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上野 元
上野 元

Hajime UENO

  • Partner
  • Tokyo

Hajime predominantly handles restructuring and insolvency, cross-border transactions, securitizations and other structured finance. He strives to provide creative solutions and, leveraging his English language capabilities and wealth of knowledge regarding overseas legal landscapes, his strength is evident especially in cross-border deals. He also handles IT and DX-related matters.

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.

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Awards & Rankings





Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Fellow, INSOL International 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York