Rikisuke (Riki) Yamanaka is a partner at Ushijima & Partners in Tokyo, heading up the employment and labor law department. Key areas of his practice include: drafting and reviewing employment and separation agreements; litigation with a particular focus on labor litigation; dispute resolution; and conducting internal investigations.
Riki advises national and international clients. His extensive international experience enables him to navigate cross-cultural issues that arise across different jurisdictions.
Riki is recognised as the primary Japan employment law practitioner for the Employment Law Alliance, which is ranked by Chambers and Partners in the "elite" band of global legal networks. He has an LLB from Keio University and an MBA from the Marshall school of business at the University of Southern California.