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ProfessionalsKaye N. Yoshino

Kaye N. Yoshino
Of Counsel

Tel: +81-3-3597-8101
Fax: +81-3-3597-8120

Tel: +81-3-3597-8101

Fukoku Seimei Building 2F, 2-2, Uchisaiwaicho 2-chome
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-0011
Fax: +81-3-3597-8120

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Of counsel in the firm's Tokyo office, Kaye Naoko Yoshino has assisted Japanese and non-Japanese companies in a wide range of matters, from advising on cross-border corporate transactions to providing support in connection with U.S. regulatory and civil litigation matters and internal investigations.


Representative regulatory and internal investigations matters include:

  • Representation of a multi-national company in an international corruption investigation;
  • Representation of an executive in a criminal price-fixing investigation;
  • Representation of a significant Japanese financial institution in U.S. regulatory proceedings;
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in an off-label marketing investigation and related whistleblower litigation; and
  • Representation of U.S. and Japanese companies in internal investigations involving allegations of violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, price-fixing and other alleged misconduct.

Representative corporate matters include:

  • Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd. (ADI)’s acquisition of Royal State Financial Corporation and ADI’s concurrent acquisition of the minority interests of DTRIC Insurance Company, Ltd.;
  • The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Alliance Tire Group, a global manufacturer and seller of off highway tires for agriculture, construction and forestry machinery;
  • Oaktree Capital Management's $1.3 billion sale of its aircraft leasing company, Jackson Square Aviation, to Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance Co., Ltd.;
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd. (MSI)'s acquisition of 26 percent of Max New York Life Insurance Company, a leading life insurance company, for Rs 27.3 billion (approximately $530 million);
  • Janus Capital Group Inc.'s strategic alliance with The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, the third-largest life insurer in Japan;
  • Citigroup's acquisition of Nikko Cordial for $14 billion;
  • Citigroup's disposition of the retail brokerage business of Nikko Cordial for $7.9 billion to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation;
  • Citigroup's sale of NikkoCiti Trust and Banking Corporation to Nomura Trust and Banking Co., Ltd; and
  • Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.'s acquisition of Sepracor Inc., a Nasdaq-listed pharmaceutical company, for $2.6 billion.

Having been raised in both Japan and the U.S., Kaye is bilingual and at home in both cultures. She is registered as a gaikokuho jimu bengoshi in Japan.

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