The Orrick Library Seminar Series
Seminar | October.29.2020 | 5:00pm - 6:15pm (Tokyo Standard Time)Webinar - Connection details will be presented upon registration.
Orrick's Global Japan Practice is hosting a series of "Orrick Library" events, both offline and online, to explore legal issues in various fields in Japan as well as the United States, Asia and Europe. The next webinar will be held on Thursday, October 29 from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm.
In continuation of our webinar series on dispute resolution in Germany presented by Sebastian Meul, Counsel in Orrick’s Munich office, the second part of the series will provide a deeper insight in post M&A disputes in Germany, covering the following topics:
Date: Thursday, October 29, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Speaker: Sebastian Meul, Counsel, Munich Office
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: October 27 (Tuesday)
* Tokyo Litigation Partner Shinsuke Yakura (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association), Tokyo M&A and Private Equity Partner Hiroki Sugita (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association), and Tokyo Litigation Of Counsel Kazuo Isshiki (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association) will also join and offer additional comments and perspectives in Japanese.
* * Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in the States of New York and California. This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board.
CLE Credits Available: Y
Shinsuke Yakura is the Office Leader of Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. He has broad experience in handling cross-border litigation, arbitration, intellectual property and compliance matters.
His practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical, and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies. He actively engages in cross-border litigation and arbitration, and draws on his extensive knowledge and experience from various countries.
In regards to intellectual property, Shinsuke has represented numerous companies in patent infringement litigation involving a wide range of technologies related to electric devices and industrial machinery. He has also handled other IP-related issues such as trademark, copyright and right to publicity. He is a qualified patent attorney (Benrishi) in Japan.
Recently, he has been involved in business and legal issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and big data; he also acts as the Asia representative of Orrick’s Global AI Working Group.
Consistently providing strategic advice from a global perspective, he is also actively involved in bribery regulations including FCPA and UKBA, antitrust and competition law, cartel, fraud and compliance investigations.
He also advises in mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other transactional matters.
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 Chambers Asia-Pacific (2020) and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015 and 2017).
Kazuo Isshiki is an Of Counsel and member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group in the Tokyo office.
Kazuo focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies. He also advises clients on general corporate matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Kazuo was an associate in the Tokyo office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.