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Paul Hastings Expands Global Project Finance Practice With the Addition Of Partner Jonathan Simpson to London Office

January 03, 2007

Paul Hastings Expands Global Project Finance Practice With the Addition Of Partner Jonathan Simpson to London Office

London (January 3, 2006) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today that Jonathan Simpson, previously Head of International Projects at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, has joined the firm's Global Projects Practice as partner, resident in the London office.  Jonathan specializes in  project and structured finance transactions with a particular emphasis on infrastructure, including Public Private Partnerships (PPP), power and renewables; oil and gas; and mining and minerals.

"Jon Simpson is a premiere player in the market," said John Hawkins, Chair of Paul Hastings Global Projects Practice.  "Jon's practice complements our existing capabilities and allows us to enhance  our reputation as a global leader in project and infrastructure finance."

"The addition of Jon is another key step in our growth plans for the London office," said Mark Eagan, London Office Chair. "Jon will enhance our current global structured finance practice throughout Europe as well as the English law finance offerings within the London office."

Jonathan Simpson said "I am really excited about joining such a prestigious firm as Paul Hastings. Working within a firm that has a premier global platform and market leading practices in the United States, Europe and Asia will enable me to fully realise the potential from my projects and structured finance practice.  I greatly look forward to helping Paul Hastings with the continued development and growth of its global projects finance and structured finance practices."

Jon has advised governments, leading sponsors and financial institutions on large capital works undertaken on a project finance basis.  In addition, as an expert in structured finance, Jon advises on tax structured finance transactions, derivatives, repos and securitization matters. 

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 leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies 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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