Yoshiyuki Asaoka joins Linklaters in Tokyo

23 May 2023

Yoshiyuki Asaoka joins Linklaters in Tokyo

Yoshiyuki Asaoka has joined Linklaters as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice, based in Tokyo.

Asaoka’s practice covers a range of corporate matters, including inbound and outbound M&A, other strategic transactions, corporate governance, and corporate litigation. While he has worked across many industry sectors, Asaoka has particular experience in, and focus on, private equity, financial services and TMT. Asaoka is qualified in Japanese law and joins from Nishimura & Asahi.

“We are delighted to welcome Yoshiyuki into our corporate practice,” said Sophie Mathur, Linklaters’ Asia head of corporate. “His arrival will enhance the joint-law capability of our Tokyo corporate practice and will bolster our capabilities and client servicing in Japan and across our network.”

Linklaters’ Japan managing partner Peter Frost, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Yoshiyuki to our Tokyo office. His unique combination of skills and experience will reinforce our standing as a truly integrated dual law team and allow us to continue supporting our clients on their strategic growth and investment.”

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