Jacky Scanlan Dyas Wins Person of the Year Award in Japan

Tokyo, December 2016 - Hogan Lovells Tokyo Corporate partner Jacky Scanlan-Dyas received the Person of the Year award at the annual British Business Awards, hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ), in recognition of her dedication to preserving the strength of the UK Japanese commercial relationship post Brexit by helping Japanese businesses analyze its impact, identify their priorities, and engage with policymakers. Jacky also received recognition for her work in leading community pro-bono and gender equality projects.

As the Hogan Lovells Asia representative on the Brexit taskforce, Jacky has run Brexit seminars in Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong and London, giving in-depth company consultations to numerous business leaders in Japan and globally.  Jacky has been interviewed live on NHK TV, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and other leading publications.

Jacky has worked with both entrepreneurs and large international companies to analyze the impact of Brexit on business, and to develop strategies to enable them to engage the European and UK policy makers and develop positive strategies, irrespective of the final outcome. She dedicated herself to understanding the potential impact of the UK's decision to leave the EU, and made it her mission to translate that understanding into clear and simple guidance for Japanese businesses.

At the same time, Jacky continued in her role as the chair of the office Citizenship and Diversity Committee. Under the Hogan Lovells Citizenship policy over 2,000 hours (25 hours per person) are dedicated to supporting local charities in Tokyo such as OGA for Aid, Second Harvest and Vintage Kimonos. Jacky is also on the committee of Women in Law and Breaking Barriers, organizations promoting gender quality in the workplace.

Jacky received her Person of the Year trophy at the 2016 BBA ceremony on the evening of November 11, from HM Ambassador to Japan, Tim Hitchens CMG LVO.

Commenting on the recognition, Jacky Scanlan-Dyas said:

"I am thrilled to have received this award.  Our global Brexit Taskforce has worked tirelessly to produce high quality and easy to use materials to help clients in various different sectors analyze the impact of Brexit on their businesses and develop a positive strategy going forwards.  We are also delighted to be recognized by the BCCJ again for our citizenship work as it has been a significant investment of time for Hogan Lovells with all our people globally now committing to 25 hours a year of citizenship work.  In Tokyo alone this amounts to over 2,000 hours and has made an important contribution to both our local community and our global charities. "

Please see the Hogan Lovells Brexit microsite for further Brexit related information to help your business.


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