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Practice Areas

Counsel to numerous debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, etc. for more than three decades in cases involving a wide spectrum of industries including banking, retail, real estate, construction, housing, golf resort, hotel, manufacturing, and cross-border enterprises. Working as a legal adviser for Lehman Brothers Japan Inc.("LBJ") since 2008. In 2016, obtained a judgement in favor of LBJ at the Supreme Court of Japan about the triangular set-off for the settlement of derivative transaction. Practice also includes dispute resolution, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and labor issues. Frequently speaks and writes on legal topics pertaining to insolvency and bankruptcy law.

Professional Memberships

Osaka Bar Association (Japan), 1981 Japan Federation of Bar Associations, International Insolvency Institute member(since2014), ABI (American Bankruptcy Institute)

Career

Admitted in Japan (1981)

Publications

"Civil Rehabilitation Act Article 92 Paragraph 1 and Triangular Set-off by Third-party Claims –After Judgement of the Second Petty Bench of the Supreme Court, July 8, 2016." (KINZAI INSTITUTE FOR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS, INC., 2017); "Legal issues around cross-border insolvency and restructuring (based on Lehman Brothers' cross-border insolvency case) - Summary of the insolvency proceedings of Lehman Brothers Japan Group and aspiration for future development" (NBL No.1120, April 2018); Others

Personal

University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1979); University College London (non-degree study, 1989-1990)

Contributions

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Insolvency 2019 Law and Practice in Japan

Hiroyasu Ueda, Satoshi Inoue, Taro Awataguchi, Akira Hidaka

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