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O’Melveny Names Nima Amini Managing Partner in Hong Kong

February 1, 2021


NEW YORK AND HONG KONG—February 1, 2021—O’Melveny announced today that experienced corporate dealmaker Nima Amini has been named Managing Partner of its Hong Kong office effective today. Amini, who has served in O’Melveny’s Hong Kong office for the past 14 years, will oversee the office’s operations, business development efforts, attorney recruitment, talent development and retention, and real estate.

A partner in O’Melveny’s Corporate Department and a member of the M&A and Private Equity Groups, Amini has extensive experience representing strategic and private equity clients through complex, multi-jurisdictional public and private M&A transactions, many of which have been named “Deal of the Year” by leading industry publications. Amini was honored with the Individual Award for “Young Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 at the Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards and has been consistently recognized as a top-tier dealmaker by independent legal directories such as Chambers Global and Asia-Pacific.

“Nima is a natural choice for this key leadership role,” said O’Melveny chair Bradley J. Butwin. “He is well-regarded by his clients, his colleagues, and his peers, and is a fixture in Hong Kong deal-making circles.  We are delighted that he will be at the helm as we execute on our client-focused strategy in Hong Kong and throughout Asia.”

“I’m very honored to take on this new challenge at this exciting time,” said Amini. “O’Melveny has a long and storied history in Asia, and in Hong Kong in particular, where the firm has developed a very impressive track record advising on landmark transactions and disputes. We are seeing an ever-increasing number of clients turn to us to handle their most complex and important matters, and deeply appreciate their trust. As Office Head, I will do everything I can to help our people make the most of the opportunities ahead—for our firm and for our clients.”

O’Melveny has been a longtime leader in Asia with one of the region’s leading corporate practices that spans Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, and Private Equity through offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo. With over 25 years of local experience, lawyers in O’Melveny’s Hong Kong office practice Hong Kong, US, and English law and the office includes Hong Kong solicitors and attorneys licensed to practice in the United States, England and Wales, Australia, and Singapore.

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Christopher Rieck
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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Chris Schob
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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