Yoshiko Kitsuta’s practice focuses on corporate matters, including international M&A transactions as well as pre-dispute counseling and dispute resolution. She has assisted clients in a broad range of sectors, including chemicals, manufacturing, sports retail, real estate and banking.
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  • Assisted the US subsidiary of a Japanese multinational sportswear and equipment manufacturing company in the sale of its 100% subsidiary, a manufacturer and retailer of sports apparel and accessories.
  • Assisted a leading Japanese construction building materials company in an acquisition by its US-based consolidated subsidiary of multiple production facilities in the western United States.
  • Advised a leading Japanese manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials with the divestiture of its Chinese subsidiary.
  • Advised one of the world’s largest Japanese steel companies in connection with the sale of a portion of its interest in a California-based joint venture.
  • Assisted a major Japanese telecommunications company in the negotiation of complex documentation for the long-term grant of capacity in a transoceanic submarine cable system.
  • Assisted a major Japanese manufacturer in connection with competition law filings and a second stage investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission.
  • Assisted a major Japanese electronics manufacturer in the response to claims of intellectual property infringement and negotiation and conclusion of licensing arrangements with multiple US-based licensors.


  • Boston University, J.D., 1994
  • Tufts University, B.A., 1989


  • New York, 1995


  • English
  • Japanese
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