Orrick Library Seminar - M&A Representations and Warranties Insurance in Mergers and Acquisitions: An Overview

Seminar | June.11.2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo


Orrick's Global Japan Practice is hosting a series of "Orrick Library" seminars to explore legal issues in various fields in Japan as well as the United States, Asia and Europe. The next seminar will be held on Tuesday, June 11 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

With a significant emerging trend in the use of M&A representations and warranties insurance in mergers and acquisitions of privately held companies, both strategic acquirers and private equity buyers have gotten increasingly comfortable in using such insurance for their acquisitions, providing meaningful benefits to both the buyer and seller in an acquisition. This seminar, presented by Richard Smith, a leading US M&A expert for over three decades and partner in Orrick’s Silicon Valley Office, will provide an overview of representations and warranties insurance, its benefits, the scope of coverage and exclusions, and other key issues as well the impact of this insurance on deal terms.

The 90-minute seminar will cover the following:

  • What is Representations and Warranties Insurance (RWI)?
  • The Process for Obtaining RWI
  • The Benefits of RWI
  • Typical RWI Policy Terms
  • Typical Exclusions and Limitations
  • Key Issues to be Negotiated Between Buyers and Sellers
  • Influence of RWI on Deal Terms

This seminar will be presented by videoconference. There will be time set aside for questions and answers.

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Registration from 8:45 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Speakers: Richard Smith, Partner, Silicon Valley Office
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: June 7 (Friday)

* Tokyo Litigation Partners Yoshihiro Takatori (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association), Shinsuke Yakura (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association) and Tokyo M&A and Private Equity partner Hiroki Sugita (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association) will also join and offer additional comments and perspectives in Japanese.

* * 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.

For questions, please contact Aya Mori.



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