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For this webinar, we catch up with Koji Kanazawa, Partner from Chuo Sogo Law Office, P.C. located in Japan.

About the webinar

Koji outlines the current AML-CFT regulatory landscape and environment in Japan, highlights the new trends happening in AML-CFT and explains the penalties for breaching AML-CFT laws in Japan.
About Koji Kanazawa

Koji's main areas of practice encompass broad range of corporate commercial transactions, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and general corporation works. In addition, he has advised on various financial institutions in all aspects of their operations, with a focus on financial regulatory matters. Especially, with his experience worked at the Financial Services Agency, Japanese Government, he has been working on compliance issues of financial institutions including AML/CFT, countermeasures against Anti-Social Forces, personal data protections. He has also worked for clients in commercial and banking litigations in Japan, and dispute resolutions.
Koji has represented both Japanese and overseas clients, mainly focusing on financial institutions including banks, insurance companies, security brokerages, asset management companies, investment funds, credit card companies, leasing companies and non-bank finance companies. Such representation extends to complex financial regulatory matters (including issues relating to the Banking Act, the Insurance Business Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, the Money-lending Control Act, the Investment Act and the Asset Securitization Act), structured finance and litigations arising from the sales of financial instruments.

Koji graduated from Kyoto University in 2003, the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan in 2004, and Northwestern University School of Law in 2012. He was admitted as Attorney at Law in Japan (2004) and New York (2013), and registered as Foreign Lawyer in Singapore (2012; de-registered).

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