Total Access Japan - Trends and Forecasts in Tech Company M&A and Venture Capital Deals in the US

Firm Event | September.09.2019 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo

日本語: Total Access Japan - 米国におけるテックM&Aとベンチャーキャピタル投資の最新動向

The ongoing growth of disruptive technologies has been remaking industries and altering markets. While large Japanese tech companies are accustomed to focusing on developing new technologies in-house, the trend is now moving towards acquiring startups based in Silicon Valley, actively investing in US startups, and establishing CVCs. 

Please join us for a panel discussion on the current trends and forecasts of tech M&A and venture capital deals featuring Richard Smith, partner in Orrick’s San Francisco office and Joseph Perkins, partner in the Silicon Valley office, with the participation of Orrick Tokyo partner Hiroki Sugita as moderator. There will be time for questions and answers and give you the opportunity to receive input on the current market from a Japanese and US perspective.

We hope you will be able to join this session. 

Date & Time: Monday, September 9 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Orrick Tokyo Offices (Map)
Speakers:
Richard Smith, Partner, Orrick San Francisco Office
Joseph Perkins, Partner, Orrick Silicon Valley Office
Moderator: Hiroki Sugita, Partner, Orrick Tokyo Office
Language:
English (no simultaneous interpretation)
Registration:
RSVP by Friday, September 6
Fee: Free of charge

* 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

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Practice:

  • 并购
  • 资本市场
  • 科技企业业务
  • 日本业务
  • Taipei

Richard Smith 合伙人 并购, 资本市场

旧金山

Richard Vernon Smith 律师是奥睿律师事务所硅谷办事处和旧金山办事处的合伙人,现为全球并购和私募股权业务部成员。Smith律师在国际并购、证券法和公司法方面具有超过33年的经验。

Smith律师曾处理超过400宗并购交易,并为客户就涉及上市公司和私人公司的各类并购交易提供法律服务,包括协议兼并、拍卖出价程序、跨国交易、出售不良资产(包括363条款下的出售交易)、杠杆收购、要约收购、要约互换、私有化、对等合并交易、退市交易、敌意收购、代理权争夺、反收购以及对公司部门和子公司的买卖等。

Smith律师曾代表客户处理涉及美国证监会注册登记、承销及私募股票和债券发行等交易,并协助公司处理有关发行人的股权和债务要约收购、资本调整、重组和供股等事务。他经常代表客户编制和储存定期向美国证监会提交的报告、股东委托书及威廉姆斯法案(Williams Act)报告。另外,他还协助客户处理有关合规事宜,包括在2010年通过的多德-弗兰克法案(Dodd-Frank Act)和在2002年通过的萨班斯法案(Sarbanes-Oxley)的合规事宜、1934年证券交易法案第16条、实时披露规定合规、出售限制性证券和内幕人士出售的证券、有关10b-5规定和FD法规的披露事宜以及纳斯达克和纽约证券交易所的合规和调查等方面的业务。

Smith律师对在特拉华州和加州的企业、合伙公司和有限责任公司的法律均有丰富的经验。他经常就公司治理、股东争取权益行动、合规事务、内部调查、诚信义务、行政人员薪酬、股东提案、赔偿、董事和职员的保险和股东间的协议等事宜为董事会、股东、审计、薪酬及人员任命委员会、管理委员会提供法律服务。

Smith律师还在并购、证券和公司法律事务方面提供专家意见证言。

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 科技企业业务
  • 区块链与加密货币
  • 日本业务
  • 并购

Joseph Perkins 合伙人 科技企业业务, 区块链与加密货币

硅谷

Joseph Perkins advises technology companies and venture capital investors with a focus on blockchain, cryptocurrency, Web3, and NFT companies, as well as Japanese technology clients in their growth journeys.

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.

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Life Sciences Sector
  • 并购
  • 科技企业业务
  • 金融科技

Hiroki Sugita 合伙人 并购, 科技企业业务

东京

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.