Shino Asayama

Counsel, Tokyo



Shino Asayama is counsel in our Corporate/M&A practice group. Shino advises on a wide range of corporate matters with an emphasis on cross-border and domestic M&A and general corporate matters including antitrust matters, data protection and employment.

Shino worked at Competition Enhancement Office of Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau in Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a secondee government official and worked on policies in relation to the Japanese Antimonopoly Act (in particular, compliance of competition laws and merger review procedure) for two years from February 2009.

From September 2014 to October 2015 she managed the Japan Desk in our London office, supporting Japanese companies seeking investment opportunities in the EMEA region.

Shino Asayama is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.

Bars and Courts
Japan Bar
New York State Bar
The University of Chicago
Hitotsubashi University


Mizuho Securities Co. Ltd, financial advisor to SoftBank Group Corp. on its landmark acquisition for approximately £24.3 billion of ARM Holdings plc. 

Jefferies Finance LLC in its extension of a US$250 million term loan facility to Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a US-listed global biopharmaceutical company, to acquire R-Tech Ueno, a listed Japan-based pharmaceutical company, through a public tender offer.

Toyo Kohan Co Ltd. a Japan-listed company primarily engaged in the manufacture and sale of steel sheet products in its acquisition of entire shares of Fuji Technica & Miyazu Inc. by offer takeover bids.

J.M. Huber Corporation on its acquisition of the specialty chemicals producer Martinswerk GmbH, from Albemarle Corporation. The transaction also includes a 50 percent stake in Austrian-based company MAGNIFIN Magnesiaprodukte GmbH, as well as the acquisition of assets in the US, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

Haier Group on the acquisition of Sanyo Electric's washing machine business, consumer refrigerator business and white goods sales businesses in seven countries in Asia.


Data Protection in Japan: Overview, Data Protection Multi-Jurisdictional Guide, Practical Law (Thomson Reuters), November 2014, (co-author)

Kyōsōhō konpuraiansu taisei ni kansuru kenkyūkai houkokusho no gaiyō [Overview of a report by a study group regarding competition law compliance], NBL No.925, March 15, 2010 (Shōjihomu Co., Ltd.)

EU Kyōsōtōkyoku niyoru jōhōteikyōseikyū nitaisuru wagakunikigyō no taiō [Japanese corporation’s response to Information Request by the European Comission], NBL No. 911, August 15, 2009 (Shōjihoumu Co., Ltd.)