O'Melveny Adds Charles (Qiong) Wu to China Practice in Shanghai

October 11, 2010


Andrea Rodeschini
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Dee Liu
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
(+86) 21-2307-7000

SHANGHAI  - OCTOBER 11, 2010 - O’Melveny & Myers LLP announced today that it has welcomed Charles (Qiong) Wu as counsel in its Shanghai office.  He joins the Firm after having practiced for seven years at another major international law firm in Chicago, with extensive experience in public and private M&A, private equity, fund formation, and corporate governance matters.


Kurt Berney, head of O’Melveny’s Shanghai office commented, “We are excited to have Charles joining us.  As a PRC native with extensive international law experience, Charles is uniquely qualified to bolster our M&A and private equity practices in Greater China.”


Wu noted, “O’Melveny has one of the most diverse and high-end practices in China and has a long track record as a market leader.  After seven years of practice in the US, it is an ideal platform for me to further develop my career and serve my clients.  I am very excited about this opportunity, and I look forward to working with many talented attorneys at O’Melveny in the years to come.”


Wu is a graduate of The University of Chicago Law School, and was a member of The Chicago Journal of International Law.  He also holds a Master of Urban Planning from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science from Tongji University in Shanghai.  Wu was a summer associate at O’Melveny’s Washington, DC and New York offices in 2002.  


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The Firm has operated in China since the early 1990s, and has one of the largest and most diverse presences in China among all international law firms.  The Firm’s practice strengths in China include transactions involving: M&A, foreign direct investment and market entry, Chinese company IPOs in the US and Asia, private equity and venture capital, investment fund formation, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, compliance and internal investigations, dispute resolution, and infrastructure and energy.  For more information, please visit www.omm.com or www.omm.cn.