Edward “Ted” Johnson is a partner in the M&A and Private
Equity and Technology Companies Groups in Orrick’s Tokyo office. His practice
focuses on strategic transactions including venture capital and other private
equity investments, joint ventures, M&A, restructurings, and investment
fund platform structuring in Japan and globally. He works with both large and
early stage companies.
Many of the projects he handles are technology and
intellectual property-related transactions, including in the information
technology, semiconductors, telecommunications, cleantech, fintech, life
sciences, entertainment, media, and biotechnology industries. He also has
extensive experience with hotels and resorts and gaming industries. In addition
to handling corporate transactions, Ted works with his litigation, compliance
and white collar defense colleagues in providing strategic advice to clients
facing “bet the company” risks.
a lecturer at Keio Law School and has served as a lecturer atother law programs
in Japan, teaching courses on international business transactions, gaming, international
entertainment and law. He is the co-author of a casebook on Japanese law, “Law
and Investment in Japan: Cases and Materials” (Harvard University Press, Second
Edition, 2001), and a former Fulbright Scholar at Tokyo University and Visiting
Scholar in East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.
Before joining Orrick, Ted was a
partner at another global law firm.