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Makoto Fujiwara

Partner / Attorney at Law

Osaka Office

Major Practice Areas
Restructuring and Insolvency / Corporate / Insurance / Employment and Labor / Dispute Resolution / Special Corporations / Distribution & Retail
Other Practice Areas
Real Estate / Risk Management and Compliance / Mergers & Acquisitions / Consumer Protection


Makoto Fujiwara has been mainly working on cases in the area of corporate rehabilitation and insolvency. As attorney for debtors of corporate rehabilitation cases, Mr. Fujiwara has been providing advisory services relating to private liquidation matters as well as legal liquidation matters, such as corporate rehabilitation cases (Corporate Rehabilitation Trustee Representative and Examiner Assistant) and civil rehabilitation cases (Attorney for the petitioner and Audit Assistant), and has been handling a number of liquidation cases as a bankruptcy trustee. Moreover, he has been widely engaged in general corporate matters including the provision of guidance on general shareholders’ meetings, insurance, labor law and various types of litigation.

Education & Professional Career

  • Corporate rehabilitation case of a leading Japanese enterprise (construction industry) (Corporate Rehabilitation Trustee Representative)
  • Corporate rehabilitation case of a leading Japanese enterprise (transport industry) (DIP style financing, Examiner Assistant)
  • Civil rehabilitation case of a leading Japanese enterprise (real estate developer) (Attorney for the petitioner)
  • Civil rehabilitation case of a Japanese enterprise (importing and distribution business) (Audit Assistant)
  • Private liquidation matter for a Japanese enterprise (service industry) (advisory services for debtors)
Jan 2015 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
Jan 2008Joined Kitahama Partners
Dec 2007Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan
Mar 2006Kyoto University Law School (J.D.)
Mar 2004Kyoto University (LL.B.)

Other Activities

2014 – PresentCounselor, Boundary Issue Counseling Center of Osaka, Osaka Real Estate Surveyor Association


  • National Network of Insolvency Attorneys
  • Judicial System Committee; Osaka Bar Association (Insolvency Law Division)
  • Bankruptcy Practice Networking