O'Melveny Remains Strong in Asia Pacific Legal 500 Rankings

November 23, 2010

O'Melveny is recommended in 21 practice categories in the latest edition of The Asia Pacific Legal 500. The annual guide to the leading legal firms and practitioners covering the major Asian economies and emerging markets also recognizes 22 individual O'Melveny lawyers.

The Firm's China practice receives the coveted top-tier designation for Private equity/venture capital (Foreign firms).


The O'Melveny lawyers who receive special recognition for excellence in their respective practice areas are: partners Dale Araki (TK); Kurt Berney (SH); Nathan Bush (BJ); Neil Campbell (HK); Howard Chao (SV, BJ); Mark Fairbairn (HK); Douglas Freeman (HK); counsel Yu Fu (HK) and Takuya Fujimoto (TK); partners Joel Hogarth (SG); Qiang Li (SH); Yoji Maeda (TK); David Makarechian (SG); Bertie Mehigan (SG); Michael Moser (HK, BJ); associate Ratih (Ipop) Nawangsari (SG); partners Gordon Ng (HK); Scott Nonaka (TK); Noriko Sakai (TK); counsel Scott Sugino (TK); partners Lawrence Sussman (BJ); Huey Yann Thong (SG); Friven Yeoh (HK); and partner Eric Zabinski (BJ). Hogarth, Mehigan, Ng, and Yann Thong are recognized across multiple practice areas.


Legal 500 provides independent commentary on leading law firms and lawyers in more than 90 countries. The Asia Pacific edition was first published in 1996.


A listing of O'Melveny's Asia Pacific Legal 500 2010/2011 results follows.



Practice Recognized



Beijing and Shanghai

Foreign firms: Private equity/Venture capital

Tier 1


Foreign firms: Banking and finance

Tier 2

Kurt Berney
Qiang Li
Gordon Ng

Foreign firms: Corporate and M&A

Tier 2

Howard Chao
Eric Zabinski

Foreign firms: Dispute resolution

Tier 2


Foreign firms: Tax

Tier 2

Lawrence Sussman

Foreign firms: Intellectual property

Notable Mention


Foreign firms: Projects and energy

Notable Mention


Foreign firms: TMT

Notable Mention


Hong Kong



Structured finance and securitization

Tier 3

Neil Campbell

Restructuring and insolvency

Tier 3

Mark Fairbairn

Dispute resolution

Tier 4

Friven Yeoh
Nathan Bush
Yu Fu

Corporate and M&A

Tier 6

Gordon Ng
Douglas Freeman


Notable Mention





Foreign firms: Restructuring and insolvency - Foreign firms

Tier 2

Bertie Mehigan
Huey Yann Thong
Joel Hogarth

Foreign firms: Corporate and M&A - Foreign firms

Tier 3

Joel Hogarth

Foreign firms: Banking and finance  - Foreign firms

Foreign firms: Capital Markets - Foreign firms

Tier 4

Joel Hogarth
David Makarechian

Foreign firms: Projects and energy - Foreign firms

Tier 4

Bertie Mehigan
Joel Hogarth
Ratih (Ipop) Nawangsari




Banking and finance - International firms and joint ventures

Tier 4

Noriko Sakai

Corporate and M&A - International firms and joint ventures

Tier 4

Dale Araki
Scott Sugino Takuya Fujimoto

Dispute resolution - International firms and joint ventures

Tier 4

Yoji Maeda
Scott Nonaka
Scott Sugino
Takuya Fujimoto