Rika focuses on advising Japanese multinational companies on corporate and M&A transactions. She advises Japanese and international clients on their M&A transactions in and out of Japan, as well as supporting their day-to-day commercial projects. Rika has extensive knowledge of multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, and is adept at leading a team of expert lawyers across the firm’s network.
During her more than 20-year career as a corporate M&A lawyer in international law firms in London and Tokyo, Rika has experience of working on secondment at a major Japanese law firm and the export-credit agency of Japan.
She is recommended as a Leading Individual for Corporate/M&A in the Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific guides, as well as other leading legal directories, with a track record in leading multi-jurisdictional deals, particularly across Europe.
Rika is ranked as a leading practitioner in the leading legal directories. Prior to joining our Tokyo office she headed the corporate practice of the Tokyo office of a global law firm.
Rika is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.