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Asia-Pacific 2022
Japan Restructuring/Insolvency
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Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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.

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Restructuring/Insolvency - Japan
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What the team is known for

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has an experienced bench of legal advisers active in assisting debtors, creditors and sponsors with complex insolvency and restructuring matters in Japan, including out-of-court workouts and pre-packaged reorganisations. Proficient in supporting corporations from an array of sectors, often representing medium-sized companies. Areas of strength also include assisting companies from the manufacturing and retail sectors with corporate restructurings. Clients include Cath Kidston, UMC Electronics and GENDA.

Work Highlights

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  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto acted as local counsel for Cath Kidston Japan on its bankruptcy following the entering into administration in the UK of its global parent company.

Notable Practitioners

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Soichiro Fujiwara
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Soichiro Fujiwara is greatly respected in Japan as a go-to name for distressed debtors and shareholders, as well as lenders, involved in restructurings, pre-insolvency workouts and in-court bankruptcies. A source describes him as "the best and the brightest."

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Ryota Yamasaki
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Ryota Yamasaki is an experienced lawyer in the market. He regularly acts on behalf of major Japanese corporations during out-of-court debt restructurings.

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Restructuring/Insolvency

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Soichiro Fujiwara
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Ryota Yamasaki
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Members

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Airo Inoue

Atsunori Nobukuni

Dai Katagiri

Daisuke Asai

Kouichi Nanba

Ryo Kawabata

Shinichiro Yokota

Soichiro Fujiwara

Head of Department

Takahiro Inou

Wataru Ishida

Yusuke Matsui