Nishimura & Asahi partner joins Linklaters in Tokyo

Linklaters hired Yoshiyuki Asaoka
Yoshiyuki Asaoka

Linklaters has hired corporate lawyer Yoshiyuki Asaoka from Nishimura & Asahi as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice in Tokyo.

Asaoka joined Nishimura & Asahi in 2012 and became a partner in 2018.

Asaoka’s practice covers a range of corporate matters, including inbound and outbound M&A, other strategic transactions, corporate governance, and corporate litigation with a focus on private equity, financial services, and technology, media and telecommunications.

With this new addition, Linklaters now has nine partners in Tokyo, including the managing partner, Peter Frost.