Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP has made history in the Republic of China. The firm recently aided Asia Pacific Land (APL) in closing the largest real estate deal ever made in the country. Due to Paul, Hastings’ efforts, APL is now the proud owner of The Center, a Shanghai office in Puxi, purchased for about $650 million US dollars.
Jai Pathak joined Gibson Dunn in February after 24 years at Jones Day. Gibson’s managing partner, Kenneth Doran, explains that although the idea of a Singapore office was being discussed, it was not the reason for Pathak’s lateral move. Though it does make for perfect timing. Pathak just so happens to have launched and led (for two years) Jones’ Singapore branch. He now does the same for his current firm, heading the newly created Singapore office. Pathak not only has made a name for himself in Asia, but possesses an international education, with time spent in India and the UK. Pathak has an international team joining him from Jones Day, including: Emad Khalil, born in Egypt and former co-head of global projects, finance partner Saptak Santra, who was born in the UK, and US native finance partner John Viverito.