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.


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13 of our lawyers were selected as Japan’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021 in Asia Business Law Journal
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Japan
Top Ranking Received From The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021
Top rankings received from IFLR1000’s thirtieth edition

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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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Magazine Article
"Outline of the Revised Act on Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness and Effect on Business Practice - Focusing on Venture Support, Facilitation of Business Turnaround, and Perpetuation of the Regulatory Sandbox"
Book Article
"Legal Practice of Corporate Revitalization (3rd Edition)"
Magazine Article
"M&A in the Advanced Restructuring Phase - Key Points for M&A in Voluntary Liquidation and Legal Liquidation"
"International Comparative Legal Guide - Restructuring & Insolvency 2021 - Japan Chapter"
"Now is the Time to Consider Electricity Business and Rehabilitation"

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