Total Access Japan Webinar:
Cross-Border Investment Regulations (CFIUS/FEFTA) and Venture Investments

Webinaire | October.02.2020 | 9:00am - 10:15am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Webinar - Recording Available


As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, first and foremost, we do hope you, your family and your community stay safe and healthy. We would like to take a moment to let you know that we are here and ready to respond to this unprecedent public health and economic crisis and to support your needs during this challenging time.

With a global increase in restrictions related to foreign investment, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has released final regulations fully implementing the 2018 Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). In Japan, the amendments to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (FEFTA) and other relevant rules and regulations have also been fully implemented in June 2020, strongly influencing inward direct investment. For those considering investment in US and Japanese companies, understanding these regulatory changes will be crucial in their plans.

In this webinar, our Washington, D.C. partner Harry Clark and Tokyo managing associate Sakon Kuramoto will discuss FIRRMA and FEFTA related issues that may be encountered by investors and VCs exploring investments in unlisted venture companies in the United States or Japan. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of FIRRMA
  • FIRRMA - Points to Remember When Investing in Unlisted Venture Companies
  • Overview of FEFTA
  • FEFTA - Points to Remember When Investing in Unlisted Venture Companies
  • Other Considerations
  • Investing in the US and Japan: Opportunities for Investors and VCs

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. We look forward to meeting with you (virtually)!

To submit your question, please contact Tokyo Marketing.

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 16 from 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Harry Clark, Partner, Orrick Washington, D.C. Office
Sakon Kuramoto, Managing Associate, Orrick Tokyo Office

Hiroki Sugita
, Partner, Orrick Tokyo Office
Language: English (no simultaneous interpretation) *webinar may contain some explanations in Japanese
Registration: RSVP by September 30

* 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