Sealing The Deal: Paul Hastings Clinches $7B Smithfield Buy

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- As a team of Paul Hastings LLP attorneys worked around the clock with client Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. preparing for an unprecedented deal announcement this May, the law firm was also prepping for a hailstorm of negative publicity for the $7.1 billion buyout of American pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc.

"We were very concerned early on with the reaction to a Chinese company taking over a U.S. pork company," said Carl Sanchez, global chair of Paul Hastings' M&A practice. "So we teed up every legislator or...
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