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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
TOKYO 106-6028
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Work Department

M&A and Private Equity




Mark Weeks, partner in the Orrick M&A and Private Equity Group, practiced in New York for more than 14 years before relocating to Asia. Mark’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, life sciences, IT, and telecommunications asset transfers, strategic investments and general corporate representation for US, Japanese and other Asian companies. Mark speaks, reads and writes fluent Japanese.



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Japan > Corporate and M&A: International firms and joint ventures

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Mark Weeks

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

The corporate team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is best known for its expertise in the startup space. Jointly led by Hiroki Sugita and Mark Weeks – who shares his time between Tokyo and Hong Kong – the team regularly acts for several early-stage companies, venture capital funds, and unicorn companies based in Japan. The group covers a vast array of transactions including private equity investments, joint ventures, and private and public M&A deals.

Hong Kong > Corporate (including M&A)

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP expanded its Hong Kong team by hiring of counsel William Ho from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in October 2018. Ho is experienced in advising private equity funds on their investments in Asia, particularly in the technology sector. He also assists early-stage start-up companies in Greater China and Southeast Asia with capital raisings, financings and general corporate matters. Mark Lehmkuhler and Scott Peterman are two other names to note in the group, which also undertakes a particularly significant amount of outbound M&A work for Chinese SOEs. Beyond technology, the team is also highly active in corporate and commercial matters involving the energy and infrastructure sector, as well as the automotive and life sciences industries. Sook Young Yeu and managing associate Anson Chan are also recommended. Mark Weeks splits his time between Tokyo and Hong Kong.