is a partner at the firm. His key practice areas are: insurance and reinsurance with special expertise in the Insurance Business Act; advising on finance-related laws and regulations, including the Banking Act, the Financial Instruments and the Exchange Act, and the Money Lending Business Act; advising on corporate matters, including entity establishment and organisation, M&As, and bankruptcies and liquidations; and representing insurance companies in legal disputes concerning financial and insurance products and services, including judicial proceedings, mediation, and financial services ADR. Hironori was on loan to the Insurance Business Division of the Supervisory Bureau of Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan as a fixed-term governmental official (April 2005 to May 2007), during which time he served in the Legal Compliance Research Office. He has been a member of the Japanese Society of Insurance Science since July 2007.
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