Rika Beppu


Squire Patton Boggs
Ebisu Prime Square Tower, 16F
1-1-39 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0012

Tel: +81 3 5774 1800

Email: rika.beppu@squirepb.com
Web: www.squirepattonboggs.com

Rika focuses on advising Japanese multinational companies on corporate and M&A transactions. She advises Japanese and international clients on their M&A transactions in and out of Japan, as well as supporting their day-to-day commercial projects. Rika has extensive knowledge of multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, and is adept at leading a team of expert lawyers across the firm’s network.

During her more than 20-year career as a corporate M&A lawyer in international law firms in London and Tokyo, Rika has experience of working on secondment at a major Japanese law firm and the export-credit agency of Japan.

She is recommended as a Leading Individual for Corporate/M&A in the Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific guides, as well as other leading legal directories, with a track record in leading multi-jurisdictional deals, particularly across Europe.

Rika is ranked as a leading practitioner in the leading legal directories. Prior to joining our Tokyo office she headed the corporate practice of the Tokyo office of a global law firm.

Rika is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.

Our Global Corporate Practice provides comprehensive legal services spanning all aspects of complex local, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional corporate matters. Our corporate transaction team is supported by our lawyers around the world with expertise in all relevant practice areas and by the deep expertise of our multi-disciplinary industry groups in sectors such as chemicals, consumer goods, diversified industrials, energy, life sciences, and technology.

Our more than 370 corporate lawyers collaborate across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Together, we bring you the benefit of the 7th largest footprint of all international law firms. With on-the-ground presence in all major financial and industrial centers and in emerging markets, we provide seamless corporate advice. Utilizing our local lawyers who are fluent in a country’s native language and familiar with the local law, we provide advice and negotiate deals in the local languages of the countries where we have offices.

We have significant experience in all areas of corporate activity, including mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, IPOs and secondary offerings, private placements of securities, debt financing and related finance structuring of corporate transactions, corporate governance, partnership structures, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, international commercial transactions, project support and company secretarial services.

Squire Patton Boggs is a full service global law firm providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet, giving you a voice, supporting your ambitions and achieving successful outcomes.

With more than 2,600 colleagues, across 47 offices in 20 countries, we are well-established geographically with strong local and regional positions in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America, and our practice experience spans all key sectors including Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Aviation, Brands & Consumer Products, Business Immigration, Chemicals, Communications, Competition/Antitrust, Constructions & Engineering, Corporate, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental, Safety & Health, Financial Services, Government Investigations & White Collar, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Industrial Products, Infrastructure, Institutional Investors, Intellectual Property & Technology, International Dispute Resolution, International Trade, Labor & Employment, Life Sciences, Litigation, Media & Advertising, Pensions, Private Investment Funds, Public & Infrastructure Finance, Public Policy, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, Retail, Sports & Entertainment, Tax Credit Finance & Community Development, Tax Strategy & Benefits and Transportation, Shipping & Logistics.

“Rika Beppu joined Squire Patton Boggs’ Tokyo office in 2017 and holds over two decades of experience acting on M&A transactions for leading manufacturers as well as automotive and trading companies. She is also proficient in assisting foreign clients exiting the domestic market.”
Chambers & Partners