Paul Hastings Appoints Senior U.S. Capital Markets Lawyer To Strengthen Its Equity And High-Yield Debt Practice In Asia

November 29, 2005

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Paul Hastings) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Hutton as of counsel in the firms capital markets group, based in Hong Kong. Joining a regional team of approximately 110 corporate lawyers in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo, Mr. Hutton brings to Paul Hastings over 10 years of transactional experience in capital markets and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and United States law cross-border commercial transactions in the U.S. and Asia. Mr. Hutton has represented both underwriters and issuers in debt and equity offerings, including high-yield, convertible and straight corporate debt offerings, initial public offerings, secondary and follow-on offerings and listings of American Depositary Receipts and Global Depositary Receipts in SEC registered transactions, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings. His clients include major investment banks, public company issuers and other multi-national corporations and funds. He also has represented a variety of Hong Kong, Japanese, Singaporean and Indian private issuers, as well as emerging and growth ventures, in financing and general commercial matters. Neil Torpey, a partner in Paul Hastings Hong Kong-based corporate group, commented: We are delighted that Andrew has joined our team. Paul Hastings has a strong regional capital markets practice and his skills and experience will enable us to offer an even broader array of structured products to our clients in Asia. Andrew has a tremendous reputation for his expertise in debt and equity offerings in Southeast Asia and India and also brings additional high-yield debt experience an area of the market in which our firm has extensive experience and which we see continuing to grow in Asia. For the past six years, Mr. Hutton practiced at Latham & Watkins in Singapore and Hong Kong. Previously, he served for three years as the general counsel of Sunterra Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed California-based resort development company, where he played a leading role in both U.S. and international transactions. Mr. Hutton is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and his B.A. degree, cum laude, in Russian Literature and his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a global law firm with nearly 1000 lawyers located in 17 offices in Asia, Europe and the United States. In Greater China, Paul Hastings is among the largest international law firms with a broad range of practices and over 130 lawyers in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo qualified to practice law in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Singapore, Australia, England & Wales and the United States.



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