Total Access Japan: Perplexed by Venture Capital / Private Equity

Seminar | September.26.2019 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo

日本語:ベンチャー・キャピタル/プライベート・エクイティ・ファームのトリセツ

Please join Scott Peterman, partner in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, as he takes a deep dive into the contractual infrastructure of the venture capital and private equity industry live from our Tokyo office. Our seminar presents views on how the interests of investors and fund managers should be aligned, focusing on the most commonly negotiated “touch points.” By comparing key differences between venture capital funds and private equity funds, we will discuss The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)'s latest guidelines and show evolving trends in fund terms, as well as showcasing what drives "firms of the future" in their efforts to innovate and respond to limited partners' requests for more tailored exposure to private market opportunities - not only by asset class and scale but also by duration, price, risk profile, degree of discretion, and many other factors. 

Private markets have always been a complex and dynamic system, with remarkably little data to measure its pulses and flows. As this changing industry innovates for a better future, those dynamics have only multiplied.  Please join us for a compelling look into the evolving venture capital / private equity landscape.

There will be time set aside for questions and answers.

Date & Time: Thursday, September 26 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Orrick Tokyo Offices (Map)
Speaker: Scott Peterman, Ph.D., CFA, Partner, Orrick Hong Kong Office
Language: English (no simultaneous interpretation)
Registration: RSVP by Tuesday, September 24  
Fee: Free of charge

* Tokyo M&A and Private Equity partner, Hiroki Sugita will also join and offer additional comments and perspective 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.

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Funds
  • Fintech
  • Real Estate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Derivatives
  • China
  • Japan

Scott Peterman Partner M&A and Private Equity, Funds

Hong Kong

Scott Peterman, a partner in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Scott focuses on representing private fund sponsors and investors in the formation of alternative investment vehicles, including pan-Asian private equity funds, venture capital funds, infrastructure and real estate funds, private REITs, hedge funds, hybrid funds, emerging manager platform funds, Hong Kong authorized funds, and emerging market ETFs. In addition, he has advised on more than 150 account arrangements, representing sovereign wealth funds, universities, seeding and first-loss capital programs, family offices and individual investors.

Scott has extensive experience representing both Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies in a broad range of M&A transactions, leveraged buyouts, venture capital financings, as well as relevant regulatory and compliance matters. He also counsels FinTech start-ups, develops compensation and profit-sharing schemes, and assists entrepreneurs in managing their wealth. 

Scott offers clients a unique perspective with in-depth knowledge in the technology and telecommunications industries, having served for 13 years as a Silicon Valley senior executive prior to practicing law, including as Apple’s first country manager for China and Korea, director of Asia Pacific for Alcatel Data Networks and director of North American Corporate Development for Cable & Wireless.

Scott has been consistently recognized by various prestigious legal publications such as Chambers Asia, Asia-Pacific Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. He gains high praise from clients for his “incredible base of knowledge”, “commercial acumen” and “awareness of what the client wants.” He is known as “a very experienced practitioner” with “unparalleled” expertise in “complex economic structures”“Scott’s ability to understand what we wanted to accomplish and tailor-make our documents to our needs rather than giving us a ‘pre-hashed, cut-and-paste’ set of documents made him an unequivocal favourite,” a client noted. As an IFLR-designated "market leader," Scott has been characterized as one of the "true leaders of their field," with "a track record of high profile innovative deals" and "recognised as the standout performers in their country or practice area."

Scott’s personal research reflects his continuing interest in early Chinese Zen Buddhism. He is the translator of the Tang Dynasty classic, “Treatise on the Essential Path for Entering the Way through Sudden Enlightenment” and the Song Dynasty “Record of Dazhu’s Responses to Questions of Disciples from All Over.”

Prior to joining Orrick, Scott worked at Jones Day and Sidley Austin in Hong Kong, and practiced in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan for many years.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Fintech

Hiroki Sugita Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Tokyo

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.

He is recommended in various publications and rankings including Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019).