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Natsuko Sugihara

Natsuko Sugihara


Natsuko Sugihara
杉原 奈都子

Natsuko Sugihara specialises in private M&A, cross-border transactions and joint ventures, acting for private equity clients as well as Japanese and foreign corporate clients on their domestic and cross-border transactions across a wide range of sectors.


  • Comcast Corp. on its acquisition of a majority stake in Universal Studios Japan for USD 1.5 billion
    Best Private Equity Deal: Japan Achievement Awards 2015/16 - FinanceAsia
  • VINCI Airports on the concession of the Kansai and Osaka international airports, the first ever airport privatization in Japan and the country's biggest public private partnership to date
    Real Estate Deal of the Year: ALB JAPAN LAW AWARDS 2016
  • Autoliv on its joint venture with Nissin Kogyo involving the companies’ brake businesses
  • Nippon Koei on its acquisition of BDP Holdings Limited, a world-renowned architectural design firm based in the UK.
  • アメリカのコムキャスト社へユニバーサルスタジオジャパンの過半数株式取得に関して助言
    Finance Asia主催Japan Achievement Awards 2015/2016にて"Best Private Equity Deal"受賞
  • フランスのVINCI Airports社へ関西空港民営化に関して助言
    ALB Japan Law Awards 2016にて"Real Estate Deal of the Year"受賞
  • スウェーデンのオートリブ社へ日信工業株式会社との自動車用ブレーキに関する合弁会社の設立に関して助言
  • 日本公営株式会社へ英国建築設計会社BDP Holdings Limitedの買収に関して助言

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Cambridge (BA) 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance, London 2006
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2008
  • Clifford Chance Tokyo since 2010
  • Registered as Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi (England & Wales) 2016
  • Partner since 2017


  • 2004年 ケンブリッジ大学 (BA Hons) 卒業
  • 2006年 クリフォードチャンス - ロンドン
  • 2008年 英国イングランド&ウェールズ弁護士資格取得
  • 2010年 クリフォードチャンス - 東京
  • 2015年 カウンセル就任
  • 2016年 外国法事務弁護士 (英国法)
  • 2017年 パートナー就任

Professional bodies

  • Foreign member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association


  • 第二東京弁護士会

Awards and citations

  • Natsuko Sugihara is ranked as a "Rising Star" lawyer
    IFLR 1000 – 2019 Japan Private Equity, M&A  


    • Natsuko Sugihara is ranked as a "Rising Star" lawyer
      IFLR 1000 – 2019 Japan Private Equity, M&A