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Paul Hastings Accelerates Cross-Border Transactional Growth with Addition of M&A Team in New York

New York—Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the corporate group of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP will join the firm in New York. The team includes partners Robert Leung, Mike Huang, Stefan dePozsgay, Jason Hill, and Russell Franklin, and their associates. 

“The addition of this exceptional team reflects increasing client demand for help with large and complex cross-border transactions and capital flows,” said Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. “This is among the growing strategic investments we make across the firm, including advancements in our M&A, Private Equity, and Latin America practices, and in growth areas such as Technology, Media, Entertainment, and Telecoms (TMET), Life Sciences, and Energy,” he added. 

“We’re joining Paul Hastings because we were impressed with the firm’s broad transactional capabilities and are confident that we’ll be able to leverage our relationships and work with Paul Hastings’ impressive lawyers to create new opportunities for clients in the M&A and private equity space,” said Robert Leung. “We are really proud to have built a corporate group with world-class lawyers and loyal clients at Boies and we are looking forward to continuing this next phase of our careers at a great firm,” he added.

Please find additional background on the new lawyers below:

Robert Leung
Mr. Leung has advised an array of clients (corporations, financial institutions, private investment funds, and family offices) on both domestic and cross-border (primarily in Latin America) M&A, private equity, and financing transactions. He has particular experience advising clients in the energy, natural resources, infrastructure, and retail industries. He served as President of the Asian American Bar Association of New York in 2010 and has since served in a variety of capacities.

Mike Huang
Mr. Huang represents private investment funds, financial institutions, large family offices, and companies in both domestic and cross-border M&A, joint venture, and financing transactions.  His experience spans the full spectrum of a company’s life cycle, from venture investments to growth equity to the acquisition and sale of control. He has particular expertise advising clients in the energy and natural resources and sports, media, and entertainment industries. He served as the President of the Asian American Bar Association of New York in 2013 and has since served on its board.

Stefan dePozsgay
Mr. dePozsgay advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures, as well as other transactional matters in the U.S., Latin America, and other jurisdictions. In particular, he has significant experience advising on transactional matters in the sports, media and entertainment, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, and retail industries. His clients include private equity firms and other financial sponsors, large family offices with direct investment capabilities, sports franchises and their owners, and hospitality businesses. He also represents emerging growth companies, venture capital investors, and angel investors in a variety of investments and fundraisings, as well as in strategic transactions and exit events.

Jason Hill
Mr. Hill’s practice encompasses a broad range of corporate transactional matters, with a specific focus on M&A, development, and finance transactions in the natural resources and midstream and downstream energy industry. His practice also includes advising private investment funds in connection with their formation, seeding transactions, compliance, and advisory matters. 

Russell Franklin
Mr. Franklin has extensive experience representing clients on significant and diverse corporate matters. He has advised private equity entities on the sale and/or purchase of portfolio companies in an array of industries. In addition, he has advised clients on the formation of strategic and longstanding joint ventures. 

Paul Hastings’ award-winning global M&A practice is recognized for our lawyers’ innovative work on complex, landmark, cross-border deals. Our team brings together deep local knowledge, strong multi-jurisdictional experience, and particular expertise in cross-border life sciences, TMET, and real estate transactions. We recently represented Samsung Electronics in its US$8 billion acquisition of Harman International, marking Samsung’s largest-ever acquisition and the largest Korean outbound M&A transaction on record. Other notable transactions include advising FairPoint Communications on its US$1.5 billion acquisition by Consolidated Communications, as well as deals for clients such as Merck & Co., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., Goldman Sachs, DreamWorks Animation, COSCO Group Limited, and Ping An Fund. Paul Hastings was also recently named Asia M&A Firm of the Year at the 2017 Asia Legal Awards, in association with The American Lawyer’s Asian arm, The Asian Lawyer. 

 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.