Hong Kong - Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, was named “M&A Firm of the Year” at the fourth annual Asia Legal Awards, hosted by The American Lawyer, in association with The Asian Lawyer, China Law & Practice, and Legal Week. The awards ceremony took place in Hong Kong on February 22, 2017.
Seven firms were shortlisted for this award and Paul Hastings won due to the breadth of complex, landmark matters the firm advised on last year, including:
- Representing Samsung Electronics in its US$8B acquisition of Harman;
- Representing state-owned shipping giant COSCO, China COSCO and its associated companies in the landmark restructuring involving both COSCO and China Shipping;
- Representing Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment, a consortium of four state-owned companies, in its multi-billion dollar joint venture with Comcast NBC Universal and in the establishment of a landmark Universal Studio theme park in Beijing.
Paul Hastings was also shortlisted for International Firm of the Year and TMT Lawyer of the Year (for partner David Wang).
At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.