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Paul Hastings Continues Expansion of Global Capital Markets Practice with Addition of Corporate Partner Joe Sevack in Hong Kong

May 08, 2006

Paul Hastings Continues Expansion of Global Capital Markets Practice with Addition of Corporate Partner Joe Sevack in Hong Kong

Hong Kong (May 8, 2006) – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Joe Sevack has joined as a partner in the Corporate Department, resident in the Hong Kong office. Sevack’s practice focuses on sophisticated equity and debt capital markets transactions.

“Continuing to add depth to our global capital markets practice is a top priority for Paul Hastings” said Robert Miller, Corporate Department Chair. “Joe’s expertise in this practice area will add great value to the scope of our representation of the world’s leading financial institutions throughout Asia as well as the United States and Europe.”

“The addition of Joe Sevack reinforces Paul Hastings’ position as a leader in the capital markets arena in Asia and represents a great opportunity for Paul Hastings,” said Neil Torpey, Hong Kong Office Chair. “The equity and debt marketplace in Asia continues to grow and high caliber lawyers with Joe’s experience are and will be in high demand. His background complements and adds further depth to our recent additions to the practice and will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

Sevack has expertise in SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Reg S equity, high-yield bond, convertible bond, and floating rate note offerings (including the global component of Hong Kong stock exchange listed offerings). His practice has included extensive representation of both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of equity and debt capital markets transactions, including NASDAQ, NYSE and Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchange listings. A significant portion of these transactions have involved issuers from Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

For the past six years, Sevack has practiced at Freshfields in Hong Kong. Previously, he spent eight years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and Hong Kong, where he played a leading role in both U.S. and international transactions. Sevack is a member of the State Bar of New York and is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,000 attorneys in 17 offices. In Greater China, Paul Hastings is among the largest international law firms with a broad range of practices and over 135 attorneys in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo qualified to practice law in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Singapore, Australia, England & Wales and the US.  For more  information,  visit 

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