Japan Chapter Lead


Rika Beppu, Class of 2007

Squire Patton Boggs

Rika Beppu is Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, where she focuses on advising Japanese multinational companies and international clients on their M&A transactions in and out of Japan, as well as supporting their day-to-day commercial projects. She has extensive knowledge of multijurisdictional 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, Beppu 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. Beppu is ranked as a leading practitioner in the leading legal directories. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs’ Tokyo office, she headed the corporate practice of the Tokyo office of a global law firm. Beppu is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.