Yutaka Sakashita

Partner | Singapore Tokyo

Secretary Lynn Ker

Operating as Withers KhattarWong LLP in Singapore.


Yutaka is a partner in our corporate team based in Singapore.

He has a strong track record of advising Japanese and international clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, real estate development, crisis and misconduct management, and other commercial legal advice across Southeast Asia. Yutaka also regularly advises private equity and venture capital funds on their investments in Southeast Asia.

His clients include investment funds and companies operating in various industries, including real estate, retail, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), shipping, finance, and food and beverage.

Holding a Foreign Practitioner Certificate, Yutaka is qualified to practice and advises on certain areas in Singapore law, covering major business law matters in Singapore. He leads the Japan Desk in Withers' Singapore office, providing end-to-end service offerings to support Japanese firms in their cross-border transactions and day-to-day business operations in Southeast Asia.

Prior to joining the firm, Yutaka worked for Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (Tokyo and Singapore, Partner since 2019), where he advised Japanese clients on their investments and various corporate legal issues in Southeast Asia.