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J. Ryan Dwyer, III

Ryan Dwyer is regional managing partner for Asia and serves as a member of the firm’s global management committee. As regional managing partner he is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the firm’s seven offices in Asia. In addition he serves as the managing partner of the firm’s Tokyo office a role he has been in since 2010 when the office was first opened. In addition to his management responsibilities he concentrates his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions for Japanese clients investing outside of Japan, foreign direct investment into Japan by US and other non-Japanese companies, and international joint ventures involving Japanese parties. Resident in Tokyo since 1999, he has extensive experience advising non-Japanese companies on the corporate, regulatory, employment, and commercial aspects of transactions and investing in Japan and setting up and operating joint ventures and other businesses in Japan. He has worked across a number of industries on Japanese and complex cross-border deals, with particular focus in the professional services and technology sectors, advising companies in relation to licensing and distribution agreements, and regulatory issues. Ryan has been ranked in several legal publications including The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific. Ryan is a past member of the firm's global advisory council and also served as one of the firm's global coordinators of its mergers and acquisitions practice.

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment: International Firms and Joint Ventures in Japan, 2024
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Practice Note: Consultancy Agreements: Japan (Thomson Reuters, Practical Law, 2022)
  • Practice Note: Separation Agreements: Japan (Thomson Reuters, Practical Law, 2022)
  • Q&A: Employment Contract Terms: Japan (Thomson Reuters, Practical Law, 2022)
  • M&A Report 2022: Japan (International Financial Law Review, co-authored, 2022)
  • M&A Report 2021: Japan (International Financial Law Review, co-authored, 2021)
  • M&A Report 2020: Japan (International Financial Law Review, co-authored, 2020)
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