Makiko Ushijima has more than 15 years of experience advising on cross-border finance and M&A transactions at major international law firms. Her representations include global insurance firms, investment managers/broker-dealers, and technology firms with their acquisitions/sales of local operations and joint ventures with local partners. She also provides ongoing regulatory advice regarding disclosures, local license/registrations, and securities trading compliance issues under Japanese securities regulations and anti-money laundering (AML). She has extensive experience in capital markets, including global public and private offerings of equities and debt securities. In addition, she has assisted multiple corporate and professional firm clients with their global operations of governmental investigations.
Makiko is also qualified as a CPA in Illinois and currently serves as an independent director of a Japanese corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
- The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Tokyo University (LL.B.); The University of Tokyo (J.D. magna cum laude); Harvard University (LL.M.)
- Japan (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association) and New York
- The Best Lawyers in Japan (2021): investment and investment funds
- Japanese, English