Paul Hastings Continues To Expand Global Projects Group With Addition Of Robert Vitale To New York Office

August 22, 2005

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today the addition of partner Robert Vitale, previously at Cadwalader, Wickersham &Taft LLP, to the Global Projects Group, resident in the New York office.  Mr. Vitale, formerly Chair of the U.S. and Latin America Project Finance Practice of Cadwalader, has over 20 years experience in project finance.

“Over the last two years, in response to client demand, we have aggressively expanded our global projects practice. We now have over 50 attorneys dedicated to project and infrastructure finance and development and we will continue to hire additional outstanding talent like Bob Vitale to extend and enhance our practice,” said John Hawkins, Chair of the Paul Hastings Global Projects Group.“Bob provides additional depth to our team and his credentials and experience are an excellent fit for the growth we anticipate in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Mr. Vitale has a diverse transactional practice representing investment funds, private equity investors, mezzanine and subordinated debt financiers, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies and institutional investors  participating in infrastructure, privatization and acquisition transactions around the world. He has advised clients involved in transactions in more than 20 countries and has worked on over 125 domestic and international project finance  transactions.  In September, Bob will assume the chair of the NYC Bar Association Committee on Project Finance.

Paul Hastings Global Projects Group:  Paul Hastings has provided legal services in project finance and development for over 20 years.  We have been at the forefront in guiding clients through the challenges and opportunities in the industry. The projects practice extends throughout the United States, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe and includes over 50  dedicated attorneys.

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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