Toshi Arai Appointed Chair of Paul Hastings Tokyo Office

February 11, 2010

Tokyo (February 11, 2010) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Toshiyuki Arai has been appointed as Chair of its Tokyo office.

Mr. Arai, who is admitted to practice in both Japan and the United States, joined Paul Hastings almost 20 years ago and has developed significant expertise in the area of cross-border investment and M&A. In addition to advising U.S. and other international companies in China and Japan, he has built particular expertise in advising leading Japanese companies in their investments in China and the U.S..

I would like to congratulate Toshi on his appointment as Chair of the Tokyo Office. His experience and success in advising both Japanese and international clients on cross-border matters make him ideally suited for this position, said Greg Nitzkowski, Managing Partner of Paul Hastings. The growth of our Tokyo office is a key component of the firms Asia strategy and Toshis appointment will help lead our efforts to develop our inbound and importantly, our outbound practice.

Mr. Arais appointment follows a number of strategic appointments recently made by Paul Hastings in Tokyo highlighting the firms commitment to growing its Japan practice, and in particular, the outbound side of the practice. In October 2009, Paul Hastings announced the appointment of Matthew Berger, former Chair of Morrison & Foersters technology transactions group in its Tokyo office. Mr. Bergers practice focuses on complex technology transactions and intellectual property counseling and advice, generally for clients in high technology industries such as the semiconductor, life sciences and alternative energy industries.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP is a leading international 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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