Chandler MHM

Chisako Takaya

Co-managing Partner

Chisako Takaya

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  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 – Recommended - Labour and employment

  • asialaw 2021 – Distinguished practitioner - Labour and employment (JAPAN)


Chisako is a Co-Managing Partner of Chandler MHM, she has extensive experience in cross-border projects targeting Southeast Asian and South Asian countries and has been working on India related matters in particular since 2001. In addition, Chisako has advised on a broad range of employment and labor related matters for more than 20 years. Her experience includes advising on litigation / disputes, employee benefits, administrative matters and labor union related matters. She also advises on labor law issues related to mergers and acquisitions such as pre/post restructuring and reorganization.

Chisako was named a Distinguished Practitioner in the labor and Employment category in the asialaw leading lawyers 2021 Edition. She received recognition in The Best Lawyers in Japan, 12th edition 2021 (Employment) and has also been ranked as a leading lawyer for employment in international directories including The Legal 500 (Leading individual for labor and employment 2021) and Chambers Asia Pacific (Leading individual for employment 2021).


  • Cornell Law School (LL.M., 1999)
  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1993)


  • Admitted in New York, 2000
  • Admitted in Japan, 1995


  • New York State Bar Association, 2000
  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association, 1995

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