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Akihisa Shiozaki

Biography

Akihisa Shiozaki is widely recognized for his expertise in corporate crisis management, including regulatory investigations, white collar defense, product recall, labor/employment disputes, import/export control, cyber security, media interaction and various corporate governance issues, especially those with multi-jurisdictional or parallel civil and criminal components. In recent years, he has advised both domestic and foreign clients in resolving a number of the most high profile corporate crises cases relating to Japan, including the LIBOR/TIBOR manipulation investigation, FX manipulation investigation, global product recall by a Japan auto-parts manufacturer, international trade secret theft in the semiconductor industry, government investigations against a global pharmaceutical corporation operating in Japan, and his representation of the former CEO of Olympus Corporation who brought light to the company's recent accounting scandal. He is recognized by Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in the field of Risk Management and Investigations. In 2017, Akihisa was awarded the Compliance / Investigations Lawyer of the Year at the Asian Legal Awards hosted by The American Lawyer, in association with The Asian Lawyer, China Law & Practice and Legal Week.

Akihisa worked in the Prime Minister’s office as senior policy advisor from 2006 to 2007 and is knowledgeable in Japanese regulations /rules and governmental procedures, as well as having rich experience dealing with the media. He also serves as the vice-chairman of the Anti-Yakuza Committee at the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association and has authored many related publications. He graduated from the University of Tokyo (LL.B.), holds an M.A. in international policy from Stanford University, and completed his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he served as class president.

Education/Professional Experience

1999

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

2000

Stanford University (M.A. in International Policy Studies)

2002-

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

2006-2007

Office of the Prime Minister

2010

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA)

2013-present

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Seminars

October 26, 2017

NO&T Seminars

Practical Considerations on Japanese-style Plea Bargains

July 7, 2017

NO&T Seminars

Trends in FCPA and Others U.S. Corporate Criminal Enforcement: The Risks for Japanese Companies

March 6, 2017

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
2016 Part 12 Risk and Crisis Management Seminar "Latest Risk and Corporate Crisis Management Practices - Theory and Practice of the New Plea Bargaining System and Crisis Management in Overseas Subsidiaries"

February 8, 2017

Seminars

Policy and Government (Panel Disscussion)

November 15, 2016

Seminars

Representing the CEO of Olympus Corporation in a Japanese scandal under a global microscope.

April 8, 2016

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
2016 Part 1 Risk and Crisis Management Seminar
"Corporate Risk and Crisis Management Transformed by Crisis Management Principles"

February 18, 2016

Seminars

The Art of Corporate Crisis Management

July 17, 2015

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
Part 1 Risk and Crisis Management Seminar
"Preparing for and Addressing Serious Corporate Scandals and Crises that Shake Industry and Society"

June 16, 2015

Seminars

Corporate Governance: Reform or Box Ticking?

November 5, 2014

NO&T Seminars

Dealing With Corporate Wrongdoings and Crisis Management Seminar 2014

October 23, 2014

Seminars

The unusual suspects: the in-house counsel, compliance officer and external counsel as criminal accused

October 21, 2014

Seminars

Eyes wide shut: big brands and the good life, but for whom?

October 15, 2014

Seminars

Personal Data and Trade Secret Protection in Japan: How to Counter Information/Data Crises

November 7, 2013

Seminars

Can Japan Change? - From Entrepreneurs' Perspective - (Panel discussion)

October 23, 2013

NO&T Seminars

Corporate Risk and Crisis Management Seminar

October 8, 2013

Seminars

Recent developments in insider trading regulations (Kensuke Suzuki)
Introduction to corporate governance, risk management and compliance in Japan (Akihisa Shiozaki)

May 9, 2013

Seminars

Crisis Management: How to deal with organized crime in Japan & related corporate fraud cases

April 19, 2013

Seminars

Inside the Olympus Scandal

February 27, 2013

Seminars

Crisis is the new normal (Panel discussion)

Publications

April, 2017

Others

New plea bargaining system: a new compliance risk for companies with operations in Japan? (co-author)

International Law Office Online Newsletter “White Collar Crime-Japan”

March, 2017

Newsletter

Japan’s New Plea Bargaining System: A Tough New Compliance Risk for Companies with Japan Operations? (co-author)

NO&T Japan Legal Update No.9 (March, 2017)

November, 2016

Newsletter

The JPX principles: Japan’s new road map for companies conducting internal investigations (co-author)

NO&T Japan Legal Update No.7 (November, 2016)

August, 2016

Others

A world first? New guidance issued for listed companies conducting internal investigations  (co-author)

International Law Office Online Newsletter “White Collar Crime-Japan”

November, 2015

Newsletter

Recent changes to Japan's whistleblower law regime (co-author)

NO&T Japan Legal Update No.3 (November, 2015)

November, 2015

Others

Maintaining privilege in the face of regulatory investigations (co-author)

International Law Office Online Newsletter “White Collar Crime-Japan”

August, 2015

Others

The Olympus effect? Recent changes to whistleblower law regime (co-author)

International Law Office Online Newsletter “White Collar Crime-Japan”

July, 2015

Books

Best Practices of Risk and Crisis Management–Recent Practice Lessons from Actual Cases (Associate Editors, Co-authors)

September, 2013

Books

The Democratic Party of Japan in Power (co-author)

Routledge

April, 2013

Articles

Navigating reporting orders (Co-author)

The 2013 Guide to Japan 11th Edition A Supplement to International Financial Law Review, April 2013

Topics

April 4, 2019

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2020 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

January 17, 2019

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

February 22, 2017

Awards

Akihisa Shiozaki receives Compliance/Investigations Lawyer of the Year award at The Asia Legal Awards 2017

December 28, 2015

Awards

Nikkei's "Best Performing Lawyers 2015"