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Yoko Nakada

Yoko NakadaSenior Associate

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I am a Senior Associate in the Employment, Immigration and Reward division and Deputy Head of the Japan Business Group.

I have extensive knowledge and experience in working with Japanese companies and government organisations in the UK, across Europe and Japan, which have operations or wish to set up business in the UK. I have a particular focus of advising Japanese clients across all sectors and of varying sizes from newly set up subsidiaries, UK establishments to high-profile household names.

I joined Lewis Silkin as a Senior Associate and Deputy Head of the Japan Business Group. Before joining the firm I gained 7 years experience in English Corporate, Employment and Immigration law.

I advise clients in English and Japanese.


I mainly advise clients on employment law matters on a whole range of issues. Alongside my 100 award-winning employment lawyer colleagues, I am able to offer expertise on contracts of employment and staff handbooks, to negotiating settlement agreements and confidentiality agreements. I regularly advise clients on dismissals and settlement agreements, dealing with confidentiality and restrictive covenant issues and assessing the risks of unfair dismissal and discrimination claims. I also advise on redundancies, grievances, disciplinaries, capability issues, discrimination, sickness absence and TUPE.                           

Data Protection & GDPR

In relation to data protection/privacy law, my main focus is providing Japanese clients with easy to understand advice and guidance on the ways to prepare for the GDPR. Working closely with our data protection experts, I advise on data subject access requests; data protection/privacy audits; extra-EEA data transfers; advising generally on data privacy policies/notices and Bring/Choose Your Own Device policies; handling Information Commissioner’s Office queries/investigations; and, helping clients update their data protection/privacy practices in light of potential Brexit and the changes required owing to the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation.

I also regularly host seminars aimed at a Japanese audience with JETRO and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce.





グローバルな企業に対して、駐在社員・従業員のVisa申請(Tier 2 ICT/General categories)やスポンサー・ライセンスまたスポンサーの義務に関してもアドバイスをしております。


データ保護法・プライバシー法に関連して、日本のお客様に理解しやすいアドバイスやGDPRへの準備をすることに、重点をおいています。私どものデータ保護法の専門家とともに、データ主体のアクセス要求、データ保護/プライバシー法の検査 / 監査、国境を超えるデータ移転、一般的なデータプライバシー規定や通知に関してのアドバイス、自己の電子機器の選定と使用に関するポリシー、ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office)からの質問・調査への対応、またBrexitに備えてデータ・プライバシー保護の実務的な対応、GDPRへの対応に関するアドバイスも提供しております。

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