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Partner

Tomohiro Okawa

Biography

Tomo Okawa is a partner at the Tokyo office of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. He has been mainly involved in cross-border transactions by leveraging a variety of deal experiences, such as business reorganization and insolvency, banking, and M&A. In particular, he has a wealth of experience in helping distressed companies as debtor’s counsel, whether in-court or out-of-court, including handling distressed M&A and DIP financing.

Member: Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals, All Japan Bankruptcy Lawyers’ Network, INSOL International, International Insolvency Institute NextGen, Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association Insolvency law study group and Business Rehabilitation Research Organization member.

Awards: The Best Lawyers in Japan 2021 "Insolvency and Reorganization Law"

Education/Professional Experience

2001

Waseda University (LL.B.)

2002-2004

PwC Consulting (currently IBM Japan, Ltd.)

2007

Hitotsubashi University Law School (J.D.)

2008-

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

2014

Columbia Law School (LL.M.)

2014-2015

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York

2019-present

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

2019-present

Adjunct Lecturer (Civil Law), The University of Tokyo

Seminars

November 8, 2019

Seminars

Cross-Border Insolvency (Panel Discussion)

November 7, 2019

Seminars

Cross-border restructuring from Japan

September 26, 2019

Seminars

Virtual assets versus real insolvencies

May 23, 2019

NO&T Seminars

Restructuring in a Globalizing Japan: The Role of Diversified Japanese Companies in Restructuring Matters

February 28, 2019

Seminars

IBA: 6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Unified Asia Insolvency/restructuring

Publications

June, 2020

Newsletter

Overview of Turnaround ADR and Recent Amendment

NO&T Japan Legal Update No.25 (June, 2020)

September, 2019

Articles

Münchener Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung Band 4: EuInsVO 2015, Art. 102a-102c EGInsO, Länderberichte - Japan (Co-author)

March, 2018

Books

"Justice Michiyoshi Kiuchi retirement commemorative theses"  (co-author)

Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, INC.

March, 2018

Books

"Forefront of M&A Risk Management" (Co-author)

Shojihomu Co., Ltd.

September, 2017

Articles

Distressed M&A in the U.S. and its implications on the Japan practice

Junkan Shojihomu No.2144 (September 15, 2017)

December, 2016

Articles

The Basics of the Bankruptcy Practice: Credit Enhancement by Guarantee and Real Guarantee (co-author)

Hogaku Kyoshitsu No.436 (January, 2017)

September, 2016

Articles

Chambers Global Practice Guides Insolvency 2016 Japan - Law & Practice (co-author)

February, 2013

Articles

Issues related to Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings (Co-author)

NBL (New Business Law) No.994 (February 1, 2013) NBL (New Business Law) No.995 (February 15, 2013)

October, 2012

Articles

Subordination in Japanese Insolvency Proceedings

International Financial Law Review (online)