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  • Nishimura & Asahi Seminars

Growth & Trends in International Fund Raising

October 4, 2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Doors open at 1:30 pm)
Sunrise Hall, Otemon Tower 10th Floor, Nishimura & Asahi

In partnership with DBS Bank, Bayfront Law, CSC and Nishimura & Asahi (Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo) are assembling esteemed experts to share comprehensive insights into Japan's financial landscape. Focusing on macroeconomics, private equity and venture capital developments, this event provides a profound exploration of the fundamentals of fund raising.

Seize the chance to establish invaluable connections and engage with a diverse community of asset managers. Register today to expand your horizons in international fund raising and broaden your network.



*This seminar will be conducted in English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation.

14:00 - 14:05  Opening Remarks
James Lo, DBS Bank (Hong Kong)
14:05 - 14:15  Macro-economic Outlook in Japan and Asia
Nathan Chow, DBS Bank (Hong Kong)
14:15 - 14:25  PEVC developments in Japan
Naoko Hasegawa, Preqin
14:25 - 14:40  Japan Licensing Regime in connection with Japan Fund Raising
Yoshiharu Kawamata, Nishimura & Asahi (Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo)
14:40 - 15:10  Panel: International and Domestic Japan Fund Raising Dynamics
・Fund raising trends in Japan
・Cayman fund structures in Japan
・Tax implications
Agnes Chan, CSC / Carol Liu, Kirkland & Ellis /Mikihito Kuraya, EY /
Reijiro Samura, Alternative Investment Capital / Yucheng Fan, Harneys /
Moderated by Rajesh Appadoo, Intertrust Singapore
15:10 - 15:30  Coffee Break
15:30-16:10  Panel: Capital Markets 
Pros & Cons of different exit strategies e.g. block sale, IPO on Tokyo Stock Exchange
 Louis Rabinowitz, Kirkland & Ellis / Mikihito Kuraya, EY / Yucheng Fan, Harneys /
Moderated by Simon Yip, DBS Bank (Hong Kong)
16:10 - 16:30  Q&A Session
16:30 - 17:00  Networking Drinks


河俣 芳治

Yoshiharu has extensive experience in various areas of international and domestic investment fundraising, including private equity, venture capital, mezzanine, infrastructure, real estate, and commodity funds, and is regularly consulted by top-ranked US and UK law firms for advice on Japanese regulatory matters. He frequently advises financial institutions and major companies, including banks, insurance companies, and private/government pension funds on their investments in international and domestic alternative funds in a timely and flexible manner. He also worked at the New York office of a Japanese mega bank (MUFG Bank) as a secondee, and has expertise in compliance-related matters relating to financial institutions.

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