International law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker have hired three new partners, with two joining the Tokyo office and the third joining the Hong Kong office.

Joseph Kim has moved from his previous role at Latham and Watkins to join the team in Tokyo, and David Vance has left his role at Baker and McKenzie, joining Kim in Japan.
Patricia Tan Openshaw has moved from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom to take up her role in Hong Kong.

Kim brings to his new position experience in leverage finance, project development and project finance in Asia. Having worked on a variety of transactions, he has represented commercial banks, sponsors and ECAs, as well as private equity investors and corporates.
Vance has worked in the infrastructure project finance and development market, and has experience in the power, petrochemicals, oil and gas and telecommunications industries.
Openshaw has worked on both corporate and project transactions involving energy and infrastructure assets. She has worked in Asia and Australia, representing companies in cases involving restructurings, refinancings, and cross-border acquisitions.