Eriko Sakata

Partner, Tokyo


Bengoshi, member of the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association


Eriko has approximately 20 years' experience in the finance area and especially specialises in the areas of investment funds, infrastructure, real estate, securitisation and regulatory advice. She has advised numerous clients on transactions involving the structuring and establishment of funds and structured finance products. She is also experienced across a broad range of regulatory advisory work and has experience in the contentious regulatory space. She started her practice as a Japanese bengoshi in 2000, and worked in the Investment Management Group in Luxembourg for one year, and the Derivatives Structured Products Group and Investment Management Group in London for five and seven months respectively.

Professional experience
  • 2015 to date Partner, Linklaters, Tokyo
  • 2011 - 2015 Counsel, Linklaters Tokyo
  • 2008 - 2011 Managing Associate, Linklaters Tokyo
  • 2007 Managing Associate, Linklaters London, Investment Management Group and Derivatives & Structured Products Group
  • 2006 Managing Associate, Linklaters Luxembourg, Investment Management Group 2005 Managing Associate, Linklaters Tokyo
  • 2004 - 2005: Associate, Linklaters Tokyo
  • 2000 - 2004 Associate, Mitsui, Yasuda, Wani & Maeda
  • 1998 - 2000 The Legal Training & Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, Licence to Practise Law
  • 1995 - 1998 Waseda University, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Laws
  • Japanese, English