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Scott D. Peterman

Mr. Peterman is a partner in the firm's Hong Kong office. He is a member of the asset management and investment funds practice. 

Mr. Peterman's 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 K&L Gates, Mr. Peterman was a partner at a leading 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, Mr. Peterman worked as a senior executive in Silicon Valley for 13 years where he was Apple’s first country manager for China and Korea, director of Asia Pacific for Alcatel Data Networks and director of North American Corporate Development for Cable and Wireless.

  • “Leading Individual” (Band 1) for China Investment Funds, Chambers Global, 2018-2019
  • “Market Leader” for Hong Kong Investment Funds and Private Equity, IFLR1000, 2018-2020
  • “Leading Individual” for China Investment Funds, Chambers Asia, 2018-2020
  • “Leading Individual” for Hong Kong Investment Funds, Asia-Pacific Legal 500, 2018-2020
  • Listed in The Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World's Experts in Banking, Finance and Transactional Law for Investment Funds
  • Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP), Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, 1979
  • 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
  • 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.
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