Bankruptcy/
Restructuring

Broad experience in providing support for the restructuring and rehabilitation of businesses

The success of our sizable insolvency practice is a result of our broad experience in representing different parties in bankruptcy disputes and claim collection activities. We act on behalf of debtors, creditors, and financial advisers, in all types of Japanese bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, out-of-court workouts, and pre-packaged reorganizations involving listed companies and small and medium-sized enterprises. Our lawyers also serve as administrative receivers and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings.

We draw upon the expertise of our corporate, M&A, and finance practices in increasingly complex insolvency cases. We are consistently retained in pioneering transactions that involve a variety of corporate, M&A, and financing techniques in conjunction with insolvency proceedings, including corporate demergers, securitizations, debtor-in-possession financings, asset-backed lending, debt-equity swaps, and debtor-in-possession related corporate reorganizations. The depth and breadth of our practice enable us to provide a comprehensive range of services in transactions and proceedings involving financially distressed companies.

We also serve as a one-stop law firm for international insolvency and restructuring cases by working in close collaboration with major overseas law firms.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring:People

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring:Newsletters

Restructuring & Insolvency Newsletter
FTX Chapter 11 from Japanese Law Perspective (2)
Restructuring & Insolvency Newsletter
FTX Chapter 11 from Japanese Law Perspective (1)
Restructuring & Insolvency Newsletter
The first case in Japanese history where the debtor used simplified rehabilitation proceedings as a tool to “cram down” minority lenders

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring:News

Awards
Top Rankings Received from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023
Awards
Top Rankings Received from Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023
Awards
Top Rankings received from asialaw 2023, the definitive guide to Asia's leading law firms and lawyers
Awards
Top Rankings Received from IFLR1000’s 32nd edition
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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Bankruptcy/Restructuring:Seminars

Jan. 24, 2018External Seminars
"The reform of the Japanese FSA and challenges for financial institutions"
Nov. 28, 2017External Seminars
"The reform of the Japanese FSA and challenges for lending business (Osaka)"
Nov. 27, 2017External Seminars
"The reform of the Japanese FSA and challenges for lending business (Tokyo)"
Oct. 25, 2017External Seminars
"Recent developments in financial administration and challenges for compliance"
Jul. 24, 2017External Seminars
"The frontline of financial monitoring"

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring:Publications

Magazine Article
"The First Case in Japan that was Transferred from Business Revitalization ADR to Simplified Rehabilitation Proceedings"
Magazine Article
"Practical Utilization of Business Revitalization Guidelines for Small and Medium-Sized Companies Examined Based on Successful Cases"
Magazine Article
"Enterprise Mortgage in the Context of Amendment of Laws on Secured Transactions"
Book
”Comprehensive Analysis of M&A Laws of Japan, 2nd edition”
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"

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