Paul Hastings Earns Top Marks in Chambers 2009 Global Guide

March 03, 2009

New York, NY (March 3, 2009) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Chambers Global has named 26 practice areas and 30 lawyers, up from 21 and 26 the previous year, among its 2009 list of the leading law firms and lawyers in the world. Upward movement in the rankings is a testament to the firm's global platform and investment in key practice areas.

Paul Hastings practice areas and individual lawyers were ranked in the following categories and locations:


Capital Markets: Debt

Capital Markets: Equity


Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Investment Funds: Private Equity

Investment Funds: Real Estate

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy


Banking & Finance: Hong Kong: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance
Lawyers recognized: Brett King, Joe Sevack

Capital Markets: International & Hong Kong Law: Equity 

Corporate/M&A: China: Foreign
Lawyers recognized: David Livdahl, David Wang, Toshi Arai

Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong
Lawyers recognized: Neil Torpey


Asset Finance

Real Estate


Capital Markets: Equity
Lawyers recognized: Erwan Barre

Lawyers recognized: Dominique Borde, Joel Simon


Banking & Finance: Asset Finance & Leasing: Aviation
Lawyers recognized: Hergen Haas, Peter Smeets


Lawyers recognized: Andy Scott, Michael Lindsey, Richard Asbill

Investment Funds: REITs

Projects & Energy: Asia Pacific


Banking & Finance: Foreign
Lawyers recognized: Joseph Kim

Corporate/M&A: Foreign
Lawyers recognized: Edward Johnson Jr, Kenju Watanabe

South Korea

Overseas Counsel
Lawyers recognized: Jong Han Kim

United States of America

International Trade

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Lawyers recognized: Mitchell Nichter

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Lawyers recognized: Michael Zuppone

Investment Funds: REITs
Lawyers recognized: Mark Schonberger

Individual Attorney Rankings

In addition to the above, the following lawyers were individually ranked:

Robert Culbertson (Washington, D.C.), International Tax

Luc Despins (New York), Bankruptcy

Timothy Dickinson (Washington, D.C.), International Trade: FCPA Experts

Hergen Haas (Frankfurt), Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance & Syndicated Lending

Ayako Kawano (Tokyo), Capital Markets: Securitisation & Structured Finance

Patricia Tan Openshaw (Hong Kong), General Business Law: Overseas Counsel

Joe Sevack (Hong Kong), Capital Markets: International & Hong Kong Law: High-Yield

Yoshi Takatori (Tokyo), Dispute Resolution

Christopher Wolff (Frankfurt), Corporate/M&A

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