Andrew M. Ostrognai, resident in the Hong Kong office, is of counsel and a member of the firm’s private equity fund formation and downstream investment practice in the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. Ostrognai has represented a wide range of sponsors and investors in their fund formation, fund investment and related activities, including:
Mr. Ostrognai has extensive experience in forming all types of funds, from large pan-Asian buy-out funds to smaller focused sector or country-specific funds, as well as separate account programs and foreign-sponsored, RMB-denominated private equity funds. Mr. Ostrognai also has strong experience in various types of secondary transactions.
Mr. Ostrognai was named to Private Equity International’s first-ever “Legal Power 30,” a list of the 30 most influential private equity lawyers globally, and remains on the most current version of the list. Mr. Ostrognai is also named by Expert Guides in its Best of the Best list, which names the 30 leading private equity lawyers in the world. In 2016, Mr. Ostrognai was named in China Business Law Journal’s inaugural “A-List,” which identified the top 100 private practice lawyers for the China market.
Mr. Ostrognai is ranked in the top band by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific for investment fund work in China. The guides describe him as “the granddaddy of Asian fund formation” and “the strongest fundraising senior lawyer in Asia” with “a highbrow authority that you’d want to see in a lawyer.” Chambers Global has quoted sources describing Mr. Ostrognai as an “undisputed leader” with a “very deep knowledge and quick turnaround.” He is said to gain “serious respect” from peers thanks to his profound knowledge of private equity funds. Chambers Asia-Pacific states that he “is held in especially high regard by peers and major funds clients,” and quotes sources describing him as “a thoughtful lawyer who provides good advice, is very accessible and is always responsive.” Chambers Asia-Pacific has also previously described Mr. Ostrognai as “a class act who can manoeuvre GPs through large, complex fund-raisings,” as “highly sought after,” and as “one of the best lawyers in town;– he has incredible knowledge and is somebody you can really trust to provide accurate advice.”
The Legal 500 which lists Mr. Ostrognai in its Hall of Fame for investment funds, has described him as “giant of the private equity space.” He is also ranked as a leading individual for investment funds in Hong Kong by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and is recognized as a “market leader” for fund formation in IFLR1000. In addition, Mr. Ostrognai is listed in the International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers published by Law Business Research, which names him amongst a select group of 22 global Thought Leaders for private funds. The guide states that he is “internationally renowned” and that “for private equity fund formation, ‘there is nobody better.’”
Mr. Ostrognai is part of a team which Chambers Global has said “is regarded as the gold standard regarding fund formation” in Asia. IFLR1000 has reported that “a rival says: ‘They are the best in Asia.’ Another client agrees: ‘Hands-down, Debevoise has the premier fund establishment practice here. Their work ethic is incredible and they are a pleasure to work with, even during stressful times on difficult issues.’”
Mr. Ostrognai is a regular guest lecturer to INSEAD’s MBA students on private equity fund formation issues. He is also a guest commentator in the book Mastering Private Equity (John Wiley & Sons, 2017).
Mr. Ostrognai serves as the Chair of SOW Asia, a Hong Kong-based venture philanthropy, and the Vice Chair of International Care Ministries, a charity devoted to serving the poorest of the poor in the Philippines. He also serves on the Yale Asia Development Council.
Mr. Ostrognai received his B.A. in 1986 from Yale University and his J.D. in 1989 from the University of Chicago Law School.
欧阳安（Andrew M. Ostrognai）律师常驻美国德普律师事务所香港分所，为公司业务部的合伙人，并担任亚洲私募股权业务部主管。他同时是德普私募股权业务团队的一员，执业领域侧重于亚太地区私募股权基金的设立及下游投资业务。
欧阳安律师入选《国际私募基金》（Private Equity International）杂志的首次“Legal Power 30”评选的全球私募股权基金领域最具影响力的30名律师之一，并且在该评选的最新版本中依然榜上有名。他还入选《专家指引》（Experts Guides）评选的全球30名最杰出的私募股权律师的“最佳之最”名单。2016年，欧阳安律师入选《商法》杂志（China Business Law Journal）评选的中国100位最佳私人执业律师的第一期“A-List”名单。
《全球钱伯斯》（Chambers Global）和《亚太钱伯斯》（Chambers Asia-Pacific）将欧阳安律师评选为中国投资基金领域的一位顶级律师，称其为“亚洲基金设立的鼻祖”和“亚洲最强的资深募资律师”。《亚太地区法律行业500强》（Asia Pacific Legal 500）称他是香港地区投资基金领域的领军人物，《国际金融法律评论1000》（IFLR 1000）杂志则称他为基金设立业务的“市场引领者”。此外，欧阳安律师的名字还被收录在法商研究出版社（Law Business Research）出版的《国际私募股权基金律师名录》（International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers）中,获提名全球22名私募股权领域之“意见领袖”精英团体中的一员。该名录称欧阳安律师为“国际知名的律师”且是“私募基金设立业务领域的最佳律师”。
欧阳安律师是全球新兴市场私募股权协会（EMPEA）顾问委员会的成员，以及欧洲工商管理学院（INSEAD）MBA课程中私募股权基金设立课题的常任客座讲师。他还担任《Mastering Private Equity》一书（John Wiley & Sons出版社，2017年出版）的特邀评论员。
欧阳安律师是香港公益创投“心苗（亚洲）慈善基金”的委员会会长。欧阳安律师同时也担任“International Care Ministries”的副会长，该协会是一家致力于帮助菲律宾最贫困人口的慈善机构。他同时也是耶鲁亚洲发展委员会的成员。