Restructuring/insolvency, general corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and dispute resolution.
Mr. Kobayashi has a wealth of practical experience handling high-profile insolvency and restructuring proceedings, including large-scale corporate reorganizations. Mr. Kobayashi served as the chairperson of the Study Committee on the Bankruptcy Law System of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and was a member of the study group for the business revitalization process organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2012–13), a representative director of the Japanese Association for Business Recovery, a senior director of the Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals, and a vice-chairperson of the Japan Insolvency Lawyers Network. Further, he is a chairperson of the study group on Guidelines applicable to Guarantees made by the Management, established by The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Japanese Bankers Association.
Tokyo Bar Association (1983-present).
LLB, Chuo University, 1979.