O'Melveny's Ford, Quinn Named Top Private Funds Lawyers Under 40 By Private Funds Management


Julie Fei
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

LONDON -- OCTOBER 2, 2015 --
Private Funds Management named O’Melveny & Myers LLP partners James Ford and Daniel Quinn to its list of top 30 private funds lawyers under 40. The lawyers were identified by the industry and their peers as “the best of the best” in the field.

“In today’s challenging environment, lawyers have become lifelines for private fund managers, who are finding themselves handling ever more complicated fundraisings, transactions and regulations. The balance of power in the legal world has shifted slightly, away from the deal gurus – the former corporate rainmakers – and into the hands of the fund formation and regulation specialists, who increasingly have the ear of private equity’s powers that-be,” the publication said.

Ford is highlighted as “one of the top talents in Hong Kong” and “a great negotiator,” with the publication detailing his experience with private equity and venture capital transactions, specifically in the secondaries market. Quinn’s work with Coller Capital on one of the largest secondaries funds ever raised and with government-backed development finance institutions on their investment programs puts Quinn on this elite list. He is further recognized for his extensive experience on all aspects of private equity, including fund formations, secondary transactions, coinvestments, and cross-border leveraged buyouts.

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