Total Access Japan: Legal Q&A Session with Orrick Attorneys

Seminar | October.18.2018 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo Office

日本語:Total Access Japan: Q&Aセッション 

Orrick's Total Access Japan Event Series provides entrepreneurs business, tactical, and legal education through complimentary panels and seminars and networking events. The next event will take place on Thursday, October 18 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Starting and running a technology company can raise numerous legal questions. Join a group of Orrick attorneys for a complimentary legal Q&A session. With the participation from Orrick Tokyo partner, Hiroki Sugita, this event will also feature Joseph Perkins, partner in Orrick’s Silicon Valley office, with extensive experience in advising both Japanese and US startups, giving you the opportunity to receive answers to legal issues from a Japanese and US perspective. You are free to prepare some questions and address them directly to Orrick attorneys.

Drinks and light snacks will be provided and time will be set aside for networking.

Orrick Attorneys:

Joseph Perkins, Partner, Technology Companies Group, Silicon Valley

Hiroki Sugita, Japanese Bengoshi, Partner, M&A and Private Equity, Tokyo

Date & Time: Thursday, October 18 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Orrick Tokyo Offices (Map)
Language: English and/or Japanese (no simultaneous interpretation)
Fee: Free of charge
Registration: RSVP by October 16 (Tuesday)

For questions, please contact Aya Mori



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

Hiroki Sugita Partner


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.



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

Joseph Perkins Partner

Silicon Valley

In the fast-paced and unprecedented blockchain and cryptocurrency markets, Joseph helps companies develop innovative and comprehensive legal strategies to achieve their goals of bringing to market disruptive and transformative technologies. From DAO and NFT creation, general corporate and fundraising strategies, to navigating complex and changing regulatory regimes, Joseph has become a go-to advisor for companies in the blockchain and virtual currency ecosystem.

As a member of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, Joseph assists cutting-edge technology companies and investors with general corporate counseling, private venture capital financing, and M&A services. Joseph has had the opportunity to work with some of the most iconic companies in Silicon Valley, advising on corporate strategy and fundraising matters.

Joseph also leads Orrick's international Technology Companies practice connecting Silicon Valley with Japan. He represents a number of technology companies and investors based in Japan, bringing his Silicon Valley experiences to assist founders and corporate venture capital funds. Joseph is fluent in Japanese and retains a strong connection to Japanese companies and our Tokyo practice.