Paul Hastings Expands Corporate Practice in London With Appointment of Garrett Hayes

June 16, 2011

London, U.K. (16 June, 2011) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, announced that Garrett Hayes joined the London office, enhancing the firms M&A and private equity practice in London. Garrett joins the firm from Macfarlanes where he has been a partner since 2005.

Garretts expertise covers a broad range of general corporate work, M&A and private equity and in particular he has acted for private equity sponsors and portfolio companies on leveraged buyouts, restructurings and auction sale processes. He has also advised management on a number of high profile transactions.

The appointment of Garrett Hayes continues the expansion of the firms global private equity practice, following the addition of five partners in Paris earlier this year and four partners in the firms Chicago office in 2010.

Commenting on the appointment, Ronan OSullivan, Chair of the London office, noted: The growth of the London corporate practice remains a central strategy for our firm. Garretts experience in the private equity market coupled with the strength of our international footprint provides a great opportunity for us as our practice continues to grow in London and Europe.

The London corporate practice recently represented Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., a multinational engineering consultancy and Fortune 500 company, on the US$913 million acquisition of the process and construction business of Oslo listed Aker Solutions ASA.

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.

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