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Paul Hastings Continues London Expansion with Private Equity Star Hire

London – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that buyout star Anu Balasubramanian will be joining from DLA Piper to lead their private equity offering in London.

“Anu is an acclaimed leader in the market with strong relationships with institutional and corporate clients across multiple sectors and geographies,” said Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. “Our Private Equity practice has developed a strong presence globally and her arrival will position us to increase market share in Europe, which is a key strategic imperative for the firm,” he added.

“Paul Hastings, with its stellar reputation and global reach, represents a tremendous opportunity and I am looking forward to working with my fellow partners to build a truly compelling private equity offering in Europe,” Balasubramanian said.

Balasubramanian has significant experience and depth to her practice, particularly in relation to acting for sponsors on complex, cross border deals. 

She is recommended for premium corporate work by the Legal 500 UK 2018, which describes her as “first-class”. She was named one of the “Hot 100” by The Lawyer and also one of their “private equity stars”. Legal Business also named her a “Deal Star”.

Paul Hastings is ranked as a top 5 Global Law Firm and a top five in U.S. Buyouts by Pitchbook. The practice has been recognized as “PE Buyouts Team of the Year” by Legal 500 USA and members of our team have been recognized for their deal work by IFLR and The American Lawyer.

Balasubramanian’s appointment follows that of privacy and cybersecurity partner Sarah Pearce to the London office, announced earlier this month. Paul Hastings recently announced 25 per cent revenue growth in the London office, following a very successful 2017 that saw the firm take the leading role in key transactions including the restructuring of The Cooperative Bank and the €3.5 billion acquisition by NJJ Telecom Europe of a majority of eir, the Irish telecommunications and broadband business.

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.