Nobuaki Kobayashi is a partner of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu’s restructuring and insolvency group in Tokyo. He has a wealth of practical experience handling high-profile insolvency and restructuring proceedings, including large-scale corporate reorganisations, including the corporate rehabilitation proceedings of Takata Corporation, as a debtors’ counsel, the corporate reorganisation proceedings of Elpida Memory, as a trustee, and the bankruptcy proceedings of MtGox, a Japanese bitcoin exchange, as a bankruptcy trustee.
Since 2013, he has been chairperson of the Study Committee on the Bankruptcy Law System of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. He served as a chairperson of the study group on Guidelines applicable to Management Guarantee, established by JCCI (The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and JBA (Japanese Bankers Association), and a vice chairperson of Japan Insolvency Lawyers Network, which has a membership of over 5,000. He also serves as a board member of the Japan Chapter of the East Asian Association of Insolvency & Restructuring. In 2015, he represented Delta Air Lines, as a candidate of sponsor to Skymark Airlines in their civil rehabilitation proceedings.