ATSUMI Yuko - 早稲田リーガルコモンズ法律事務所
ATSUMI YukoPartner, Member of Tokyo Bar Association

She specializes in financial and securities regulations (including liaison with the Financial Services Agency (FSA) and compliance), general corporate affairs focusing on financing, cross-border transactions, inbound/outbound business expansions and handles cases in both Japanese and English.

She provides practical consultations based on a good understanding of the actual situations of the financial and securities regulations acquired through direct work experience and secondment in multiple foreign financial institutions as a professional involved directly with the financial regulations. Meticulous, astute and with her ability to quickly understand new regulations or products, her clients range from major financial institutions to startups, both in Japan and overseas.

In addition, she is actively accumulating practical experience in new financial fields through providing legal services in cryptocurrency exchange business or crowdfunding. She is one of the few experts in these fields.

Her other specialty is employment cases for foreign nationals. She is actively handling employment cases and has a proven track record in dismissal or termination/separation.

Education and Professional Background

Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Law
Joined UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd.
Joined Dresdner Kleinwort (Japan) Limited
Graduated from Waseda Law School
Registered as attorney at law in Japan
Joined Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Assigned to Banking and Finance Group
Participated as one of the founding partners of Waseda Legal Commons, LPC

Practice Areas

With more than 10 years of professional experience, providing legal advice on financial and securities regulations, compliance and other corporate legal affairs.
Reviewing and drafting all kinds of contracts in English and Japanese.
Employment cases for foreign nationals.
Divorce and inheritance.

Membership and Official Positions

Arbitrator, Harbin Arbitration Commission


Japanese, English