Ryan Dwyer

Managing Partner, Tokyo Office

Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 28F
1-23-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku


Mr. Dwyer concentrates his practice on cross-border M&A for Japanese clients investing outside of Japan, foreign direct investment into Japan by US and other non-Japanese companies and international joint ventures involving Japanese parties. He is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Tokyo office and a member of the firm’s Global Advisory Council. He is a past member of the firm’s Global Management Committee and also served as one of the firm’s global coordinators of its M&A practice. He has extensive experience advising non-Japanese companies on the corporate, regulatory, employment and commercial aspects of transactions and investing in Japan and setting up and operating businesses in Japan. He has worked across a number of industries on Japanese and complex cross-border deals, with particular focus in the technology sector, advising companies in relation to licensing and distribution agreements, and regulatory issues.


  • B.A., University of Vermont (1991)
  • J.D., University of Hawaii, Richardson School of Law (1996)


Bar of Hawaii, Bar of New York, Japan (Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association (Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi - registered foreign lawyer))
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