Masaaki Sawano

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  • Professional Activities / Accolades

Professional Background / Education

Professional Background

1988-1990
Masaaki Sawano Law Office
1990-2003
Tokyo City Law & Tax Partners
1992-1993
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York and Paris (Visiting Attorney)
1993
Court of Arbitration of International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (Trainee)
2003 to Present
City-Yuwa Partners

Education

1978
Waseda University (LL.B.)
1985
Legal Training and Research Institute
1992
Columbia Law School (LL.M.)

Publications / Presentations

  • "Bankruptcy Trustee Conference 2011 at Tokyo District Court - Bankruptcy and Setoff" (in "Liberty & Justice Vol. 63 No. 8", Japan Federation Bar Associations, 2012) (in Japanese)
  • "Verification of Debtor-in-Possession Corporate Reorganization II - The Japan General Estate Co., Ltd. Case (Series 3) Sponsor Selection and Various Issues over Reorganization Plan." (co-author, in "NBL No. 956", Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2011) (in Japanese)
  • "Verification of Debtor-in-Possession Corporate Reorganization II - The Japan General Estate Co., Ltd. Case (Series 2) Responsibility for Management and Alternation of Securities." (co-author, in "NBL No. 955", Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2011) (in Japanese)
  • "Verification of Debtor-in-Possession Corporate Reorganization II - The Japan General Estate Co., Ltd. Case (Series 1) Corporate Reorganization of the Japan General Estate Co., Ltd." (co-author, in "NBL No. 954", Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2011) (in Japanese)
  • "New Bankruptcy Act Essential" (co-author, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2004) (in Japanese)
  • "Civil Rehabilitation Act Series 1 - From Acceptance of Client Consultation to Filing and Other Practices until Determination of Rehabilitation Proceedings" (in "Lawyers' Practices-Rehabilitation and Insolvency", Tokyo Horei Publishing, 2002) (in Japanese)
  • "Considerations on Share Exchange and Share Transfer" and "Considerations on Company Split" (co-author, in "Lawyers' Practices - Civil - Contract and Corporate Cases" Tokyo Horei Publishing, 2002) (in Japanese)

Professional Activities / Accolades

Vice President of Japan Federation of Bar Association (April 2017-)
President of Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association (April 2017-)
Member, International Insolvency Institute (2015-)
Member, Fundamental Management Issues Conference, Urban Renaissance Agency (UR) (2014-)
Member, Sectional Committee on Rent, Fundamental Management Issues Conference, Urban Renaissance Agency (UR) (2014-)
Advisor, Business Management Committee, Urban Renaissance Agency (UR) (2010-)
Executive Vice President, The Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association (2006-2007)
Executive Governor, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2006-2007)
Chapter Director, Japan Chapter of the East Asian Association of Insolvency & Restructuring
Member, Management Lawyers Council - Japan
Member, Japan Association of Corporate Executives (KEIZAI DOYUKAI)

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