Paul Hastings Earns Top Marks in Chambers 2007 Global Guide

December 13, 2006

Paul Hastings Earns Top Marks in Chambers 2007 Global Guide

19 Practice Areas and 18 Attorneys Listed in Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business

New York, NY (December 13, 2006) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Chambers Global has named 19 of the firm's practice areas and 18 of its attorneys among the best in the world in its 2007 edition of Chambers Global: A Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business. Upward movement in the rankings is a testament to the firm's global platform and its investment in key practice areas by adding top talent to its offices worldwide.
Paul Hastings practice areas and individual attorneys were ranked in the following categories and locations:

Banking & Finance: Foreign: (China/Hong Kong)

Banking & Finance: Foreign: (Japan)

Capital Markets: Foreign Securitization: (China/Hong Kong)
Attorneys recognized: Neil Campbell (Hong Kong)

Capital Markets: Foreign Securitization: (Japan)

Corporate/M&A: (France)
Attorneys recognized: Dominique Borde (Paris), Luc Saucier (Paris)

Corporate/M&A: (Japan)

Corporate/M&A: Foreign: (China/Hong Kong)
Attorneys recognized: Brett King (Hong Kong), David Livdahl (Beijing),

Corporate/M&A: Foreign: (Japan)

Corporate/M&A: Foreign: (South Korea)
Jong Han Kim (Hong Kong)

Dispute Resolution: (France)
Attorneys recognized: Dominique Borde (Paris)

Dispute Resolution: Foreign: (China/Hong Kong)

Dispute Resolution: Foreign: (Japan)
Attorneys recognized: Haig Oghigian (Tokyo)

Immigration: Business: (USA)
Attorneys recognized: Daryl Buffenstein (Atlanta)

Private Equity: Foreign: (China/Hong Kong)

Projects & Energy: Asia Pacific: (Global)
Attorneys recognized: Alex Regan (Hong Kong), Raj Pande (Tokyo)

Real Estate: Foreign: (China/Hong Kong)
Attorneys recognized: Joel Rothstein (Beijing)

Real Estate: Foreign: (Japan)

Tax: (France)
Attorneys recognized: Allard de Waal (Paris)

WTO/International Trade: USA (Global)

The following attorneys were individually ranked: Behnam Dayanim, WTO/International Trade: USA: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions for his work globally; Scott Hobby, TMT: Outsourcing (USA); Pierre Kirch, Competition/Antitrust (France); Raj Pande, Corporate/M&A: Foreign (India); and Joe Sevack, Capital Markets: Foreign: Debt & Equity (China/Hong Kong).

About Chambers: This is the seventh annual release of Chambers Global: A Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business. For the current Global directory, over 6,500 interviews were conducted covering 170 countries. They were carried out by a team of 30 full-time researchers over a period of 12 months to arrive at the final rankings. Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked on a scale of 1-6 with an additional "U" ranking awarded to those considered Up and Coming. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,100 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, supports clients in all of their legal needs and offers deep capabilities in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M+A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Project Finance, Investment Management, Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Tax Advisory Services. For additional information, please visit our website at




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