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Paul Hastings Enhances Global Projects Group With The Addition Of Export-Import Bank Chief Operating Officer And General Counsel Peter Saba To The Washington DC Office

July 06, 2005

Washington, DC (July 6, 2005) -- Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Peter Saba, previously Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as Of Counsel to the Global Projects Group resident in the Washington DC office. Mr. Saba specializes in international infrastructure project development and finance, and international trade, investment and finance.

"Peter is a great addition to Paul Hastings and we feel fortunate he opted to join us.  He brings outstanding credentials and great expertise in project finance.  His accomplishments in leading large scale international transactions will be a great compliment to our expanding projects practice," said John Hawkins, Chair  of the Global Projects Group. "Peter will work closely with our Asia, Latin America and European teams and will  bring valuable experience to our clients  on a variety of transactions."

Peter Saba served at Ex-Im Bank for the past four years, where he was Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel and chaired the Bank’s Task Force on Iraq Reconstruction. Prior to serving at  Ex-Im Bank, Mr. Saba specialized in international project development and financing with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Mr. Saba also served at the U.S. Department of Energy from 1989 to1993, first for two years as Counselor to the Deputy Secretary, and then for two years as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic and International Energy Policy.  Mr. Saba is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course in International Business Transactions.

Paul Hastings Global Projects Group:  Paul Hastings has provided legal services in project finance and development for over 20 years.  We have been at the forefront in guiding clients through the challenges and opportunities in the industry. The projects practice extends throughout the United States, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe and includes over 30 dedicated attorneys. 

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is an international law firm, representing Fortune 500 companies with more than 1,000 attorneys located in 17 offices: Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Stamford, Tokyo and Washington, DC.