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Paul Hastings Expands Paris Restructuring Practice with Addition of Leading Partner

September 20, 2011

Paris, France
Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Lionel Spizzichino has joined the Global Restructuring practice in Paris as partner. Mr. Spizzichino, previously with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, has extensive experience across a range of restructuring issues and has been involved in some of the most significant bankruptcy proceedings, cross-border restructurings and high-profile distressed M&A cases in France.

Lionels hire affirms Paul Hastings commitment to provide our clients access to the new generation of Paris top-tier lawyers, said Dominique Borde, chair of the Paris office.

We are excited to be welcoming Lionel to the firm, said Luc Despins, chair of the Global Restructuring practice. He has handled some of the most complex recent restructurings and insolvencies in the region and his experience adds breadth to our restructuring practice worldwide, he added.

Mr. Spizzichinos practice is focused on complex cross-border restructurings, French pre-insolvency and insolvency matters, including amicable negotiations, out-of-court proceedings, safeguard proceedings, and judicial insolvency proceedings. Depending on the matters, his clients include corporate debtors, creditors, or investors in wide ranging sectors such as retail, media, chemical, financial services, automotive industry, and automotive suppliers.

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