Yuko Ozaki


Yuko Ozaki focuses primarily on corporate finance transactions, working on both equity and debt offerings involving Japanese corporations, financial institutions and sovereign entities. In addition, she works on mergers and acquisitions and general securities law matters for Japanese corporations.

Ms. Ozaki’s experience in capital markets transactions (including her prior experience) includes:

  • US$6 billion global equity offering by INPEX Corporation;
  • US$8.5 billion global IPO by Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.;
  • US$220 million global equity offering by Japan Retail Fund Investment Corp;
  • US$500 million senior notes offering by Japan Tobacco Inc.;
  • US$360 million global equity offering by Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.;
  • US$2.25 billion global IPO by Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.;
  • US$1.4 billion subordinated notes offering by Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.; and
  • multiple SEC-registered bond offerings of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (guaranteed by the Japanese government).

Ms. Ozaki joined Skadden’s Corporate Group in 2016. Her prior work experience includes working in the Tokyo office of a leading international law firm and the legal department of a large U.S. investment bank. She received the In-house Lawyer of the Year award at the ALB Japan Law Awards 2016.



  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2009
  • B.A. (Law), Sophia University, 2002


  • New York


  • Japanese

Yuko Ozaki