Yasuyuki Shirabe | Tokyo | Hogan Lovells

Yasuyuki Shirabe

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance


Japanese, English

Shirabe Yasuyuki

Yasuyuki Shirabe
Shirabe Yasuyuki
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Yasuyuki Shirabe is a senior associate in the Hogan Lovells Corporate team in Tokyo and has extensive experience in financial services transactions and regulations including investment funds and private equity. He also advises clients on corporate governance, corporate dispute, labor law issues, and restructuring and insolvency issues, as well as wind-downs and liquidation procedures.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Yasuyuki worked at a major international law firm and advised foreign investment funds on financial regulation including short selling, insider trading, tender offer, procedure under the Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds, the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, and the Personal Information Protection Act, registration of financial instruments business, filing of dealing in private placement of foreign investment trusts, submission of large shareholding reports, preparation of internal rules, and dealing with the regulator regarding financial services.

Yasuyuki was also engaged in negotiation of execution of agreements such as a non-disclosure agreement and a pledgee agreement. He also worked at a domestic law firm and represented a Japanese major financial institution on litigation.

Representative experience

Advising Samvardhana Motherson International Limited on its purchase of an 81% stake in Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd., a TSE-listed subsidiary of Honda Motors Co., Ltd. 

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

Advising Adobe on its US$4.75 billion acquisition of Marketo, the market-leading cloud platform for B2B marketing engagement.


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 a foreign investment manager on regulation applicable to financial instruments business in Japan.

Advising a foreign investment manager on regulation applicable to transactions of securities in financial instruments exchange in Japan.

Representing a Japanese affiliated company of a foreign investment manager on acquisition of license of financial instruments business.

Representing a foreign investment manager on filing regarding a foreign investment trust in Japan with a Japanese financial services regulator.

Advising Daimler Group AG in relation to the Japan aspects of a global restructuring.


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


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


  • LL.B., University of Tokyo
  • Law School of University of Tokyo
  • LL.M., University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Japan - Daini Tokyo Bar Association