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Employment: Bengoshi


7 Years Ranked


Provided by Michihiro Mori


Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution / Litigation / Conciliation, Arbitration and ADR

Debt Collection / Civil Enforcement

Labor and Pensions

Business Revitalization and Insolvency

Michihiro MORI, the representative of AI-EI Law Firm, is a former partner at Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm. He is a leading lawyer in the area of commercial litigation and insolvency laws as well as that of labor / employment law. Before joining Nishimura & Asahi in 2005, Mr. Mori served as a judge for ten years, including an assignment as a staff attorney at the Civil Affairs Bureau of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Court, where he was in charge of insolvency law reform. As a judge he handled hundreds of the civil and commercial cases.

He also belonged to a special division of labor disputes for two years. Based on such experience, Mr. Mori has extensive knowledge on civil / commercial litigation and labor disputes as well as insolvency. He received an LL.B. from The University of Tokyo, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.


Managing Partner, AI-EI Law Firm (2019-)

Partner, Nishimura & Asahi (2007-2019)

Counsel, Nishimura & Asahi (2005-2006)

Judge of the Fukuoka District Court (2003-2005)

Staff Attorney at the Civil Affairs Bureau of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Court (2000-2003)

Judge of the Tokyo District Court (1995-1998)

Professional Memberships

Admitted as an Attorney in Japan, 2005- (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association)


Practical Law Global Guide 2018 & 2019: Pensions (Japan Chapter)

Japan Chapter and Asia Overview Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited International Insolvency: Group insolvency and directors' duties - 4th Edition

The Labour and Employee Benefits multi-jurisdictional guide (Japan Chapter) (Co-author, Practical Law Company)

PLC Cross-Border Labour and Employee Benefits Volume 2: Employee Share Plans Handbook 2010/11 (Japan Chapter) (Coauthor, Practical Law Company)


1999 Harvard Law School (LL.M.)

1993 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Work Highlights

See https://www.aieilaw.co.jp/en/aboutus

Languages Spoken

Japanese, English


Harvard Law School


1988 - 1989

The University of Tokyo


1988 - 1993


Next Era Leader’s AWARD, Lawyer AWARD

Wall Street Journal


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