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
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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 > Alternative/hedge funds

The funds team at Dechert LLP remains highly active in cross-border fund formation, with a team that handles all aspects of such deals including regulatory and tax matters. Fund financing is another key area of work for the team, which acts for several of the market’s largest lenders in this space. The firm has undergone some personnel changes recently: in January 2020, New York-based Omoz Osayimwese joined the firm from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Orange County’s Kenneth Rasamny was promoted to partner; though former practice head David Vaughan retired later that year, in June.