The restructuring and insolvency practice at Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) advises domestic and international corporate debtors on all aspects of insolvency proceedings. The team is able to handle multi-party, cross-border matters, and is also involved in direct negotiations with stakeholders of distressed corporations and assists with non-performing loan transfers and debtor-in-possession financing mandates. Leveraging the firm's global network, the practice, which is led by Hiroshi Kasuya, works with the firm's international offices and teams to provide a comprehensive restructuring and insolvency offering. Senior associate Junya Suzuki, who is qualified in Japan, England and Wales and New York, reinforces the practice alongside associate Masayoshi Kobayashi.
Restructuring and insolvency: International firms and joint ventures in Japan
Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Ayako Kawano leads the restructuring and insolvency practice at White & Case LLP - White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association), which advises international corporations on the Japanese aspects of bankruptcy, insolvency and workout matters, working closely with the firm’s wider global network. Clients stem from a wide range of industries including the financial services, mining, energy, aviation and shipping sectors.
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
Swissport International Ltd.
- Advised Avianca on the export credit-supported financing for more than 70 Airbus aircraft and the restructuring of the ECA-supported fleet of Avianca Taca Holding.
- Advised Swissport Group on its restructuring and recapitalisation.
- Advised STA Travel group entities in various jurisdictions following STA Travel Holding AG’s, the STA group’s parent company, decision to file for insolvency in Switzerland.