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
Turnaround ADR (2) ~ rescue financing and disclosure ~
RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY NEWSLETTER
Turnaround ADR (1) ~ the most common out-of-court workout process for large companies ~
RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY NEWSLETTER
Rescue Financing in Japanese Restructuring Proceedings
RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY NEWSLETTER
Sponsor/Investment Process in Japanese Restructuring
RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY NEWSLETTER
FTX Chapter 11 from Japanese Law Perspective (2)

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring:News

Awards
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2025 edition)
Awards
Top rankings received from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
Awards
Top rankings received from Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024
Awards
MHM receives award at asialaw Awards 2023
Awards
Top rankings received from asialaw 2023-24

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring:Seminars

May 14, 2024External Seminars
"From Freeze to Seize to Confiscation: How to Break the Deadlock on Asset Recovery"
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"

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring:Publications

Magazine Article
"A case in which a business revitalization plan was approved utilizing the Guidelines on Business Revitalization, etc. (revitalization type), which calls for direct debt forgiveness to target creditors in order to maintain the debtor's juridical personality"
Magazine Article
”Win-win Support for Business Closures Under the Guidelines for Manager's Guarantees”
Article
"The Insolvency Review 11th Edition -Japan Chapter"
Book
"All Guidelines for Corporate Revitalization, Etc. of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises"
Article
"How to Obtain Recognition of a Foreign Insolvency Process and Enforce Insolvency-Related Judgments (Japan)"

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