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加藤 由美子
加藤 由美子

Yumiko KATO

  • Counsel
  • Frankfurt / Düsseldorf

Yumiko has rich international working experience in Europe and the United States covering areas such as corporate/M&A, competition/antitrust, and litigation for more than 12 years.

Currently based in Frankfurt, Yumiko has worked on various cross-border transactions and research projects for multinational corporations and governments. Her main practice areas are corporate/M&A, competition/antitrust, and litigation.

In addition to Tokyo, she studied and worked in various cities, including Washington, D.C., New York, London, Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt. Through such experiences, she has developed insights into various legal systems, business practices, and cultural differences, and also built a rich network with local business associations and local counsels. By leveraging such insights, she supports Japanese companies in expanding their business abroad and multinational companies in expanding their business into Japan.

Whereas her main practice area is corporate matters, she is actively engaged in various projects related to sustainability/ESGs. She completed related trainings such as FASID/Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ “International Aid Programme (certificate)” and Oxford’s Saïd Business School’s “Leading Sustainable Corporation Programme (certificate),” and has advised on various pro bono matters for international organizations and NGOs. She has insights into recent developments of legislations related to supply chain due diligence for human rights and the environment.

She has contributed to ESG practice area as well utilizing her experiences advising both public and private sectors


London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.)
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.)  Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholar
Tokyo Metropolitan University (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Frankfurt & Düsseldorf Offices
Linklaters LLP, New York
Linklaters LLP, Düsseldorf
Morgan Stanley (Secondment)

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