Representing a major creditor in the Skymark civil rehabilitation proceedings
Nishimura & Asahi represented a major creditor, a giant aircraft manufacturer, in the civil rehabilitation proceedings against Skymark Airlines Inc.
Hajime has extensive expertise in the area of corporate restructuring and insolvency, as well as securitization/structured finance practice (including concession transactions); especially known for his uncanny skills to see through complex issues and the web of differing interests of relevant parties, he is not confined to conventional thinking and instead strives to devise various new deal structures and provide new solutions. He also has an extensive practice in other areas of corporate finance and capital markets, as well as regulatory matters of financial institutions (including Basel accord capital rules). Having spent his youth in the U.S. and having studied abroad, he is fluent in both English and Japanese. He serves as the Firm’s CTO and is engaged in IT/DX-related matters, as well.
Mr. Yasuki Goto has extensive experience in various types and seizes of restructuring/insolvency cases, where he represents debtors, creditors and sponsors. Mr. Goto also has abundant experience in finance transactions, including securitization, MBO finance and other structured financing. Backed by such knowledge and experience in these two fields, he has particular strengths in transactions corresponding to both insolvency and finance, such as debtor-in-possession financing and other finance to debtors under restructuring proceedings. Mr. Goto has obtained a strong reputation for, among other things, his practical and creative advice in high-pressure insolvency cases.
Since becoming an attorney-at-law, I have been consistently engaged in bankruptcy and business revitalization practices. In legal arrangements, I have not only fulfilled the duties of a trustee, supervisor, etc., and been involved as a debtor's agent, but have also provided advice to creditors and sponsors that makes full use of such experience. Beyond legal liquidation, I have a reputation for taking the lead in restructuring in the early stages of the process, as well as Out of Court Informal Workouts. In recent years, I have also expanded my sphere of activity into the field of sports practice.