-Sep. 2013)
・Member of the “Study group assessing risks of natural disasters” of the PwC Research Institute (Japan) LLC (Oct. 2012-Jul. 2013)
・Member of Advisory Council of the Life Insurance Association of Japan devoted to making “Efforts to render documents for insurance solicitation simpler and easily understandable” (Dec. 2012-Jul. 2013)

Cases and Matters Handled

・Incorporation procedures, merger procedures, liquidation procedures and M&As for insurance companies
・Legal advice and issuance of written opinions relating to financial laws and regulations such as the Insurance Business Act, the Banking Act, the Financial Instruments and the Exchange Act, and the Money Lending Business Act
・Handling of legal disputes relating to financial and insurance products including lawsuits, arbitrations, and financial ADR procedures 
・Conciliation procedures involving performance of contractual obligations among the financial institutions and joint public-private ventures, urban redevelopment project associations, and land development corporations
・Action for avoidance filed by a bankruptcy trustee against security interests granted before bankruptcy 
・Filing of an injunctive order for provisional disposition with respect to the issuance of new shares (defendant’s side)
・Bankruptcy petition for a consumers' cooperative
・Administration of bankruptcy / civil rehabilitation proceedings
・Provisional disposition prohibiting construction of an apartment due to blocking the right of sunlight (constructor’s side)
・Lawsuits against local governments by citizens (defendant’s side)
・Assisting Sakai City comprehensive external auditor in 2002, 2003 and 2004
・Due diligence associated with M&A transactions
・Asset Securitization

Professional Career

Jun. 2017 -
Member of the “Safety Nets of Housing Warranty Insurance System” study group of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Dec. 2012 – Jul. 2013
Member of Advisory Council of the Life Insurance Association of Japan devoted to making “Efforts to render documents for insurance solicitation simpler and easily understandable”

Oct. 2012 – Jul. 2013
Member of the “Study group assessing risks of natural disasters” of the PwC Research Institute (Japan) LLC

Sep. 2012-Sep. 2013
Member of the “Task force for making documents for the solicitation and explanation of insurance policies more consumer-friendly” of the General Insurance Association of Japan

Jan. 2013
Registered with Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

Jun. 2012-Jun. 2013
Member of the "Working group on the provision of insurance products and services” of the Financial System Council, Financial Services Agency (FSA)

Aug. 2011
Visiting research fellow of a study group for the insolvency and rehabilitation of insurance companies in China (China Insurance Regulatory Commission)

Oct. 2007 – Sep. 2012
Part-time lecturer at Doshisha Law School (Insurance Law) 

Jul. 2007
Joined the Japanese Society of Insurance Science

Jun.2007
Returned to Chuo Sogo Law Office, P.C.
Appointed member of the examination committee of National Certificate Exam for proficiency measurements in Financial Products Sales

Jul. 2006 – May 2007
On loan to the Legal Compliance Research Office, Insurance Business Division of the Supervisory Bureau of Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan as a fixed-term governmental official

Apr. 2005 - May 2007
On loan to the Insurance Business Division of the Supervisory Bureau of Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan as a fixed-term governmental official

Apr. 1999
Completed the requisite courses at the Supreme Court’s Legal Research and Training Institute(51st Class);
Registered with the Osaka Bar Association and Joined Chuo Sogo Law Office, P.C.

Publications

Publication
“The Legal 500: 3rd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide” co-author, LEGALEASE, 2019
Publication
“The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Insurance & Reinsurance 2019 (8th Edition) (Japan Chapter)”co-author, Global Legal Group Ltd., 2019
Publication
“Chambers Global Practice Guides: Insurance & Reinsurance – Japan – Law and Practice 2019” co-author, CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS, 2019
Publication
“The Legal 500: 2nd Edition Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative Guide” co-author, LEGALEASE, 2018
Publication
“The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Insurance & Reinsurance 2018 (7th Edition) (Japan Chapter)”co-author, Global Legal Group Ltd., 2018
Publication
“Chambers Global Practice Guides: Insurance – Japan – Law and Practice 2018” co-author, CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS, 2018
Publication
“Commentary on the Revised Insurance Business Act – Toward the Realization of Insurance Solicitation for the Clients,” co-author, Kinyu Zaisei Jijo Kenkyukai, 2017
Publication
”Practical Operations of Insurance Compliance” co-author, Keizai Horei Kenkyukai, 2017
Publication
“The Way of Understanding the Insurance Business Act – Main Practice Points at Issue; Q&As” (3d ed.), co-author, Insurance Daily Newspaper Co., Ltd., 2017
Publication
“The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Insurance & Reinsurance 2017 (6th Edition) (Japan Chapter)”co-author, Global Legal Group Ltd., 2017
Publication
“Handbook for Agencies such as Banks with Respect to the Revised Insurance Business Act,” co-author, Business Kyoiku Shuppansha, 2016
Publication
“The Way of Understanding the Insurance Business Act - Main Practice Points at Issue; Q&As” (rev. ed.), co-author, Insurance Daily Newspaper Co., Ltd., 2014
Publication
“Legal Advice on Financial Instruments and Exchange Act,” co-author, Seirin Shoin, 2013
Publication
“The Way of Understanding the Insurance Business Act – Main Practice Points at Issue; Q&As,” co-author, Insurance Daily Newspaper Co., Ltd., 2012
Publication
“Newly Revised Series – Practices for Loans, Management and Collection - Collateralized Real Estate (second volume),” co-author, Kinyu Zaisei Jijo Kenkyukai, 2010
Publication
“3800 Lessons for Dealing with Legal Issues at the Bank Teller,” co-author, Kinyu Zaisei Jijo Kenkyukai, 2009
Publication
“Tax & Law: Practices for Business Rehabilitations,” co-author, Daiichi Hoki, 2005
Publication
“Handbook on Debt Collection: Execution Trouble Q&As,” co-author, Keizai Horei Kenkyukai, 2005
Publication
“Before You Enforce! Q&As on the Revised Mortgages and Charges Execution Law,” co-author, Kinyu Homu Jijo, issue 1700, 2004

Paper

Paper
“Response to the Revision of the Insurance Business Act – Based on Public Comments (Lecture Record),” The General Insurance Institute of Japan, vol. 77, no. 3, 2015
Paper
“[Special Focus on Forefront of Insurance Solicitation – How to Understand the Revised Insurance Business Act] – Thoughts on and Expectations about the Provisions of the New Regulations Dealing with the Promotion of Insurance Products (by Way of Comparison of Data Concerning Multiple Products) and the Duty to Ascertain Clients’ Intentions,“ Toyo Keizai Inc., Extra edition featuring life and non-life insurance, 2015
Paper
“The Revised Insurance Business Act: Practice by Agents of Financial Institutions - Impact of New Regulations Including the ‘Duty to Ascertain Clients’ Intentions’ on Each Phase of Sales and Solicitation of Insurance Products,“ Kinyu Homu Jijo, issue 2015, 2015
Paper
“Viewpoints on Actions Involving Financial ADR Proceedings – Characteristics of the System and Procedures, and 10 Principles for Applying Financial ADR Proceedings,” Kinyu Homu Jijo, issue 1946, 2012
Paper
“Overview of the New Insurance Act and Its Impact on Banking Business; Q&As,” Ginko Home 21, issue 712, 2010
Paper
“Financial Transaction Theory and Practice in China," co-author, Kinyu Zaisei Jijo Kenkyukai, 2010
Paper
“Development of Sales and Solicitation Rules for Insurance Products,” Kinyu Homu Jijo, page 99 in issue 1810, 2007
Paper
“Special Edition – Interpretation of Revised Bill – the Revised Act on Special Measures Concerning Claim Management and Collection Businesses; Q&As,” co-author, Ginko Home 21, Dec. 2007
Paper
“OPINION - Bankruptcy Trustee’s Concerns and Expectations Surrounding the Revision of Insurance Act – Measures to Recover Preferential Damages from Liability Insurance Coverage,” Kinyu Homu Jijo, issue 1818, 2007
Hironori NISHIKINO
Education Kyoto University, Faculty of Law
Languages Japanese
 

Awards  Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016


Awards  Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017


Awards  Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018


Awards  Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019