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. Mr. Dwyer has been ranked in several legal publications including Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016 and Chambers Asia 2008-2009.


  • 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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