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Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

Experienced bench of advisers active in assisting debtors, creditors and sponsors with complex insolvency and restructuring matters, including out-of-court workouts and pre-packaged reorganisations. Known to act as trustee in domestic and cross-border bankruptcy proceedings. Proficient in supporting corporations from an array of sectors, often representing medium-sized companies and asset management firms. Areas of strength also include assisting companies from the manufacturing and retail sectors with corporate restructurings.

Strengths

"MHM's business turnaround and restructuring services are very detailed and reliable," one impressed client explains, adding that "every lawyer on the team is a person with a strong sense of responsibility."

"Their advice and insights are very deep but at the same time quick and concise," appreciates another source.

Work highlights

Appointed trustee for ETA Electric Industries' bankruptcy proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Ryota Yamasaki regularly acts on behalf of major Japanese corporations during out-of-court debt restructurings and also represents lead creditors, often large financial institutions. A source offers praise for his "years of experience in business turnaround and restructuring."

Soichiro Fujiwara is greatly respected by the market and a go-to name for distressed debtors and shareholders involved in restructurings, pre-insolvency workouts and in-court bankruptcies. One client confirms: "His strength is in assessing the verdict of Japanese courts and that of Japanese lenders. Such insight is very valuable when forming a workout plan."

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Overview

At Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, we have successfully supported clients in numerous complex corporate restructuring cases with revolutionary and pioneering schemes developed by the collected wisdom of lawyers boasting extensive practical experience in this practice area. In order to accomplish the restructuring of corporations enduring difficulties, our lawyers strive on a daily basis to expand and share knowledge about latest laws, court decisions and restructuring cases, and handle cases in close cooperation with experts in other practice areas. While we are proactive in handling international restructuring cases by making use of networks with our overseas offices and major overseas law firms, we have a great deal of experience with restructuring cases in various areas of Japan as well as national capital region by working in collaboration with domestic offices. Mori Hamada & Matsumoto enables corporate reorganization and restructuring based on a strong track record, extensive experience, and sophisticated expertise in the area of corporate restructuring.

Members

Fujiwara, Soichiro (Head of Department)

Asai, Daisuke

Inou, Takahiro

Inoue, Airo

Ishida, Wataru

Katagiri, Dai

Matsui, Hidenori

Matsui, Yusuke

Nanba, Kouichi

Nobukuni, Atsunori

Yokota, Shinichiro

Restructuring/Insolvency

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Location

Marunouchi Park Building

2-6-1 Marunouchi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-8222

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Japan

Restructuring/Insolvency


Ryota Yamasaki
Band 3
Soichiro Fujiwara
Band 1