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Scott D. Peterman

Scott Peterman is a partner and a member of the Asset Management and Investment Funds practice. 

Scott represents private fund sponsors and investors including pan-Asian private equity funds, venture capital funds, infrastructure and real estate funds, Hong Kong authorized funds and emerging market ETFs.  

Prior to joining the firm, Scott was a partner at a Hong Kong firm. His practice included advising a broad range of M&A transactions, leveraged buyouts, venture capital financings, relevant regulatory, and compliance matters. Previously, Scott worked as a senior executive in Silicon Valley for 13 years where he was a multinational technology company's first country manager for China and Korea, director of Asia Pacific for a technology solutions company, and director of a telecommunications company.

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Hall of Fame member for Investment Funds in Hong Kong, 2022-2024
  • Recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Greater China Region for Investment Funds (International Firms) in China, 2018-2024
  • Named a “Market Leader” for Hong Kong Investment Funds and Private Equity by IFLR1000, 2018-2020
  • Recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific for Investment Funds in China, 2018-2020
  • Recognized as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Investment Funds in Hong Kong, 2018-2020
  • Listed in The Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World's Experts in Banking, Finance and Transactional Law for Investment Funds
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts
  • China International Alternative Investment Association, founding member (2009-2012)
  • Former Vice President, Washington Association of Money Managers
  • Former Vice Chairman, CFA Society of Japan
  • State Bar of New York
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Speaker, “The Principles of Partnership Accounting”, LexOmnibus, Hong Kong, 14 October 2019
  • Speaker, Total Access Japan Seminar “Perplexed by Venture Capital / Private Equity”, Tokyo, 26 September 2019
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund Terms”, Courses & Seminars, Hong Kong, 27 August 2019
  • Speaker, “Partnership Accounting”, Courses & Seminars, Hong Kong, 13 August 2019
  • Speaker, “Corporate Venture Capital”, Courses & Seminars, Hong Kong, 25 June 2019
  • Speaker, “The Future of Alternative Funds in Hong Kong”, Intertrust Group, Hong Kong, 18 June 2019
  • Speaker, “Structuring Private Equity Co-Investments and Club Deals”, Courses & Seminars, Hong Kong, 28 May 2019
  • Speaker, Orrick Library Seminar “Living with LLCs”, Hong Kong, 22-23 May 2019
  • Speaker, “LLC Agreements: Planning and Drafting Approaches”, Courses & Seminars, Hong Kong, 26 April 2019
  • Speaker, “All About Private Equity Management Fees and Expenses”, Courses & Seminars, Hong Kong, 2 April 2019
  • Speaker, “Structuring Venture Capital Investments”, FinTech Startups Forum, HKSFA, Hong Kong, 10 November 2018
  •  Speaker, “ISDA Negotiation Tips for Fund Managers”, Courses & Seminars, Hong Kong, 17 July 2018
  • Speaker, “Structuring an M&A Transaction: Purchase Price Adjustments, Earnouts and Other Purchase Price Provisions”, Courses & Seminars, Hong Kong, 11 June 2018
  • Speaker, HKCCA Seminar “Ethics in Electronic Communications”, Hong Kong, 5 June 2018
  • Moderator, CAIA Hong Kong Education & Networking Evening - Commodities and Managed Futures in your Portfolio Today, Hong Kong, 30 October 2017
  • Panelist, Vistra’s Operations and Market Trends Seminar, Hong Kong, 26 October 2017
  • Speaker, “ISDA Negotiation Tips for Fund Managers”, Courses & Seminars, Hong Kong, 2 August 2017
  • Speaker, “Real Estate Joint Ventures: Waterfall Structures, Developer Promote, IRR Lookback, and Catchup”, The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, Hong Kong, 26 July 2017
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • "Japan’s international financial city initiative involves unprecedented structural reforms to help foreign managers enter the Japanese market," AIMA Journal, Edition 129, 21 March 2022
  • Contributor, “Trending in 2020,” AsiaHedge, 30 January 2020
  • Contributor, “Outlook 2020: Where are the opportunities for private equity?,” Asianinvestor, 8 January 2020
  • Contributor, “Due diligence & psychology: Internal audit,” Asian Venture Capital Journal, 12 November 2019
  • Contributor, “Why licensing rules could hamper Hong Kong’s PE plans”, Asianinvestor, 5 November 2019
  • Contributor, “Structure over substance,” AsiaHedge, October 2019
  • Contributor, “Foreign firms advance into China's private equity 'red ocean,’” Ignites Asia, 26 September 2019
  • Author, “China’s Unruly Fund Market Faces a Crackdown”, Nikkei Asian Review, August 2016
  • Co-Author, “From the Ashes Risen: Private Equity Secondary Funds Take Flight,” The Journal of Private Equity, Fall 2009, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp29-34.
Additional News & Event Pages
  • Mentioned, "APAC Fund Manager Briefing: Current Top of Mind Issues to Ponder On,", 11 March 2022
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