Total Access Japan Webinar
M&A Trends: SPACs Seeking Targets Outside of the U.S.

Webinar | May.19.2021 | 5:00pm - 6:15pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Online Webinar


Recently, SPAC acquisitions have been on the rise in the United States and Europe, attracting considerable attention as a means to replace conventional IPOs and creating a more practical alternative.

The rapidly evolving and increasing SPAC transactions are having a deep impact on Japanese entrepreneurs and VCs who are considering listing in the United States. Although this is still a relatively unfamiliar method in Japan, this year, the Japanese government has started to facilitate the raising of funds for startups and to reconsider lifting the ban on SPAC (once considered in 2008 but postponed), which is expected to continue to attract attention in the near future.

In this webinar, Nell Scott, partner in our London office who advised Lilium Gmbh in its US$ 3.3 billion SPAC merger with Qell, and Hiroki Sugita, partner in our Tokyo Office and Kane Huang, senior associate in our Tokyo office, will discuss the mechanisms and prospects of SPACs as well as the advantages and issues that VCs may face in places other than the United States.

The webinar will follow an open discussion format among our presenters with opportunities for participants to ask questions. We encourage you to submit questions ahead of time so our presenters can conduct any necessary research prior to the event.

To submit your question, please contact Tokyo Marketing.

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 19 from 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm (Japan Time)
Nell Scott, Partner, Orrick London Office
Hiroki Sugita, Partner, Orrick Tokyo Office
Kane Huang, Senior Associate, Orrick Tokyo Office
Language: English (no simultaneous interpretation) *webinar may contain some explanations in Japanese
Registration: RSVP by May 17

* 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.

Participation from competitors is discouraged.

CLE Credits Available: Y