Total Access Japan: Perplexed by Venture Capital / Private Equity

Seminar | September.26.2019 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo


Please join Scott Peterman, partner in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, as he takes a deep dive into the contractual infrastructure of the venture capital and private equity industry live from our Tokyo office. Our seminar presents views on how the interests of investors and fund managers should be aligned, focusing on the most commonly negotiated “touch points.” By comparing key differences between venture capital funds and private equity funds, we will discuss The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)'s latest guidelines and show evolving trends in fund terms, as well as showcasing what drives "firms of the future" in their efforts to innovate and respond to limited partners' requests for more tailored exposure to private market opportunities - not only by asset class and scale but also by duration, price, risk profile, degree of discretion, and many other factors. 

Private markets have always been a complex and dynamic system, with remarkably little data to measure its pulses and flows. As this changing industry innovates for a better future, those dynamics have only multiplied.  Please join us for a compelling look into the evolving venture capital / private equity landscape.

There will be time set aside for questions and answers.

Date & Time: Thursday, September 26 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Orrick Tokyo Offices (Map)
Speaker: Scott Peterman, Ph.D., CFA, Partner, Orrick Hong Kong Office
Language: English (no simultaneous interpretation)
Registration: RSVP by Tuesday, September 24  
Fee: Free of charge

* Tokyo M&A and Private Equity partner, Hiroki Sugita will also join and offer additional comments and perspective 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 for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.

CLE Credits Available: Y



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

Hiroki Sugita Partner M&A and Private Equity, 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.

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).