(Diego M. Radzinschi)

K&L Gates has hired an energy and infrastructure partner in Tokyo.

Eric Sedlak joins from Jones Day where he was of counsel, specializing in financing and mergers and acquisitions in the energy, transportation and real estate sectors in Japan and Southeast Asia. In 2014, he led the team representing Japanese food company Ajinomoto Co. Inc. on an $800 million acquisition of Houston-based frozen food maker Windsor Quality Holdings.

Sedlak joined Jones Day in 2005 as a Tokyo partner and became of counsel later. He started his career in 1985 with the San Francisco firm Graham & James and moved to Asia to run the firm’s Vietnam and Singapore offices. He then stayed through Graham & James’ 2000 merger into the firm that’s now known as Squire Patton Boggs.

K&L Gates opened in Tokyo in 2010 with a three-partner team hire from Latham & Watkins . The office now has 20 lawyers including seven partners.

Anna Zhang is based in Hong Kong, where she writes about the business of law and legal issues in Asia and Australia. Contact her at   azhang@alm.com. On Twitter: @azhangc

K&L Gates has hired an energy and infrastructure partner in Tokyo.

Eric Sedlak joins from Jones Day where he was of counsel, specializing in financing and mergers and acquisitions in the energy, transportation and real estate sectors in Japan and Southeast Asia. In 2014, he led the team representing Japanese food company Ajinomoto Co. Inc. on an $800 million acquisition of Houston-based frozen food maker Windsor Quality Holdings.

Sedlak joined Jones Day in 2005 as a Tokyo partner and became of counsel later. He started his career in 1985 with the San Francisco firm Graham & James and moved to Asia to run the firm’s Vietnam and Singapore offices. He then stayed through Graham & James ‘ 2000 merger into the firm that’s now known as Squire Patton Boggs .

K&L Gates opened in Tokyo in 2010 with a three-partner team hire from Latham & Watkins . The office now has 20 lawyers including seven partners.

Anna Zhang is based in Hong Kong, where she writes about the business of law and legal issues in Asia and Australia. Contact her at   azhang@alm.com. On Twitter: @azhangc