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London Office Firing on All Cylinders at Paul Hastings as Lateral Additions Continue with Preeminent Energy M&A Partner

March 06, 2019

StevenBryanLondon—Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm’s steady investment in its flourishing London office is continuing with the addition of M&A infrastructure and energy partner Steven Bryan. Steven will join from Hogan Lovells, where he was part of the leadership committee of the global corporate practice.

“The addition of another pre-eminent partner such as Steven to our London office shows our continuing commitment to a critical market for Paul Hastings,” said Seth Zachary, Chair of Paul Hastings. “Steven is known for his skillset in dealing with complex and high-end premium work in the energy and infrastructure space, which fits in very well with our strategy in that area,” he added.

“I have been impressed with the investment Paul Hastings has been making in London and their ambition to build a leading global transactional energy and infrastructure practice with a centre of gravity in London, complementing their current strong global offering,” said Bryan.

Bryan’s experience includes a range of domestic and cross-border corporate work, advising investment funds, corporates and investment banks on public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings and joint ventures. He has acted on transactions in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas in the water, transportation, energy (oil and gas, power, and renewables), utilities, mining, waste management, telecommunications, and real estate sectors.

Steven’s hire is off the back of the London office having announced another impressive year, achieving 14 per cent revenue growth. The office itself has doubled in size and revenue in the past five years.

The London office was named “Finance Team of the Year” at The Lawyer Awards 2018, “Restructuring Team of the Year’ at the British Legal Awards 2018, and “Europe Law Firm of the Year – Transactions” at the Private Equity Real Estate Awards 2018, and our CLO team, along with their colleagues in the U.S., was named “Top Global CLO Counsel” for 2018 by Creditflux.

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.