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Yuki Ono

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Yuki Ono is an associate in the Firm’s Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and Environment practice groups in Tokyo. She has over four years of experience practicing law in Japan and advises Japanese and international companies on a broad range of M&A issues, as well as corporate, labor and environmental law matters. Ms. Ono is the co-author of the publication, Understanding the Legal Affairs and Taxation of Stocks and Corporate Bonds. She is a member of the Tokyo Bar Association.

Practice Focus

Ms. Ono regularly advises clients on M&A issues, as well as matters involving commercial and corporate law. She is proficient in structuring, due diligence, documentation, share issuance, and the establishment of entities in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She also assists clients in litigation, labor-related matters and environmental issues involving the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for private equity funds in several exit transactions.
  • Assisted in the integration of a US pharmaceutical company’s Japanese subsidiaries.
  • Assisted in various domestic integration and reorganization transactions in relation to Japanese and international M&As.
  • Acted for large domestic companies in several cross-border M&As.
  • Acted for a plaintiff company in litigation for damages in relation to soil contamination.
  • Represented various companies in numerous litigation matters.
  • Advised a large apparel company and assisted in commercial lease reviews and documentation.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tokyo Bar Association - Member


  • Japan (2006)


  • Chuo University (LL.B.) (2002)
  • Free University of Berlin (2000)


  • English
  • German
  • Japanese

Previous Offices

  • Munich