Takeshi handles finance and corporate transactions, and has considerable experience advising on all legal aspects of public and private M&As, joint ventures, FinTech, and other corporate and financial advisory matters. His clients range from prominent financial institutions to virtual currency start-ups. Between 2013 and 2014, Takeshi served on secondment in the Disclosure Department of the Financial Services Agency of Japan, where he was an instrumental part of the team that revised the laws and guidelines governing disclosure by listed companies, and prepared the Japanese Stewardship Code. Additionally, he handled a broad range of finance and corporate transactions on a secondment stint with the legal department of a major Japanese securities firm from 2015 to 2017. As a result of the unique perspective he has gained from these professional experiences, Takeshi is often sought for his advice on finance-related matters, particularly by clients seeking to evaluate transactions from the regulator’s point of view. Recently, Takeshi has extended his focus to virtual currency laws, including regulatory requirements applicable to registration of virtual currency exchange service providers, initial coin offerings, and the like.