London hire for Paul Hastings

US law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker has boosted its private equity presence in London with the appointment of Geza Toth-Feher.

Former Dewey Ballantine lawyer Geza Toth-Feher has joined the corporate department of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker’s (Paul Hastings) London office.

Toth-Feher specialises in public mergers and acquisitions, acquisition finance and private equity investments, and has frequently acted on behalf of US financial institutions and investment funds making investments into Europe.

With particular expertise in German transactions, Toth-Feher has advised the likes of CSFB, Chase Manhattan Bank and Lehman Brothers. He is also a co-founder of CB Equity Partners, a specialist finance advisory firm in Germany.

“As part of our global corporate strategy, we are committed to expanding further in all of the regions in which we operate, Europe in particular,” said William Schwitter, Paul Hastings’ corporate chairman, in a statement. “Geza’s extensive expertise in complex, cross-border deals is a great fit for our strategic growth in London and more broadly our ongoing European expansion.”

Paul Hastings has 15 offices around the world, eight of them in the US. The London office – one of three in Europe together with Brussels and Paris – was opened in June 1997.