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Paul Hastings Bolsters European Projects Practice with David Manny in London

April 04, 2008

London (April 4, 2008) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that David Manny, most recently a partner in the project development and finance group at Vinson & Elkins LLP, has joined the firm as a partner in the Global Projects Group, resident in the London office. Mr. Mannys practice focuses on project structuring and documentation in the power, oil and gas, water, infrastructure and process-plant sectors, with an emphasis on construction matters.

Representing sponsors, project companies, lenders and contractors, Mr. Manny has extensive experience advising upon concession arrangements, PPAs, PWPAs, gas supply agreements, sales and off-take agreements, throughput agreements, oil storage agreements, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, purchase orders, operation and maintenance contracts and technical support agreements.

David, along with the recent addition of the Paris PPP team, will greatly bolster the cross-border projects practice, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the US and Asia, said Jonathan Simpson, Partner and Head of the European Projects practice. His arrival underscores Paul Hastings significant growth in these jurisdictions and his expertise will further position Paul Hastings as the go-to project finance firm in Central and Eastern Europe.

About Paul Hastings Global Projects Group: The Paul Hastings Global Projects Group is internationally recognized for the breadth and depth of its project finance and development capabilities. With more than 25 years of experience, Paul Hastings has one of the most experienced teams of project finance and development lawyers in the world. In the last few years, the Global Projects Group has represented clients in more than $50 billion of project transactions globally.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,200 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies and offers deep capabilities in capital markets, finance and restructuring, intellectual property, international arbitration and dispute resolution, investment management, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, product liability, project finance, real estate, securities litigation and tax advisory services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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