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Hogan Lovells International LLP
ATLANTIC HOUSE
HOLBORN VIADUCT
LONDON
EC1A 2FG
London

Administrative and public law Tier 1

The market-leading practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP regularly handles high-profile public law issues for international corporate clients, government departments, regulators and other public bodies. The team offers experience in bringing judicial review challenges against HMRC, NHS England and the EU Commission. Recent cases involved complex disputes including a portfolio of instructions from Uber concerning its business-critical run-ins with Transport for London, handled by practice head Charles Brasted. The team is frequently called upon to provide advisory support to UK and European government bodies, with a particular emphasis on the public law ramifications of Brexit. Matters often involve significant regulatory and constitutional issues, such as the successful devolution of the management of the Scottish assets of the Crown Estate to the Scottish government.

Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP 's 'highly organised and efficient team' acts for large, global and UK banks and financial institutions, and the team regularly advises on matters involving the Financial List, the specialist list set up by the Commercial Court to address the market's most important financial disputes. The team is also widely respected for financial services contentious regulatory matters, and stands out for cases involving benchmark manipulation, distressed assets, mis-selling, consumer finance, aviation finance, and complex structured products. They acted for the joint administrators of Lehman Brothers Holdings in two heavily contested, multi-party High Court applications which concerned the manner in which substantial sums fall to be distributed by two insolvent Lehman UK estates. Louise Lamb has a significant consumer finance practice and Philip Parish is experienced in disputes involving derivatives and complex financial products, including mis-selling and mismanagement claims. Also highly rated are Whiston Bristow and John Tillman , and the counsels to note are Jennifer Dickey and recently promoted Hannah Piper.

Brexit Tier 1

UK and Africa managing partner and competition specialist,  Susan Bright, leads the Brexit  taskforce at Hogan Lovells International LLP . The taskforce leverages the firm’s expansive international network and cross-departmental approach to assist UK and global clients with the full spectrum of Brexit-related issues. With notable strength in regulated sectors including the life sciences and financial services industries, the group also draws on the firm’s public policy, banking, data protection, trade and commercial contracts practices. Charles Brasted focuses on public law matters, Peter Watts is a key contact for corporate work, Rachel Kent leads the financial services regulation team, and Aline Doussin, who splits her time between London and Paris, handles international trade and policy issues.

Commercial litigation Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP is 'a UK litigation powerhouse that is strongly recommended for any matters related to UK litigation or complex multi-jurisdictional challenges'. The practice advises on high-profile, high-value and precedent-setting matters across a range of commercial disputes, which involve shareholders and joint ventures, with a particular focus on the financial services and life sciences sectors. It also fields specialists in cases involving Russia and the CIS. On behalf of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, Michael Roberts secured one of the most significant and widely acclaimed Court of Appeal decisions for many years, which re-established the importance - and applicability - of legal professional privilege, including in the context of internal investigations. Michael Davison heads the firm's litigation, arbitration and employment practice group, Chris Hardman  is working on some of the largest matters currently before the English courts, and Richard Lewis has a particular specialism in acting for claimants in fraud cases. Also highly rated are Neil MirchandaniRebecca Wales, Alex Sciannaca and Ivan Shiu, together with counsels Daniel Armstrong and Hannah Piper.

Commercial property: corporate occupiers Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice represents high-profile landlords and tenants in the corporate occupier arena, and demonstrates particular expertise in surplus property disposals. The firm is also home to a well-regarded hotels and leisure practice which assists clients with relevant transactions, joint venture agreements, hotel developments, financing, disputes and operational agreements. Investment clients include institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, private equity houses and overseas family offices who rely on the team for the full cycle of asset management transactions. The 'absolutely fantastic' Dion Panambalana and Gill McGreevy are key contacts for development and regeneration work with the team undertaking the full range of related matters including planning allocation, procurement, delivery, letting and disposals. In a recent caseload highlight, Panambalana represented Calthorpe Estates in an agreement with U+I concerning a substantial urban regeneration project in Birmingham. The highly recommended Daniel Norris and Jackie Newstead head the practice which includes recently promoted partners Katie Gill and Paul Tonkin. Counsel Christopher Somorjay is a standout junior member of the team, representing numerous institutional investor and pension fund clients.

Commercial property: development Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice represents high-profile landlords and tenants in the corporate occupier arena, and demonstrates particular expertise in surplus property disposals. The firm is also home to a well-regarded hotels and leisure practice which assists clients with relevant transactions, joint venture agreements, hotel developments, financing, disputes and operational agreements. Investment clients include institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, private equity houses and overseas family offices who rely on the team for the full cycle of asset management transactions. The 'absolutely fantastic' Dion Panambalana and Gill McGreevy are key contacts for development and regeneration work with the team undertaking the full range of related matters including planning allocation, procurement, delivery, letting and disposals. In a recent caseload highlight, Panambalana represented Calthorpe Estates in an agreement with U+I concerning a substantial urban regeneration project in Birmingham. The highly recommended Daniel Norris and Jackie Newstead head the practice which includes recently promoted partners Katie Gill and Paul Tonkin. Counsel Christopher Somorjay is a standout junior member of the team, representing numerous institutional investor and pension fund clients.

Competition litigation Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s established presence globally and in Europe allows its competition litigation team to operate seamlessly in handling high-profile, cross-border matters. It is worthy of note that the group has a particularly strong foothold in Germany and the Netherlands, and the London-based department often operates in conjunction with teams based in these jurisdictions. While the team has attracted praise for recent work in the aviation sector, it also has notable strengths in multiple other sectors including financial services, telecoms, energy, manufacturing, and technology. ‘Excellent litigatorNicholas Heaton heads the department, where counsel Paul Chaplin and Christopher Hutton are also recommended. Heaton led the team on successfully representing Air Canada in an appeal against the European Commission's air cargo cartel decision, while Chaplin led on acting for Korean Air in proceedings arising from the same decision.

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Tier 1

Eduardo Ustaran heads up the practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP, which acts for a broad range of high-profile clients including technology companies and financial institutions. The team handles the full range of data protection, privacy and cybersecurity issues including compliance programmes, data transfers, data breaches and global privacy mandates; it has substantial expertise in binding corporate rules and international data transfers, and is also a key name for GDPR work. The group also benefitted from the recruitment of Nicola Fulford from Kemp Little LLP; she regularly acts for technology-rich businesses. Counsel Sian Rudgard is noted for her binding corporate rules expertise.

Fintech Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's fintech group advises start-ups, robo-advisers and alternative lending companies on payments, money transfers, blockchain, cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence matters, and also acts for financial institutions and banks in a wide range of areas, including investment work. The team handles the full life-cycle work for fintechs, from setup and regulatory authorisations to fundraising IPOs. Further, the group boasts considerable expertise in the intersecting areas of blockchain and open banking. Practice head Emily Reid specialises in financial services regulatory matters and leads the firm's relationship with Innovate Finance, a group designed to drive success in the sector through open, industry-wide discussions on the future of UK fintech. Technology lawyer John Salmon advises clients on mobile payments, cloud projects, cyber security, digital platforms, IT procurement and outsourcing and leads the firm's blockchain group, specifically looking into the use of blockchain in the financial services sector. Rachel Kent advises insurtech companies on how they can navigate the regulatory regime in the UK and also acts for regtech companies on the development of more effective solutions for their clients. In a recent instruction, Emily Reid advised longstanding client Curve, which the firm previously helped to gain FCA approval, on regulatory and competition law issues arising from changes to the Visa Europe Core Rules.

Fraud: civil Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises a prestigious client roster on anti-bribery measures, corruption, asset recovery, money laundering and economic sanctions. Its global network of offices provides coordinated multi-jurisdictional advice, with notable experience of cases in Russia, the CIS and Libya. Clients include corporates, banks and liquidators/administrators. The 'hugely experienced' Crispin Rapinet, who heads the team, has a track record of cases involving the Middle East. Also recommended is Chris Hardman, who applies his 'litigation nous' to large fraud cases involving Russia and the CIS. The firm continues to act for ENRC in relation to the high-profile case against the SFO which re-established the importance, and applicability, of legal professional privilege, including in the context of internal investigations.

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP) Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP fields a large team of dedicated lawyers who handle the full gamut of infrastructure-related matters and are regularly involved in significant transactions. The group's work is mostly international, and it is active in a variety of challenging jurisdictions The firm's client portfolio comprises a mix of engineering and construction companies, public entities and Development Finance Institutions. Noted practitioners include Andrew Gallagher, expert in project finance matters, and Philip Brown, who knows the secondary market space well. Adrian Walker has experience in assisting the private as well as public sector in projects. Philip Robb leads the practice.

Insurance: corporate and regulatory Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's 'dynamic, forward-thinking and extremely knowledgeable' team is particularly well-regarded for its work in the life insurance market. The practice advises on Part VII transfers, M&A, pensions and longevity risks as well as insurance business restructurings. Practice head Charles Rix and Steven McEwan are seen as 'leaders in their field'; Rix recently led a large team from the firm advising insurance giant Royal London on a groundbreaking offer to its policyholders to adapt their pension policies to the newly introduced 'pension freedoms' environment. Solicitor advocate Jamie Rogers was promoted to partner at the beginning of 2019.

Insurance: insolvency and restructuring Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's impressive track record in insolvency matters speaks for the firm's significant capabilities in this space. Practice head Joe Bannister has a wealth of experience to draw upon, having worked on a raft of market-leading matters including the Lehman Brothers administration, the Orion scheme of arrangement and, in the past year, the Scottish Re group restructuring, working in tandem with his counterparts in the US. The London team is able to leverage the wider firm's significant global presence to attract an international client base, which includes some of the biggest insurers in the market.

Pensions (non-contentious) Tier 1

The pensions team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is at the forefront of some of the leading litigation trends in the market, having recently acted for trustees, sponsors and representative beneficiaries on big-ticket regulatory disputes, pension deficit recovery actions, pension insolvency matters and rectification actions. Angela Dimsdale Gill and senior associate Nathan Sherlock also cite particular expertise in the field of professional liability. The non-contentious offering is full service, with experts such as Katie Banks, Duncan Buchanan and Claire Southern leading on transactional work (including bulk policy transfers and annuity swaps), distressed pension restructurings, funding negotiations and pension buy-outs.

Pensions: dispute resolution Tier 1

The pensions team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is at the forefront of some of the leading litigation trends in the market, having recently acted for trustees, sponsors and representative beneficiaries on big-ticket regulatory disputes, pension deficit recovery actions, pension insolvency matters and rectification actions. Angela Dimsdale Gill and senior associate Nathan Sherlock also cite particular expertise in the field of professional liability. The non-contentious offering is full service, with experts such as Katie Banks, Duncan Buchanan and Claire Southern leading on transactional work (including bulk policy transfers and annuity swaps), distressed pension restructurings, funding negotiations and pension buy-outs.

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP is home to a blend of IP litigation, product liability, regulatory and transactional skills backed up by the firm's global network and is consequently highly rated for 'a well-rounded' service. Stephen Bennett has a focus on contentious cases involving patent protection and dealing with SPCs and generics (he headed the team that was successful in the landmark UK Supreme Court decision for Eli Lilly in relation to generic attacks on its oncology product). John Meltzer  and Matthew Felwick are well known for their specialism in relation to product liability in the life sciences sector, and counsel Jane Summerfield deals with regulatory matters relating to clinical trials, marketing authorisations, manufacturing and distribution.

Product liability: defendant Tier 1

The team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is regularly instructed in high-profile product liability disputes, which frequently involve multi-party and multi-jurisdictional elements. Clients also praise the group's expertise in scientific and technical issues, particularly in the life sciences area. 'Top-tier expertJohn Meltzer has an excellent market reputation for his ability to handle the full gamut of product liability matters, from risk management to litigation. Valerie Kenyon's specialisation is in the technology sector and she co-heads the firm's global internet of things working group. Meltzer and Kenyon jointly lead the team with Matthew Felwick; he and Richard Welfare are noted for their automotive and food expertise respectively. Consultant Caroline Moore is involved in many of the group's most significant cases. Ruth Grant retired.

Property litigation Tier 1

'Demonstrating a good combination of practical willingness and legal depth', the 'diligent, attentive and well coordinated' team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is jointly led by Nicholas Cheffings, who also sits as an arbitrator, and Mathew Ditchburn. It is best known for its real estate insolvency expertise, which is routinely drawn upon by landlords in disputes with insolvent tenants, alongside its experience handling development-related disputes, rent reviews and contentious matters arising from real estate portfolios, such as break option and dilapidation disputes, head office relocations and litigation pertaining to leasehold liability and property outsourcing transactions. The 'excellent' Paul Tonkin, who was appointed partner in January 2019, is experienced in development challenges, rights of light matters and vacant possession strategies, and senior associate Katie Dunn is adept at handling high-value litigation. Clients include UK real estate investment trusts (REITs), large fund managers and central London developers.

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime Tier 1

‘This is a team that understands the risks and problems working at the interface of regulatory law and corporate criminal law’, says one client of  Hogan Lovells International LLP . The practice deals with high profile, multi-jurisdictional investigations through its global network of offices and has a particular focus on Russia and the CS, and the Middle East. It has significant experience in matters such as bribery, corruption, sanctions, regulatory, compliance, tax evasion, anti-money laundering advice and risk-mitigation advice. It has a particular focus on clients in the financial services and life science sectors. Head of team Crispin Rapinet is adept at dealing with UK Bribery Act matters and international acquisition-related anti-bribery risks.

Trade finance Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP has 'excellent knowledge of the sector combined with practical legal solutions that work for the business of the borrower and lenders'. The practice is led by trade and export finance specialist David Leggott, who has extensive experience advising banks and trading companies on transactions in emerging markets such as Russia and the CIS, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, and banking partner Andrew Taylor, whose practice covers the UK, Europe and emerging markets. The practice acts for both lenders and borrowers including banks, commodities traders, multilateral institutions, regional and development banks, ECAs and governments. In 2018, it handled transactions for key market players including Afreximbank, Deutsche Bank, International Finance Corporation and Société Générale. Its transactional work encompasses trade finance instruments such as Letters of Credit, bills of exchange, bills of lading, demand guarantees, pre-export finance, limited recourse prepayment structures and borrowing base financings across oil and gas, metals, agri-commodities and many other sectors.

Commercial contracts Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides international reach and is experienced in outsourcings, strategic alliances, marketing contracts and IT contracts. Peter Watts is a key name for the firm in this area.

Commercial property: hotels and leisure Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice represents high-profile landlords and tenants in the corporate occupier arena, and demonstrates particular expertise in surplus property disposals. The firm is also home to a well-regarded hotels and leisure practice which assists clients with relevant transactions, joint venture agreements, hotel developments, financing, disputes and operational agreements. Investment clients include institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, private equity houses and overseas family offices who rely on the team for the full cycle of asset management transactions. The 'absolutely fantastic' Dion Panambalana and Gill McGreevy are key contacts for development and regeneration work with the team undertaking the full range of related matters including planning allocation, procurement, delivery, letting and disposals. In a recent caseload highlight, Panambalana represented Calthorpe Estates in an agreement with U+I concerning a substantial urban regeneration project in Birmingham. The highly recommended Daniel Norris and Jackie Newstead head the practice which includes recently promoted partners Katie Gill and Paul Tonkin. Counsel Christopher Somorjay is a standout junior member of the team, representing numerous institutional investor and pension fund clients.

Commercial property: investment Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice represents high-profile landlords and tenants in the corporate occupier arena, and demonstrates particular expertise in surplus property disposals. The firm is also home to a well-regarded hotels and leisure practice which assists clients with relevant transactions, joint venture agreements, hotel developments, financing, disputes and operational agreements. Investment clients include institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, private equity houses and overseas family offices who rely on the team for the full cycle of asset management transactions. The 'absolutely fantastic' Dion Panambalana and Gill McGreevy are key contacts for development and regeneration work with the team undertaking the full range of related matters including planning allocation, procurement, delivery, letting and disposals. In a recent caseload highlight, Panambalana represented Calthorpe Estates in an agreement with U+I concerning a substantial urban regeneration project in Birmingham. The highly recommended Daniel Norris and Jackie Newstead head the practice which includes recently promoted partners Katie Gill and Paul Tonkin. Counsel Christopher Somorjay is a standout junior member of the team, representing numerous institutional investor and pension fund clients.

Commercial property: retail Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice represents high-profile landlords and tenants in the corporate occupier arena, and demonstrates particular expertise in surplus property disposals. The firm is also home to a well-regarded hotels and leisure practice which assists clients with relevant transactions, joint venture agreements, hotel developments, financing, disputes and operational agreements. Investment clients include institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, private equity houses and overseas family offices who rely on the team for the full cycle of asset management transactions. The 'absolutely fantastic' Dion Panambalana and Gill McGreevy are key contacts for development and regeneration work with the team undertaking the full range of related matters including planning allocation, procurement, delivery, letting and disposals. In a recent caseload highlight, Panambalana represented Calthorpe Estates in an agreement with U+I concerning a substantial urban regeneration project in Birmingham. The highly recommended Daniel Norris and Jackie Newstead head the practice which includes recently promoted partners Katie Gill and Paul Tonkin. Counsel Christopher Somorjay is a standout junior member of the team, representing numerous institutional investor and pension fund clients.

Construction: contentious Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's 'gold standard' contentious construction practice is one of the longest established in London, boasting a broad client base including employers, contractors, and funders. Roberta Downey leads the team and has strong experience of disputes relating to power plants, LNG facilities, rail infrastructure, telecoms, wastewater treatment and recycling facilities. The 'calm and measured' Rupert Sydenham, who has experience across a range of sectors, is also recommended.

Contruction: non-contentious Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP boasts a strong non-contentious construction offering, with a particular focus on advising clients in the real estate and energy sectors, whil the firm also has well-established expertise in work for transport and infrastructure clients. The team is headed up by 'industry leader' Gillian Thomas, who has worked on a raft of high-profile developments in London including advising King's Cross Central LP on all construction aspects of the £2bn King's Cross Central development.

Corporate governance Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP counts companies, directors, officers and shareholders as clients, which it advises on a broad range of governance issues including crisis counselling, special investigations, enforcement proceedings, compliance assessments and board duties and obligations. Jonathan Baird, capital markets specialist Maegen Morrison and consultant Richard Ufland jointly lead the practice, which also includes Crispin Rapinet, who leads the firm's global investigations, white collar and fraud practice, and counsel Liam Naidoo, who focuses on investigations into allegations of corrupt employee activity. The team counts FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies as clients. ITV is a noteworthy example. In a recent highlight, the department also advised Uber on its new governance model, which led to it successfully appealing TfL's decision in 2017 to revoke its private-hire operator licence and being granted a 15 month probationary licence.

Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 2

With six partners based in London and the expertise of additional practitioners covering all the major European jurisdictions, Hogan Lovells International LLP's full-service team is recognised as 'a credible alternative to Magic Circle and US competition'. While it maintains its traditionally strong banking relationships, under the guidance of 'measured and sensible' team head Tom Astle, the team has successfully realigned itself to support the full range of distressed investors. Astle received particular market recognition recently as a result of his high-profile work on behalf of an ad-hoc noteholder committee on the Agrokor restructuring – work which included the design and implementation of a novel €1.06bn debtor in possession (DIP) funding into that process. Deborah Gregory has been active within the retail and casual dining sectors, including her work in relation to the administration, CVA and subsequent sale of the company owning the chain of Gaucho restaurants. Stephen Foster has 'outstanding market contacts and respect' and provides 'very commercial advice' to banks and insolvency practitioners on domestic and cross-border mandates.

Corporate tax Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team uses the firm's global office network to advise clients on the tax aspects of complex cross-jurisdictional transactions. This advice is augmented by a strong transfer pricing service that includes compliance and disputes capabilities. Other areas of expertise include real estate and finance-related taxation. The department is led by Elliot Weston, who principally advises institutional investors, lenders, corporations, and investment managers in the real estate sector. Co-head of the global tax practice Karen Hughes focuses on tax related to commercial transactions. Philip Harle, who led the London team until 2018, has extensive experience in acquisitions and disposals.

Derivatives (including commodities) Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is known for handling a broad mix of innovative,  first-of-kind and high-value matters in the derivatives and structured finance market. It is one of the few firms with a dedicated trustee practice and, alongside traditional asset classes, it also handles shari'ah-compliant derivatives. It also advises  banks, insurance companies, pension schemes and asset managers on amendments to their derivatives documentation as part of the implementation of new derivatives regulations in Europe. 'The team is able to advise on any derivatives matter and its knowledge is incredibly wide and detailed', remarks a client. Global head of the international debt capital markets practice James Doyle focuses on sophisticated financial products including synthetic products, securitised and OTC derivatives, structured repo and securities lending arrangements and repackagings. David Hudd advises on all types of debt capital markets and structured finance transactions, including derivatives and securitizations. Jennifer O’Connell , who joined from Crédit Agricole CIB, also specialises in structured products and derivatives. On the corporate trustee side, Kit Johnson is the key contact.

Emerging markets Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a full-service emerging markets practice in London, where it provides banking and finance, corporate finance, energy, project finance, and equity and debt capital markets advice. Practice head Andrew Carey  leads the firm's debt capital markets practice, which plays a central role in the firm's work in Asia, Africa, Russia, South Americas and Eastern Europe. Its work for commercial banks, project companies and sponsors/developers on ECA-backed projects also stands out. Among its key partners are Andrew Taylor and David Leggott who are leading lights in the field of trade and export finance; infrastructure, energy, resources and projects partner Arun Velusami who acts for governments, developers and lenders in energy projects, especially power projects in Africa; mining, infrastructure and construction and construction partner Adrian Walker; and PPP expert Charles Ford.

Employee share schemes Tier 2

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, the team is hailed for its ability to always ‘ensure that it is in possession of all relevant information’. Headed by Paul Randall, the group is adept at advising on the corporate, tax, trust, regulatory and financial services considerations of employee share incentives. Clients include UK and international listed companies, non-listed companies, private equity investors and consultants, in addition to teams of managers. The firm also hosts a transfer pricing team which assists on valuation advice in the context of equity incentive plans.

Employment: employers Tier 2

The London practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP regularly leads multi-jurisdictional teams advising on the employment aspects of corporate deals, while also handling global projects and high-stakes litigation. Other areas of specialism include restructurings and investigations. The practice, which has a particular focus on the financial services and life sciences sectors, also works closely with the firm's highly rated pensions team. Practice head Stefan Martin focuses on multinational projects and advice to senior executives, working alongside the well-regarded Ed Bowyer. The practice also benefits from the firm's relationship with legal services business Elevate, which provides a flexible pool of lawyers for client to draw on when required.

Financial services: contentious Tier 2

The multidisciplinary transactional, regulatory and advisory practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP is led by global head of financial services regulation and partner in the financial institutions group Rachel Kent, who has particular expertise in Brexit related advice. Her team works on a range of local and multijurisdictional regulation, product development, documentation and banking issues. As well as specialising in Brexit and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II advice, the department is experienced in the area of fintech, notably blockchain. In a recent highlight, the firm was appointed to advise Lloyds Banking Group on its review of the investment management market to manage its portfolio of insurance and wealth assets. The contentious wing is led by Philip Parish, who is known for handling regulatory investigations and enforcement matters. His team specialises in consumer finance, sanctions and anti-money laundering, as well as cross border matters. Also notable is Elaine Penrose, who has experience in a wide range of internal and regulator-led investigations.

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory Tier 2

The multidisciplinary transactional, regulatory and advisory practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP is led by global head of financial services regulation and partner in the financial institutions group Rachel Kent, who has particular expertise in Brexit related advice. Her team works on a range of local and multijurisdictional regulation, product development, documentation and banking issues. As well as specialising in Brexit and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II advice, the department is experienced in the area of fintech, notably blockchain. In a recent highlight, the firm was appointed to advise Lloyds Banking Group on its review of the investment management market to manage its portfolio of insurance and wealth assets. The contentious wing is led by Philip Parish, who is known for handling regulatory investigations and enforcement matters. His team specialises in consumer finance, sanctions and anti-money laundering, as well as cross border matters. Also notable is Elaine Penrose, who has experience in a wide range of internal and regulator-led investigations.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP attracts praise as 'one of London's patent litigation powerhouses'; according to clients it is 'very experienced at running telecoms patent disputes, which include FRAND issues' but also has experience assisting clients across the life sciences, consumer goods and automotive sectors. Practice head Paul Brown is highlighted as 'the pre-eminent mobile phone litigator in the UK'; Daniel Brook is 'the sort of person you would want to defend a difficult case' in the life sciences sector, and 'fantastic tactician' Stephen Bennett 'brings a steady hand to the tiller in any complex multi-jurisdictional technology case'. 'Standout' counsel Emma Fulton is another key name to note for patent litigation in the life sciences and electronics industries, while Sahira Khwaja is highlighted for brand protection matters in the consumer goods and TMT sectors.

International arbitration Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is 'hugely experienced and has real experts in the field'. The practice is particularly focused on the energy, financial services and telecoms sectors. With significant global reach, it provides multi-jurisdictional and multi-lingual advice on complex, high-value international cases, with extensive experience in matters involving Africa, the Middle East and Russia and the CIS region. Kieron O’Callaghan has notable expertise in energy arbitration; and Michael Davison has been advising on high-level arbitrations for approximately 30 years. The other recommended advisers are Julianne Hughes-Jennett and Nathan Searle, along with counsel Jerome Finnis and senior associate Robert ShoesmithBen Hornan was promoted to partner and Matthew Knowles was hired as counsel from Stewarts Law LLP.

IT and telecoms Tier 2

The group at Hogan Lovells International LLP leverages its multidisciplinary team, which assists its impressive client roster with a range of commercial and contentious technology matters. The group also has expertise across the telecoms sector and is instructed by network operators, handset manufacturers and broadcasters to advise on regulatory, corporate and IP issues. Peter Watts heads up the practice and has experience assisting technology, media and telecoms sector clients with a range of matters including software, rights and data issues. Other names to note include Don McGown for telecoms work, and corporate and finance specialist John Salmon.

Listed funds Tier 2

While Hogan Lovells International LLP represents the full spectrum of players in the funds space including sponsors, investors and activists, it has a penchant for issuer-side work. Recent expansion into representing more investment banking clients is also evident. The firm's experience in listing funds on London's equity capital markets spans the London Stock Exchange's Main Market, the Specialist Fund Market and AIM. Besides this, the group also handles primary and secondary capital raisings. The firm's Washington office often supports the London team with securities advice relevant to US-based investors. Erik Jamieson is practice head; Jeremy Pickles is recommended for his expertise in the infrastructure, reinsurance and real estate asset classes.

Mining and minerals Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides the full spectrum of legal services to mining and extractive businesses across the whole life cycle of projects. The team's enviable client roster includes both private and publicly traded mining companies engaged in the gold, copper, coal, iron, silver, nickel, diamond, uranium, and platinum industries. Adrian Walker's group also regularly advises financial institutions and other investors with interests in the sector. The international reach of the practice was significantly strengthened by the arrival of Arun Velusami and senior associate Shah Jahan Khandokar, who sits within the banking and finance group - both joined from Norton Rose Fulbright. Disputes partner Kieron O’Callaghan is praised for 'having the ear of clients'.

Oil and gas Tier 2

With the arrival of Arun Velusami from Norton Rose FulbrightHogan Lovells International LLP added a wide range of projects and mandates in the emerging markets of Africa to its caseload. This facet of the practice now sits alongside the firm's well-established domestic UK offering. Well-known for its full-service practice, Ben Sulaiman's team continues to act for the Shah Deniz consortium as project counsel on the landmark pipeline project. On the contentious front, energy dispute specialist Ben Hornan was recently appointed to the partnership. Richard Tyler departed the firm and Steven Bryan joined Paul Hastings LLP.

Planning Tier 2

Claire Dutch, who heads the planning team at Hogan Lovells International LLP, is highly regarded for her expertise in handling high-profile London-based regeneration schemes, residential tower developments, and national infrastructure projects. The broad client list, which includes big-ticket commercial names, public bodies, housing associations and local authorities, instructs the team on significant projects such as the King’s Cross redevelopment, the Olympic Park legacy, and the Brent Cross South regeneration scheme. Contentious work remains a strong point for the practice, with recent instructions involving public inquiry appeals, planning appeals and judicial review applications. Significant client, the Crown Estate, recently instructed the team on an urban extension planning application. Dutch and Michael Gallimore are well equipped to advise their clients on all key planning policy changes such as CIL and affordable housing requirements.

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) Tier 2

The practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP has of late been advising on matters relating to electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, energy-from-waste, green financing and grid connection, in parallel with its broader renewables work in the solar and wind sectors. Arun Velusami, who focuses on energy and power projects in Africa, and corporate M&A expert Sarah Shaw joined the team from Norton Rose Fulbright and Allen & Overy LLP  respectively.

Private equity: transactions – mid-tier – up to £250m Tier 2

'Excellent at dealing with complex issues and offering a robust full-service capability' according to clients, the PE department at Hogan Lovells International LLP has a strategic focus on transactions involving sectors such as financial services, insurance, TMT, life sciences, healthcare, energy, infrastructure, retail and real estate. The group handles both high-value and mid-cap deals in the aforementioned spaces. A firm-wide network of PE practitioners across the UK, Europe, US, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia ensures the firm can handle cross-jurisdictional mandates. Highlights included new investor client Patron Capital instructing a team led by John Connell on the sale of its portfolio company Optimum Credit to Pepper Money. Counsel Leanne Moezi and former London practice head Ed Harris departed for Paul Hastings LLP in July 2019. Global head of private equity Tom Whelan is a key contact.

Professional negligence Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is regularly engaged on complex claims against solicitors, actuaries, pension professionals, property professionals, insurance brokers and accountants; the team's 'pension expertise is second-to-none'. Its international presence allows it to effectively manage a raft of cross-border disputes for both claimants and defendants. Angela Dimsdale Gill is a 'superb lawyer', who has a 'wealth of experience in advising on complex professional negligence cases, particularly involving the pensions industry'. Department head Nicholas Heaton is engaged on claims against lawyers, professionals involved in pension schemes, and accountants. Via Mark Shaw and Shane Crooks of BDO LLP, the firm is acting for the sovereign wealth fund LIA on an £18m claim against Warwick Street (KS) (previously known as King Sturge), Beeson Property Investments (BPIL), and five other defendants.

Property finance Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is noted for its strong client base of lenders and borrowers, including investment firms, real estate developers, debt funds and leading banks. The firm handles complex UK and pan-European transactions, and has been particularly active in Ireland. Areas of expertise include investment and development finance, loan purchases and loan-on-loan financings, hotel financings, and restructurings. Andrew Flemming, who regularly advises new market entrants and is active in cross-border transactions, leads the team. Andrew Welbourn and Jo Solomon, who has extensive experience in acquisition and development finance, are also recommended.

Public international law Tier 2

According to one client, Hogan Lovells International LLP is 'one of the leading firms in the sector with a sophisticated grasp of the overlapping legal regimes'. The practice regularly advises on complex issues of public and private international law, including identifying the legitimate government of a state after civil war; the relationship and interaction between international public law, European Union law and international organisations; human rights law and international economic law. It fields a team of 'dedicated lawyers', who are also experienced in investment treaty arbitration, particularly in the energy and telecoms sectors. Markus Burgstaller continues to be involved in cutting-edge issues at the intersection of international investment law and EU law; he successfully represented the Slovak Republic in its highly publicised dispute with Achmea in which the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled arbitration clauses in intra-EU investment treaties are incompatible with EU law. Charles Brasted, who is the co-head of the global government relations and policy advocacy practice, advises on high-profile, politically sensitive issues with a governmental element. Julianne Hughes-Jennett specialises in international human rights litigation involving corporations.

Structured products and securitisation Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's international debt capital markets group has global reach and multi-jurisdictional capability from London, and it is frequently called upon to handle innovative, first-of-kind and high-value structured finance and securitisation matters. It is an active player in asset-backed and mortgage-backed transactions, in which is acts for blue-chip corporates such as Volkswagen and several international banks, including HSBC. Its work for Volkswagen included the first Automotive STS transaction where the transactions were amended to comply with the criteria for simple, transparent and standardised (STS) regulation which recently came into force. The firm's work for government departments includes advising the Department of Education on the securitisation of a £3.8bn portfolio of student loans. The firm also handles whole-business securitisations and has a dedicated trustee practice. James Doyle leads the practice and with David Hudd is a leading adviser on structured products. Examples of their work include advising BNP Paribas on the annual update of its ground-breaking €20bn programme for secured structured products through a Luxembourg securitisation company. Julian Craughan and Tauhid Ijaz are key securitisation partners. Newly promoted counsel David Palmer also specialises in securitisation.

Tax litigation and investigations Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team stands out for its representation of clients in the technology, insurance and real estate sectors in high-value HMRC litigation and investigations. The group also has substantial expertise in international tax issues, including a focus on transfer pricing matters led by counsel Graham Poole, whose recent clients include eBay. Department head Rupert Shiers is a veteran of the tax litigation space; handling disputes with HMRC, as well as advising on the impact of tax issues in commercial disputes.

VAT and indirect tax Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a sector-based approach to VAT and indirect tax. Elliot Weston focuses on SDLT and VAT issues on real estate and investment funds transactions, while Rupert Shiers (who leads the team following the 2018 departure of Lee Squires to Grant Thronton) is instructed by clients in the tech sector. Alongside Weston and Shiers, Karen Hughes has experience in VAT and pensions and Philip Harle is an expert in VAT on securitisations.

Water Tier 2

The energy and utility practitioners at Hogan Lovells International LLP provide a fully integrated 'cradle-to-grave' service across all investor and funding bases from greenfield, brownfield, regulatory asset and M&A and encompassing fund formation through to dispute resolution and refinancing and restructuring. The team, which includes Philip Robb and counsel Charles Ford, recently strengthened its international offering through a number of strategic hires, although long-serving partner Steven Bryan departed to join Paul Hastings LLP .

Acquisition finance Tier 3

Co-headed by the 'very experiencedMatthew Cottis and 'unflappablePenny AngellHogan Lovells International LLP's five-partner team provides a 'client-oriented and proactive service' to a balanced cadre of lenders, alternative lenders and sponsors on deals in the upper mid-market. In addition to its core roster of domestic and international banks (including Lloyds Bank and Société Générale), under the guidance of Paul Mullen and the 'very consideredJo Robinson, the team has effectively built up a robust non-bank lender offering with core clients including Ares Management and ICG. The team also has niche expertise advising on insurance sector acquisition finance matters.

Aviation Tier 3

Leveraging its extensive network of international offices, Hogan Lovells International LLP is best-known for its leading airports practice where it handles a raft of corporate, finance, regulatory, development, competition, planning, real estate and infrastructure mandates.

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans Tier 3

Although it remains best-known for its pre-eminent mid/upper-mid market leveraged finance brand, because of its close ties with a wide range of financial institutions including UK clearing banks, investment banks and direct lenders, Hogan Lovells International LLP also regularly handles other financing work including fund financing, investment grade corporate lending and syndicated lending to facilitate corporate facing acquisition finance mandates. Global head of finance, Matthew Cottis, handles a plethora of syndicated lending work in the context of acquisition finance, as well as general corporate lending. Along with Penny Angell, Cottis is also noted for his insurance acquisition finance expertise where he is able to leverage the firm's overarching knowledge in this highly regulated sector.

Brand management Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP assists global brand owners such as Proctor & Gamble and Estée Lauder with European trade mark and design issues. The practice is divided between London and Alicante, where it enjoys a close working relationship with the EUIPO, and remains active in trade mark opposition and cancellation proceedings. Sahira Khwaja assists brands with the registration of new IP rights, trade mark enforcement and prosecution, and is also able to advise on licensing and franchising opportunities. Senior associate Anneka Dalton is particularly recommended for trade marks and the recovery of domain names. Charlie Winckworth left for Cooley (UK) LLP in January 2019.

Debt capital markets Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP handles high-profile and complex securities law transactions for both issuers and underwriters. Among these are bank and bond restructurings, as well as new debt issuance. The debt practice has notable expertise in the automotive, real estate and financial institutions sectors, in which it handled the servicing of large EMTN programmes in 2018. Key partner Andrew Carey is experienced in international debt offerings, including securities programmes and corporate and sovereign bonds. 'The firm has a very good trustee-focused team with good resourcing at all levels', remarks a client. Partner Kit Johnson focuses on advising corporate finance trustees on new debt issuances and on post-issuance matters such as defaults and restructurings. The firm also has significant US securities law expertise in partner Sylvain Dhennin and associate Philip Schuster.

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap Tier 3

Acting for issuers and underwriters, Hogan Lovells International LLP has developed a reputation for advising on AIM listings that will lead to step-ups to London's Main Market. The firm is intent on developing its ECM capabilities, having made multiple hires to bolster its US securities practice in 2017 and 2018. With a strong English law corporate team and an enhanced US securities practice, the group is well-placed to advise clients on matters from pre-IPO fundraising to international offerings. Maegen Morrison heads the practice group.

EU and competition Tier 3

While Hogan Lovells International LLP’ antitrust, competition and economic regulation group handles a large volume of merger control, investigations and behavioural antitrust work domestically, it also uses its global network to provide seamless full-service advice to clients across a number of other jurisdictions. A recent work highlight in this regard is the team’s cross-border work for US-based telecoms equipment manufacturing company Arris International; in which a team from the UK and US advised Arris on the merger control aspects of its $4.7bn acquisition by CommScope Vision. The London-based team is  active in a number of sectors subjected to recent scrutiny by the UK and EU regulators, such as financial services, TMT, and life sciences and pharmaceuticals. The department has notable experience in the media space: Angus Coulter led a team on advising British newspaper group Reach’s £200m acquisition of multiple newspapers, while Suyong Kim and Mark Jones took the lead handling competition law and media plurality concerns for News Corporation. Currently a part of the firm's management team, Susan Bright stands out for her extensive cross-border experience.

EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs Tier 3

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, the London-based international trade and investment team co-operates with the firm’s US- and Brussels-based trade departments. This strong global presence allows the group to advise on UK, US and EU matters. Besides a significant volume of complex advice pertaining to multiple sanctions regimes, the team also deals with foreign investment issues, export controls classification, and import encryption control, among other matters. Notably, on the contentious side, the group also represents clients in UK customs litigation proceedings. The team is newly established, following the appointment of practice head Aline Doussin, who joined from Squire Patton Boggs in April 2018. Newly promoted partner Jamie Rogers is a go-to contact for clients in the insurance space, which he assists with matters regarding the application of financial sanctions laws.

High yield Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a small high yield practice that continues to be involved in innovative matters. In 2018, it handled the first rule 144a high yield bond offering in the hotel industry in Scandinavia, complex financings for Chinese investors across Europe and the US, and a number of significant high yield restructurings. Leading light Sylvain Dhennin frequently advises companies, private equity funds and banks on innovative leveraged finance transactions in Europe involving high yield bond offerings. He acts for both issuers, among which are Jaguar Land Rover Automotive, and underwriting banks including HSBC and BNP Paribas. His work includes new bond issuance, liability managements and restructurings, as well as distressed debt.

Insurance and reinsurance litigation Tier 3

The practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP benefits from the firm's huge international reach, regularly handling insurance and reinsurance litigation involving Latin America. The team, led by Nick Atkins, undertakes work spanning professional indemnity, trade finance, political risk, construction, and reinsurance coverage disputes. Jamie Rogers, who was promoted to partner in January 2019, covers a wide range of lines of business and has expertise in sanctions work.

Islamic finance Tier 3

As part of its asset finance practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides shari'ah-compliant financing and transactional advice to banks and specialty aviation finance groups. The team's deal work spans the aviation and maritime sectors and often involves shipowners and commercial and cargo airlines in the Middle East. The asset finance practice is led by Robert Fugard, while senior associate Faraz Naqvi advises on many of the group's Islamic financing deals.

Media and entertainment (including media finance) Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP stands out for its cross-border expertise in media and entertainment sector matters, where it is experienced in advising global media companies and companies in the advertising and marketing sectors. It is able to advise on competition, regulatory, corporate and commercial matters.

Rail Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's 'effective' offering has 'good knowledge of the rail sector'. The team has experience in UK and international rail and infrastructure projects, where it is able to utilise its global footprint. The team is advising Rail Baltica on the high-value high speed Rail Baltica project, which is designed to integrate the North Sea corridor into the European rail network. Rolling stock and franchising issues are also a key focus of the multidisciplinary team, as are advising on the planning aspects of rail projects and station redevelopment mandates. Counsel Charles Ford is 'very approachable, is good at problem solving and discussing complex issues prior to providing the formal written advice'. Former department head Simon Gwynne has joined Norton Rose Fulbright.

Real estate funds Tier 3

The Crown Estate and M&G Real Estate are some of Hogan Lovells International LLP's key clients within the real estate funds department. A variety of real estate fund vehicles fall within the remit of the practice including closed-ended and open-ended vehicles, as well as private and listed funds. The firm has been expanding its real estate funds work, advising on a number of  fund launches. Practice head Nicholas Holman is a key contact.

Environment Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP is experienced in advising on environment-related legal issues arising from recycling and regulatory liabilities. The firm has also expertise in environmental litigation and criminal prosecution, which includes dispute resolution in the fossil energy, retail, agricultural and transport sectors. The firm also advises on the environmental aspects of the acquisition of energy, manufacturing companies and energy plants. Senior associates Helen Boniface and Kevin O’Connor are the key contacts.

Equity capital markets – mid-large cap Tier 4

Acting for issuers and underwriters, Hogan Lovells International LLP has developed a reputation for advising on AIM listings that will lead to step-ups to London's Main Market. The firm is intent on developing its ECM capabilities, having made multiple hires to bolster its US securities practice in 2017 and 2018. With a strong English law corporate team and an enhanced US securities practice, the group is well-placed to advise clients on matters from pre-IPO fundraising to international offerings. Maegen Morrison heads the practice group.

Fraud: white-collar crime Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP acts for individuals, companies and financial institutions in relation to matters including investigations, compliance, bribery, corruption, money laundering, fraud, tax evasion and false accounting. With clients praising it for offering 'real insight', the team is adept at handling investigations by the SFO, FCA, NCA and the police. The firm often deals with multi-jurisdictional cases and has particular experience in Russia. Crispin Rapinet heads the team and is adept at handling matters involving the UK Bribery Act and international legislation.

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises on the full range of domestic and cross-border transactions, encompassing public bids, private M&A, joint ventures and investments. In the run up to Brexit, the firm's insurance, technology and life sciences teams have been particularly active.  John Allison advised Lloyds Banking Group and Scottish Widows on the acquisition of Zurich's UK workplace pensions and savings business. Co-head of the practice Charles Rix is a key name in the insurance market, while fellow co-head Ben Higson has a focus on energy, infrastructure and natural resources. The firm has seen a number of senior departures, with London private equity head Ed Harris quitting for Paul Hastings, months after Steven Bryan made the same move.  The firm brought in Sarah Shaw from Allen & Overy LLP,who has a focus on energy and natural resources, particularly in Africa.

Transport finance & leasing Tier 4

Following the departure of rail finance expert Simon Gwynne to Norton Rose Fulbright in June 2019, Hogan Lovells International LLP is now primarily focused on cross-border work within the aviation sector. The 'outstandingRobert Fugard leads the asset finance practice and benefits from strong ties with a varied array of stakeholders including airlines, banks and leasing companies. Other key partners in the team include Richard Goss, who also focuses on aviation finance.

Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+) Tier 5

'Excellent at dealing with complex issues and offering a robust full-service capability' according to clients, the PE department at Hogan Lovells International LLP has a strategic focus on transactions involving sectors such as financial services, insurance, TMT, life sciences, healthcare, energy, infrastructure, retail and real estate. The group handles both high-value and mid-cap deals in the aforementioned spaces. A firm-wide network of PE practitioners across the UK, Europe, US, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia ensures the firm can handle cross-jurisdictional mandates. Highlights included new investor client Patron Capital instructing a team led by John Connell on the sale of its portfolio company Optimum Credit to Pepper Money. Counsel Leanne Moezi and former London practice head Ed Harris departed for Paul Hastings LLP in July 2019. Global head of private equity Tom Whelan is a key contact.

Private funds Tier 5

Hogan Lovells International LLP covers a wide range of investment funds work in London, with a particular focus on both private and listed infrastructure funds, including advising on the formation of funds investing in social infrastructure. The team is headed in the UK by Nicholas Holman, who co-leads the firm's investment funds group and advises across a broad range of alternative investment funds including real estate, private equity and infrastructure. The firm is also able to call on the dual US/UK qualifications of partner Jonathan Baird , who joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in 2017 and has a particular focus on listed funds.

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A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the team’s legal solutions are aligned with your business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be your global partner. Hogan Lovells believes that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise.

The team comes from a wide range of backgrounds. Diversity of backgrounds and experience delivers a broader perspective. Perspectives which ultimately make for more rounded thinking and better answers for you.

Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business, and it’s part of the firm’s core. Its lawyers are advocates of justice, equality, and opportunity. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties. Around the world, the firm’s people are making a difference through pro bono activities, community investment, and social justice.