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Paul Hastings Strengthens International Corporate Practice With Addition of Geza Toth-Feher to London Office

March 07, 2005

London(February 7, 2005) – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today that 

, previously at CB Equity Partners, has joined the Corporate Department as Of Counsel, resident in the London office.  Mr. Toth-Feher specializes in public mergers and acquisitions, acquisition finance and private equity investments.

"As part of our global corporate strategy, we are committed to expanding further in all of the regions in which we operate, Europe in particular," said 

, Chair of the Paul Hastings Corporate Department.  "We believe in building a leading corporate presence in Europe's largest financial centre.  Geza's extensive expertise in complex, cross border deals is a great fit for our strategic growth in London and more broadly our ongoing European expansion."

"Geza Toth-Feher brings a wealth of experience to the corporate department and will help expand our capability to serve the increasing number of international clients based in Europe," said 

, Chair of the Paul Hastings London Office. "He will allow us to strengthen our cross border transactional practice and complement our Paris office as well."

Mr. Toth-Feher has represented a range of corporations and financial institutions in such transactions as public offerings, private equity investments, restructurings, and various forms of acquisition finance.  In addition, he also has expertise in German transactions. Geza's practise has involved advising corporations such as GE Capital, CSFB, Chase Manhattan Bank and Lehman Brothers. Geza's representations include advising the US private equity group Lone Star in its bid for a controlling interest in Germany's tenth largest banking group, Bankgesellschaft Berlin."

Paul Hastings Corporate Department:  Paul Hastings has 350 corporate attorneys located in 15 global offices.  The Corporate Department acts as counsel to public and private companies, financial institutions, investment funds and private investors.  The Corporate Department represents these clients in all aspects of their business including mergers and acquisitions, financings, cross-border transactions, leveraged buyouts, and general corporate work.
Paul Hastings London Office:  Paul Hastings opened its London office in June 1997, and today the office provides a full range of legal services in capital markets, commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions, real estate finance and other real estate matters.  The lawyers from the Paul Hastings London office advise on business transactions throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is an international law firm, representing Fortune 500 companies with more than 1,000 attorneys located in 15 offices: Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Stamford, Tokyo and Washington, DC.

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