As a highly experienced international lawyer, Yuichiro Mori acts as bridge between Japanese corporations and foreign corporations and facilitates various global transactions. Yuichiro has counseled clients in international and domestic commercial transactions and in international and domestic dispute resolutions for more than 25 years. His experience covers a wide range of matters, including restructurings, M&A, buyouts, and joint ventures, in a variety of industries and jurisdictions. He is frequently appointed by the Tokyo District Court as a bankruptcy trustee. Yuichiro also has served as the Tokyo Office administrative partner since 2015.
Yuichiro represents debtors, creditors, distressed investors, and other stakeholders in insolvency proceedings in a variety of industries. His experience includes the corporate reorganization of Asyst Technologies Japan, as Japanese counsel to the Taiwanese customer; the bankruptcy of Kosugi Sangyo K.K., as Japanese counsel to the licensor for Golden Bear; the civil rehabilitation proceedings of Lehman Brothers Japan, as Japanese counsel to the ultimate parent company of Lehman Brothers Group as creditor; and the chapter 11 proceedings of Lyondell Chemical, as advisor to Sumitomo Chemical, a joint venture partner in Japan. He also successfully led the workout of a Japanese consumer finance company in a ¥43 billion debt restructuring involving 15 commercial banks.
Yuichiro is a member of the Japanese Bar Association, the Dai-ichi Bar Association, and the Nationwide Lawyers Network for Insolvency Proceedings.
- December 2010
"The ‘highly professional’ Yuichiro Mori ... has ‘robust experience and excellent market knowledge’."Legal 500
- University of California, Davis (LL.M. 1998); The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (Diploma 1993); Waseda University (LL.B. 1991)
- Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
- Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2009)
- English, Japanese