Major Practice Areas
Employment and Labor / Dispute Resolution / Pharmaceuticals / Mergers & Acquisitions / International Practice / Long-Term Nursing Care
Other Practice Areas
Antitrust and Competition Law / Corporate
Japanese / English


Yuki Kawata primarily practices in the areas of labor and employment law (including legal support for labor dispute adjudications and labor-related litigation), M&A, corporate legal affairs, dispute resolution, family court cases, anti-monopoly law-related matters, and criminal cases (including juvenile criminal cases). Her practice includes both domestic and international matters, and she has also had the experience of being seconded to the legal department of a foreign-affiliated private pharmaceutical company for 14 months. She seeks to always focus on providing legal advice based on a thorough understanding of her clients’ needs.

Key Experience

  • Legal support for labor dispute adjudications and employment-related litigation; Consultation on labor and employment matters, including the establishment and modification of work rules, workplace harassment, and workers’ accidents
  • Involvement as a team member in variety of M&A matters
  • Various types of litigation and family court cases
  • Advisor to the leniency policy under the Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors
Dec 2023Seconded to Taylor Wessing (London)
Oct 2023 – Nov 2023Seconded to 3CS Corporate Solicitors (London)
October 2023Queen Mary University of London (LL.M.)
Feb 2016 – Mar 2017Seconded to the legal department of a foreign-affiliated private pharmaceutical company
Jan 2014Joined Kitahama Partners
Dec 2013Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan
Sep 2011Kyoto University Law School (J.D.)
Mar 2009Kyoto University (LL.B.)