Paul Hastings Advises Hitachi Construction in Brazil Joint Venture Deal

October 07, 2011

Tokyo/Los Angeles (October 7, 2011) Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it has advised Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (Hitachi Construction), a leader in the construction machinery industry, in its joint venture with Deere & Company (Deere) to launch an excavator manufacturing and distribution business in Brazil.

With a total investment value of US$90 million, the joint venture to be located outside of Sao Paulo will manufacture Hitachi-engineered excavators for distribution in Brazil. This marks the extension of an important North American partnership between Hitachi Construction and Deere.

The Paul Hastings team was led by partners Kaoruhiko Suzuki, John Porter and Nancy Iredale with support from Kota Kikuchi.

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