Speaker Detail

Lance Miller

Corporate Partner, DLA Piper


Lance Miller is corporate partner based in the Tokyo office. He is a member of the California and New York bars. In addition to practicing in California, New York and Tokyo, Lance has practiced in Singapore and Bangkok. His experience includes working with funds and start-ups (including typical VC and CVC investments as well as joint ventures with VC investors). He is currently working on Japan’s first search fund. In addition to VC and CVC work, Lance represents a number of MNC’s and PE funds advising them on cross-border M&A and securities transactions.

Lance has been named in Chambers Asia Pacific as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A, Japan, since 2012. Lance has been described by Chambers Asia Pacific 2013, as a “very smart and hands-on lawyer” and by Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 as “time, cost and value-conscious…reliable and responsive” and Client responses in Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 show Lance has a “great understanding of client expectations” and in Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 “His communication skills as well as his understanding of the commercial reality and the nature of the issues is very impressive.”