|1997||LLB, Tokyo University, Law Faculty
Entered the Legal Training and Research Institute (51st graduating class)
|1999||Admitted to the bar (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association)
Joined Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
|2006||LL.M., Duke University School of Law (Durham, US); Researcher at the University of Texas School of Law (Corporate reorganization) (Austin, US); Guest Lawyer at Lazard (Merger & Acquisition and Corporate Reorganization) (New York, US)|
Admitted to the New York Bar; Guest Lawyer at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt (Intellectual Property) (Alexandria, US); Guest Lawyer at Herbert Smith (Intellectual Property) (London, UK)
Returned to Japan and resumed practice at Abe, Ikubo & Katayama (September)
Main Areas of Practice
Masahiro Otsuki deals with a wide variety of fields such as finance law, insolvency law and intellectual property rights law.
In finance law area, he represents clients in litigation and also provides advice on credit management, financial products, compliance and M&A.
In the field of insolvency law, he acted as the deputy trustee in bankruptcy for Ryowa House and Yamaichi Real Estate, the reorganization trustee for Tsuchiura Kaihatsu, of the petitioner for corporate reorganization procedure for companies such as Chiyoda Mutual Life Insurance and Kyoei Life Insurance, the petitioner for civil rehabilitation procedure for Hatoyama Kanko, Tonosho, etc. and the trustee in bankruptcy for Daiichi Finance and so forth.
In the area of intellectual property, in addition to being engaged in international litigation and providing legal opinions and drafting agreements, he provides various consultations on patent, trademark and etc.
Also, he provides legal opinions to government authorities in the areas of real estate securitization and anti-trust law based on his vast experience in the such areas.