Paul Hastings Boosts International Corporate Practice With The Addition Of Richard Ambery To The London Office

May 18, 2005

London (May 18, 2005) -- Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today that Richard Ambery, previously at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, has joined as of counsel in the corporate department, resident in the London office.  Mr. Ambery specializes in international transactions, securitization and structured finance work.

“As part of Paul Hastings global corporate strategy, we are committed to expanding our transactional capabilities in all of the regions in which we operate, especially in Europe," said William Schwitter, Chair of the Paul Hastings Corporate Department. "Richard Ambery’s years of experience and expertise allow us to build our international position in securitization and structured finance as well as meet our clients’ needs."

“The addition of Richard is consistent with the firm’s strategic initiative of expanding the Paul Hastings corporate practice in London,  Europe’s largest financial center," said Mark Eagan, Chair of the Paul Hastings London Office. “With the addition of Richard to our London team, we will continue to build our capabilities, reputation and practice in the UK and throughout Europe."

Ambery has been involved in significant transactions including the high profile Formula One and Silver (UCB Healthcare) securitizations. He specializes in whole business and commercial mortgage securitizations. In addition, he has expertise in structured finance and related capital markets issues. Recently, his practice has involved notable transactions for clients such as GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp, GMAC Commercial Finance, Lloyds TSB Calyonand Deutsche Bank.

Paul Hastings Corporate Department:  Paul Hastings has 350 corporate attorneys located in 17 global offices.  The Corporate Department acts as counsel to public and private companies, financial institutions, investment funds and private investors.  The Corporate Department represents these clients in all aspects of their business including mergers and acquisitions, financings, cross-border transactions, leveraged buyouts, and general corporate work.
Paul Hastings London Office:  Paul Hastings opened its London office in June 1997, and today the office provides a full range of legal services in capital markets, commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions, real estate finance and other real estate matters.  The lawyers from the Paul Hastings London office advise on business transactions throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is an international law firm, representing Fortune 500 companies with more than 1,000 attorneys located in 17 offices: Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Stamford, Tokyo and Washington, DC.



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