Paul Hastings snags Sevack

Former Freshfields partner jumps ship to Paul Hastings Hong Kong.
Global law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker has brought over Joe Sevack to its Hong Kong office. Sevack joins the firm as partner in its corporate department and his practice focuses on sophisticated equity and debt capital markets transactions.

Sevack brings expertise in SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Reg S equity, high-yield bond, convertible bond, and floating rate note offerings (including the global component of Hong Kong stock exchange listed offerings). His practice has included representation of both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of equity and debt capital markets transactions, including Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchange listings.

A significant portion of these transactions have involved issuers from Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

He makes the leap to Paul Hastings from rival international firm Freshfields. For the past six years, Sevack has practiced in its Hong Kong offices where he was a partner in the US corporate group. Prior to Freshfields, Sevack spent eight years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and Hong Kong.

Sevack is also a member of the State Bar of New York and is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong.

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