Paul Hastings Advising ABC-Mart, Inc. in US$138M Acquisition of LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.

July 09, 2012

Tokyo/San Diego, CA (July 9, 2012)– Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm is representing ABC-Mart, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based publicly-traded shoe retailer, in its US$138 million cash tender offer for all of the outstanding equity of LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOOT), a Portland, Oregon-based provider of premium, branded footwear.

ABC-MART, whose stock is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, is a leading shoe retailer in Japan, operating approximately 800 stores throughout Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. LaCrosse Footwear, whose stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market, is a leading provider of premium, branded footwear for work and outdoor users, with its iconic Danner® and LaCrosse® brands being sold throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Paul Hastings leveraged its global platform, with lawyers from Paul Hastings' Tokyo, San Diego, Los Angeles, DC, and Paris offices working together to execute this cross-border acquisition transaction for ABC-Mart.

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and led the Paul Hastings team in Japan, with associates and and . Paul Hastings' Global M&A chair and partner led the Paul Hastings U.S. team, which also included Antitrust partner , of counsel , Litigation partner , Tax partner , and senior associates , , , , , and . Litigation partner advised on the EU anti-competition matters related to the transaction.

Paul Hastings 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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