O'Melveny Adds Corporate Lawyer in London

October 15, 2015


Colleen B. McGushin
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

LONDON ─ OCTOBER 15, 2015 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP is pleased to announce that senior international M&A and corporate finance lawyer Sevda Staykova has joined the Firm’s London office as counsel.

Staykova advises multinational companies and private equity firms on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate finance transactions. Her clients include buyers and sellers in private sales and acquisitions as well as corporate issuers and arrangers in the US private placement market. She also represents investors on post-completion integration and reorganisation transactions, and on related regulatory issues.

“Sevda is incredibly talented and is a strong complement to our London team,” said Jan Birtwell, managing partner of O’Melveny’s London office. “The addition of an international corporate lawyer with Sevda’s depth of experience illustrates our steadfast commitment to supporting the needs of our clients in Europe and worldwide.”

“I am thrilled to be joining O’Melveny’s thriving London office,” Staykova said. “This is an exciting opportunity to help expand the transactions practice. I look forward to being part of the growth strategy and to working with a great roster of clients.”

Before joining O’Melveny, Staykova worked for White & Case, originally in Prague and, since 2007, in London. She received her master's degree from Sofia University School of Law in Sofia, Bulgaria, and her LLM from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She is fluent in English and Bulgarian. Staykova is qualified to practice in England and Wales.

Staykova is O’Melveny’s fourth recent hire of experienced talent in the London office. She joins partner Andrew Weiler, European head of M&A and Corporate Finance, who also recently moved to O’Melveny from White & Case; partner Eve Ellis, who returned to O’Melveny on Oct. 8 as head of the Financial Services/Regulatory Practice in London; and corporate finance counsel Jennifer Kafcas. Together they strengthen and extend the service offering available to the Firm’s broad range of clients in the EU and EMEA as well as deepen links with O’Melveny’s transatlantic clients and enable the Firm to take advantage of new transaction opportunities.

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