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Yuki Sako

Counsel
+1.212.536.3943
Fax +1.212.536.3901
+81.3.6205.3622
Fax +81.3.3597.6421

Ms. Sako advises global banking institutions, asset managers and payment services on a number of Japanese financial services regulatory and compliance issues. She counsels clients on offering and structuring various investment products and services, and represents clients before Japanese regulatory agencies.

She also advises banks and bank-affiliated financial institutions on U.S. federal financial services regulations including issues under the U.S. federal banking laws, and represents clients before U.S. federal banking agencies.

Professional Background

Court Secretary at Kyoto District Court (2004 - 2007)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association
  • Columbia Law School Class of 2014 5th Reunion Co-Chair

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Sako regularly speaks at industry association meetings and conferences. Recent representative engagements include:

Additional Information

Publications
Financial Services Regulations
  • Advises banking institutions, asset managers, payment services, insurance companies and other financial institutions on a number of Japanese regulatory issues including financial services regulations, privacy, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption compliance issues. She counsels clients on offering and structuring various investment products and services including digitization and data use, and represents clients before Japanese regulatory agencies such as Financial Services Agency of Japan, Finance Bureaus and Bank of Japan.
  • Advises banking institutions and other financial institutions on U.S. federal financial services regulations including issues under the U.S. federal banking laws, and represents clients before U.S. federal banking agencies.

Ms. Sako has represented clients in complex commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, and criminal cases in Japan. Her experience includes:
  • Represented clients in litigation, injunction and other court proceeding and international commercial arbitration involving disputes regarding various complex cross-border commercial transactions.
  • Defended the chief of staff of a leading Member of the Japanese Diet regarding criminal charges involving political ethics violation.