Japan: Restructuring & Insolvency 2018

In this chapter, eight standout names in the field of restructuring and insolvency are highlighted as leading individuals in the Japanese market.

Full-service domestic firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune sees two outstanding lawyers recognised for this year for their strong expertise in the field.
Fujiaki Mimura is “a prominent player in the field” who is widely recognised for his extensive expertise handling the full spectrum of insolvency issues for high-profile corporate clients.
Hideyuki Sakai stands out as “a key figure in the market” who impresses commentators with the depth of his knowledge. He regularly represents financial institutions and creditor groups in a range of complex restructurings and insolvency proceedings.

Big Four firm Nishimura & Asahi boasts a stellar offering in the space, achieving two listings this year.
Hideki Matsushima is a long-standing fixture in the market and is frequently called upon to handle sophisticated corporate restructurings and reorganisations for high-profile companies in Japan.
Michihiro Mori gains recognition for his strength as a litigator and boasts an impressive track record handling complex insolvency proceedings.

Mitsue Aizawa at TMI Associates is “a senior figure” in this space, who wins praise for her first-rate expertise handling insolvency proceedings and corporate reorganisations.

Eiji Katayama at Abe Ikubo & Katayama enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market for his superb work handling cross-border insolvency matters for high-profile corporate clients.

The “excellent” Shinichiro Abe of Kasumigaseki International Law is an expert in Japanese and US bankruptcy law, and receives widespread plaudits for his expert handling of cases with a cross-border element.

Koji Takeuchi at Sakura Kyodo Law Offices is held in high esteem by market sources who commend his impressive knowledge of international insolvency law.

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