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Paul Hastings Advises Disney Japan on Acquisition of Retail Networks Company

February 09, 2010

Tokyo (February 9, 2010) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that it has advised The Walt Disney Company on the acquisition by Walt Disney Company Japan of all shares in Retail Networks Co., Ltd. (RNC), which operates over 50 Disney Stores in Japan and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oriental Land Co., Ltd., the operator of the Disneyland and DisneySea theme parks in Japan.

Going forward, RNC will run the Disney Store Japan business as a wholly owned Disney subsidiary. Ted Johnson, a partner in the Paul Hastings office in Tokyo who led the Paul Hastings team, commented: We are delighted to have advised Disney in its successful acquisition of RNC. Our M&A practice in Tokyo is experienced in handling complex domestic and cross-border transactions for Japanese and global clients and we are very pleased to help our clients take advantage of these opportunities.

The Paul Hastings team was led by Ted Johnson assisted by associates Rumiko Uchida, Ingrid Viitanen, Yutaka Sekikawa and Yuta Tamaru.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP is a leading international law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.