Ryoko Furukawa

Legal Assistant | Tokyo

Ryoko is a paralegal in the real estate team.

She has extensive experience in handling real estate and general corporate matters. Her experience also covers a wide variety of securities, funds and regulatory matters. In addition, Ryoko also handles corporate secretarial services relating to incorporation of various entities, general shareholders meetings, change of director, relocation, share transfer, capital increase and any other corporate secretarial-related issues.

Prior to joining Withers, Ryoko worked at the Tokyo office of an leading UK law firm and a major US law firm.

Focus areas

Track record

Assisted a Hong Kong private equity real estate company for its first investment in Japan in acquisition of an international hotel in Osaka using TMK scheme and after the acquisition, assisted in refinancing and disposition of the property. Also assisted the same company on another investment in commercial and retail property in a high-end shopping district in Tokyo using GK-TK scheme.

Assisted US and UK investment management companies to register Article 63 exemption for their private offerings to Japanese investors.

Assisted US global conglomerate companies in connection with reorganization by company-split, share transfer and share-for-share exchange.



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  • Japanese





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