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Yasuyuki Iwasaki

Yasuyuki Iwasaki
Partner, PwC Legal Japan

Attorney at Law (Japan, Daini Tokyo Bar Association) (2006)
Certified Public Accountant (Japan) (2007)
Languages: Japanese, English
Areas of practice: General corporate and M&A, Tax advice, Tax investigation advice and tax litigation, Governance and compliance (including corporate secretarial services), Litigation and arbitration, Wealth management, Public sector, Restructuring and reorganisation
E-mail: yasuyuki.iwasaki@pwc.com

Yasuyuki Iwasaki mainly engages in M&A, corporate law, group restructuring, and joint venture structuring, both domestic and cross-border. He also has extensive experience in government and public sector support, corporate governance and compliance and corporate crisis management, particularly regarding corporate accounting fraud. From 1998 to 2002, prior to his legal career, he worked as a CPA for a major international accounting firm where he gained experience in accounting audits for listed companies as well as in M&A transactions from an accounting perspective. From 2006 to 2014, he worked as a lawyer for one of the largest law firms in Japan handling M&A transactions, complex general corporate matters related to legal, accounting and tax issues, and corporate crisis management regarding accounting and tax disputes and litigation. Subsequently, he worked for both the legal and business development departments of a Japan-headquartered global company where he handled M&A transactions from the legal, accounting, and business perspectives. 

Education

1999

Waseda University (B.A.)

Professional experience

1998–2002

Tohmatsu & Co (currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)

2006–2014 

Nishimura & Asahi

2014–2016

Japan Display Inc.

2016– 

PwC Legal Japan

Publications

December 2011

The Labour and Employee Benefits multi-jurisdictional guide (Japan chapter) (Co-author)

Seminars

2019–2021

Practical points of joint venture agreements and shareholder agreements

Practical points from the start of considerations for a M&A transaction to after closing