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Jacky Scanlan-Dyas


Jacky Scanlan-Dyas

Jacky Scanlan-Dyas is a Corporate partner in the firm's Tokyo office. She is qualified in England and Wales and New Zealand and has extensive experience spanning four continents and over 20 years of cross-border corporate transactions. Her areas of expertise include mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and complex commercial agreements with a particular focus on the automotive industry and diversified industrials.

Jacky also advises on general commercial matters in connection with all aspects of the company lifecycle. These range from establishment, governance, investment and winding up to purchase, sale and distribution arrangements. 

Jacky’s extensive international experience enables her to navigate cross-cultural issues that arise in multi-jurisdictional transactions. She advises Japanese clients investing outside of Japan and non-Japanese clients investing into Japan. She knows how to get deals done in Japan, having lived there for over 11 years.

Jacky is recognized as an up and coming practitioner by various publications including Chambers Asia Pacific.  She was recently awarded the "Person of the Year" at the British Business Awards 2016 by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

'Jacky Scanlan-Dyas concentrates on cross-border M&A and is recognised as a lawyer whose attention to detail is just right', Chambers Asia-Pacific

Representative experience

Jacky regularly advises Japanese trading houses on their investments and joint ventures outside of Japan

Jacky advised a listed U.S. pharmaceuticals company on the disposal of its Japan-based manufacturing facilities.

Advising a Japanese trading house on numerous sale and purchase agreements in connection with the establishment of a new commodities based business line.

Education and admissions


  • Extra Mural Post Grad DipTJFL (Distinction), Japanese, Massey University, 1999
  • BA, Japanese, University of Canterbury, 1994
  • LLB (Hons), University of Canterbury, 1994


  • Foreign Women Lawyers Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales
  • Japan - Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)
  • New Zealand


Up and Coming, Corporate/M&A

Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global


"Person of the Year" at the British Business Awards

British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Events

Going Global

Tokyo: 16 November 2017 at 09:30 - 18:00 ; Osaka: 13 November 2017 9:30 - 18:00

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