Kazuyuki Wakasa is a counsel attorney at TMI Associates whose primary practice areas are real estate finance and project finance. He has much experience representing lenders, arrangers, borrowers and originators in both of domestic and cross-border transactions. He also has expertise in providing legal advice to financial institutions, including banks, investment management firms, securities companies, insurance companies, insurance agencies and money-lending business operators in relation to regulatory issues. He was educated at the University of Tokyo and Harvard Law School. He started his career as a practising lawyer at one of largest law firms in Japan, and then moved to an in-house position at an international life insurance company where he dedicated himself to business transfer projects and supported investment division in connection with real estate investment, ISDA documentation and alternative investment. After resigning from the in-house position, he joined TMI Associates in 2014.