Hiroyuki Kanae focuses on commercial litigation matters, including domestic and cross-border litigations involving major Japanese and foreign companies. He also handles corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, labor and employment law (including dispute settlements).
He has been advising on the global asset recovery projects involving Japanese clients in USA, Asia and European countries. He has represented trustees in bankruptcy proceedings in Japan, in pursuing successful asset recovery in the United States. To qualify to represent a trustee in proceedings of this kind requires attorneys and the firm with which he is associated to be at the very top of the fraud and asset recovery litigation field.
In 2006, during the “Livedoor scandal”, Hiroyuki Kanae was invited to comment on a CNBC Asia international television broadcast. The scandal concerned allegations that the president and senior executives of Japanese internet company Livedoor were involved in a shares and accounting scam. The fact that CNBC Asia picked him to comment on the issue is testament to his expertise and reputation in commercial fraud issues.
As regards his law firm, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is one of the largest and most reputable law firms in Japan. The firm has five hundred lawyers and is known as one of the “Big 4” law firms in Japan and the firm is capable of collecting the multi-disciplinary teams consisting of litigators, accountants, and attorneys with the experience of public prosecutors.