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Energy Attorney Paul Fredrick '83 Joins DLA Piper in Tokyo

January 21, 2007

Paul Fredrick 1983.jpgJanuary 21, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Paul D. Fredrick, a leading energy attorney in Japan and 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed counsel by DLA Piper in Tokyo. Fredrick comes to his new post from the international energy law firm, Vinson & Elkins LLP.

An announcement from DLA Piper notes that Fredrick's "extensive experience for Japanese companies in the oil and gas sector includes work on LNG projects and the acquisition and disposal of energy assets as well as cross-border pipeline projects in Asia, the Caspian, Middle East, Africa and Australia."

"International markets for energy are becoming increasingly complex," says Nick Seddon, managing director of the DLA Piper's Asian operations, citing "volatile oil prices, emerging economies with their thirst for resources are posing new opportunities and challenges, geopolitical uncertainties, shifting demand from traditional to renewable sources, climate change and so on. This evolving environment means major oil and gas companies in Japan and elsewhere need a trusted legal as well as business adviser. Paul has the global track record and extensive experience in Asia to provide our growing portfolio of clients with the insights they demand to remain competitive in these demanding times," Seddon declares.

Paul Fredrick was recognized last year by AsiaLaw as a "leading lawyer." He is a member of the American Bar Association's International Energy & Resources Transaction Committee, the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Energy Bar Association.

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