Orrick Library Seminar Series: クロスボーダーM&Aにおけるコンプライアンス ・デューデリジェンスとその課題

Seminar | July.04.2018 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo Office オリック東京オフィス
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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Cyber
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Yoshihiro Takatori Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Tokyo

Yoshi Takatori is head partner of Orrick's Global Japan practice and Tokyo's Litigation Group. His practice focuses on cross-border dispute resolution including multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration on intellectual property, product liability, anti-trust, FCPA and UKBA and compliance investigation and disputes involving labor laws. Yoshi has been recognized by numerous international publications such as being ranked Band 1 as a Dispute Resolution lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific and recognized as a leading individual for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property for Asia Pacific Legal 500. He has also been recognized by the Financial Times as a Top 10 Legal Innovators for Asia-Pacific in 2019.

Yoshi has an active practice advising and counseling multi-national Japanese companies and the Japanese Government, on proactive cybersecurity program development and strategy. He also advises on cybersecurity issues in the context of adversarial proceedings and dispute resolution. He is an Editor and Co-author of “Cyber Security Strategy for Litigation and Compliance,” which is the first book in the Japanese legal marketplace discussing multi-stakeholder risk management strategies relating to external cyber-attacks and insider cyber trade secret theft. He is regularly consulted by leading media outlets, including TV and newspapers, and quoted, in major business publications on cybersecurity issues and insights.

Yoshi's previous experience includes:

  • representing several Japanese companies in the Cresvale Securities (Princeton Bonds) incident, which victimized over 150 Japanese companies, and played a central role in the trial and settlement procedures in Japan and New York;

  • successfully representing clients in a number of IP-related dispute resolutions involving trademark, counterfeit and patent issues in U.S., Asian and EU jurisdictions. In recent years he has gained attention for victories in compensation for damages of trademark infringement in foreign countries through application of foreign law and Japanese law through the Act on General Rules for Application of Laws; and

  • numerous achievements in cross-border enforcement, trial and international arbitration such as obtaining a temporary restraining order in Japanese court based on the certified decision in California that includes JPY280 billion in punitive damages.

In addition, Yoshi is listed as a recommended arbitrator for the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and listed on SIAC's Panel of Arbitrators and KCAB’s Panel of Arbitrators and as a Specialist Mediator at Singapore International Mediation Center (SIMC). He is a qualified FCIArb and serves key positions in the international arbitration field such as being the executive director for the Japan Association of Arbitrators, and co-convener of the Japan Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb.).

Prior to joining Orrick, he was chair of the litigation department at the Tokyo office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Fintech

Hiroki Sugita Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Tokyo

Hiroki Sugita is a partner in Orrick’s Tokyo Office and a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. He works on a wide range of cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, emerging companies and venture capital transactions, and private equity investment especially in Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia.

He also has extensive experience in fund formation, real estate and various types of finance transactions.

Hiroki has a deep understanding of clients’ needs from his secondment experience with a U.S. investment bank in 2005 and a Japanese major trading house from 2012 to 2014.

Prior to joining Orrick, Hiroki worked at O’Melveny’s Tokyo office as a counsel where he mainly worked on cross border M&A.

He is recommended in various publications and rankings including Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019).

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Restructuring
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Japan

Hiroshi Sarumida Partner M&A and Private Equity, Restructuring

New York

Hiroshi Sarumida is a partner in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice of Orrick’s New York office, and also the U.S. Chair of the firm’s Global Japan Transactional Practice.

Hiroshi has 25 years of experience advising on a broad range of corporate transactions, especially representing Japanese multinational corporations in matters involving cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, corporate restructuring transactions, international corporate finance transactions, U.S. and transnational litigations and other dispute matters, and crisis management.  Hiroshi has been recognized in Chambers “Global Top Lawyers” in both “Corporate/M&A - USA (Foreign Expertise in Japan)” and “Corporate/M&A - Japan (Expertise Based Abroad)” categories.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Global Compliance & Regulatory
  • Japan
  • Emerging Markets
  • Impact Finance and Investment

Sakon Kuramoto Managing Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Tokyo

Sakon Kuramoto is a managing associate in Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.  Sakon has used his experience residing in the United States and Singapore to provide practical advice to emerging and established companies on a wide range of matters involving domestic and cross-border investment/M&A, compliance, finance, venture capital transactions, dispute matters and crisis management.  His comments have often been introduced in legal articles of the Nikkei Newspaper, a high prestigious business paper in Japan.  He received the 6th Shinnippon-Hoki Inc. Foundation Incentive Award (Award of Excellence).   He is one of the Candidates for Advisory Panel Membership in the Grievance Mechanism for the Tokyo 2020 Sustainable Sourcing Code.  He is also a Fellow of the Business Ethics research Center in Japan.

He also has extensive experience in finance and day-to-day legal matters, giving practical advice to emerging companies which are engaged in AI, IoT, Fintec and tourism businesses including vacation rental business.  Additionally, he has been responding to the needs of Japanese companies advancing overseas by giving advice on the establishment of a corporate governance structure, the enhancement of global compliance system and ESG related legal matters.  He is familiar with various countries' regulations aiming to rectify supply chains, international rules and standards regarding corporate governance/CSR including “Business and Human Rights” issues and related ILO Conventions.  He is familiar with the ESG investment such as green bond and social bond.