Jessika is an associate in the corporate transactions team of Ashurst’s Tokyo office, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Jessika began her legal career in Australia and moved to Tokyo in 2017. As a woman working in the legal profession in Japan, and an avid supporter of the values embodied and promoted by WILJ, Jessika was keen to be involved in the executive committee. As a co-VP of the 2021 WILJ executive committee, Jessika looks forward to contributing to the collaborative and inclusive culture of WILJ that will continue to provide the Tokyo legal community with opportunities to engage and connect with others. Jessika is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and is a member of her firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.