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Paul Hastings Continues Growth of European Corporate Practice with Addition of Prominent Finance and Capital Markets Partner in London

September 25, 2012
London, UK (September 25, 2012) - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Neil Hamilton is joining as a partner with the Finance and Investment Management practices in the London office. Mr. Hamilton, previously a partner with Clifford Chance, is a respected finance and capital markets lawyer, with a sizeable base of financial services clients.

"The growth of our Corporate practice in London is a central strategy of the firm," said Elizabeth Noe, chair of the Corporate practice at Paul Hastings. "Neil's addition complements related investments we have made across our global platform that will help us better serve our growing base of financial service clients."

"Neil is an excellent addition to our expanding London office and his structured finance practice reinforces our market-leading real-estate securitization practice, while his asset management expertise bolsters our funds practice," said Ronan O'Sullivan, chair of the London office. "We are seeing more demand for the legal expertise Neil provides and as the securitization market is poised for steady growth, expect our clients across practices and regions will find his arrival well timed," he added.

Mr. Hamilton focuses his practice on securitizations and structured finance. The majority of his work has a cross-border element-primarily involving the U.S., Germany, France and Spain. He advises financial institutions as arrangers of securitizations and structured finance transactions, primarily auto loan and consumer finance securitizations, as well as representing sponsors and managers of structured finance operating companies. Mr. Hamilton also advises asset managers and hedge funds on portfolio acquisitions and disposals, debt funds, asset restructurings/workouts and structured products. He is a solicitor in England & Wales, and speaks German and French fluently.

Mr. Hamilton's arrival continues the expansion of the London Corporate practice, with Ugo Giordano joining the Finance practice in July and the arrival of Karl Balz, who joined the Leveraged Finance and Capital Markets practice in January.

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