Wataru Ishida


Wataru Ishida

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Wataru Ishida:Awards

Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™

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Wataru Ishida:News

Firm News
19 new partners and 17 new counsels
Public Service
Wataru Ishida became the mentor at NEXs Tokyo
Firm News
13 new lawyers joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Wataru Ishida:Newsletters

Sponsor/Investment Process in Japanese Restructuring DownloadPDF
The first case in Japanese history where the debtor used simplified rehabilitation proceedings as a tool to “cram down” minority lenders DownloadPDF

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Wataru Ishida:Publications

Magazine Article
"Practical Utilization of Business Revitalization Guidelines for Small and Medium-Sized Companies Examined Based on Successful Cases"
Magazine Article
"Latest Practice in Corporate Rehabilitation Based on the Marelli Case - Considerations from the First Case in Japan that was Transferred to Simplified Rehabilitation Proceedings"
Magazine Article
"Latest Practice of M&A of Venture Companies from Business/Financial and Legal Perspectives - Growth Strategies for Business Corporations and Latest Trends in and Key Points of M&A as an EXIT Strategy for Venture Companies"

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Wataru Ishida:Research Reports

Wataru Ishida:Other


  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2008)
  • The University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D., 2010)
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2017)
  • with McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Washington D.C. (2017-2018)

Major Activities

  • Mentor at NEXs Tokyo (2020-)
  • Certified as a Support Institution for Business Innovation, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (2022-)
  • Member of the Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals (2023-)

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2011; New York, 2018
Daini Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association