Masaki Fujita

Masaki Fujita


Masaki Fujita is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, based in the Tokyo office. He specializes in Restructuring & Insolvency, International Trade, National Security, M&A and Joint Venture.

Masaki has extensive experience in restructuring, representing a full range of stakeholders, including debtors, creditors, and sponsors, in both in-court and out-of-court proceedings. He also frequently advises foreign companies on strategic exits from the Japanese market, providing expert guidance through comprehensive legal and business considerations.

Masaki's expertise extends to advising clients on a wide range of regulatory, compliance, investigatory, and enforcement matters related to international trade and national security. This includes trade controls, economic sanctions, clearances for foreign investments, and industrial security issues. Additionally, Masaki offers foreign companies general corporate advice on commercial laws, employment laws, and compliance issues, demonstrating a deep understanding of the unique aspects of Japanese business culture and legal frameworks.

He advises clients across numerous industries, including banking, fintech, energy, semiconductors, chemicals, medical, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, IT, shipping, logistics, hotels, food, fashion, and agriculture.

Masaki was recognized as an INSOL Fellow and a member of the International Insolvency Institute (III) NextGen, reflecting his depth of expertise in insolvency matters. Furthermore, his unique perspective gained from serving as a secondee for one of Japan's largest international trading companies enriches his ability to offer practical, insightful advice across a wide range of corporate and international business challenges.

Fujita Masaki

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Corporate Transaction Group
  • Dispute Resolution Group
  • Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Group


Mar 2003 Waseda University, Faculty of Law, (Bachelor of Laws)
Mar 2006 Kyoto University Law School (Juris Doctor)
Jan 2014 - May 2015 Worked for the legal devision of one of the largest trading companies in Japan
May 2016 University of California, Berkeley (LL.M.)
Sep 2016 - July 2017 Associated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (New York Office)


Aug 2023
Essential Points of English M&A Drafting Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc
Apr 2023
Jul 2022
Practical tips for the withdrawal of foreign companies from Japan Turnaround & Credit Management No.177 (Summer issue 2022)
Jul 2022
Key Developments and Latest Trends in Japan The International Insolvency & Restructuring Review 2022/23
Apr 2022
General overview of and recent developments in Japanese rescue-type insolvency proceedings Insolvency and Restructuring International - October 2021
Nov 2021
Restructuring and insolvency in Japan: overview Practical Law -A Thomson Reuters Legal Solution
Mar 2021
English Contracts around the World – Around-the-world trip starting from America The Association of Corporate Legal Departments, No.519
May 2017
Nov 2014


Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2007)
  • New York (2017)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • INSOL (INSOL Fellow)
  • International Insolvency Institute (III) NextGen
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • Tokyo Bar Association (Insolvency Study Group)
  • Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals
  • Japanese Association for Business Recovery
  • Japanese Federation of Insolvency Professionals
  • Japan Insolvency Practitioners’ Network
  • The East Asian Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Prospectus
  • Japan In-House Lawyers Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English