Attorney profiles

Masaru Uetake


1968 Born
1991 LLB, Meiji University
1992 Entered the Legal Training and Research Institute (46th graduating class)
1994 Admitted to the bar (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association)
1994 Joined Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
2009 Instructor of the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court

Main Areas of Practice

Masaru Uetake covers wide range of legal matters concerning corporate activities (legal consultations for daily business, drafting contracts, guidance for shareholder meetings, business and structural reorganizations including M&A, lawsuits, debt collection, anti-trust etc.). He also handles family law matters such as divorce and estate and criminal and juvenile justice matters as part of his pro-bono activities.

In addition to following insolvency procedures such as corporate reorganization, civil rehabilitation, liquidation, special liquidation, and private arrangement with creditors in various capacities such as petitioner's (debtor's) counsel, corporate reorganization trustee, trustee in bankruptcy deputy liquidator. He also handles insolvency matters as a negotiator or representative of large creditors, sponsor candidates, etc.

In addition, he gives lectures at open seminars sponsored by consultant companies and at training sessions organized by business industries or corporation on such topics as corporate (business) rebuilding, corporate restructuring and compliance.


  • "Introduction to Asset Based Lending" (Kinzai) Co-author
  • "Lecture on Practice for Corporate Governance and Compliance"(Minjiho Kenkyukai Section 2, Chapter 4) Co-author