Nima Amini is the managing partner of O’Melveny’s Hong Kong office and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups.
Nima is a well-recognized dealmaker with extensive experience representing strategic and private equity clients in the full spectrum of public and private merger and acquisition transactions. He has been continuously active over the past 15+ years negotiating and structuring some of the most complex cross-border transactions across Asia, Europe and the US. He regularly advises prominent public and private companies, private equity funds, financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds on diverse aspects of their most critical business initiatives and transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies, minority investments, consortium and co-investment arrangements, joint ventures, spinoffs, restructurings and compliance and corporate governance matters. Nima’s public company experience includes both negotiated and contested takeovers as well as numerous special committee assignments.
Nima has successfully guided his clients through complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions with an aggregate transaction value of over US$100 billion, a number of which have been awarded “Deal of the Year” by leading industry publications such as The American Lawyer, International Financial Law Review, China Business Law Journal, China Law and Practice, and India Business Law Journal. Whether the deal is large or small, Nima is equally meticulous in his approach to every transaction, and his hands on approach, responsiveness, commercial sensibility and dedication to achieving client business objectives have earned him recognition as a leading M&A lawyer by various publications. Chambers Asia-Pacific notes that Nima is described as an "outstanding lawyer who is very personable, very smart and amazingly always seems to have time regardless of the time zone or other constraints." He was named the “Young Lawyer of the Year” at the 2016 Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards and has been consistently recognized as a top-tier M&A practitioner by independent legal directories, including by Chambers, IFLR and The Legal 500, which notes his “depth of experience and commercial approach.”
Honors & Awards
- Ranked in Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms) in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2020 & 2021) and by Chambers Global (2020-2022)
- Recognized as a “Rising Star” by IFLR1000 in Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (2017 - 2020); Industry Sectors: Energy, Technology & Telecommunications (2019-2021)
- Hong Kong
- District of Columbia
- Columbia University, J.D.: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- University of California at Berkeley, B.A.: magna cum laude