Linklaters Expands Corporate Practice in Japan with Addition of Yoshiyuki Asaoka
Linklaters, the renowned British multinational law firm, has recently appointed Yoshiyuki Asaoka as a partner within its corporate practice. Asaoka will be based in Tokyo, bringing his wealth of experience and expertise to further strengthen Linklaters' presence in the region.
Asaoka, who is qualified in Japanese Law, joins Linklaters from the leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi.
Yoshiyuki Asaoka's extensive practice encompasses various aspects of corporate law, spanning inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions (M&A), strategic transactions, corporate governance, and corporate litigation. While he has gained experience across multiple industry sectors, Asaoka has developed notable expertise in private equity, financial services, and technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT).
“We are delighted to welcome Yoshiyuki into our corporate practice. 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,”Sophie Mathur, Linklaters’ Asia Head of Corporate, stated.
Linklaters’ Japan Managing Partner Peter Frost welcomed Asaoka to the firm and said: “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.”