Katsusuke Amano

Partner / Attorney at Law

Osaka Office

Major Practice Areas
Corporate / Risk Management and Compliance / Restructuring and Insolvency / Dispute Resolution
Other Practice Areas
Real Estate / Insurance / Administrative Law


Katsusuke Amano provides advice, on a daily basis, to clients regarding all matters relating to business operations and also represents them in lawsuits and other legal matters. As his area of expertise, he has handled numerous cases in the field of bankruptcy law, including acting as legal (reorganization) trustee in large-scale corporate reorganization cases. With the recent rise in cutting-edge legal matters, Mr. Amano promptly handles these matters together with members of our firm who are well versed in the relevant fields of law.  As an outside director of both listed and unlisted companies, he has worked for many years to help companies establish better corporate governance. 

Work Highlights

  • Outside director (for listed enterprises)
  • Provision of guidance for shareholders’ meetings (for listed enterprises)
  • Independent Committee member for establishment of TOB targeted companies
  • Member of Special Committee for Anti-Takeover Defenses
  • Member of Independent Committee for Investigation of Corporate Scandals
  • Member of Clinical Research Ethics Review Committee of pharmaceutical companies
  • Reorganization trustee (for logistic companies)
  • Attorney filing a petition for corporate rehabilitation (for credit card companies, general contractors)
  • Bankruptcy trustee (for a number of consumer finance providers, debtors, etc.)
  • Bankruptcy trustee (for a number of dealers of kimono fabrics, consumers, etc.)
  • Attorney filing petition for bankruptcy of a religious corporation
  • Attorney filing petition for civil rehabilitation (transport industry)
  • Civil rehabilitation supervisor
  • Internal reporting contact office (listed enterprise groups)

Education & Professional Career

1985 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
1983Joined Kitahama Partners
1978Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan; Joined Tamura Tokuo Law Office
1976Kyoto University (LL.B.)

Other Activities

2011 – 2014Member, Examination Committee for Comprehensive Evaluation on Construction Work, etc. of Osaka Prefecture (formerly, Comprehensive Evaluation Committee on Construction Work, etc. of Osaka Prefecture)
2007 – 2011Member, The Osaka Third-Party Committee to Check Pension Records
Apr 2007 – Mar 2008Visiting Professor, Kyoto University
Apr 2005 – Mar 2009Adjunct Professor, Kyoto University Law School
Apr 2004 – Mar 2005Visiting Professor, Kyoto University
2001Vice President, Osaka Bar Association