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Most recently, Oghigian was a member of Jones DayÆs Tokyo team, where he held the role of of counsel. Throughout his tenure at Jones Day, he specialized in cross-border transactions such as joint ventures, licensing & distribution agreements, and mergers & acquisitions. He also practices in the field of international commercial arbitration.
Oghigian has also served the Canadian embassy in Tokyo as a diplomat in the Canadian Department of External Affairs for five years. The fluent English, French and Japanese speaker has also contributed and edited The Law of Commerce in Japan: A Collection of Introductory Essays.
Oghigian has also served as adjunct professor and taught international law at the University of British Columbia and as a visiting professor at Rikkyo University, Japan.
According to Paul Hastings, the decision to poach Oghigian was prompted by a slew of inquires by Japanese corporations for arbitration clauses in M&A and joint venture agreements and the anticipation for further arbitrations to brought before Japanese and international arbitration institutions.
Investors are increasingly turning to private companies and private debt in their hunt for ESG alpha, but the age-old problem of transparency and due diligence remains
Already on the rise pre-Covid, investments into data centre assets in Asia have accelerated in the past year, fuelled by interest from investors across the spectrum.
Actively managed funds were also not found to have better odds of higher returns than more passive funds.
Investors still favour private equity assets for their higher growth, better governance structures, and diversification potential.