Withers KhattarWong, the Singapore office of international law firm Withers, has added Yutaka Sakashita as a new corporate partner, even as it prepares for regional expansion by Japanese companies that are based in Tokyo and Singapore. Sakashita is one of a handful of Japanese lawyers based in Singapore who can advise on Japanese, Singapore and US law. His appointment will increase the depth and breadth of Withers’ global corporate capabilities, and create cross-border opportunities across offices in the APAC, the US and Europe. Sakashita built his 15-year legal career with Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (NO&T) in Tokyo and Singapore, where he represented Japanese companies on their cross-border corporate transactions. At NO&T, he also advised private equity and venture capital firms based in Japan on their investments in the APAC.