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Chambers Global Practice Guides - Insolvency 2021: Japan

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Chambers Global Practice Guides - Insolvency 2021: Japan

Hajime Ueno, Junpei Iwata and Marie Tanaka’s article, "Japan Law & Practice", and Hajime Ueno, Masaru Shibahara and Mitsuki Kono’s article, “Trends and Developments”, appear in Chambers Global Practice Guides - Insolvency 2021, published by Chambers and Partners.


上野 元

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.

柴原 多

He has an extensive track record representing clients in over 80 corporate rehabilitation and bankruptcy cases to date, playing an instrumental role in communicating with financial institutions on M&A, financing, and private liquidations from a multifaceted perspective. He is also known for his expertise in business succession cases involving a wide range of competing interests, such as drafting family charters, and handling litigation, leveraging his insights into industry conditions and economic circumstances surrounding his clients.

田中 麻理恵


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She mainly practices in insolvency and restructuring, as well as M&A and a wide range of general corporate matters. She has extensive experience in both cross-border (especially, the United States, Europe and Asia) and domestic cases. She has had a distinguished career advising a variety of clients such as debtors, creditors, sponsors, parent companies, and subsidiaries with regard to complex cross-border M&A cases and restructuring cases (including cases where Japanese companies were involved in US Chapter 11 cases). Even in complex or unprecedented cases, she has sought to achieve client objectives by establishing a creative structure or coordinating complex interests between parties. She has also advised clients concerning company dissolutions or liquidations, and dissolving cross-border JV businesses.