Junko Shiokawa is a Consultant in the Hong Kong Corporate practice.

Junko’s practice includes investment funds and corporate finance. Junko specialises in investment funds for corporate and private clients. She has a wealth of experience in acting as lead counsel for Japanese and other Asian financial institutions and investment managers in the structuring and formation of various types of funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds. She also assists clients in dispute resolutions and corporate matters, including financing transactions of private and listed companies. In addition, Junko advises on Japanese private client matters including cross-border succession planning and divorce.


Professional Background

  • Partner, Withers, Hong Kong
  • Partner, Harney Westwood & Riegels, Hong Kong
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Hong Kong
  • Director, Barclays Capital Japan Limited
  • Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York and Tokyo
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London
  • Lawyer, Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu, Japan


  • Stanford University, MSL, 2000
  • Keio University, LLB, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • New York Bar, 2002 (not currently practising)
  • Japanese Bar, 1995 (not currently practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised as an ‘Expert Consultant’ in the 2024 edition of IFLR1000 (Investment Funds: Offshore)
  • Recognised as a ‘Rising Star Partner’ in the 2023 edition of IFLR1000 (Investment Funds: Offshore)
  • Recognised in the 2013 edition of IFLR1000 (Investment Funds – Foreign)


  • New York State Bar Association


  • English
  • Japanese