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Paul Hastings Advances European Growth with Addition of Preeminent Litigation Partner in Paris

October 08, 2021

Paris — Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that preeminent commercial and corporate litigator Laurent Martinet has joined the firm’s Paris office as a partner in the Complex Litigation practice alongside an of counsel Vincent Rouer and three associates Hélène Lenoury, Lucie Bocquillon and Vincent Parot. They join from Dechert. Mr.Martinet’s arrival continues the strong growth of Paul Hastings’ global Litigation practice and European platform, following the recent addition of Complex Litigation partner Alex Leitch in London.

“In today’s complex business environment, our clients face a range of sophisticated, often multijurisdictional litigation risks, and require seasoned litigators to help protect their value,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “With his depth of commercial trial experience and longstanding presence in the Paris business community, Laurent is an outstanding addition to our European and global Litigation practices.” “Paul Hastings’ renowned reputation for handling some of the most complex litigations in Paris and around the world sets us apart from other global firms,” said Mr. Martinet. “I am excited to join this dynamic, future-focused team to further enhance Paul Hasting’s global Litigation practice.”

Mr. Martinet practices in the area of corporate and commercial litigation, advising French and international clients, often in multijurisdictional proceedings. His practice encompasses product liability, energy regulation, sales and distribution regulation, corporate and shareholder disputes, directors and officers liability. His clients span a variety of industry sectors, including chemicals, energy, IT, automotive and banking.

Mr. Martinet is recognized among the leading litigators in France by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, the Legal 500 EMEA and other industry guides.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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