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Leona Yeo

Foreign Attorney

“The best thing about being a part of a global team is being exposed to how laws in various countries differ from that of Japan and Australia.”

What were the initial difficulties of adjusting to life in Japan?

Japanese winter. While I had visited Japan during winter in the past, it was the first time I had the pleasure of experiencing the full three months of harsh Japanese winter when I started working in this firm.

How would you describe your co-workers during your initial time at work?

Motivated, passionate and intellectual.

What are the challenging or difficult aspects of your work?

Our firm's motto is speed and quality, and to incorporate both characteristics into our everyday work can be challenging with the number of deadlines that we face every day. However, these two qualities are why clients are attracted to use our firm’s services and as long as we put in enough effort, speed and quality are achievable.

What is the most important thing that working at the Firm has taught you about yourself?

That I can be more confident in my own abilities.

When I am not at work, I am ...

looking for good food.

I am looking forward

to Fuji Q, apparently the best theme park in Japan if you are into roller coasters.

Do you feel like you're having an impact directly on the clients that you work for?

Whenever a client's trademark successfully gets registered and they express their appreciation, I definitely feel satisfied and glad that my work has paid off.

What is the best thing about being a part of a global team?

Being exposed to how laws in various countries differ from that of Japan and Australia. As well as the snacks that my colleagues bring back from their home country.

What advice would you give a potential new colleague?

While you may experience culture shock when you first arrive in Japan, definitely turn to your fellow colleagues for advice as they are friendly people who will help you adjust quickly to your new life in Japan.

Of all the adjectives floating in your brain, give us three that best describe your life in Japan.

Exciting, unpredictable, enjoyable.

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