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Firm profile for Asia-Pacific 2022

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Asia-Pacific 2022
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Chairman: Mitch Zuklie

Managing Partner: Xiang Wang (Asia)

Number of lawyers: 1,100+

Languages: Chinese, English and Japanese 

Firm Overview:  

Orrick is focused on serving clients in the technology and innovation, energy and infrastructure, and finance sectors globally. Founded more than 150 years ago, today the firm has 1,100+ lawyers focusing on key markets across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Its team of lawyers in Asia work seamlessly with its global team to provide the best and most responsive legal solutions for clients.

  • Japan: For over two decades, the firm's lawyers in Tokyo have handled many of Japan’s cutting-edge domestic and cross-border transactions. With U.S. and Japanese law capabilities, the Tokyo team provide clients with comprehensive support in both languages and jurisdictions. As a result, Orrick is a preferred advisor to local and international companies with inbound and outbound business activities that require sophisticated cross-border legal solutions.
  • China: The firm's integrated China teams in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei offer years of experience advising both local and international clients on their most complex cross-border projects. The firm's qualified lawyers, in multiple jurisdictions, have deep knowledge of local business practices and culture and are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese and other Chinese dialects. The firm advises multinationals, financial institutions and governments on M&A, private equity, capital markets, intellectual property, dispute resolution and regulatory compliance, data privacy and cybersecurity matters, across the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and financial services sectors as well as the life sciences and consumer & retail industries.
  • Singapore: The firm recognises Singapore as an important hub for legal work in South East Asia and is focused on growing its presence in the region and recently opened a new office in Singapore to support its projects work across Asia-Pacific.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Technology and Innovation: Leading Asia-based and multinational tech companies, private equity and venture capital firms turn to us for growth and investment strategies. We advise on inbound and outbound M&A, sales of closely held companies, corporate venture investments, IP and data strategies, and other strategic alliances. Our tech sector experience - automotive technology and mobility, e-commerce, life sciences, and fintech - helps support the fast-growing and disruptive tech market, with our client base includes both early-stage and some of the biggest Asian tech companies.

Corporate: We provide clients with a unique combination of practical business experience and well-proven legal knowledge in key industries. Our approach gives us a comprehensive  understanding of our clients’ needs and their business goals, enabling us to provide them with tailored legal services on transactional matters and strategic planning advice, often identifying potential sources of financing and partners for strategic alliances and joint ventures. We advise clients on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and strategic alliances, emerging companies and venture capital, technology transactions and general corporate representation

Energy and Infrastructure: The Orrick team has long been at the forefront of the Asia renewable energy market with close ties to energy regulatory bodies and specialist renewable energy experience in solar, wind and biomass matters. Orrick has one of the leading global offshore wind platforms and teams in Asia working closely with our US and European teams on complex cross-border projects. We are a preferred advisor to local and international companies with inbound and outbound business activities that require sophisticated cross-border legal solutions.

Intellectual Property: We assist multinationals in all aspects of IP in Asia, the U.S. and beyond. Our lawyers have experience handling disputes involving the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright and trademark actions, as well as unfair competition and trade secret actions. We have a combined legal and practical industry experience, gained by members of our team who have worked in various industries as engineers and scientists before they became lawyers. Their background offers a distinct advantage in tech transactions, including agreements to develop, license, test, market, distribute, co-brand, protect and acquire or divest technology and other IP rights as well as assisting them on their strategic decisions and planning for their most contentious and important IP disputes.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution: We offer companies one of the leading litigation platforms – including litigators who have experience understanding the unique risks and considerations Asia-based clients facing disputes around the world. We represent clients in commercial litigation, product liability, trade secrets misappropriation, intellectual property and regulatory investigations. We have a renowned international arbitration practice that represents domestic and multinational corporations, state-owned entities and governments in complex and high-value disputes often arising from transnational investments and transactions.

Investment Funds: We play a key strategic role with boutique and institutional private investment fund sponsors and institutional investors in formation and management of investment funds throughout the Asia-Pacific markets. We have a strong track record of advising on the formation of many of the first Asia-based hedge funds and private equity funds and their pioneering cross-border investments.

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection: Our Cyber, Privacy & Data Protection practice assist Asia-based and multinational corporations in their most critical privacy and cybersecurity projects at global and regional level. Our global reach and experience allow us to advise clients from a global regulatory perspective, adhere to differing compliance requirements, helping reconcile the varying legal requirements in multiple jurisdictions. We also work on the most demanding and urgent cybersecurity matters specific to each country and help multinational clients handle high-stakes cross-border investigations, litigation, and compliance matters.

Blockchain and Virtual Currency: We deliver thoughtful and cutting-edge advice that helps propel the industry forward while providing the legal framework to withstand regulatory scrutiny. We represent both Asian and foreign blockchain and virtual currency firms on intellectual property, technology contracting, corporate governance, and venture capital financing transactions, including among others, blockchain networks, exchanges, fundraising, token offerings, nonfungible tokens (NFTs), compliance, litigation, SEC and government investigations, technology licensing, product development, securitization of digital assets as well as stable coins and custody.

Real Estate: Orrick’s Real Estate practice advises global and domestic international institutional investors on all aspects of complex real estate investment both to and from Japan and Asia, from sophisticated acquisitions, financings and joint ventures to dispositions, development and operating issues. At the forefront of the Asia-Pacific market, we guide our clients through their most complex commercial and legal issues. Our global team collaborates across borders, enabling us to provide seamless advice in any time zone.

Employment: Orrick’s Employment team has a wide range of experience related to complex issues encountered by employers in Japan and in Asia, particularly in the context of the interconnected global economy. We go beyond the legal requirements and resolve problems in the most commercially acceptable way, taking into account the particular needs of each client’s business. We act as global employment counsel, providing a single point of contact solution for our client’s employment and employee-benefits needs in all countries of operation. Clients benefit from consistent and high-quality advice delivered efficiently and economically.

Key Contacts:  

Asia Managing Partner: Xiang Wang

Email: [email protected]

Asia-Pacific

This firm is also ranked in:

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Asia-Pacific Region

Intellectual Property
Band 3
Japan

Dispute Resolution: Domestic
Band 3
Dispute Resolution: International
Band 3
Employment
Band 4
Projects & Energy: International
Band 4
Real Estate
Band 4

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Japan

Corporate/M&A: International


Hiroki Sugita
Up and Coming

Dispute Resolution: Domestic


Shinsuke Yakura
Band 4

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Shinsuke Yakura
Band 4

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Yumiko Ohta
Band 4

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Shinsuke Yakura
Band 3

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Yoichi Katayama
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