Toshiaki Nakanishi

Partner / Attorney at Law

Osaka Office

Major Practice Areas
Restructuring and Insolvency / Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate / Real Estate / Dispute Resolution / Administrative Law / Manufacturing
Other Practice Areas
Finance / Employment and Labor / Construction/Architecture


Toshiaki Nakanishi’s main areas of practice are corporate rehabilitation, M&A, and real estate development. He has focused on corporate rehabilitation since joining the firm, and has handled a wide variety of cases. His practice also includes private liquidation, which has recently become more common than court ordered liquidation. Moreover, when handling corporate rehabilitation matters, Mr. Nakanishi often represents the seller’s side in M&A transactions; however, he has also been involved in a number of transactions on the buyer’s side. He has also dealt with a wide variety of development related matters, including those involving real estate developers and general contractors, and has accumulated a deep knowledge and experience as a legal advisor in such areas.

Work Highlights

  • Rehabilitation Trustee Representative
  • Revitalization Trustee Representative
  • Filing a petition for civil rehabilitation
  • Civil Rehabilitation Supervisor
  • Filing a petition for special arbitration
  • Business revitalization ADR, attorney representing debtors in SME revitalization support councils, etc.

Education & Professional Career

2009 – PresentKitahama Partners, Partner
2002Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan; Joined Kitahama Partners
2001Kyoto University (LL.B.)

Other Activities

2015 – PresentDirector, Turn-Around & Succession Support Organization (TASSO)
2011 – 2015Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, ARRK CORPORATION (listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)
2008 – 2021Adjunct Professor, Osaka Prefecture University (Corporate Law)


  • National Network of Insolvency Attorneys
  • Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals
  • Judicial System Committee, Osaka Bar Association
  • Civil Code Amendment Affairs Special Committee, Osaka Bar Association
  • Member of the Judicial System Research Committee (Commerce and Economy Division), Japan Federation of Bar Associations