O'Melveny Named VC/PE Foreign Fund Raising Legal Advisor of Year 2011 by Zero2IPO

December 09, 2011



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BEIJING, CHINA -- DECEMBER 9, 2011 -- O’Melveny & Myers LLP has been named VC/PE Foreign Fund Raising Legal Advisor of the Year 2011 by Zero2IPO for the second consecutive year. The award was made on December 8, 2011, at the 11th China Venture Capital & Private Equity Annual Forum, which is being held at the Kerry Centre Hotel Beijing.

“We’re honored for the continued recognition of the great funds work we’re doing for clients. O’Melveny has one of the largest local teams of funds formation specialists in Asia with a cohesive strength that draws on our global platform,” said partner Dean Collins, head of the Firm’s fund formation practice in Asia.

This is just one of many awards that O’Melveny’s fund formation practice has received recently. In March, O’Melveny was chosen by the readers of Private Equity International and PEI Asia as having the top fund formation practice in Asia. PEI readers also ranked the Firm in the top three for fund formation in Europe.

O’Melveny has one of the broadest and deepest private equity and funds teams in Asia, with close to 20 dedicated funds formation lawyers in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and Jakarta. The Firm’s Asia team includes lawyers who have worked both in-house and on the business side at major industry players.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Asia Practice
O’Melveny & Myers LLP began its practice in Asia nearly 25 years ago, and over this time we have become one of the most respected and full-service legal service providers in the region. The Firm maintains large offices in the most important political and commercial centers of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and an association with leading Indonesian law firm Tumbuan & Partners in Jakarta. Most of our lawyers are native to the region, understand the local law and business practices, speak the local languages, and, most importantly, function as an integrated team that taps the Firm’s vast resources in Asia and globally, delivering value and expediency to its clients. The China practice is widely and frequently recognized as one of the strongest on the market. The Japan practice has been recommended by The Legal 500 and Chambers Global for corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution work. Our office in Singapore, opened in 2008, has grown rapidly and is a hub for corporate, finance, and private equity work for the entire South and Southeast Asia region. In November, we established an association in Jakarta, Indonesia, with Tumbuan & Partners. A presence in Indonesia complements our strengths in Asia and Firmwide, and better positions us to serve the needs of our global clients who are increasingly interested in doing business in Southeast Asia region. For more information, please visit www.omm.com.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
With approximately 800 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide, O’Melveny & Myers LLP helps industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. We are a values-driven law firm, guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our dedication to improving access to justice through pro bono work and championing initiatives that increase the diversity of the legal profession. For more information, please visit www.omm.com.