Exciting Trends in Japanese Tech M&A

Our seminar will focus on how to conduct tech M&A as deals continue to grow in size and become more complex and fast-paced.  Four of our leading tech M&A partners will be speaking at the event and will provide you with practical guidance on how Japanese companies can get a competitive edge and do deals in the sophisticated arena of tech M&A.
Some of the deals the speakers have advised on include:
  • Advising Facebook on its US$16bn acquisition of WhatsApp 
  • Advising Applied Materials on its US$29bn merger with Tokyo Electron and its US$4.9bn acquisition of Varian Semiconductor Equipment
  • Advising on the establishment of Alibaba in Japan 
  • Advising eBay on its acquisition of Giosis Pte Ltd's Japanese business, including the Qoo10 online shopping platform, for over US$700m
  • Advising Adobe on its US$4.75bn acquisition of Marketo, the market leading cloud platform for B2B marketing engagement
  • Advising NTT Data Corporation on its acquisition of Apex Systems, an IT services company with operations in Singapore and India
  • Advising a global tech company on its joint venture with a leading Pharma company to create a bioelectric medicines business
We hope you can join us to hear some of the exciting war stories from some of the deals above and learn about trends that we are seeing in this space.


17:00 Welcoming remarks
Jacky Scanlan-Dyas, Partner, Hogan Lovells Tokyo
17:05 Panel Discussion – How to do Tech M&A

Keith Flaum, Partner, Hogan Lovells Silicon Valley

Richard Diffenthal, Partner, Hogan Lovells London

Jacky Scanlan-Dyas, Partner, Hogan Lovells Tokyo

Wataru Kamoto, Partner, Hogan Lovells Tokyo
18:15 Question and answer session
18:30 Reception

If you would like to register for the event, please contact tokyoevent@hoganlovells.com with your name, company name, and contact details. 

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