Jacky Scanlan-Dyas

Jacky Scanlan-Dyas


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +81 3 5157 8214

Fax +81 3 5157 8210

LanguagesEnglish, Japanese

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

'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 the Regional Lead for Corporate in Japan, the Co-Global Lead for Diversified Industrials Industry Group, and member of global M&A leadership committee. 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.

Jacky has over 25 years' cross-border transaction experience across the full range of structures, including M&A, investments, exits, joint ventures, complex commercial contracts, and restructuring and insolvency issues.

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 has 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 presented with 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 LL.B. (Hons) and B.A. (Japanese) from Canterbury University in New Zealand in 1994 and is registered in Japan as a gaikokuho jimu bengoshi (registered foreign lawyer). She speaks a good level of conversational Japanese.

Awards and recognitions


Euromoney's Women in Business Law Expert Guide


Women’s Advocate of the Year
Asian Legal Business Women in Law Awards


Leading individual in Corporate / M&A - International
Chambers Asia-Pacific


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


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


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


Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


"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)

Solicitor, England and Wales

New Zealand

Representative experience

Advising Covestro AG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality plastics and their components, on the sale of its additive manufacturing business to US-Israeli Stratasys Group 

Advising Sojitz Corporation on a joint venture with Braskem America Inc. to produce and market sustainable bioMEG and bioMPG, the raw materials for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Advising Sojitz Corporation on its purchase from Helios Investment Partners of a 25% interest in the holding company of Axxela Limited, the largest private sector gas distributor in Nigeria

Advising Applied Materials on its proposed multi-billion-dollar acquisition of Kokusai Electric’s semiconductor manufacturing business in Japan

Advising Dell Technologies on its US$2.075bn sale of RSA to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, and AlpInvest Partners

Advising Cornes Technologies in its acquisition of U.S. & Israeli tech companies in the lab-grown diamonds business

Advising Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd on its acquisition of Fuller's Beer Business in the UK for £250m and on the restructuring of its European and International beer operations

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

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 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

Advising a global software solutions company on the wind down and solvent liquidation of operations in Japan

Advising an international logistics company on employment matters relating to its Japanese subsidiary

Represented Synopsys in connection with its acquisition of the semiconductor and flat panel display solutions business from BISTel

Advising US life sciences corporations on complex contractual arrangements and potential joint ventures with Japanese contract research, development, and manufacturing organizations (CROs & CDMOs)

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