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Paul Hastings Receives Top Rankings for Five Practice Areas in Chambers 2011 Asia Guide

February 28, 2011

Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo (February 28, 2011) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Chambers named 28 of the firms practice areas and 21 lawyers from Paul Hastings in its 2011 edition of the Chambers Asia Guide. Five practice areas received Band 1 recognition: Asia-wide Investment Funds: Real Estate, HK/China Banking and finance: Hong Kong law & China Deals: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, HK/China Employment, HK/China Investment Funds: Real Estate and HK/China Investment Funds: RMB Formation (International firms).

Paul Hastings practice areas and individual lawyers were ranked in the following categories and locations:

Asia Pacific Region
Capital Markets: Equity
Corporate/M&A
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Investment Funds: Private Equity
Investment Funds: Real Estate
Projects & Infrastructure

HK/China
Banking & Finance (International Firms)
Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)
Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (International Firms)
Employment (International Firms)
Investment Funds: Real Estate (International Firms)
Investment Funds: RMB Fund Formation (International Firms)
Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms)
Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
Real Estate (International Firms)
Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms)

Japan
Banking & Finance: International
Corporate/M&A: Domestic
Corporate/M&A: International
Dispute Resolution: Domestic
Dispute Resolution: International
Employment: Domestic
Projects & Energy: International
Real Estate: International

Philippines
Corporate & Finance: Overseas Counsel

South Korea
Capital Markets: Overseas Counsel
Corporate/M&A: Overseas Counsel

Individual Rankings
In addition to the above, the following lawyers were also ranked:

Asia-wide
Patricia Tan Openshaw - Projects and Infrastructure

China
Joel H Rothstein - Banking and Finance (International Firms)
Brett King - Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
Raymond Li - Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)
Sammy Li - Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)
David Livdahl - Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability: China-based (International Firms)
David S Wang - Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability: China-based (International Firms)
Neil Torpey - Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability: China-based (International Firms)
Lesli Ligorner - Employment: International Firms
Michael Downey - Employment: International Firms
Raymond Li - Investment Funds (International Firms)
David S Wang - Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms)
Milton Chou - Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms)
Yi Lu - Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms)
Roger Peng - Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
Patricia Tan Openshaw - Projects and Infrastructure (International Firms)
Joel H Rothstein - Real Estate (International Firms)

Japan
Joseph Kim - Banking and Finance (International Firms)
Edward S Johnson Jr - Corporate/M&A: International
Kenju Watanabe - Corporate/M&A: International
Toshi Arai - Corporate/M&A: Investment in PRC
Setsuko Ueno - Employment: Domestic
Josh Isenberg - Real Estate: International

Philippines
Patricia Tan Openshaw Corporate & Finance: Overseas Counsel
Patricia Tan Openshaw - Dispute Resolution: Overseas Counsel

South Korea
Daniel S Kim Capital Markets
Jong Han Kim Capital Markets

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP 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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