Paul Hastings Strengthens Intellectual Property and M&A Practices with Addition of Etsuo Doi

January 25, 2007

Paul Hastings Strengthens Intellectual Property and M&A Practices with Addition of Etsuo Doi

Hong Kong (25 January, 2007) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of a new partner, Etsuo Doi to the Tokyo office. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Doi was a partner in Orrick's Tokyo office.

Mr. Doi has experience in global intellectual property disputes and transactions, whose practice covers on both Japanese-based, and international companies in matters relating to cross-border transactions, M&As, foreign inbound and outbound investments and general corporate finance work.

Kooki Suzuki, Paul Hastings' partner and office chair in Tokyo, commented, "We are delighted to welcome Etsuo to the Tokyo office. Etsuo's extensive experience in intellectual property and M&A will enable Paul Hastings to broaden and deepen the level of service we provide to our clients in the region."

Mr. Doi has solid experience in tackling a broad range of new legal issues arising from innovative Internet business models.  He is well versed in Japanese technology law and he has been a panel speaker at numerous technology conferences.  He is one of a few Japanese private practice lawyers who has both in-house counsel and Internet venture start-up experience.

Mr. Doi is an adjunct professor of law at Temple University Law School (Japan campus) and has taught courses on the Comparative Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, Comparative Intellectual Property, and East-West Negotiation.

Mr Doi is a patent attorney qualified to practice law in Japan and New York.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,100 attorneys in 18 offices. In Asia the firm is one of the largest international law firms with over 170 legal professionals across offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies advising on a broad range of practices.. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.



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