Cross-border M&A Seminar 2017: Investment Opportunities for Japanese Companies in Germany - Strategy and Techniques

Seminar | July.06.2017

Orrick Tokyo & Orrick Düsseldorf

日本語: 日本企業からドイツへの投資チャンス – 戦略と戦術

The amount of outbound deals by Japanese companies in 2016 increased by 13%, from JPY 10 trillion to 11.3 trillion. This outnumbers the amount of domestic M&A deals in 2016 which amounts to JPY 7.8 trillion. While the world economy, particularly the economy of emerging markets, is declining, deals targeting companies in Europe and the US attract more attention as they incorporate high level technology. Especially in terms of geography, Europe (approximately JPY 6.2 trillion) is affirming its presence next to North America (appx JPY 4 trillion).

This seminar will focus on investment in Germany, the center of economy and technology in Europe, covering the following topics:

1. Strategy

A) Why Germany?
B) Before Investing in an Overseas Market
C) Tips on German M&A
D) Benefit of Using International Law Firm

2. Techniques

A) German M&A: Differences in Deal Terms in German and Japanese Transactions
B) Data Privacy – an obstacle or advantage? – Strategies for Investors to Deal with the Strong EU/German Data Privacy Regulations
C) Foreign Investment Restrictions: Strategic Opportunities for Japanese Investors

Tokyo and Dusseldorf offices will be connected by video with attorneys from both offices presenting live.

Date: July 6, 2017 (Thursday)
Tokyo - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (registration from 5:15 pm)
Dusseldorf - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (registration from 10:00 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Düsseldorf Office (Map)
Mark Weeks, Partner, Tokyo office
Hiroki Sugita, Partner, Tokyo office
Dr. Oliver Duys, Partner, Düsseldorf office
Dr. Sven Greulich, Partner, Düsseldorf office
Dr. Christian Schröder, Partner, Düsseldorf office
Dr. Christoph Brenner, Partner, Munich office
Dr. Till Steinvorth, Partner, Düsseldorf office
Moderator: Kazuo Isshiki, Senior Associate, Tokyo Office
Japanese and English (no simultaneous interpretation)
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: July 4 (Tuesday)

*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