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Clara Shirota

Clara Shirota


Clara Shirota

Clara Shirota is a member of our finance practice team. She has extensive experience working with both financial institutions and borrowers in respect of syndicated lending, leveraged and acquisition financing and asset finance. She has worked in our Hong Kong office and is admitted in New York, Hong Kong and England and Wales.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Toronto (BSc) 2001
  • York University (LLB) 2006
  • York University (MBA) 2006
  • University of Hong Kong (PCLL) 2007
  • Joined Clifford Chance, Hong Kong 2007
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at- Law in New York 2008
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong 2009
  • Clifford Chance, Tokyo 2009
  • Clifford Chance, Hong Kong 2017
  • Clifford Chance, Tokyo 2020
  • Registered as Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi (Hong Kong and England & Wales) 2020

Awards and citations

  • Next Generation Lawyers
    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
  • Associates to Watch
    Banking and Finance Japan – Chambers Asia Pacific 2017
  • Next Generation Lawyers
    Banking and Finance: International firms and joint ventures Japan – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017
  • Clara Shirota is regarded as "efficient and responsive" by Chambers & Partners Global and Chambers & Partners Asia in 2016. Clara is a roundly praised senior associate with significant experience advising on syndicated facilities and leveraged acquisition financing.
    Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016, Banking & Finance: International Asset Finance (Associates to watch)