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Anne O'Neill, a partner in the London office, is head of Orrick’s UK Real Estate Practice.
Her practice focuses on commercial property work with particular emphasis on acquisitions, development and complex joint ventures. She is an expert in shopping centre development and management.
Anne often advises on significant real estate development matters in the housing sector. Chambers UK ranks Anne as a leading individual for her expertise in the London social housing market and Legal 500 UK recognises her as a persuasive negotiator and notable practitioner with local authorities and registered providers.
Legal 500 sources say Anne is "exceptionally sharp" and a "consummate persuasive negotiator".
Clients describe Anne as "responsive and commercial" and able to "articulate complex issues simply and concisely" whilst "providing in-depth knowledge and understanding which ensures we get the best and most appropriate advice." Chambers UK sources say "she is an absolutely exemplary lawyer," who is "proactive and leads her team really well."
Yumiko Ohta, partner in the Orrick's Tokyo office, is a member of the Employment Law Group. Yumiko focuses mainly on employment law advice as well as various corporate transactions including compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, litigation and general corporate transactions.Yumiko also has international trade expertise in areas such as customs rules and export controls.
Before joining Orrick, Yumiko was an associate at Tanabe & Partners and advised clients in corporate transactions and employment law as well as represented clients in civil and family cases. Also, she has experience serving as an outside auditor for Japanese corporations. Prior to practicing law, she worked at Mitsubishi Corporation for seven years. While there, she was involved in LNG projects and other global business.
Paolo R. Olavario is an associate in Orrick's New York Office and practices in the Structured Finance group.
Paolo represents issuers, underwriters, loan sellers and loan purchasers in public and private securitizations, with a particular focus on commercial mortgage-backed securities. He has worked on conduit programs and single asset / single borrower transactions. He also has experience representing underwriters in connection with residential mortgage-backed securities offerings and asset-backed securities offerings, including auto loans.
Joanna Oleniuk is an associate in the London office and a member of the Technology Companies Group.
Joanna's practice focuses primarily on transactional and advisory work in respect high growth technology companies and venture capital firms.
Prior to joining Orrick, Joanna has worked at a venture capital fund in Berlin and has a particular interest in Central and Eastern Europe.
Olexiy focuses on providing legal advice to financial institutions and corporate clients regarding banking and finance, business restructuring and insolvency as well as capital markets matters.
Key aspects of his work are financings and restructurings of any kind as well as advising clients on issuance of shares, bonds and further instruments on capital markets. Apart from that, Olexiy was involved in a substantial number of disputes, dealing with matters of banking supervision law, capital market compliance, finance and insolvency law. Furthermore, Olexiy has specific know-how and experience in transactions and legal proceedings connected to CIS-states, in particular the Ukraine and Russia.
Before he joined Orrick, Olexiy worked for well-known international law firms in Frankfurt and Munich, where he gained substantial experience in banking supervision and regulatory law, banking and finance, restructurings as well as in general litigation and compliance matters. Olexiy studied at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf and focused his studies on commercial, corporate and tax law.
Charlotte has advised on various aspects of employment law, including capability and conduct procedures, termination and settlement agreements.
Charlotte also defends employers in the employment tribunal involving allegations of discrimination, whistleblowing and equal pay.
Laurent Olléon, Partner in the Paris Office, is a member of the Tax Group.
Laurent advises companies and private individuals on the tax aspects.
Laurent intervenes alongside his clients with legal and financial issues, both in terms of advice and litigation situations perspective.
Laurent deals with numerous issues in various fields: the tax consolidation system and, more generally, intra-group relations, the handling of bilateral tax treaties, the taxation of financial transactions, property taxation and local taxation, etc.
His recognized expertise in abuse of rights enables corporate tax directors, financial investors and individuals to better secure their investment choices and structuring their transactions. In addition, his intimate knowledge of tax litigation is a major asset for clients.
Laurent has advised many ministries and public institutions on legislative and regulatory developments and their implementation, which gives him an extensive practical vision of both public and private law. His past experience has allowed him to manage and draft legislative bills, which makes him an expert on administrative and parliamentary machinery.
joining Orrick, Laurent was a judge of the Conseil d’État and assessor at the Court’s
ninth Chamber of the litigation section of the Conseil d’État, worked as deputy
Chief of staff of Marylise Lebranchu, the French Minister for the Civil
Service, State Reform and Decentralisation and Chief of staff of Anne-Marie
Escoffier, Deputy Minister of Decentralisation.
Bola Oloko is a structured finance lawyer based in Orrick’s New York
office, focused on the financing, acquisition and disposition, and
securitization of financial assets. He has a particular emphasis on
commercial mortgage loans and commercial mortgage-backed securities
Bola has extensive experience representing leading financial services firms and other institutions, acting as counsel to issuers, underwriters, and other capital markets participants in a wide range of transactions.
Bola’s experience also includes advising clients in multi-lender CRE transactions (including pari-passu and A/B loan arrangements), secondary loan trading transactions (LSTA and non-LSTA), ISDA derivatives transactions, and securitization litigation and disputes, including loan repurchase claims and derivatives-related disputes.
Prior to joining Orrick, Bola was of counsel at Winston & Strawn, where his practice was focused on real estate capital markets and structured finance/securitization.
Yumiko advises on data privacy, IP and IT related matters as well as on unfair and deceptive trade practices law.
For Yumiko the law is where her passion for innovation meets technology and research. With a background in scientific research she has experienced the importance of legally protecting data and ideas. Yumiko understands the creation process and companies turn to her for advice at the intersection of data privacy, intellectual property and technology.
As a privacy advisor, Yumiko partners with clients globally to navigate complex data protection issues. She advises clients on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data processing and transfer agreements. She councels clients to tackle challenging privacy questions by giving practical advice to craft data guidelines and policies including privacy policies and incident response plans.
As an intellectual property and technology advisor, Yumiko advises companies on their license agreements, and company contracts, and issues in relation to unfair anddeceptive trade practices. She also advises on due diligence assessments.
With a German/Japanese background, Yumiko has a focus on working with Japanese clients. She is trilingual in German, Japanese and English. She studied at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, Germany and Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
Prior to joining Orrick, Yumiko worked as a scientific researcher at Bonn University and as an associate in the field of IP/IT and data privacy with another international law firm.
Olamide Olusesi is an Intellectual Property Litigation associate in Orrick’s Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on intellectual property matters.
Olamide works on matters involving copyright, patent, and trademark litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and federal district courts. He also has experience with post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Olamide’s practice involves a diverse range of technologies including medical devices, electronics, and communications software, such as voice over IP software.
Olamide graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he served as an Associate of The George Washington University Law Review and Vice President of Finance of the Student Bar Association. He also interned at the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Prior to law school, Olamide attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics. While at UNC, he worked as a research assistant in a biological physics laboratory and served as Student Counsel in the Student Attorney General’s Office for the University Honor System.
Asami Ono is an associate in the New York office and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group.
Her practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, and advising on corporate governance matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Asami spent over seven years working at the Legal Division at Panasonic Corporation, where she focused on various aspects of antitrust/competition law, including government investigation, complex litigation, and compliance. She also worked as an extern at the Federal Trade Commission during law school.
Kate Orr is Senior Innovation Counsel for Orrick.
Orrick has been named by the Financial Times as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America from 2016-2018 and runner-up in 2019. Kate is key member of Orrick’s innovation team. She works closely with clients and attorneys to implement novel products, streamlined processes, and technology solutions, all with an eye for higher quality and more efficient service.
Kate also leads CaseStream, Orrick's homegrown case management system, which streamlines the day-to-day management of litigation and transactions. The Financial Times recognized CaseStream as the #1 most innovative New Product and Service in 2017.
Kate represented commercial clients in complex trial and appellate litigation throughout the United States at Orrick. She remains active in numerous pro bono matters and was awarded the first annual Orrick Pro Bono Award. Kate also served as an adjunct professor of Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy at the University Maryland School of Law.