Shinichiro Abe

Shinichiro Abe

As a pioneer in the practice of Japanese restructuring/insolvency law, Shinichiro Abe has extensive experience with domestic and crossborder matters in this field. Mr. Abe is renown as an advisor on business restructurings and reorganizations, including distressed M&A. His practice also includes litigation, arbitration, M&A, anti-trust, compliance and general corporate. Mr. Abe is also the author of numerous publications and is frequently a speaker at seminars as well as international conferences and other events. Apart from client work, Mr. Abe is also teaches as a visiting professor at [Chuo Law School] teaching restructuring law and at Kokushikan Graduate School of Law teaching company law.

Mr. Abe also has positions and memberships with various professional associations. Mr. Abe is the president of Japan Institute for International Arbitration Research and Training (JIIART); an executive member of the Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals; a board member of the Japan Federation of Insolvency Professionals; a board member of the Japan/Asia section of the International Insolvency Institute(III) as well as a member of the International Bar Association(IBA), the New York Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and Japanese American Society for Legal Studies,
He is also the former head of the Insolvency Law section of the Inter Pacific International Bar (IPBA) Association.

[ Bar Admissions ] Japan, 1994

[ Education ] Waseda Graduate School of Law (LL.M, 1989 ); UCLA School of Law (LL.M., 2001)

[ Languages ] Japanese, English


  • 外国論文 Co-author of the Japan jurisdiction chapter in Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency in Asia 2020
    Asian Business Law Institute and International Insolvency Institute(Apr 2022)
  • News Shinichiro-Abe is selected as a Consultation group expert for Guide on the Treatment of Insolvent Micro and Small Enterprises in Asia
    Asian Business Law Institute and International Insolvency Institute(May 2022)
  • English “Japan” section in CDR(Commercial Dispute Resolution)
    Global Legal Group (2021), co-author
  • 論文 International Arbitration in Japanese Bankruptcy Cases
    "Japan Commercial Arbitration Journal VOL.2" (JCAA,2021)
  • News Shinichiro Abe was involved in the Court of Arbitration for Sport(“CAS”) as a legal counsel in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
  • 著書 Method of Business Restructuring for Listed Corporations and Medium-sized Corporations
    事業再生と債権管理No.169(2020年7月) 金融財政事情研究会
  • Japanese The Bankruptcy System in Europe
    Author, “Development of Civil Procedural Laws – Compilation of Papers Commemorating the 70th Birthday of Professor Tetsuo Kato” (March 2020), edited by Koichi Miki et al.
  • English Interaction between Arbitral Tribunals Seated in Japan and In Japanese Courts
    International Business Law (Second Edition), (Wolters Kluwer, September 2019)


Past Lectures and Seminars