A longtime leader in Asia, O’Melveny helps clients navigate commercial matters critical to their businesses.

Our lawyers here represent clients from around the world, including nearly every country in Asia, in a broad range of matters, including cross-border disputes, joint ventures, complex mergers and acquisitions, financings, investment and capital market transactions, investment fund formation, international trade and regulatory matters, and restructurings and insolvencies. The firm’s experience in Asian countries has produced a wealth of government, business and legal relationships whose insights and experience can be brought to bear on the needs of our clients.

We have a multiple award-winning China practice, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. We also maintain a thriving practice in Tokyo, where we opened an office in 1987, and a strong presence in Southeast Asia with an office in Singapore. Following the opening of the Korean legal market, we established a “foreign legal consultant office” in Seoul, a natural outgrowth of our long history of representing Korean clients. Today, we’re among the most active international law firms in Korea.

We are immersed in the culture and practices of Asia. Many of our lawyers are native speakers of Asian languages, including Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Bahasa Indonesian. Our lawyers also have strong knowledge of local laws and collectively have legal practicing qualifications spanning China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. In addition, many have practicing qualifications and experience in the United States, England, and other Western jurisdictions. Indeed, our Asia practice includes a strong field of U.K.-trained solicitors and barristers.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

O’Melveny represented Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in a global fight against Intel Corporation for monopolizing the x86-microprocessor industry through scare tactics and coercion. With litigation and investigations spanning the US, EU, and Asia, O’Melveny helped AMD secure important victories. Read


A multi-office, multi-practice O’Melveny team represented BGI Shenzhen, a China based genomic research and sequencing company, in its US$117.6 million acquisition of Complete Genomics and its successful defense of the transaction against a hostile competing bid. Read

Chinese Company Public Offerings

O'Melveny has advised on multiple Chinese company public offerings, including representing eHi, China’s largest car services provider and second largest rental car provider, in its US$120 million initial public offering and US$50 million concurrent private placements. Read

Giant Interactive

O’Melveny successfully defended Giant Interactive, one of China’s leading online game developers and operators, in a shareholder class action seeking to enjoin Giant’s proposed going-private transaction, which O’Melveny also successfully handled.   Read


O’Melveny represented GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, in its investment in the US$1.26 billion equity financing of NYSE-listed XPO Logistics, one of the largest providers of freight brokerage, freight forwarding, and expedited freight transportation. Read


When Honeywell’s US$5.1 billion acquisition of the Elster Division of Melrose Industries plc drew scrutiny from antitrust authorities around the world, O’Melveny lawyers worldwide mobilized to defend the transaction before the Federal Trade Commission, China’s Ministry of Commerce, and the European Commission. Read

IBM Corp.

We represented IBM Corporation in securing CFIUS clearances to sell its x86 server business to Lenovo Group Ltd. Read

Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.

O’Melveny represented Lionsgate in its multiyear slate co-financing deal with Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co. Ltd. in reportedly the biggest investment in Hollywood by a Chinese company to date. Read

Meinian Onehealth Healthcare Group

O’Melveny is advising a consortium led by Meinian Onehealth on its proposed take-private of competitor iKang Healthcare Group. Read

Mongolian Mining and Gas Companies

O’Melveny obtained a significant victory for two Mongolian mining and gas companies in an arbitration arising from a series of sales contracts entered into with a leading Japanese trading company for the purchase of mining equipment.  Read

NextVR, Inc.

NextVR, an innovative technology company, turned to O’Melveny to help raise US$80 million in a Series B funding round to broadcast live events in virtual reality. Read

Products Manufacturing Company

O’Melveny helped a US specialty engineered products manufacturing company on the establishments of various joint venture projects in China, including an equity joint venture with a soft axle and soft tube factory in Ningbo, an equity joint venture with an auto cable factory in Shengyang, and an equity joint venture producing auto parts in Shanghai. Read

Sailing Capital Management Co., Ltd.

O'Melveny advised China-based Sailing Capital Management on its investment in MobilEye, an Israeli company focused on advanced image sensing and processing technology for automotive applications. Read

Warner Bros.

O’Melveny represented Warner Bros. in a joint venture with a consortium led by private equity firm China Media Capital (CMC) to launch a movie studio division, Flagship Entertainment Group. Read

WuXi PharmaTech

O’Melveny represented NYSE-listed WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc., a leading technology company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries in the US and China, in its merger with a group of private equity investors and the company’s founders in a going-private transaction valued at US$3.3 billion. Read