Attorney Profiles
Attorney at Law
Motoyuki Kobayashi

LLB, Keio University


Entered the Legal Training and Research Institute (60th graduating class)


Admitted to the bar (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association), joined Abe, Ikubo & Katayama


April 2016 – March 2018
Seconded to Regional Economy Revitalization Corporation of Japan (REVIC)


April 2018
Resumed practice at Abe, Ikubo & Katayama

Main Areas of Practice

Motoyuki Kobayashi covers a broad range of corporate legal affairs, mainly in the fields of insolvency and business rehabilitation, disputes, and litigation.


In the insolvency and business rehabilitation field, Mr. Kobayashi works with small and medium enterprises all across Japan to help with rehabilitation of their businesses, as well as proactively aiding businesses with succession and wind-up support.


In the disputes and litigation field, Mr. Kobayashi is not blinkered to pure legal aspects, he works closely with clients to achieve optimum outcomes from multiple perspectives.


He also has extensive experience in M&A as well as medical care, nursing care, and other healthcare-related areas, and inheritance advise for individual customers.


Mr. Kobayashi is very responsive to clients’ needs, and guarantees to do his best to help his clients.

Publications and Articles

・“Legal Risk / Compliance Risk / Management Practical Manual” (collaboration, Minjiho Kenkyukai Co., Ltd., 2015)
・“Practical Guide and Forms for Contract Drafting” (collaboration, Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd., 2014)
・“Latest Information on Voluntary Liquidation” (collaboration, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc., 2013)
・“Banking Practice Legal Measures, 4500” (collaboration, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc., 2013)
・“Theory and Practical Guide to Document Submission Order” (collaboration, Minjiho Kenkyukai Co., Ltd., 2010)