Paul Hastings Korea Office Chair Receives Final Approval as Foreign Legal Consultant

July 06, 2012

Hong Kong (July 6, 2012) - Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that its Korea Office Chair, Jong Han Kim, has received final approval as a Foreign Legal Consultant from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Justice.

Commenting on the significant milestone,

said: "I am honored to have been approved by the Ministry of Justice as a Foreign Legal Consultant. Our practice is committed to Korea and our Korean clients and we are excited to be one step closer to opening in Seoul. "

Mr. Kim added, "We have secured long-term office space in the prestigious Center One, in the heart of Seoul's central business district, and once our office license is approved I, along with my partner

, and the Korea team will be relocating to Seoul. We look forward to not only being closer to our clients but to providing more timely, cost effective on-the-ground legal support."

Paul Hastings has a market-leading dedicated Korean team and over 25 years of experience advising both Korean and international clients. The practice provides legal advice on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, project finance and international capital markets matters.

Paul Hastings is a leading global law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.

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