Masako Banno

Masako Banno, LL.M.

Head of International Practice Team

+81 90 3913 7761

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Masako Banno is leading the international practice team of Okuno & Partners, and supervises the firm’s operation of outbound cross-border transactions for its Japanese clients. In addition to her unique role to manage the firm’s global practice, she focuses on international M&A, joint venture, investment fund formation and other cross-border finance/corporate transactions. She teaches Japanese securities law to foreign law students as a lecturer at Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy of Hitotsubashi University, one of the most prominent graduate schools in Japan. She is a member of the Investigation Committee of Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA), as well as Japanese Law Translation Council of the Ministry of Justice of Japan. She is also an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA), serving as an officer of Women Lawyers’ Interest Group and the Diversity Council. She was admitted to the Japan Bar in 2004 and the New York Bar in 2014. She was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, and is fluent in English