Paul Hastings Advises SOFTBANK CORP. on its investment in PPLive

February 08, 2011

Shanghai (February 8, 2011) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it has advised SOFTBANK CORP. (SOFTBANK) on its acquisition of a 35% stake into Synacast Corporation, also known as PPLive, the operator of PPTV, a leading online TV service in China. This is one of the largest strategic investments in China in the last 12 months.

We are delighted to have advised SOFTBANK on their investment into PPLive. The online video market worldwide, and particularly in China, is growing rapidly. The investment by SOFTBANK in PPLive will contribute to further development in the online video market. said David Wang, a partner in the Paul Hastings Corporate practice and chair of the Shanghai office.

The Paul Hastings team was led by partners

and , and assisted by associates and . Our China team was supported by tax partner in the U.S.

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