The group is focused on energy transition and infrastructure sectors
Global law firm Paul Hastings has strengthened its team with the hire of a group of partners specializing in projects and project finance in energy transition and infrastructure.
Joining from Shearman & Sterling, the group includes three partners who will join Paul Hastings in New York, advancing the firm’s position as experts in energy transition and infrastructure with a global team focused on the United States, Europe and Latin America.
The arrival of Robert Freedman, Alexandro M. Padrés, and Gregory Tan comes on the heels of Paul Hastings' 18 partner elite financial restructuring addition in New York, continuing the firm's focus on strategic investments in areas of growth, given broader macroeconomic and legal trends.
Freedman was previously global project development & finance practice group co-leader as well as a lead industry coordinator for energy at Shearman & Sterling. Tan was previously global project development & finance practice group leader as well as co-head of global finance at Shearman & Sterling. Padrés was the head of the Latin America practice group and a partner in the project development & finance practice at his prior firm.
"This exceptional group is defined by superior intellectual capital, execution and reputation," said Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. "Widely recognized as a top five infrastructure and energy practice, this group adds synergies and client value to our existing foundation with our leading infrastructure and energy transition practice," he added.
"Paul Hastings is embracing a unique moment where the firm is firing on all cylinders-from the firm's forward looking growth strategy, stellar financial results and clear attraction of the finest lawyers in the world, it is clear that something exciting is underway at the firm," said Freedman. "The opportunity to join Paul Hastings was incredibly enticing, as was the timing. The energy transition and infrastructure space is incredibly dynamic and we're placing a stake in the ground that says we want to be the firm of choice for clients that want to be ahead of the curve.”
Tan added, "At this watershed moment for many industries, the opportunity for us to join forces with the outstanding finance and corporate practices at Paul Hastings when the firm is laser-focused on the energy transition and infrastructure sectors, was a "once in a career" opportunity for us, and we're very excited for us and our clients."