Asia Private Equity Seminar Series

November 1, 2010

O’Melveny & Myers cordially invites our clients and friends in the private equity industry to a series of highly topical must attend seminars in Hong Kong (November 1st) and Singapore (November 3rd and November 23rd). Discussions will be led by senior lawyers from O'Melveny's offices in Asia, the US and Europe, as well as Javad Movsoumov from leading global placement agents Jefferies Fund Placement Group. O'Melveny speakers will include: Geoffrey Chan, Dean Collins, James Ford, Barbara Stettner and Larry Sussman.

Raising money in the USA and Europe

Much has been said about the impact of new and impending regulations in the USA and European Union, which may require Asian fund managers to become authorized in multiple jurisdictions. There are also existing rules that need to be navigated when marketing Asian funds in these markets. The panel, including a former Senior Counsel at the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), will discuss both existing and proposed rules, as well as the practical steps Asian managers need to take if they wish to manage money from American and European LPs, including the requirement for many Asian fund managers to register as an investment adviser with the SEC.

The ILPA Principles – One Year On and Beyond

A year ago a number of influential limited partners set out their blueprint for best practice in private equity fund terms with new financial reporting standards to follow in November. There are now more than 130 signatories, and our panel will consider the extent to which the current market terms we are seeing in Asia comply with ILPA, as well as the likely effect the Principles will have going forward.


Our panel will provide an update as to the state of play in the RMB funds space. Much has changed since O’Melveny worked on the establishment of the first foreign-invested onshore RMB fund back in 2004. Indeed, last year more money was raised for China funds from onshore LPs than offshore LPs. We will provide an update on the recent trends in the RMB funds space, particularly focused on opportunities for international fund managers.

For more information about the seminar series, contact Simone Adler (sadler@omm.com) or Chris Schob (cschob@omm.com).

Hong Kong (afternoon, November 1st, 2010)

Singapore (afternoon, November 3rd, 2010)

Singapore (breakfast, November 23rd, 2010)