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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune’s Hideyuki Sakai routinely handles debt restructuring and cross-border insolvencies for financial institutions and creditor groups. He is distinguished in bankruptcy, workouts, civil rehabilitation and much more. Sakai and Fujiaki Mimura were appointed as bankruptcy trustees to AIJ Investment Advisors and Epcott, respectively. Additional contacts include Yoshihito Shibata, Yuri Ide and Hiroki Sekibata.

Highlights for Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu included representing Mt Gox in bankruptcy proceedings and advising Delta Air Lines on making an offer to invest in the bankrupt Skymark Airlines. Counsel Yosuke Kanegae joined from Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners and excels in voluntary liquidation and cross-border matters. Department head Nobuaki Kobayashi is recommended for corporate reorganisations, in-court restructuring proceedings and out-of-court workouts.

Matsuo & Kosugi advocates for debtors, creditors and court-appointed administrators in corporate insolvency proceedings arising out of liquidation, bankruptcy and other matters. Financial institutions and stock and investment trust companies retain senior partner Tasuku Matsuo for corporate reorganisations and Tojiro Ishii for insolvencies. Takeo Kosugi is distinguished for bankruptcy.

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto represents debtors, creditors and financial advisers in bankruptcy and reorganisation proceedings. The Tokyo District Court appointed Mugi Sekido as bankruptcy trustee for Software Kogyo, which it advised on selling real estate assets and represented in litigation concerning missed mortgage payments. Ryota Yamasaki acted for Kimura Shokuhin in civil rehabilitation proceedings. Junichi Tobimatsu launched his own firm.

Nishimura & Asahi provides a full service to clients in relation to restructuring, bankruptcy and related litigation, including corporate reorganisation proceedings and voluntary liquidation. Practice head Hideki Matsushima was in the team that acted for an Emori Group Holdings in an audit, the structuring of a rehabilitation plan and rehabilitation proceedings.

TMI Associates handles all aspects of insolvency, from civil rehabilitation proceedings to negotiating collection claims. Shinichiro Yamamiya handles corporate workouts, turnaround ADR, bankruptcies and liquidations. Mitsue Aizawa advised Boofoowoo on civil rehabilitation.

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