Commercial Contracts and Dealings
Restructuring and Insolvency
Born and raised in Yokohama, Japan until the age of 18, Yukio is a law graduate from the University of New South Wales. In 1979, he became the first Japanese Lawyer admitted to practice in Australia. He started practising law at Baker & McKenzie and subsequently moved to Freehill Hollingdale & Page (now Herbert Smith Freehills) working in the commercial team. In 1984, he became a partner at Freehill Hollingdale & Page providing advice in commercial and corporate area of laws for many Japanese companies. In 1996, he established his own firm, Yukio Hayashi & Associates (now H & H Lawyers).
Yukio’s clients include well known public and private companies, government agencies, many successful small to medium businesses and individuals in Australia and Japan.
Yukio is fluent in English and Japanese.