Saya Shimada


Saya Shimada focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, general corporate transactions and Japan-based litigations. Her industry experience includes food producers, electronics and software.

Saya has handled bankruptcy and restructuring matters in the United States and the Netherlands, a corporate alliance in Switzerland and advised a Japan-based company listed in both Japan and the United States on corporate governance.

In 2013, Saya moved to the United States to attend Georgetown University Law Center and completed her LL.M. in 2014. After working in in our Los Angeles office for one year, she returned to the Tokyo office in the summer of 2015.

Saya is a member of the Tokyo Bar Association.



  • Georgetown University, LL.M., 2014
  • The Legal Training & Research Inst. of Japan, Diploma of Completion, 2006
  • The University of Tokyo, LL.B., 2003


  • Japan, 2006

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Tokyo Bar Association


  • Japanese
  • English