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Paul Hastings Climbs the Ranks in Chambers 2010 Global Guide

April 28, 2010

New York, NY (April 28, 2010) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, a leading global law firm, announced today that Chambers Global has named 29 practice areas and 34 lawyers to its 2010 list of the leading law firms and lawyers in the world, up from 26 practice areas and 30 lawyers ranked the previous year.

Paul Hastings practice areas and individual lawyers were ranked in the following categories and locations:

Asia-Wide

Capital Markets: Equity

Corporate/M&A

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Investment Funds: Private Equity

Investment Funds: Real Estate

Projects & Infrastructure
Lawyers recognized: Raj Pande

China/Hong Kong

Banking & Finance: China/Hong Kong Foreign
Lawyers recognized: Joel Rothstein

Banking & Finance: Hong Kong: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance
Lawyers recognized: Brett King

Capital Markets: International & Hong Kong Law: Equity

Corporate/M&A: China/Hong Kong Foreign
Lawyers recognized: David Livdahl, David Wang, Neil Torpey, Toshi Arai

Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong

France

Corporate/M&A
Lawyers recognized: Dominique Borde, Joel Simon

Germany

Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance & Syndicated Lending
Lawyers recognized: Hergen Haas

Banking & Finance: Asset Finance & Leasing: Aviation
Lawyers recognized: Hergen Haas, Peter Smeets

Global

Employment

Franchising
Lawyers recognized: Andy Scott, Michael Lindsey

Investment Funds: Real Estate

Italy

Restructuring/Insolvency
Lawyers recognized: Bruno Cova

Japan

Banking & Finance: Foreign
Lawyers recognized: Joseph Kim

Corporate/M&A: Foreign
Lawyers recognized: Edward Johnson, Jr., Kenju Watanabe

Corporate/M&A: International firms with local law expertise

Dispute Resolution: Foreign

Philippines

Overseas Counsel
Lawyers recognized: Patricia Tan Openshaw

South Korea

Overseas Counsel: Capital Markets

Overseas Counsel: Corporate/M&A

United States of America

International Trade

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Lawyers recognized: Michael Zuppone

Investment Funds: REITs
Lawyers recognized: Mark Schonberger

Projects: Power

Individual Rankings

In addition to the above, the following lawyers were also ranked:

Erwan Barre (France), Capital Markets: Equity

Sandra Esquiva-Hesse (France), Restructuring/Insolvency

Alberto Del Din (Italy), Banking & Finance, Capital Markets: Securitization

Bruno Cova (Italy), Corporate/M&A

Jun Usami (Japan), Corporate/M&A

Yoshi Takatori (Japan), Dispute Resolution

Daniel Kim (South Korea), Overseas Counsel

Jong Han Kim (South Korea), Overseas Counsel

John Hilson (United States of America), Banking & Finance

Luc Despins (United States of America), Bankruptcy

Timothy Dickinson (United States of America), International Trade: FCPA Experts

Jeff Schroeder (United States of America), Projects

John Hawkins (United States of America), Projects

Raj Pande (United States of America), Projects

Robert Culbertson (United States of America), Tax: International Tax

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker 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.