Professionals

Hideki Matsushima is recognized as the leading expert in Japan in the field of insolvency and restructuring.

He has dealt with numerous matters, including the bankruptcy of Yamaichi Securities, the civil rehabilitation of Sogo Group, the corporate reorganization of Huis Ten Bosch, and also the corporate reorganization of Hayashibara Inc.

Presently, he serves as a consultant to the Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals, a board member of the Advisory Board on Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center Headquarters, an outside director of the Corporation for Revitalizing Earthquake-Affected Business, and an outside director and the chairman of the Regional Economy Vitalization Committee, Regional Economy Vitalization Corporation of Japan.

Recent activities

9/2019

Asialaw Profiles 2020: Outstanding Firm

Awards

4/2019

Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2020 edition

Awards

12/2018

Nishimura & Asahi’s Japan practices and lawyers receive top rankings in Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

Awards

Education

1966
Chuo University (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2013 -
Outside Director and Chairman of the Regional Economy Vitalization Committee, Regional Economy Vitalization Corporation of Japan
2012 - 2015
Outside Director, The Corporation for Revitalizing Earthquake-Affected Business
2011 -
Member, Management Committee of Individual Debtor Guidelines for Out-of-Court Workouts
2011 - 2012
Chair, Examination Board for Strengthening of Financial Function (tentative translation), Financial Services Agency
2008 - 2012
Member, Examination Board for Strengthening of Financial Function (tentative translation), Financial Services Agency
2007 -
Board Member, Advisory Board on Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center Headquarters, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
2007
Member, Study Group of the Regional Revitalization Corporation of Japan, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
2006 - 2008
Member, Working Group on the Selection of an Acquiring Party for Ashikaga Bank, Financial Services Agency
2004 - 2006
Lecturer, Niigata University Law School
2003 -
Board Member, All Nippon Insolvency Lawyers Network
2003 - 2013
Representative Director, Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals
2002 -
Board Member, Japanese Association for Business Recovery
1998
Member, Bankruptcy Legal Structures Study Group of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1998 - 2004
Member, Council on Measures relating to the Bankruptcy Law Revision, Tokyo Bar Association
1997 - 2005
Member, Committee on Revision of the Bankruptcy Law, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
1996
Director General, Bankruptcy Law Division, Legal Studies Department, Tokyo Bar Association
1991
Director General, Bankruptcy Law Division, Legal Studies Department, Tokyo Bar Association
1987 - 1989
Lecturer, joint lecture series of the Tokyo Bar Association and the Commission of the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (Bankruptcy Law)

Major Cases

 
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