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Ayako Shiraishi

Professional Support Lawyer
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Ayako Shiraishi is a member of the Firm’s Corporate M&A group in Tokyo. Her experience includes working with the Firm’s office in New York, and working in-house on a secondment at the legal department of a major consulting firm.

Practice Focus

Ayako focuses her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and acquisition finance. She is experienced in legal due diligence, contract drafting and negotiation related to cross-border and domestic M&A transactions as well as acquisition finance transactions. She also advises on organizational restructuring of Japanese and international corporations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association - Member


  • New York~United States (2009)
  • Japan (2002)


  • Northwestern University School of Law (LLM) (2008)
  • Chuo University (2001)


  • English
  • Japanese

Previous Offices

  • New York

Co-author, Investment in Asia and Compliance Strategy - 3 Stages Analysis, Chuo Keizaisha, January 2014, Language: Japanese

Co-author, Companion to Outbound Business Expansion, Kinzai, 2014, Language: Japanese

Co-author, "World Legal & Business Guide No.15 Turkey," Business Law Journal, LexisNexis, June 2012

Co-author, "World Legal & Business Guide No.10 Egypt," Business Law Journal, LexisNexis, January 2012