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PARIS — November 25, 2004 – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, attorney news – Or…

PARIS — November 25, 2004 – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, attorney news – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced today that Alfred Fink has joined its Paris office as a partner in the firm’s European corporate group. Prior to joining Orrick, Fink was an international partner in the Paris office of Haarmann Hemmelrath, the highly regarded international German firm of lawyers, accountants and tax advisors. Before that he had been a partner in the Paris office of Landwell & Associes and international manager of Coopers & Lybrand’s Europe office in Brussels and London.

At Orrick, Fink will continue to focus his practice on real estate and corporate transactions. He has significant experience in the fields of structured finance, securitisation, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and restructuring and international tax. Fink’s expertise will be particularly valuable as German investors and mortgage banks become ever more active in the French real estate markets.

“Alfred is a first-class lawyer and a strong addition to our Paris office,” stated David Syed, managing partner of Orrick’s European practice. “He will enable us to enhance the services we offer our existing clients as well as allow us to expand our client base in other European markets – a key strategic goal for the firm. I’m delighted that he is joining us.”

“Orrick’s expanding European platform, strong international network and commitment to client development make it a solid fit for me,” said Fink. “The firm’s collaborative and transparent culture is very attractive, and I look forward to joining the Orrick team.”

About Orrick’s Paris Office
Orrick’s Paris office is highly respected in the French and international markets for work on major cross border and domestic transactions involving structured finance, leasing, asset finance, corporate and tax. With more than 40 French, English and U.S. qualified lawyers, Orrick’s Paris office provides legal services to large international and French corporations, commercial and investment banks, and a wide range of other financial services providers. Orrick Paris was recently ranked fifth by revenue per lawyer in Decideurs Strategie Finance Drot’s Top 100 Business Law Firms Rankings.

About Orrick
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm with approximately 700 lawyers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm focuses on litigation, complex and novel finance, and innovative corporate transactions. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups, and individuals. The firm’s 13 offices are located in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pacific Northwest, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, and Tokyo.

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