Kosuke Shibukawa is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi with more than 20 years of experience in advising on asset finance and other structured finance transactions as well as banking regulations. Mr Shibukawa regularly advises Japanese banks, leasing companies and other financial institutions as well as Japanese airlines and shipping companies on a large number of asset finance transactions in relation to aircraft, vessels, rolling stock, marine containers and other assets. He also has experience in advising foreign financial institutions on Japanese financial regulations. Mr Shibukawa is recognised as an industry expert in many legal directories, including Chambers and Partners (Asset Finance), Who’s Who Legal (aviation) and IFLR1000 (structured finance and banking). Mr Shibukawa obtained his bachelor of law degree (LLB) from the University of Tokyo in 1998 and his master of law degree (LLM) from New York University School of Law in 2006. He is admitted to practise in both Japan and New York.