Paul Hastings Strengthens Securities and Capital Markets Practice with the Addition of Raymond Wong to the London Office

November 01, 2007

Paul Hastings Strengthens Securities and Capital Markets Practice with the Addition of Raymond Wong to the London Office

London (November 1, 2007) – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Raymond Wong, previously at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, as partner in the Capital Markets Practice, resident in the London office. Raymond brings over 10 years of experience in international capital markets, general corporate and commercial matters, and M&A.

Raymond has extensive Chinese experience, having practiced in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai for over 5 years. He has advised a number of Chinese and international enterprises and investment banks and has a great deal of expertise advising on global offerings and listings on the London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, New York and Luxembourg Stock Exchanges.

“As the capital markets become more global in scope, adding key practitioners in all of the key financial centers is a key focus of the Firm,” said Michael Zuppone, Chair of Paul Hastings’ Capital Markets Practice. “The addition of Raymond to our London office, who is both Hong Kong and UK qualified, allows us to broaden our cross-border service offerings to the growing number of Asian companies looking to expand into the London markets, further capitalize on our strong presence in Asia as well as enhances our practice capabilities to meet increasing client demand.”

“Gaining critical mass in London is a key element to the strategic growth of Paul Hastings,” said Mark Eagan, London Office Chair. ”Our recent move to a larger space in Bishops Square, the addition of top tier talent such as Raymond, and our strong revenue growth are a testament to our efforts.”

Paul Hastings’ London Capital Markets Practice has significant expertise in representing issuers, sponsors and underwriters on LSE and AIM listings. The London team has particular experience in advising on complex cross-border capital markets transactions, with or without a US component, and has a strong focus on acting for international issuers raising capital in the London markets.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,200 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies and offers deep capabilities in capital markets, finance and restructuring, intellectual property, international arbitration and dispute resolution, investment management, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, product liability, project finance, real estate, securities litigation and tax advisory services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.



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