Tokyo, October 16, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Paul, Hasti…

Tokyo, October 16, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, has advised Japan’s SOFTBANK CORP. on the successful sale of 500 million euro (approx. $625 million) of high-yield senior notes.

SOFTBANK, a major Japanese telecommunications and Internet service provider, sold the bonds with a 7-year maturity to international investors as part of a debt refinancing program.

A team of seven attorneys from Paul Hastings’ Tokyo, Hong Kong and San Francisco offices represented SOFTBANK in this landmark transaction. Nori Hashimoto, a partner in the Finance and Capital Markets Group in Tokyo, and Andrew Hutton, of counsel in the Finance and Capital Markets Group in Hong Kong, led the Paul Hastings team along with Tomohiro Kitada, Daniel Dashiell and R. Troy Van Orman. The team worked closely with both SOFTBANK and sole arranger Deutsche Bank AG on this successful offering.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,000 attorneys in 17 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, supports clients in all of their legal needs and offers deep capabilities in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Project Finance, Investment Management, Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Tax Advisory Services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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