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Yusuke Kobayashi

Yusuke Kobayashi
Director, PwC Legal Japan

Bar admission: Japan, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (2008)
Languages: Japanese, English
Areas of practice: General corporate and M&A, Labour, Governance and compliance (including corporate secretarial services), Litigation and arbitration, ESG- and sustainability-related legal services, Restructuring and reorganisation

Yusuke Kobayashi is a senior manager with PwC Legal Japan. He has been licensed to practice law in Japan since 2008.

He previously worked for a leading UK law firm in their Tokyo and Singapore offices for approximately 10 years. He also has 6 years’ experience working in a leading Japanese trading house.  He joined PwC Legal Japan in June 2018.

He has extensive experience in employment, M&A, joint venture transactions, and general corporate matters, in both cross-border and domestic contexts. 

Education

1998

University of Tokyo (B.A.)

2007

Waseda Law School

2013

Queen Mary University of London (LL.M. in International Business Law)

Professional experience

1998–2004

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

2009–2018

Clifford Chance (Tokyo office)

2013–2014

Clifford Chance, Singapore   

2018–

PwC Legal Japan

Publications

July 2018

PwC Legal Japan News: “Work-Style Reform Legislation in Japan”

September 2019

PwC Legal Japan News: “New Legislation on ‘Power Harassment’ in Japan”