Kurt J. Berney
is a partner in O’Melveny’s San Francisco and Shanghai offices. He is a member of the Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions Practices. Kurt represents technology, medical equipment/healthcare, new media, consumer and other companies, and the VC/PE funds and investment banks that invest in and provide investment banking services to those companies. Kurt’s diverse practice areas include cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private debt and equity financings and, leveraging his accounting background and public company governance experience, accounting and other special investigations.
Representative PRC clients include companies such as Acorn International, Giant Interactive, iSoftStone, Mindray Medical, 7 Days Inn and WuXi Pharmatech, and numerous venture capital/private equity and each of the major investment banking firms.
Kurt has been practicing law for over 20 years. Prior to joining O’Melveny, Kurt was a partner with Silicon Valley’s largest technology-focused law firm. Kurt also practiced in the New York and Hong Kong offices of a major Wall Street law firm.
He is a frequent speaker/presenter on cross-border M&A transactions, the global IPO process, international capital markets and financing transactions.
Kurt is also a Certified Public Accountant.
American Bar Association Other Activities,
Certified Public Accountant