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Paul Hastings Advises Publicis Groupe on its Acquisition of Eastwei Relations

February 14, 2011

Shanghai (February 14, 2011) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it has advised Publicis Groupe (Publicis) on its acquisition of Eastwei Relations, one of Chinas first independent public relations and strategic communications consultancies. Publicis is the third largest advertising and communications group in the world and a leader in digital and interactive communication.

Commenting on the deal, David Wang, a partner in the Paul Hastings Corporate practice and chair of the Shanghai office said: We are pleased to have advised Publicis on this strategic acquisition which will help Publicis continue its expansion in Chinas growing advertising and communications market. Eastwei is a very well established and respected agency in China and the acquisition will help bolster Publicis existing broad array of advertising and communication services in the region.

The Paul Hastings team was led by partners

and , and assisted by associates and .

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP is a leading global 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.

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