Daisuke YUKI



Daisuke YUKI

  • TEL : +81-3-3221-2400
  • FAX : +81-3-3265-3860
  • E-mail : yuki@nozomisogo.gr.jp

Daisuke “Ike” Yuki is a partner of Nozomi Sogo. He passed Japan’s bar exam in 1995 and was admitted to the bar in Japan in 1998 as well as the New York bar in 2012. He is a member of Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Daini Tokyo Bar Association. Ike is a certified fraud examiner (CFE) and the board member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Japan (ACFE Japan).

Practice Areas

  • Compliance, Investigations, White Collar Defenses and General Corporate Law
    - Compliance, Corporate Crisis Management, White Collar Criminal Defense, Domestic and
    International Internal Investigations, Dispute Resolution/Business Litigation, Business
    Defamation, Social Media Risks, and In-house Compliance Lectures. US Litigation,
    e-Discovery and Document/Data Retention Policy and Other Peace Time Compliance
  • Cross-border Issues
    - International Transaction and Investment with United States and/or Korea
    - Cross-border M&A, Due Diligence, Joint Venture
    - International Disputes, including International Internal Investigations, FCPA and other
    Anti-Corruption Defenses, and Cartel Investigations and Lawsuits
  • Intellectual Property/Entertainment
    - Advice for Talent Agencies/Production, Defamation/Rights of Privacy and Publicity/Media
    Relations, Copyright, Trademark, Merchandising, Unfair Competition Prevention Act,
    Protection of Brands and Know-hows, Film, Music, Sports, Online Games, and other
    Entertainment Contracts

Experience, Education & Professional Affiliations

  • 【Experience】

  • ・Nozomi Sogo, April 1998 – Present
    Partner (from April 2004)

  • ・Moses & Singer, October 2011 – October 2013
    Of Counsel

  • ・Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor, Los Angeles, CA, September 2010 –June 2011
    Visiting Foreign Attorney

  • ・Lee & Ko, Seoul, South Korea, April 2009 – May 2009
    Visiting Foreign Attorney

  • ・Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul, South Korea, June 2008 – March 2009
    Visiting Foreign Attorney

  • ・Bank of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, April 2000 – March 2002

  • 【Representative Matters】

  • ・Appeared before the Supreme Court of Japan and won a precedent judgment regarding floating collateral on July 20, 2006.

  • ・Representing a Japanese public company manufacturing capacitors in a cartel civil lawsuit in class action lawsuits in the US federal courts and Canada by collaboration with
    US and Canadian lawyers.

  • ・Representing a Japanese individual in the FCPA investigations by the DOJ by collaboration with US lawyers.

  • ・ Serving as a regular outside counsel in Japan for Korean clients, including banks and IT businesses, in terms of compliance and general corporate matters.

  • ・Advised a US major clothing brand with regard to employment and general corporate issues under Japanese law.

  • ・Advised foreign companies (including US and Korean businesses) with regard to M&A and JV matters.

  • ・Conducted legal due diligence for one of the largest US nonprofit institutions before contracting with a major Japanese company.

  • ・Defended executives and companies in white collar criminal cases in Japan including the largest price fixing case in Japanese public constructions history and a 220 million yen breach of trust case for a credit union

  • ・Conducted internal investigations in securities fraud, antitrust, and other corporate fraud cases in Japan.

  • ・Advised Japanese companies including multinational companies, financial institutions and a pharmaceutical company regarding compliance programs, corporate crisis
    management, and whistleblower issues.

  • ・Litigated multi-million dollar corporate disputes including defamation cases and executive compensation issues.

  • ・Drafted contracts and handled disputes for major Japanese entertainment agencies with regard to film, music copyrights, advertisement, merchandising, and talent management.

  • 【Education】

  • ・University of Southern California Gould School of Law, LL.M., 2010
    ・Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, Certified, 1998
    ・University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, LL.B., 1996

  • 【Professional Affiliations】

  • ・Japan Federation of Bar Associations

  • ・Daini Tokyo Bar Association (Chair of the International Committee in 2017)

  • International Bar Association: Anti-Corruption Committee Officer (Asia Representative, 2019 and 2020; Vice Chair of the Compliance Sub-Committee, 2021 and 2022; and Conference Coordinator, 2023 and 2024)

  • ・American Bar Association (Steering Committee of the Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Tokyo in 2016)

  • ・Entertainment Lawyers Network

  • ・IP Law Network

  • ・Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Japan (Board Member; CFE)

  • ・Japan In-House Lawyers Association (Vice Chair of the International Committee)

  • ・Legal & Risk Management Institute (Founder & Managing Director)

Publications & Media

  • 【Publications】
  • Lexology Getting The Deal Through 2023 ーMarket Intelligence Anti-Corruption 2023 Japan”, Lexology Getting The Deal Through, October 2023
  • “Global Practice Guide: White-Collar Crime 2021, Japan: Trends and Developments”,(Chambers and Partners;2019~2021)
  • Lexology Getting The Deal Through 2021 ーMarket Intelligence Anti-Corruption 2021 Japan”, Lexology Getting The Deal Through, October 2021
  • “Internal Hotline Systems from Now,” Kinzai, July 2017(co-author)
  • "Consumer Product Safety Compliance," Kinzai, November 2007(co-author)
  • "Defamation: Protecting Personal Rights and Corporate Values," Shoji Homu, August(co-author)
  • "Constructing Internal Compliance Hotline Systems," Kinzai, February 2006(co-author)
  • "Intellectual Property ~ Management and Strategy Handbook," Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, September 2005(co-author)
  • "How Japan's New Whistleblower Protection Act Will Change Corporations," Kinzai, February 2005(co-author)
  • 【Media】
  • Global Anti-Bribery Corruption Insights (Nexdigm;July 23, 2020)
  • Covid-19 situation in Japan and med-size law firm's marketing strategy, (Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division's Virtual Roundtable, American Bar Association", July 16, 2020)
  • ・Nikkei Newspaper on October 18 and 30, Yomiuri Newspaper on October 18 and 19, and Reuters on October 18, 2017 regarding Kobe Steel products issues and U.S. investigations
  • ・Nikkei Newspaper on July 12, 2016 regarding the dispute between the founder family and the executives of Idemitsu.
  • ・Nikkei Newspaper on November 8, 2015 and Reuters on November 12, 2015 regarding the accounting fraud of Toshiba.
  • ・Nikkei Newspaper on April 27, 215 regarding US discovery rule amendment.
  • ・Nikkei Newspaper on January 5, 2015 regarding US litigation and discovery.
  • ・Nikkei Newspaper on December 8, 2014 regarding Takata’s PL issues in the US.
  • ・Nikkei Newspaper on May 12, 2014 regarding FCPA enforcement


  • Native Japanese speaker.
  • Fluent in English and Korean.

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