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Yuki Sako

Associate
+81.3.6205.3622
Fax +81.3.3597.6421

Yuki Sako is an associate in the firm’s Tokyo office. She advises private funds, asset managers, broker-dealers, insurance companies and other financial institutions on a number of Japanese financial services regulatory and compliance issues, including issues under the securities laws, banking law and anti-corruption regime. She also advises banking institutions and other financial institutions on U.S. financial services regulatory and compliance issues, including issues under the various federal banking laws and federal securities laws.

Ms. Sako represents corporations and individuals in a broad range of commercial disputes and white collar crimes before Japanese courts and in international commercial arbitration, and conducts internal corporate investigations.

Professional Background

  • Court secretary at Kyoto District Court (2004 – 2007)

Professional/Civic Activities

 
  • Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

 
  • Speaker, “A Time of Change: How the Regulatory Framework for Japanese Alternative Asset Managers is Evolving,” 12th AIMA Japan Annual Forum 2017, Tokyo, June 2017
  • Speaker, “Business Risks and Mitigation Strategies for Japanese Companies in an Era of Increased Antitrust Enforcement,” Japan Institute for Overseas Investment, Tokyo, September 2016
  • Financial Services Regulations
    • Advised hedge funds, private equity funds, asset managers, broker-dealers, insurance companies and other financial institutions on a number of Japanese regulatory issues, including issues under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan, the Act on Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations of Japan, the Banking Act of Japan, and Japanese anti-corruption regime.
    • Advised banking institutions, trust companies, broker-dealers, insurance companies and other financial institutions on U.S. regulatory and compliance issues, including issues under the federal banking laws and federal securities laws.
  • Public Policy
    • Assisted in monitoring U.S. political developments and developing advocacy efforts
    • Advised various businesses on U.S. federal political compliance issues.
  • Ms. Sako has represented clients in complex commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, and criminal cases in Japan. Her experience includes:
    • Defended clients in various commercial disputes involving fiduciary duties, corporate governance and appraisal rights actions.
    • Represented a range of clients in litigation, injunction and other proceeding involving various commercial contracts.
    • Represented a client in international commercial arbitration covering a contractual dispute involving the purchase of shares of a Japanese company.
    • Defended major airlines in various employee, damage and passenger claims.
    • Represented financial institutions in bankruptcy/civil rehabilitation proceedings.
    • Defended a chief secretary of a leading Japanese Diet member on the alleged criminal charge of violating the Political Funds Control Law of Japan.
  • Compliance/Internal Investigation
    • Investigated whistleblower complaints for public and private companies.
    • Conducted numerous internal investigations for a variety of companies involving violation of U.S. and Japanese anti-trust laws and anti-corruption laws.
  • Real Estate and other Transactional Experience
    • Represented businesses on the acquisition and development of hotel resorts in Hokkaido and Okinawa, Japan, development of solar-power plants, real estate finance and other real estate related projects.
    • Assisted businesses on various investments, and economic development projects in the U.S. including negotiating economic incentives.  
    • Represented major global financial institutions in their debt securities offerings in Japan.