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Kotaro Fuji is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi. He has handled numerous corporate restructurings under formal insolvency proceedings or out-of-court workouts in Japan representing debtors, sponsors or other key parties, and recently with more focus on cross-border matters. He played a key role in the civil rehabilitation proceedings of Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha and its subsidiary with over US$1 billion in debts, which constituted the fifth largest shipping group in Japan and operated over 100 dry bulk carriers globally.
From October 2019 to February 2023, he provided legal advice on cross-border M&A, restructuring and insolvency, disputes, and other corporate matters from Nishimura & Asahi’s Singapore office, collaborating with local professionals.
He is a graduate of the Kyoto University Law School (2008, JD) and the New York University School of Law (2018, LLM), and is admitted to practice in Japan (2009) and in New York (2019).
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