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Yuki Sako

Yuki 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.  

  • Court Secretary at Kyoto District Court (2004 - 2007)
  • Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association   
  • Board Member, Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC, Inc. (June 2018 – January 2022)  
  • Trustee, JCAW Foundation, Inc. (May 2020 – Present)
  • Co-Chair, AIMA Japan Regulatory & Tax Committee (January 2021 – Present)    
  • Board Member, Kyodai Collaborative (September 2020 – Present)

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

  • Panelist, “Japan Reg & Tax: What You Must Know & Do,“ AIMA Japan Annual Forum 2021, November 2021. 
  • Speaker, "AIMA APAC Webinar: Personal Data Protection in Japan - An Overview and Practical Considerations," The Alternative Investment Management Association Limited, 17 June 2021.
  • Panelist, “The Essential Legal Toolbox: Preparing Today For Tomorrow’s Success,” AIMA Acorns of APAC – Emerging Manager Outreach 2021, April 2021.
  • Panelist, “Latest Update on the Regulatory and Tax Landscape in Japan,” AIMA Japan Annual Forum 2020, September 2020.
  • Panelist, “Update on Changes to Regulation of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Japan,” AIMA APAC Webinar, March 2020.
  • Panelist, “Big Data and AI - Is It Creating the Alpha?,” 14th AIMA Japan Annual Forum 2019, Tokyo, May 2019.
  • Panelist, “Raising Fund Assets in a Global Regulatory Environment,” K&L Gates, Boston, New York, March 2019.
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