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Hideyuki Sakai is one of Japan’s leading authorities in insolvency and financial restructuring. He has frequently represented prominent financial institutions and large creditor groups in complex debt restructurings and international insolvency matters, has also served as court-appointed trustee in high-profile cases and mediator in out-of-court ADR proceedings. Additionally, he has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation and crisis management.

Professional Memberships

Tokyo Bar Association; International Insolvency Institute; American College of Bankruptcy


Admitted in Japan (1976)


Author and co-author of numerous publications on insolvency and restructurings.


University of Tokyo (LLB, 1974); Duke Law School (LLM, 1982)