Jurisdiction - Japan
Hiroshi Sarumida Joins Orrick’s Global Japan M&A Team.

20 April, 2015


Orrick announced on 17th April that Hiroshi Sarumida has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in its M&A and Private Equity Group and the U.S. Chair of its Japan Transactional Practice. Mr. Sarumida joins the firm from Skadden Arps, where he served as a leader of its U.S.-based Japan practice group.

Over 20 years of his practice in New York, Mr. Sarumida has represented a significant number of Japanese and multinational corporations in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance transactions and other corporate matters. He has also been advised Japanese companies in various disputes in the areas of antitrust, product liability, intellectual property, and employment issues.


“I am very excited to be part of Orrick’s global Japan Practice Group, and look forward to working together with this talented and multidisciplinary team in both the U.S. and Japan, and globally,” said Mr. Sarumida. “The firm’s strong and longstanding commitment to the Japanese market and its global reach as well as its client-relationship focused approach make Orrick a perfect fit for my practice.”

“There has been a dramatic surge in Japanese outbound investment, with companies having invested nearly USD 20bn already this year. We are extremely excited to welcome Hiroshi to Orrick to assist our Japanese clients in executing strategic investments in the US and globally,” said King Milling, leader of Orrick’s global Corporate Business Unit.

“Having established Orrick’s Tokyo office as our first international office in 1997, the firm’s roots in Japan are extremely strong. We also have long approached our Japanese practice as a truly global practice, and we are honored to represent Japan’s leading companies in their investment activities, disputes and intellectual property matters throughout the world. We are therefore extremely excited to add an M&A partner of Hiroshi’s caliber to our global Japan Practice,” said Mark Weeks, leader of Orrick’s Tokyo office and co-leader of the firm’s Japan Practice.


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