Leading Individuals: Bengoshi

Restructuring and insolvency: International firms and joint ventures in Japan

Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Known for its vast experience in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters, the team at Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) leverages its international network to handle global matters. The practice advises the full gamut of issues concerning restructuring and insolvency proceedings, representing both local and international creditors, sponsors, acquirers and lenders. Hiroshi Kasuya leads the team, assisting clients with direct negotiations with stakeholders, and debt collection from distressed corporations. The group also assists clients with alternative solutions, from M&A to reorganisation, and disposition, with counsel Junya Suzuki having extensive experience in cross-border distressed M&A transactions. As a member of both the finance and projects group and the restructuring and insolvency team, associate Masayoshi Kobayashi regularly advises on the financial aspects of cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.

Practice head(s):

Hiroshi Kasuya

Other key lawyers:

Junya Suzuki; Masayoshi Kobayashi; Aya Takahashi


‘They have adequate expertise and experience in this field.’

‘They understood our business well and the case well.’

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