Yosuke Kanegae is a counsel at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu’s restructuring and insolvency group in Tokyo. He brings experience to challenging domestic and cross-border restructurings and reorganisations and has represented distressed companies, trade creditors, financial institutions and strategic investors in highly complex workout arrangements spanning Japan, Asia, the US and Europe.

Companies he has represented operate in a broad compass of business sectors, including retailing, insurance, consumer finance, semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunications, clothing manufacturing, printing and real estate investment. 

In the past several years, Yosuke has had a distinguished track record and has been particularly noted for his use of the US Chapter 11 and 15 proceedings in Japanese restructurings, including for clients Spansion Japan and Elpida Memory.

He graduated from Kyoto University in 1999 and received an LLM from Northwestern University School of Law in 2005. Since 2012 he has taught a course on restructuring and insolvency practice at the University of Tokyo’s faculty of law as a lecturer.