Paul Marston is counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s office in Tokyo. Paul focuses his practice on large-scale corporate transactions, including M&A, construction, development and licensing. In addition, Paul has extensive experience in energy transactions. He also served as in-house counsel to a subsidiary of a large Japanese trading company, where he was responsible for managing complex litigation relating to the Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Listed in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific as one of the top Construction lawyers (2017)
Publications and Speaking Engagements
What the Biden Administration Will Mean for Japanese Companies, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Client Advisory, January 2021 (co-author)
International Arbitration – Potential Advantages for Japanese Companies, AOS/Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Webinar, December 16, 2020 (speaker)
Class Certification Denied in Antitrust Lawsuit against Japanese Companies, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Client Advisory, November 2020 (co-author)
International Arbitration: Discovery Strategies, Fronteo/Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Webinar, November 19, 2020 (speaker)
U.S. Litigation – How to Prepare, Protect Yourself and Maximize Your Chance of Success, AOS/Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Webinar, October 13, 2020 (speaker)
Represented Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. in connection with a licensing agreement for antibiotic sales in Southeast Asia with AstraZeneca PLC
Represented SoftBank Group Corp. in its CAD $99 million investment in Nemaska Lithium Inc.
Represented a Japanese trading house in the acquisition of a diesel-fired power plant in Sri Lanka
Represented a U.S. energy company in the acquisition of a solar power plant under development in Japan
Represented a Japanese oil company in the acquisition of an interest in a deep-water well in the Gulf of Mexico