Total Access Japan Webinar
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency:
Overview of Current Market Trends
(in Japan, Singapore and the U.S.)

Webinar | April.23.2021 | 9:00am - 10:15am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Online Webinar
Connection details will be presented upon registration.


Blockchain technology, originally considered as the founding technology of virtual currency Bitcoin, is expected to be used not only in virtual currency transactions but also for various other services and industries.

While many institutional investors and companies from overseas have entered the recent crypto asset market leading to a fluctuation in prices, Japanese investors are not yet active compared to those overseas due to a lack of legal framework and varying accounting issues.

In this webinar, Yuko Ino, partner in our Tokyo office experienced in fintech, will discuss the current and upcoming trends related to the May 2020 amendments of the Payment Service Act and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and other regulations related to crypto assets in Japan.

In addition, Ben Spitz and Linli Kwek, Chief Legal Officer and Legal Counsel at Liquid Group and its subsidiary Quoine, and Jake Chervinsky, General Counsel at Compound will also join this session as guest speakers to discuss the current situation in Singapore and the U.S.

The webinar will follow an open discussion format between our presenters, with opportunities to ask questions. We encourage you to submit questions ahead of time so our presenters can conduct any necessary research prior to the event.

To submit your question, please contact Tokyo Marketing.

Date & Time: Friday, April 23 from 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Jake Chervinsky, General Counsel, Compound
Ben Spitz, Chief Legal Officer, Liquid Group / Quoine
Linli Kwek, Legal Counsel, Liquid Group / Quoine
Yuko Ino
, Partner, Orrick Tokyo Office
Hiroki Sugita, Partner, Orrick Tokyo Office
Joseph Perkins, Partner, Orrick Silicon Valley Office
English (no simultaneous interpretation) *webinar may contain some explanations in Japanese
RSVP by April 21

* 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.

Participation from competitors is discouraged.

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Life Sciences Sector
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Fintech

Hiroki Sugita Partner Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Companies Group


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.

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  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Japan
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Blockchain and Virtual Currency

Joseph Perkins Partner Technology Companies Group, Japan

Silicon Valley

Joseph Z. Perkins, a partner in Orrick's Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises emerging companies and venture capital firms.

Joseph focuses his practice on providing private venture financing and merger and acquisition services to Internet, high tech, and clean technology companies in the United States and Japan.

Prior to receiving his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, Joseph spent four years as an officer of a company that provides language and travel services to Japanese travelers.