Yuki Sakamoto

DT Legal Japan, Attorney-at-law

Yuki Sakamoto

Shin-Tokyo Building

3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku



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Yuki Sakamoto offers advice on financial regulatory laws such as the Banking Law and the Insurance Business Law, and advice on the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law and listing rules concerning reorganization transactions of listed companies, and deals with financial transactions like loans, issuance of securities, securitization. He also handles real estate transactions including real estate investment via GK-TK scheme and outbound real estate investment via foreign limited partnerships. In addition, he engages in various cases such as business succession scheme via trust, offering of legal advice as an external expert utilized by an auditor, assistance to internal audit from a legal perspective. Furthermore, he provides assistance for reaction against AOA (Authorized OECD Approach) and advice on sukuk (Islamic bonds), based on his experience for tax reforms of financial taxation in the FSA.

Professional Experience
2006 - 2014        Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
2012 - 2014        Policy and Legal Division, Planning and Coordination Bureau of Financial Services Agency of Japan
2014 - 2018        EY Law Co. (Executive Director)
2018 - Present   DT Legal Japan

Professional Qualification
Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (2006, re-entry in 2014)
Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan
Real Estate Transaction Specialist
ARES Certified Master

The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2005)
University of Southern California Gould School of Law (LL.M., 2012)

Japanese and English

Publications / Webinar
-  [On-demand webinar] ”Practice of Reformed Electronic Books Maintenance Act” Shojihomu (29 Aug. 2022-31 Oct. 2022)
- A key to successful M&A; Introduction to PMI for legal personnel(co-authored, 2022)
- Outline of Data Protection Laws in Various Countries - (co-authored, 2022)
- Practice Guide for Personal Data and Privacy - (co-authored, 2017)
- Contemporary Tax Laws Seminar Vol.3 “Enterprises and Markets” - (co-authored, 2017)
- Audit Practice of Statutory Auditors in Credit Unions and Credit Cooperatives - (co-authored, 2017)
- Law, Accounting and Tax for Capital Strategies - (co-authored, 2016)
- Q&A Corporate Governance Code & Stewardship Code - (co-authored, 2015)

Yuki Sakamoto