Hong Kong; Tokyo
Seminar | January.29.2019 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm (Hong Kong Time)Orrick Hong Kong
Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and cellular technologies that form the communications infrastructure of connected devices are not only transforming business activities and individual lifestyles, but raising critical legal issues with regard to intellectual property, privacy and data security, product liability and competition.
Traditionally, the existing intellectual property law framework has been developed to provide protection to works created by humans. The rapidly evolving fields of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Internet of Things have generated vast quantities of work created by machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, much of which fall outside the traditional categories of the intellectual property system. In turn, this has challenged the way in which we view ownership, the protection of these rights, and the consequential obligations thereof.
In this seminar, Orrick lawyers from Hong Kong and Tokyo will present case studies and consider how these new categories of rights fit within the existing intellectual property law framework, and the management and protection of these rights within the fields of intellectual property law, data privacy laws, product liability law and competition law in particular:
1 CPT/CLE credit is being accredited for this seminar. No CPD point will be accredited.
To register, please provide your name, company, title and email address at the above link by 25 January 2019.
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins will not be accepted on the day of the seminar.
For questions about the seminar, please contact Joyce Chan at +852 2218 9221 or [email protected].
CLE Credits Available: Y
Hong Kong; Tokyo
Hong Kong; Tokyo
Mark Weeks is a partner of the M&A and Private Equity Group, splitting his time between Hong Kong and Tokyo. He practiced in New York and Tokyo for more than 25 years. Before relocating to Hong Kong, Mark served as office leader of Orrick’s Tokyo office from 2006 to 2017.
He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, clean technology, life sciences, IT and telecommunications asset transfers, strategic investments, and general corporate representation for U.S., Japanese and other Asian companies.
Mark speaks, reads and writes fluent Japanese.
Scott Peterman, a partner in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.
Scott focuses on representing private fund sponsors and investors in the formation of alternative investment vehicles, including pan-Asian private equity funds, venture capital funds, infrastructure and real estate funds, private REITs, hedge funds, hybrid funds, emerging manager platform funds, Hong Kong authorized funds, and emerging market ETFs. In addition, he has advised on more than 150 account arrangements, representing sovereign wealth funds, universities, seeding and first-loss capital programs, family offices and individual investors.
Scott has extensive experience representing both Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies in a broad range of M&A transactions, leveraged buyouts, venture capital financings, as well as relevant regulatory and compliance matters. He also counsels FinTech start-ups, develops compensation and profit-sharing schemes, and assists entrepreneurs in managing their wealth.
Scott offers clients a unique perspective with in-depth knowledge in the technology and telecommunications industries, having served for 13 years as a Silicon Valley senior executive prior to practicing law, including as Apple’s first country manager for China and Korea, director of Asia Pacific for Alcatel Data Networks and director of North American Corporate Development for Cable & Wireless.
Scott has been consistently recognized by various prestigious legal publications such as Chambers Asia, Asia-Pacific Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. He gains high praise from clients for his “incredible base of knowledge”, “commercial acumen” and “awareness of what the client wants.” He is known as “a very experienced practitioner” with “unparalleled” expertise in “complex economic structures”. “Scott’s ability to understand what we wanted to accomplish and tailor-make our documents to our needs rather than giving us a ‘pre-hashed, cut-and-paste’ set of documents made him an unequivocal favourite,” a client noted. As an IFLR-designated "market leader," Scott has been characterized as one of the "true leaders of their field," with "a track record of high profile innovative deals" and "recognised as the standout performers in their country or practice area."
Scott’s personal research reflects his continuing interest in early Chinese Zen Buddhism. He is the translator of the Tang Dynasty classic, “Treatise on the Essential Path for Entering the Way through Sudden Enlightenment” and the Song Dynasty “Record of Dazhu’s Responses to Questions of Disciples from All Over.”
Prior to joining Orrick, Scott worked at Jones Day and Sidley Austin in Hong Kong, and practiced in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan for many years.
William Ho, an of counsel in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. He has extensive experience in the areas of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, privatizations, and strategic investments.
Will regularly represents major private equity funds in their investments across Asia, with a strong focus in the tech space. Over the years, he has been actively involved in the start-up scene in Greater China and Southeast Asia, and has built a reputation for advising early-stage start-ups on their capital raisings, financings and general corporate matters.
Will’s practice also includes advising a number of Hong Kong-listed issuers and investment banks on a wide range of capital markets and M&A transactions, including privatizations, security offerings (primary and secondary), as well as private investments into public equity (PIPE) transactions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Will began his career at Slaughter and May before moving to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
In addition to being admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, Will is also admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia (currently non-practicing).
Anri Nakamoto is a managing associate in Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group.
His practice focuses on representing clients in patent litigation, trade secret litigation and other intellectual property disputes. Anri also counsels clients on patent portfolio management, intellectual property strategy developments, adversarial patent licensing negotiations, and other IP related matters in cross-border M&A and strategic business and technology alliances. Prior to joining Orrick, Anri worked for more than 10 years at Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corp., and IP Bridge Inc.