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The sizable team at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has extensive experience across a range of restructuring matters, assisting distressed companies, debtors in court proceedings, equity sponsors, major Japanese and international banks, bondholders, hedge funds and insurance companies. Practice heads Hideyuki Sakai and Fujiaki Mimura are leading insolvency professionals; the former is acting as a bankruptcy trustee appointed by the Tokyo District Court for AIJ Investment Advisors, a pension fund management company that has been subject to a bankruptcy filing by pension funds and some financial creditors. The team is also assisting publishing company Newton Press in its civil rehabilitation procedures. Other clients include Kikuchi Kensetsu and ITM Securities.

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu handles complex restructuring matters, working both on in-court proceedings and out-of-court solutions. The practice has ‘many distinctive bankruptcy lawyers’, including practice head Nobuaki Kobayashi and Yosuke Kanegae, who was promoted to partner; the duo were involved in the bankruptcy proceedings of Hanjin Shipping.

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto’s lawyers have ‘in-depth understanding’ of restructuring law and are strong in out-of-court workouts. Soichiro Fujiwara leads the practice, while Ryota Yamasaki is an expert in both out-of-court and court-supervised restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. The team assisted Taisei Kiden Hambai with its restructuring, devising a rehabilitation plan and obtained necessary approvals from creditors. Airo Inoue, who advises debtors and sponsors on various matters, is also recommended.

TMI Associates assists clients with various insolvency-related matters, including civil rehabilitation, bankruptcy and special liquidation proceedings, conducting due diligence, and bankruptcy proceedings as a court-appointed trustee. Practice head Mitsue Aizawa is recommended. Shin-Ei, Revsonic and Across are clients of the firm.

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