Kaori Oka

DT Legal Japan, Attorney-at-law

Kaori Oka

Shin-Tokyo Building

3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku



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Kaori advises clients on compliance-related matters and on cross-border corporate transactions. She has spent 2 years in the US and at the HKIAC, gaining a unique insight into how to identify potential risks or how to address the emerged risks clients face. As a result, she regularly advises clients on these risks in the early stages of a transaction and also at critical moments when they have become public or are being subject to investigations or lawsuits.

Her recent experience includes:

- Advising domestic and international clients on corporate crisis issues. These include internal investigations relating to corporate corruption, defense suits in respect of corporate /officers’ responsibilities, international cartel cases, FCPA compliance, issues related to the Unfair Competition Prevention Act for trade secrets and responding to investigations carried out by numerous regulatory authorities
- Advising on complex cross-border in-bound and outbound transactions (including corporate restructurings) and day-to-day corporate matters. Kaori advises on all aspects of the transaction
- Advising clients during international arbitration proceedings and also responding to class-actions, particularly in the US

Professional Experience
2006 - 2010   Bingham McCuthchen LLP (Tokyo)
2010 - 2016   Iwata Godo Legal Office (2015- Partner)
2014              Seconded to Hong Kong International Arbitration Center
2014 - 2015   Seconded to Steptoe & Johnson LLP (DC Office)
2015 - 2016   Seconded to Baker & Miller PLLC (DC Office)
2016 -            DT Legal Japan
2017.6           Outside board member of a first-section listed company

Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (2006)

Tokyo University (LL.B., 2002)

Japanese and English

Publication & Seminar
- Co-Author of The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review (Law Business Research; 2nd Edition) Chapter Japan
- Guest speaker at GCR Live 2nd Annual Antitrust Litigation (NY WTC) 

Kaori Oka