Mr Omoz Osayimwese > Dechert LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States

Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management




Omoz Osayimwese focuses his practice on matters relating to the formation and operation of private equity funds, other closed-end investment funds and alternative asset management businesses. Mr. Osayimwese leads Dechert’s U.S. private investment funds practice. Mr. Osayimwese also has substantial experience representing clients in the formation and operation of hedge funds and hybrid funds. Investment funds that Mr. Osayimwese has represented on formation matters cover a range of strategies, including buyouts, distressed debt, special opportunities, real estate, credit, structured products, shareholder activism, multi-strategy and insurance.  

Mr. Osayimwese maintains a broad practice, also advising private equity firms and hedge fund managers on minority stakes acquisitions, spin-outs, joint ventures, restructurings and secondaries transactions; investors in the negotiation of seed-capital transactions; and sponsors in the structuring of complex carry-sharing arrangements among principals and employees. His writing on investment and funds management has appeared in publications, including Law360, LexisNexis and Private Funds Management.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Osayimwese was a partner at another global law firm. 


  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association


  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1996, Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1999

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

At Dechert LLP, a breadth of experience advising both private equity sponsors and institutional investors allows the team to provide clients with the most current knowledge regarding deal terms, innovations, regulatory issues, tax-efficient structures and capital raising techniques. The group has a particularly strong focus on debit/credit funds, and has a significant track record establishing such funds in jurisdictions ranging from Dublin to Luxembourg. The firm’s secondaries offering brings together fund formation and transactional experts, who work synergistically on a range of complex, cross-border deals. Practice head Omoz Osayimwese oversees matters from the New York office. Other recommended attorneys include Austin-based Tricia Lee – who is singled out by one client as a ‘lawyer of the highest caliber‘ – and Los Angeles-based Timothy Spangler, who is ‘able to “issue spot” like a fiend‘.