Jacky Scanlan-Dyas

Jacky Scanlan-Dyas

Partner, Tokyo

Email jacky.scanlan-dyas@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +81 3 5157 8214

Fax +81 3 5157 8210


Practice groupCorporate

'Jacky Scanlan-Dyas is ‘exceptional’; 'not only an extremely strong lawyer technically, but provides a level of commercial understanding which many private practice lawyers lack'

Legal 500

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 12 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.

Awards and recognitions


The Best Lawyers in Japan, Corporate and M&A Law
Best Lawyers


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

Education and admissions


Extra Mural Post Grad DipTJFL (Distinction), Japanese, Massey University, 1999

LLB (Hons), University of Canterbury, 1994

B.A., Japanese, University of Canterbury, 1994


Foreign Women Lawyers Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

Japan - Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)

England and Wales

New Zealand

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

Advising a leading Japanese trading house on its proposed acquisition of a minority stake in a Latin American group company of an established European corporation, including conducting due diligence and preparation of the transaction documentation

Advising a leading Japanese trading house on the proposed joint venture with an Asian company in respect of a greenfield petrochemical plant project in the U.S.

Advising a major U.S.-listed corporation on the sale of one of its manufacturing businesses in Japan via a competitive auction process

Advising a world class Japanese automobile manufacturer on a US$2 billion entity restructuring project covering three continents (including Asia and Japan)

Latest thinking and events

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