Izumi Akai is a former managing partner of the S&C’s Tokyo office, and is of counsel to its Japan practice since 2020. He has extensive experience in capital markets transactions in a wide range of industries, with particular focus on large, complex, cross-border matters. His practice has also involved mergers and acquisitions, real estate and other corporate work.
Mr. Akai has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in numerous publications and surveys, including dealmaker of the year (2007, 2010 and 2017) at the ALB Japan Law Awards.
Mr. Akai is a Japanese citizen and is fluent in both English and Japanese.