Tokyo - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Eiji Kobayashi, a corporate M&A and compliance/investigations lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate practice in Tokyo, Japan. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright where he was a partner and Head of Corporate, M&A and Securities for Japan.
“Eiji and his team will strengthen our Asia Corporate practice in a strategically important location for our clients by helping them with their complex outbound acquisitions, cross-border investigations and compliance challenges,” said Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. “Eiji is a highly respected and dynamic lawyer with impressive experience serving global clients and we could not be more delighted to welcome him to the firm,” he added.
“The firm’s strong cross-border track record and local expertise in Asia attracted me to Paul Hastings,” said Kobayashi. “I am keen to help the firm’s clients effectively navigate compliance and investigations challenges and to seize opportunities from cross-border mergers and acquisitions,” he added.
Mr. Kobayashi’s practice focuses on advising Japanese corporations on outbound investments and M&A transactions. He also handles compliance and regulatory investigations for Japanese industrial companies. He has advised on a number of transactions across industry sectors including life sciences and healthcare, energy, technology and innovation, financial institutions and transport.
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