Orrick Library Seminar: Alternative Private Equity Funds (Session 3)

The Orrick Library Seminar Series

Firm Event | May.24.2018 | 12:00pm - 2:30pm (Hong Kong Time)

Orrick Hong Kong Office

Specialization is changing the private equity market as industry-focused strategies increase in popularity. In recent years, the alternative asset market has paid increasing attention to fundraising alternatives, including "pledge fund" structures, hybrids between traditional blind-pool/committed and pledge funds, deal-by-deal funds, separately managed accounts (SMAs), and co-investments.

  • Pledge Funds
  • The Dangerous Charm of the Segregated Portfolio Company (SPC)
  • Delaware Series Fund vs Illinois Series Fund
  • The Uniform Protected Series Act—vertical and horizontal liability shields. The best of all worlds for fund structuring
  • Combo Funds
  • Co-investments
  • Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs)

We will review these alternative structures and other key issues:

  • What market factors have caused investors to look more closely at more direct investments?
  • What advantages do pledge funds present for investors?
  • How do the various alternative investments compare and contrast with respect to the goals and needs of the investor?


CPT/CLE Credit

1.5 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 link below by 18 May 2018.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins will not be accepted on the day of the seminar.

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Funds
  • Fintech
  • Real Estate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Derivatives
  • China
  • Japan

Scott Peterman Partner M&A and Private Equity, Funds

Hong Kong

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 170 managed 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 “recognized 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.