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Ryoko Nekoto-Bird

Senior Japan Lead

About Me

My deep understanding of Japanese businesses helps our Japanese clients make their business successful, by understanding their worldwide legal requirements.

I head our global Japan Business Development team from our Hong Kong office, supporting our Japanese clients across the globe with our lawyers for clients' global business expansion. I deliver brainstorming sessions with our consulting arm, OXYGY, and workshop with our offices where Japanese companies focus on for their investment. I also deliver project coordination in Japanese for better project procedure.

I joined Bird & Bird in 2017 and I am based in our Hong Kong office, after working for one of the major international law firms in Tokyo.
  • Supporting one of the major Japanese trading companies for their new business investment in the Nordics.
  • Supporting a Japanese electric company as a project coordinator on their air-conditioning anti-counterfeit in India, Pakistan and the Middle East.
  • Supporting our team, who works with a Japanese retail & consumer company, for their restructuring in Europe.


  • Kansai University (Bachelor's degree, Law)
  • Kanazawa University Law School, Doctor of Law, J.D.

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