Hideyuki Sakai

Hideyuki Sakai

Of Counsel

Hideyuki Sakai is an of counsel at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and one of Japan's leading authorities in insolvency and financial restructuring. Prior to joining Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, he was managing partner of Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, the joint enterprise established between Sakai & Mimura, which he founded in 1995, and a leading US law firm.
Mr. Sakai focuses on bankruptcy, workouts, civil rehabilitation and other proceedings involving insolvency procedures. He frequently represents financial institutions and large creditor groups in complex debt restructurings and international insolvency matters. He has also served as court-appointed trustee in high-profile cases and as mediator in out-of-court ADR proceedings.
Additionally, he has extensive experience in cross-border M&A, complex commercial litigation and crisis management.

Sakai Hideyuki

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Group
  • Corporate Crisis Management Practice Group


Mar 1974 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
Mar 1976 Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Jun 1982 Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)


Guide on Conducting an Out-of-Court Workout in Asia Asian Business Law Institute, International Insolvency Institute
Mar 2023
Guide on the Treatment of Insolvent Micro and Small Enterprises in Asia Asian Business Law Institute, International Insolvency Institute
Apr 2022


Nov 25 - 26, 2017
Business Insolvency in Japan GE Commercial Finance
Dec 4, 2008


Apr 14, 2022
Apr 15, 2021

Professional Admissions

  • Japan (1976)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Tokyo Bar Association
  • International Insolvency Institute (III)
  • INSOL International
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • American College of Bankruptcy (ACB)
  • Japanese Association for Business Recovery (Director)
  • Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals (Director)
  • Japanese Federation of Insolvency Professionals
  • Japan Rugby Football Union


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English