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Paul Hastings Launches Data Center Practice

June 27, 2013

San Francisco, CA-- Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm has formed a Data Center practice, making it one of the first law firms to create such a dedicated practice. This group brings together a number of partners who have leading expertise representing corporate users, developers, owners, lenders and investors in data center transactions throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.  The group will consolidate the firm’s data center expertise across all three geographic regions, bringing extensive resources and knowledge to the data center industry.

“Demand from data center users has increased dramatically in recent years and is expected to keep rising,” said Steve Berkman, chair of the Data Center practice and Real Estate partner. “Our dedicated team will help our clients navigate the myriad legal issues in this emerging and fast-growing asset class,” he added.

“The launch of the Data Center practice illustrates our commitment to adapt to the changing real estate and technological landscape and uniquely positions the firm to investors, users and operators on their most complex data center transactions,” said Philip Feder, global chair of the Real Estate practice.

The firm advises clients on all facets of data center transactions including data center investment, leasing, acquisition/disposition, fund formation, financing, and infrastructure, data privacy and protection, hardware, power purchase agreements, technology transfer and sanctions.

Recent transactions include representation of several high profile users for development of data center campuses throughout the U.S., representation of a major private equity investor in the acquisition of multiple data center operators, representation of significant pension funds in the acquisition of leading data center assets, and the representation of a major internet company in designing and acquiring specialized hardware for use in its worldwide datacenters.

Paul Hastings LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.