Yasuyuki Shirabe | Tokyo | Hogan Lovells

Yasuyuki Shirabe

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance


Japanese, English

Shirabe Yasuyuki

Yasuyuki Shirabe
Shirabe Yasuyuki
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Yasuyuki is a senior associate in the firm’s Tokyo office. As a member of the Corporate team, he regularly advises international and Japanese clients on a broad range of matters, including complex cross-border M&A and transaction structuring, corporate governance, contracts, and foreign investment regulations and licenses under Japanese law. In addition, Yasuyuki has extensive experience advising international companies on employment-related issues and practices in Japan. His practice also covers financial regulations, particularly with respect to investment funds and private equity. 

Yasuyuki is a Japanese qualified lawyer (bengoshi) with more than 10 years' experience, including 8 years working for international law firms. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Yasuyuki worked at a major international law firm where his practice focused primarily on advising international clients with respect to Japanese financial regulatory matters. 

Representative experience

Advising Virbac on its agreement with ORIX Corporation for the €280 million acquisition of its Japanese animal health subsidiary Sasaeah Holdings Co., Ltd. 

Advising Sojitz Corporation on its acquisition of Silaba Motors, S.A., marking Sojitz's entry into the Central and South American market.

Daicel Corporation on its strategic investment in PharmaJet, a U.S.-based company that develops needle- and syringe-free device systems for intradermal injections.

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