Marina Yamashita is an associate in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise. She advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate, and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Yamashita worked in the Tokyo office of another leading international law firm. She is a member of the Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association in Japan.

Ms. Yamashita’s experience includes advising:

  • Cadence Design Systems in its acquisition of Future Facilities, a leading provider of electronics cooling analysis and energy performance optimization solutions for data center design and operations using physics-based 3D digital twins
  • Multinational clients on Japanese regulatory matters*
  • Multinational companies on their investments in real estate assets in Japan*
  • Various lead managers on international capital markets transactions, including an equity offering and a medium term note program*

*Matter handled prior to joining the firm

Bar Qualification

  • Japan


  • Diploma, The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan, 2020
  • Master of Laws, Keio University, 2019
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Keio University, 2017

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • English