Noriko Sakamoto

Noriko Sakamoto

Baker & McKenzie Limited Attorneys at Law
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Noriko Sakamoto joined Baker McKenzie in 2008. She is active in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Industry Group. She also actively assists Japanese clients as a core member of the Japan Advisory Group.

Practice Focus

Ms. Sakamoto has been working with multinational investors, especially from Japan, actively assisting them with their foreign direct investments (FDI) in Thailand, and in their acquisition of local and multinational companies in Thailand.

She also contributes to clients' business expansion with her wide experience in M&A and FDI in various industries, including those highly regulated, such as consumer finance, insurance, logistics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics.

She is also actively involved in the assistance to the compliance of the subsidiaries or affiliates of Japanese companies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • New York State Bar Association - Member


  • New York~United States


  • University of Washington (LL.M.)
  • Chulalongkorn University (LL.B.)
  • Osaka University (B.A. Development & Environmental Studies and Thai Language)


  • English
  • Japanese
  • Thai

Speaking engagements and miscellany

Speaker for the Information Communication and Digital Committee of Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok in July 2020 regarding e-meeting and e-signature etc.

Speaker in the seminar organized by Mizuho Bank Bangkok Branch in June 2020 under the topic of "Coping with COVID-19 Situation in Thailand and Management in Legal under the New Normal, Focusing on Employment and Corporate Governance."

Speaker in the second "Legal and Employment Webinar" organized by JETRO Bangkok in May 2020 to support Japanese companies under COVID-19 situation.

Speaker in "Legal and Employment Webinar" organized by JETRO Bangkok and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, held in April 2020 to support Japanese companies which were affected by COVID-19.

Speaker in Questions and Answers seminar (一問一答セミナー), organized by the JETRO, held in February 2020 regarding various Thai legal matters.