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Asia-Pacific Japan Restructuring/Insolvency

The focus is on the legal processes related to distressed businesses, which can either be reorganised or go into liquidation. The section also includes lawyers who advise on acquisition opportunities that arise out of distressed businesses. Lawyers in this chapter assist clients such as: corporate debtors, investors and asset purchasers; secured and unsecured creditors and creditors` committees, bondholders, insurers; directors of distressed companies and any other interested parties in corporate restructurings and insolvency proceedings. Restructuring/Insolvency sections cover both transactional and disputes matters.

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Band 1
  1. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
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    Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has a market-leading team of highly experienced lawyers in Japan, skilled in rehabilitation proceedings, and with extensive know-how in assisting debtors and creditors. The firm is frequently instructed to act as trustee on cross-border bankruptcies and well placed to assist with civil rehabilitation proceedings. The team is adept at handling out-of-court restructuring procedures. It assists multinationals in Japan with drawing up resolution plans and conducting legislative research. Its key clients include Digipoke, MJG K.K and W&D Investment Design.
  2. Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
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    Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    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. The firm is proficient in supporting corporations from an array of sectors, often representing medium-sized companies. The team's areas of strength also include assisting companies from the manufacturing and retail sectors with corporate restructurings. Its key clients include KOIKE, Daiwa PL Partners, Eikido and Saikaya.
  3. Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
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    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is a leading law firm in Japan with specialist expertise in multi-jurisdictional restructuring and insolvency matters, including out-of-court workouts and business revitalisation ADR. The firm has a strong track record of experience in handling reorganisation and civil rehabilitation proceedings as well as advising various clients on the restructuring aspects arising out of corporate transactions. The team provides debtor-side as well as sponsor-side representation in relation to distressed M&A, capital injections and DIP financing. Lawyers in the team also have experience acting as trustees in bankruptcy proceedings. Clients include Mizuho Bank, Watabe Wedding and Mt. Gox.
  4. Nishimura & Asahi
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    Nishimura & Asahi
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Nishimura & Asahi is a premier law firm in Japan with proven strength in tackling civil rehabilitation, out-of-court workouts and turnarounds. The firm possesses extensive experience in cross-border filings, especially in relation to US regulations. The team notably acts for both creditors and debtors, with an emphasis on recapitalisation and restructuring procedures. It leverages its strength in traditional mergers and acquisitions in the context of restructuring transactions. The firm acts for a range of clients including Aozora Bank, MUFG Bank, SMBC, Sado Steam Ship and Spring Airlines Japan.
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Band 2
  1. Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
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    Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Abe, Ikubo & Katayama is widely acknowledged for its capability to act as a trustee during in-court insolvency proceedings in Japan. Its lawyers are active on out-of-court debt restructurings and business reconstruction. Services a range of sectors including the manufacturing, retail, technology and shipping industries.
  2. Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2