U.S. law firm Greenberg Traurig has added partner Eiji Kobayashi to its corporate practice in Tokyo from Paul Hastings, where he headed the corporate, M&A and securities practice for Japan.

Kobayashi’s departure is the latest in a string of partner exits from Paul Hastings in Asia this year. In April, capital markets expert Nan Li joined PRC firm Tian Yuan Law Firm's Hong Kong associate firm, while Bonnie Yung moved to EY’s affiliated Hong Kong law firm in October. In May, Paul Hastings’ Shanghai chief representative, Haiyan Tang, joined Chinese private equity firm CBC Group, while Hong Kong partner Bretton King moved to an in-house role in the U.S. in October.

With more than 20 years of experience, Kobayashi focuses on cross-border corporate and M&A matters, outbound investments, real estate, and other project matters.


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