Japan: Restructuring & Insolvency 2017

In this chapter, we highlight seven leading restructuring and insolvency specialists who are internationally recognised for their expertise in areas such as corporate reorganisation and bankruptcy proceedings.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Hideyuki Sakai Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Tokyo

“Big Four” firm ANDERSON MORI & TOMOTSUNE performs well this year with two top practitioners recognised for their excellent work in the space.
Hideyuki Sakai is an internationally renowned expert on insolvency and financial restructuring matters. He impresses market commentators with his extensive experience representing major financial institutions and creditors in high-profile debt restructuring and insolvency cases.
Fujiaki Mimura is an accomplished practitioner with a well-developed insolvency and restructuring practice. He is also widely respected as a seasoned commercial litigator.

NISHIMURA & ASAHI sees two esteemed restructuring and insolvency experts listed.
With more than 40 years’ experience Hideki Matsushima is internationally regarded as a leading expert in the field. He acts on some of the many notable corporate reorganisation cases in Japan.
Michihiro Mori receives widespread acclaim for his well-established insolvency and restructuring practice, and is particularly renowned for his vast knowledge of insolvency matters.

Mitsue Aizawa at TMI ASSOCIATES is a highly regarded practitioner with an impeccable knowledge of complex restructuring matters, including civil rehabilitation and corporate reorganisation.

ABE IKUBO & KATAYAMA’s Eiji Katayama is a top-tier practitioner with extensive international restructuring and insolvency experience.  He has handled a range of high-profile corporate reorganisations for clients such as Japan Airlines and Japan Leasing.

Koji Takeuchi at SAKURA KYODO LAW OFFICES is a longstanding fixture in the market who receives high praise for his expertise in international bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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