Restructuring and insolvency: International firms and joint ventures in Japan

Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)'s restructuring practice advises corporate debtors on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency proceedings under the Civil Rehabilitation Law, the Corporate Reorganization Law and the Bankruptcy Law. The group also has significant experience in representing local and international creditors, sponsors and lenders against failed corporations. Led by Hiroshi Kasuya , the team features promising junior practitioners such as senior associate Junya Suzuki and associate Masayoshi Kobayashi .

Practice head(s):

Hiroshi Kasuya

Other key lawyers:

Junya Suzuki; Masayoshi Kobayashi


‘Baker McKenzie provides a one-stop-shop experience and a high-quality service all around.’

‘Hiroshi Kasuya has a sound understanding of the unique philosophies of Japanese companies, and always provides timely and adequate support while giving full consideration to these philosophies. He is without doubt the most eminent lawyer in this field.’

Key clients

Takata Corporation

Westinghouse Electric UK Holdings Limited and its group companies

Credit Agricole

Work highlights

  • Baker McKenzie represented Takata Corporation in its global restructuring, the total amount of liability of which is over $10bn.

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

At White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association) the restructuring and insolvency team advises on complex global debt restructurings, insolvency matters and corporate restructurings under the joint leadership of finance specialist Simon Collins and Ayako Kawano who has extensive experience advising global and domestic clients on acquisitions, dispositions and the restructuring of distressed loans and real estate portfolios.

Practice head(s):

Simon Collins; Ayako Kawano