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Dale M. Araki

Dale Araki is a partner in the firm's Tokyo office. He is a member of the Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. He represents Japanese, United States, and other overseas companies in a variety of cross border business transactions. His experience features the representation of buyers and sellers across the globe in mergers, corporate and real-estate related acquisitions and investments, manufacturing and technology joint ventures, and bankruptcy and restructuring transactions.

Dale also has substantial experience with corporate transactions involving intellectual property, having represented clients in connection with rights acquisitions, joint development projects, complex licensing arrangements and other deals involving software, trademarks, and motion picture, television and other valuable intellectual property. His clients operate across a broad spectrum of industries in which managing and protecting intellectual property rights are critical. Such clients include prominent companies in the technology, medical products, film, television, publishing, fashion and software consulting industries, among others.

Dale has consistently been cited as a leading foreign Corporate/M&A attorney in Japan by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and IFLR1000.

Prior to joining the firm, his experience included acting as the managing partner of the Tokyo Office of another major international law firm.

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K&L Gates fields a corporate and M&A practice, which focuses on assisting companies with Japan-based operations and international companies seeking to expand operations in Japan on a range of domestic and cross-border deals, including corporate, commercial and venture capital transactions and private equity fund investments. Ryan Dwyer is a co-founding partner of the Tokyo office and leads the practice, with a particular focus on the technology sector. Eric Sedlak has notable expertise in M&A in the oil and gas sector. Dale Araki and Tsuguhito Omagari are also key contacts to note.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
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