Chairman: Bradley J Butwin
Managing Partners: Larry Sussman, Managing Partner Beijing; David Johnson, Managing Partner Hong Kong; Qiang Li, Managing Partner Shanghai; Bertie Mehigan, Managing Partner Singapore; Yoji Maeda, Managing Partner Tokyo Languages: Armenian, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Shanghainese, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese
For more than 128 years, O’Melveny & Myers LLP has helped clients succeed in adapting to the ups and downs of countless business cycles. That commitment remains as strong today as ever. With approximately 800 lawyers on three continents, and strong ties to the local culture in all its locations, O’Melveny is able to advise clients on the unique legal and business environments around the world. Collaboration flourishes among its 16 offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States, aided by its firmwide network of communications and information management technology. Whether a cross-border merger requires US, UK, and Chinese tax advice, or a multijurisdictional dispute involves tracking down witnesses and documents in different countries and languages, O’Melveny’s worldwide reach maximises strategic advantage and efficiencies for its clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Capital Markets/Corporate Finance:
■ Represented Indonesian-listed investment company PT Bhakti Investama Tbk as guarantor in connection with its offering of US$365 million of 5.875% senior secured notes due 2018 through its wholly-owned Singapore subsidiary Ottawa Holdings Pte. Ltd. Partners Andrew Hutton, Joel Hogarth, and Eric Sibbitt.
■ Represented Royal Chemie Corporation Limited as white knight investor in connection with the restructuring of Continental Chemicals Corporation Pte. Ltd. Partner Bertie Mehigan and counsel Timothy Tan.
■ Represented leading international genomics organisation BGI-Shenzhen in its acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Complete Genomics, the first time a Chinese company has successfully acquired a US public company. Partners Wenseng “Wendy” Pan and Paul Scrivano.
■ Represented Synacor and Identity Management in its formation of a joint venture with Beijing-based Maxit Technology Inc. Partner Jennifer DePalma, of counsel Howard Chao, and counsel Ruchun Ji.
■ Advised the Special Committee of the board of directors of Feihe International, Inc. in connection with a merger with affiliates of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia in a going private transaction. Partners Paul Scrivano, Ke Geng, David Roberts, counsel Nima Amini and Jennifer Taylor, and associate Jiangshan Tang.
■ Advised the independent committee of ShangPharma Corporation in a merger agreement to take the company private. Partners David Roberts, Paul Scrivano, and Ke Geng, and counsel Nima Amini.
■ Represented a major international financial institution as arranger in connection with the restructuring of US$365 million fully convertible debentures issued by the Lodha Group, a leading Indian real estate group. The facility was one of the largestever foreign investments in the Indian real estate market. Partner Bertie Mehigan, counsel Damien Coles and Pooja Sinha.
■ Represented the ad hoc bondholder committee in connection with the restructuring of the US$160 million bonds issued by Arpeni Pratama Ocean Line Investment BV and guaranteed by PT Arpeni Pratama Ocean Line Tbk., a listed Indonesian shipping company. Partners Bertie Mehigan and Mark Fairbairn, counsel Damien Coles.
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