Insolvency Institute

Tomohiro Okawa

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Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
JP Tower, 2-7-2 Marunouchi,
Chiyoda-ku, 100-7036
Tokyo , Japan


2013 – 2014 Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
2013 – 2014 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
2004 – 2007 Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law
1996 – 2001 Waseda University, Faculty of Law (Bachelor of Laws)

2002 – 2004 PwC Consulting (currently IBM Japan, Ltd.)
2008 – Present Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
2014 – 2015 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York

Recent Engaged Cases
• Debtor's counsel (global lead counsel) to Takata (airbag manufacturer) in its global restructurings including the Japan's civil rehabilitation and US chapter 11 (2017-2018)
• Deputy trustee of MtGox (bitcoin exchange) bankruptcy (2016 – present)
• Debtor's counsel to Janjin Shipping representing the recognition proceeding in Japan (2016)
• Debtor's advisor to Elpida (semiconductor manufacturer) corporate reorganization (2013)
• Lender's counsel to Hayashibara corporate reogranization (2013)

• Justice Michiyoshi Kiuchi retirement commemorative theses, published March 2018
• Forefront of M&A Risk Management, published March 2018
• Chambers Global Practice Guides Insolvency 2016 Japan – Law & Practice, published September 2016
• Distressed M&A in the U.S. and its implications on the Japan practice, published September 2017, in Shoji Homu
• The Basics of the Bankruptcy Practice: Credit Enhancement by Guarantee and Real Guarantee, published December 2016, in Hogaku Kyoshitsu
• Subordination in Japanese Insolvency Proceedings, published October 2012, in International Financial Law Review (IFLR)
• Issues related to Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings, published January 2013, in NBL (New Business Law)

Admitted in Japan (December 2008) and New York (July 2015)

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