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Friday, April 5, 2013
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2013 April 3, Spring Dinner with Mitsue Aizawa

On 3 April 2013, the Japan Network organised its third event since its launch in May 2012 - a dinner with Mitsue Aizawa, the deputy managing partner of the Tokyo office of Bingham McCutchen. Mitsue is also the recipient of the IWIRC "Woman Of The Year" Award. Drawing upon experiences in her more than thirty years as lawyer, Mitsue challenged attendees to focus on strategic thinking. “In Japan and around the world, women often act as highly competent implementers” said Mitsue, “transaction leadership has a foundation in competence, but must include business analysis and formulation of strategy”. Throughout her career, Mitsue has earned a reputation as one of Japan’s leading insolvency lawyers and strategists. Twenty-four attendees participated in the event. The event was kindly sponsored by Bingham McCutchen.


International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation ("IWIRC”) is committed to the connection, promotion and growth of women in insolvency and restructuring professions worldwide. Since 1994, IWIRC has been connecting women worldwide through a global membership of more than 1000 attorneys, bankers, corporate-turnaround professionals, financial advisors and other restructuring practitioners. The organisation provides its members with relationship-building, educational, career enhancement and promotional opportunities. For more information, visit us at

The Japan Network of IWIRC was established in May 2012. The current committee includes Rachel Lao of Hogan Lovells, Yuri Ide and Lisa Valentovish of Bingham McCutchen, Taeko Mizuno Tada of Nagahama, Mizuno & Inoue, Ayako Kawano of White & Case LLP, Hiroko Kaneko of Matsuo & Kosugi and Kanako Osawa of Kajitani Law Offices.


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