29 August 2018
Dr Shinjiro Takagi (1935 – 2018)
Dr Shinjiro Takagi (1935 - 2018)
The Asian Business Law Institute is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Shinjiro Takagi on 19 August 2018. He was 82 years of age.
A doyen of the international insolvency and restructuring profession, Dr Takagi’s achievements were innumerable and indelible. A lawyer and judge, he was the father of Japan’s modern insolvency and restructuring laws and author of the seminal Japanese-language treatise on the US’s Chapter 11. These accomplishments are just a few of the pioneering marks he made on the landscape in the advancement of his field.
Dr Takagi was a gentleman of great passion and a spirited advocate for ABLI’s work. He was one of the small group of prominent individuals who conceived of ABLI’sAsian Principles of Restructuring Project. Dr Takagi graciously offered his time and expertise to ABLI and for that we are eternally grateful.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.