Japan - K&L Gates Welcomes Tokyo Corporate/M&A Partner

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Japan - Corporate/M&A

5 April, 2019


Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Dale M. Araki as a corporate/M&A partner in its Tokyo office. Araki joins the firm from Morrison & Foerster.


Araki represents Japanese, U.S., and other companies from across the globe on a variety of international business transactions. This includes working with both buyers and sellers on mergers, corporate and real estate acquisitions and investments, manufacturing and technology joint ventures, and restructuring transactions in the United States as well as in Japan and other Asian countries.


Araki’s clients operate across a broad spectrum of industries in which managing and protecting intellectual property rights are critical. Such clients include major Hollywood studios, prominent Japanese technology companies, and leading European fashion houses.


Ryan Dwyer, managing partner of K&L Gates’ Tokyo office, commented: “We are pleased to have Dale join us at K&L Gates. With Dale’s addition, we boost our robust local and regional corporate/M&A practice and our ability to represent Japanese corporate clients in strategic M&A transactions, especially those involving intellectual property, in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, and Europe.”


The Tokyo office of K&L Gates was established in 2010 and comprises more than 20 legal professionals, including 11 partners. K&L Gates’ highly regarded corporate/M&A practice includes lawyers across five continents who serve as counsel to a broad array of Global 500, Fortune 100, FTSE 100 corporations, privately held and venture-backed companies, partnerships, private equity firms and other investment funds, management groups, and entrepreneurs.