Jacky Scanlan-Dyas

Jacky Scanlan-Dyas

Partner
Tokyo

Email jacky.scanlan-dyas@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +81 3 5157 8214

Fax +81 3 5157 8210

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupCorporate

'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

Jacky Scanlan-Dyas is a Corporate partner in the firm's Tokyo office. She joined Hogan Lovells London office in 2001 and, having had close ties with Japan throughout her life, moved to Tokyo to launch our Japan M&A transactions team in 2009. She now leads our UK M&A practice in Tokyo.

Jacky has over 23 years' cross-border transaction experience across the full range of structures, including M&A, investments, exits, joint ventures and complex commercial contracts.

Jacky's extensive international experience and results-orientated approach enables her to navigate cross-cultural issues that arise in multi-jurisdictional transactions. She advises major Japanese corporates and trading houses investing outside of Japan and had supported many international corporates investing and doing deals in Japan. She knows how to get deals done here, having lived in Japan for almost a third of her life.

The Legal 500 says that she 'stands out as sharp and hardworking' and is 'a great asset to have involved in any deal' and as testament to this Jacky was award the awarded the Person of the Year award by the British Ambassador on behalf of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan in 2016.

Jacky is admitted to practice in New Zealand and England and Wales, she received an LLB(Hons) and BA (Japanese) from Canterbury University in New Zealand in 1994 and is registered in Japan as a gaikokuho jimu bengoshi (registered foreign lawyer) in Japan.

Awards and recognitions

2019

Leading individual in Corporate and M&A
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific

2018

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

2014-2016

Up and Coming, Corporate/M&A
Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global

2016

"Person of the Year" at the British Business Awards
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Education and admissions

Education

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

LLB (Hons), University of Canterbury, 1994

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

Memberships

Foreign Women Lawyers Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

Japan - Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)

England and Wales

New Zealand

Representative experience

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. on its acquisition of Fuller's Beer Business in the UK for £250m

Advising eBay on its acquisition of Giosis Pte Ltd's Japanese business, including the Qoo10 online shopping platform, for over US$700m

Advising leading Japanese trading houses on numerous investment transactions in South East Asia, Latin America, India, the U.S., and Europe

Advising Salesforce in its acquisition of Datorama Inc., a marketing intelligence company with major offices in Tel Aviv and New York City

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

Advising a major U.S.-listed pharma company on the sale of manufacturing businesses in Japan and Europe via competitive auction processes

Advising various pharmaceutical, consumer products, R&D, and chemicals companies on their joint ventures in Japan

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