Restructuring and insolvency: International firms and joint ventures in Japan

Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) advises corporate debtors on the full spectrum of restructuring and insolvency matters, with a strong focus on complex cross-border restructurings and distressed M&A. The group also has significant experience in assisting creditors and financial institutions with debt collection, transfer of non-performing loan and rescue financing. Hiroshi Kasuya leads the practice and focuses on restructurings, M&A and litigation. Senior associate Junya Suzuki, who is qualified in Japan, England and New York, is a key contact for cross-border distressed M&A and restructuring projects. Also noted are associates Masayoshi Kobayashi and Aya Takahashi.

Practice head(s):

Hiroshi Kasuya

Other key lawyers:

Fumi Yamazaki; Junya Suzuki; Masayoshi Kobayash


‘The work is done quickly and the response is also perfect.’

‘Hiroshi Kasuya knows well bankruptcy law and has a lot of experience in bankruptcy procedures.’

‘Fumi Yamazaki is quick on the uptake of matters, and understands civil law and bankruptcy law well.’

White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association)

White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association)‘s restructuring and insolvency team offers domestic and international clients assistance with a wide range of cross-border matters, spanning distressed loans, dispositions, and bankruptcy-related M&A. With a wealth of experience handling cross-border transactions across Japan, Asia, Europe and the US, Ayako Kawano is a key contact in the group.

Other key lawyers:

Ayako Kawano