Yusaku Ono
Yusaku Ono

Yusaku Ono focuses his career on the investment fund business. He started his investment fund practice at Hamada and Matsumoto more than 35 years ago.  Since then he has been practicing law in respect of investment fund business. Due to his long career as an investment fund business lawyer, he is a real expert in the investment fund business especially disclosure of foreign investment funds, shares/units of which are offered or sold in Japan by means of the public offering or private placement in Japan.

He also actively engages in the asset management business for international investment management  companies located in Japan.

Publications, presentations and articles
・⎾Q&A Business Practice under Financial Instruments and Exchange Law⏌ 
  (co-author, Sanseido 2008) written the segment on the investment management business
・⎾IMPA Reacts to Japanese Tax Rules⏌(International Financial Law Review, 1998)
・⎾Asian Investment Law Directory⏌(1995) written the segment on Japan
・⎾Legal Opinions in International Transactions⏌(International Bar Association, 1998) written the segment on Japan

・Participated as a panelist in the Funds of Funds seminar that took place during the annual IBA conference held in Amsterdam in the year 2000.
・A lecturer for approximately every year from 2002 to the present at the seminar sponsored by the the Institute for Monetary-fiscal policy.
・A lecturer at seminars sponsored by Facsimile News in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2021.
・Awarded Band 1 of Leading Individuals by the Chambers Asia Pacific- Asia Pacific’s Leading Lawyers for Business for the year 2015 and 2016.

・1978 Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association
・1986 New York state, USA

・1974 Graduation from Chuo University (LL.B.)
・1978 Diploma from The Legal Research and Training Institute
・1983 Graduation from the Master’s Program at the Law School of New York University

Professional Career
・1978 – 1982 Yuasa & Hara International Law, Patent, Trademark & Accounting
・1983 – 1984 Deacons (Hong Kong law firm)
・1984 – 1986 Yamada・Kondemi・Thomas & Dean (New York law firm)
・1986 – 2002 Hamada & Matsumoto
・1991      Hamada & Matsumoto (Partner)
・2002 – 2017 Baker & McKenzie (Partner)
・Oct 2017 – May 2023   Koma & Ono Glocal Law Office (Partner)
・May 2023 – present Ono & Yatabe Glocal (Partner)

Kosuke Yatabe
Kosuke Yatabe

Kosuke Yatabe advises domestic / foreign clients for their fund business/asset management business, securities finance / securities transactions, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act compliance and M&A transactions.
Before the launch of this firm, he dealt with various cross-border/domestic transactions, such as global offering finance transactions, Euro CB/Alpine CB finance transactions, third party allotment finance transactions, tender offer acquisitions of Japanese listed shares by foreign companies, merger between REITs, and all-share offer for UK/Australian listed shares by way of scheme of arrangement.
He was on secondment for two years in the international business division of Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., where he handled various transactions such as independent electricity production projects and the business alliance with TEPCO.


Co-author, “Outline of U.S. SPAC and possibility of utilization by Japanese companies,” Keiri Joho, July 2021

Co-author, “Acquisition of UK Listed Companies in Exchange for Stock: New Cross-border M&A Schemes,” Shoji Homu, November 2017
Co-author, “Executive Remuneration Review,” Law Business Research, November 2017
Co-author, “M&A Handbook on Conducting Business Practically,” Chuokeizai-sha, June 2010


2005 Daini Tokyo Bar Association – Member


Waseda University Senior High School(1998)
Waseda University (LLB) (2002)
Northwestern University School of Law (LLM) (2012)


Professional Career
2005 - 2008 Linklaters Tokyo
2008 – 2023 Baker McKenzie Tokyo

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