The Importance of Cultural Exchange during Cross-Border Tech M&A Transactions

June 15, 2016
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As more and more opportunities arise in the U.S. technology sector, there has been an increasing level of interest in U.S. tech ventures among Japanese companies.  However, when parties from these two countries get together to do business, they often encounter a sense of “foreignness” during the process and need to establish a level of cultural understanding to bring the transaction to a successful close.  This breakfast session will discuss the challenges that arise when Japanese companies invest in the U.S. tech sector, and how they can be handled.  The discussion will be led by Orrick attorneys who have significant experience in cross-border M&A transactions involving U.S. tech companies and Japanese companies, joined by U.S. and Japanese corporate representatives who will share their recent unique cross-border, “cross-cultural” experiences. 

Christopher Austin, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Tomohiro Ishibashi, Director, Weathernews Inc.
Julia LeStage, Chief Editorial Officer, Weathernews Inc.
Nahid Mohajeri, Director of Advanced Polymer Research, Nitto, Inc.
J. Michael Prairie, General Counsel, Nitto, Inc.
Hiroshi Sarumida, Partner, M&A Practice, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

8:00 – 8:30 AM       Registration & Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 10:00 AM     Lecture and Q&A

Admission: This is a free event. However, you must register in advance in order to confirm your seat for the lecture. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

To register for this event, please contact the please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

Sponsored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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