O’Melveny & Myers’ capital markets specialist David Johnson has relocated to the firm’s Hong Kong office from Century City, California owing to his appointment as the new head of O’Melveny’s Hong Kong branch.
Johnson was formerly the global head of O’Melveny’s Transactions department, which develops and implements the firm’s worldwide strategy. In recent years, he has represented issuers and deal managers on numerous prominent U.S. initial public offerings of China-based companies, including Shanda Interactive Entertainment, ATA Inc, and Focus Media.
His practice encompasses working with corporations, financial institutions, and investment funds on a variety of capital market offerings, capital formations, strategic advice and restructurings. Notable clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Toyota Motor Credit Corp and Lions Gate Entertainment.
“The firm’s practice in Asia is one of our proudest achievements. Very few international firms can match the level of our offerings across China, Japan, India, Korea, Singapore, and Southeast Asia, and now with our new associated office, Indonesia,” Johnson said in a firm statement. “I am excited to continue my work with our great team here in Asia, but now located in Hong Kong. I am looking forward to being even more involved in the great work we do for clients in the region.”
Commenting on Johnson’s move and new role, the chair of O’Melveny, Bradley J. Butwin said: “Expanding our Hong Kong office capabilities and strengthening our capital markets practice are key components of our larger plans for growing O’Melveny’s presence in Asia, and we are fortunate to have Dave Johnson leading those efforts. His experience in helping clients with a broad range of corporate finance transactions and serving as a boardroom-level adviser will be important to increasing the breadth of offerings to our clients in Hong Kong and globally.” ALB
Candice Mak is North Asia Editor at ALB. Follow her on Twitter: @ALB_Magazine.
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