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

Administrative and public law Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s public law and policy department recently welcomed ex-cabinet office member Robert Gardener to the team, who has extensive government policy knowledge, which he applies to corporate clients’ dealings with state regulators. Further enhancing the firm’s regulatory offering, the firm's innovative Brexit Taskforce provides public and private sector clients with business-critical knowledge of public, constitutional and human rights law reform. Representative of its expertise at the juncture of public and private law, the team is retained by The Crown Estate for all advice pertaining to the statutory requirements of its commercial endeavours. 'Sharp, incisive and strategic' practice head Charles Brasted, of counsel Julia Marlow and senior associate Andrew Eaton have diverse contentious practices; both corporate clients and public bodies instruct them on judicial review cases, most recently regarding election broadcasting coverage, and pricing control and licensing issues in the transport sector.

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Testimonials

Hogan Lovells’ team brings a deep understanding of public law issues and litigation strategy, coupled with a very practical and commercial approach.

Intelligent and practical advice. Challenging and engaging in a very specialised and niche area of the law.

Charles Brasted is sharp, incisive and strategic. He can be relied on for a considered opinion on almost any issue we throw at him.

Charles Brasted is very knowledgeable and intelligent. Practical and clear advice. He is a real asset to have as an adviser.

Dervla Simm is very diligent and hardworking. Great attention to detail. Clear and practical advice.

Charles Brasted is an incredible intellect.

Key clients

ITV

Uber

The UK Gambling Commission

NATS

London Metal Exchange (LME)

The Crown Estate

EC2 Master Limited

ENRC

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF)

Ataer Holding AS

Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 1

The financial services litigation and investigations team at Hogan Lovells International LLP attracts praise for its 'rich experience based on a well-established banking practice'. It acts for global banks and financial institutions in a range of disputes and counts benchmark manipulation, consumer finance, aviation finance and structured products among its areas of expertise. Practice head Louise Lamb has particular experience in consumer finance disputes, she also handles a range of cross-border matters and leads the Africa disputes practice alongside Whiston Bristow. Philip Parish and John Tillman are highlighted for their expertise in derivates disputes and contentious insolvency work respectively. The group's 'great depth of talent' also includes regulatory enforcement and internal investigations expert Arwen Handley (who joined the team from UBS), the 'brilliant' recently promoted partner Jennifer Dickey and counsels Hannah Piper and Oliver Humphrey.

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Hogan Lovells’ banking litigation team are simply first rate. Super-bright, responsive and exhibiting sound judgement.

Hogan Lovells has a great depth of talent, and a rich experience based on a well-established banking practice with particular expertise in LIBOR and other matters. It would be hard for any firm to match this depth and detailed understanding.

Really great team provides quality at all levels. Hogan Lovells really train their trainees and associates well and show them what it means to be a good litigator. I love working with them.

Philip Parish is enormously experienced and a very steady pair of hands.

Jennifer Dickey is brilliant.

John Tillman is a star. Softly spoken and easy to underestimate, he combines fiercely sharp intellect with excellent client skills and a clear strategic view.

Whiston Bristow is one of the brightest partners I have worked with. He’s extremely hard working but does not lose sight of either the big picture or the detail. Very strategic.

Oliver Humphrey is a star in the making: clever, mature beyond his experience, able to sift the important from the unimportant, hardworking and clear in expression.

Commercial litigation: premium Tier 1

'Quite simply a quality act', Hogan Lovells International LLP is highlighted as a 'litigation powerhouse' which attracts praise for its 'quality of advice and depth of analysis'. The group is 'great at managing complex cross border cases' and benefits from global expertise and particular experience in cases involving Russia and the CIS region (within which Chris Hardman, the 'absolutely superb' Alex Sciannaca, Rebecca Wales and recently promoted counsel Daniel Armstrong are all very active). It counts life sciences and financial services sector disputes among its other areas of specialism. Recently nominated deputy CEO Michael Davison leads the team, which also includes Neil Mirchandani (who is 'known for his fierce intelligence and persuasive powers'); Richard Lewis and Michael Roberts, who are 'stand-out partners' for cross-border fraud cases, and Ivan Shiu, who handles a range of commercial litigation including data and privacy disputes.

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Hogan Lovells is quite simply a quality act –  litigation specialists who set the benchmark for their competitors. You would always include Hogan Lovells in the top 5 firms.

Neil Mirchandani in Hogan Lovells’ City litigation team is the lawyer of choice for me. Known for his fierce intelligence and persuasive powers,  he is always a voice lawyers from other firms listen to; sit him in a room of lawyers his voice will be heard.

I was very impressed by the abilities of the partners who handled this case: Rebecca Wales and Richard Lewis. Their detailed knowledge of the relevant law was excellent, their judgement and tactical decisions were exemplary, their client management was superb. I would rank them at the top level of commercial litigators.

Ivan Shiu provides an immaculate service. A huge intellect, keen strategist and outstanding business partner. He is the external support every in-house counsel should strive to secure, with a keen understanding of internal politics, corporate pressures and decision-drivers. He is able to provide more than just top level legal support – he is your radar, your eyes and ears, and your safety net – simply outstanding.

The firm stands out in terms of quality of advice and depth of analysis. This is clearly a great litigation powerhouse. They are great at managing complex cross-border cases.

Alex Sciannaca is absolutely superb in advising on litigation strategy, managing multi-country teams and overall case management. Andrew Holland is a great senior associate and is fantastic in drafting submission and settlement agreements.

Michael Roberts, Liam Naidoo, Rebecca Newell are client and result oriented, they look into the details trying not to miss any even minor detail.

Richard Lewis and Michael Roberts are standout partners. Both are masters of tactics and experienced in running billion dollar+ cases. I could not recommend them more highly. They are ably supported by a phalanx of experienced, intelligent and hungry associates. Those who stand out for me are Alex Hohl (clever enough to be a junior in a top litigation set; hard working; and a great tactical sense) and Dan Gritten (composed, assiduous and with a gift for working out when to go on the attack).

‘Kevin Lloyd has acute tactical sense and can handle demanding situations.’

‘Kevin Lloyd is a very hands-on partner, full of ideas.’

‘Akima Paul Lambert is a pleasure to deal with, very responsive and capable.‘

‘Kevin Lloyd is a talented lawyer with a very commercial approach.‘

‘Richard Lawton is a good practitioner, with great experience that he brings to situations.’

‘Kevin Lloyd is top of the tree amongst commercial litigators’

Key clients

State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency”

National Express Limited

ASTOR Management AG

BTA Bank

British American Tobacco

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited

Ugo Benettolo SPA, Zilmet SPA and Zilmet UK Limited

Cunico Resources N.V.; Cunico Marketing FZE

JSC CB PrivatBank

Commercial property: corporate occupiers Tier 1

Lawyers at Hogan Lovells International LLPprovide not just legal advice, but a practical, sensible and commercial’ perspective. They support clients at all stage of development and regeneration projects including site assembly and procurement through to delivery, letting and disposal, with the capacity to call upon supplementary planning, environment and construction expertise from the wider firm. Investment also serves as a keystone of the practice with institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, private equity houses and overseas family offices from all corners of the globe, relying on the group to support on the full cycle of asset management transactions. Jackie Newstead is reputed for joint ventures and her knowledge of the hospitality sector while Daniel Norris, recently appointed as global head of real estate, is primarily focused on developments and high-value investment transactions, both direct and indirect. Dion Panambalana’s practice is characterised by mixed-use urban and non-urban development while Gill McGreevy leverages experience in regeneration and institutional investments with strong retail sector expertise. Newly appointed UK practice head Oliver Chamberlain is highly rated for his ‘excellent balance of commerciality and legal expertise’. The group's corporate occupier work sees it represent both major landlords and leasees with household names from the media, finance, private equity and fintech sectors among the client list.

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‘Strength and depth across a very well-led team. They understand the business and are able to provide not just legal advice but also practical, sensible, commercial advice.’

‘Partners through to associates are pragmatic especially during pressurised negotiations. Always proactive with advice. Personable and approachable at all times.’

‘Very commercially aware and focused. Always providing solutions.’

‘Hogan Lovells’ commercial property team provide a truly joined-up approach. They provide an end to end service of the highest level; partner led, but ably supported by the rest of the team. To a person they are commercially sound, client focused and pragmatic.’

‘Highly experienced and very personable individuals. Problem solving and creativity at the fore.’

‘Dion Panambalana is a delight to work with. He inspires confidence and is always 100% engaged in the projects he works on. He is friendly and makes working with him a pleasure never a chore.’

‘Daniel Norris’ seniority as global head of real estate does not prevent him from leading on complex negotiations and providing prompt advice to his clients. He is a straightforward negotiator and cuts to the point. I find that his approach provides for a simple solution to complex problems.’

Key clients

American Express

BBC

BMW

British Land

CCL Investment Management

Electra

Fluor

Land Securities

LaSalle Investment Management (Mars Pension Fund and Coal Pension Fund)

M&G Real Estate

News Corp

OKA

Shaftesbury

The Courtauld Institute

The Crown Estate

Commercial property: development Tier 1

Lawyers at Hogan Lovells International LLPprovide not just legal advice, but a practical, sensible and commercial’ perspective. They support clients at all stage of development and regeneration projects including site assembly and procurement through to delivery, letting and disposal, with the capacity to call upon supplementary planning, environment and construction expertise from the wider firm. Investment also serves as a keystone of the practice with institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, private equity houses and overseas family offices from all corners of the globe, relying on the group to support on the full cycle of asset management transactions. Jackie Newstead is reputed for joint ventures and her knowledge of the hospitality sector while Daniel Norris, recently appointed as global head of real estate, is primarily focused on developments and high-value investment transactions, both direct and indirect. Dion Panambalana’s practice is characterised by mixed-use urban and non-urban development while Gill McGreevy leverages experience in regeneration and institutional investments with strong retail sector expertise. Newly appointed UK practice head Oliver Chamberlain is highly rated for his ‘excellent balance of commerciality and legal expertise’. The group's corporate occupier work sees it represent both major landlords and leasees with household names from the media, finance, private equity and fintech sectors among the client list.

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Testimonials

‘Strength and depth across a very well-led team. They understand the business and are able to provide not just legal advice but also practical, sensible, commercial advice.’

‘Partners through to associates are pragmatic especially during pressurised negotiations. Always proactive with advice. Personable and approachable at all times.’

‘Very commercially aware and focused. Always providing solutions.’

‘Hogan Lovells’ commercial property team provide a truly joined-up approach. They provide an end to end service of the highest level; partner led, but ably supported by the rest of the team. To a person they are commercially sound, client focused and pragmatic.’

‘Highly experienced and very personable individuals. Problem solving and creativity at the fore.’

‘Dion Panambalana is a delight to work with. He inspires confidence and is always 100% engaged in the projects he works on. He is friendly and makes working with him a pleasure never a chore.’

‘Daniel Norris’ seniority as global head of real estate does not prevent him from leading on complex negotiations and providing prompt advice to his clients. He is a straightforward negotiator and cuts to the point. I find that his approach provides for a simple solution to complex problems.’

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard

Argent (and Argent Related)

Battersea Power Station

British Land

Calthorpe Estates

City of London Corporation

Landsec

LaSalle Investment Management

M&G Real Estate/Prudential

Shaftsbury

The Ballymore Group

The Crown Estate

U+I Group

Competition litigation Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP is a top performer in handling follow-on and standalone damages claims. Market commentators praise practice head Nicholas Heaton for being ‘an amazing competition law practitioner’. Another key figure in the team is counsel Paul Chaplin, who has notable strengths in matters connected with sectors such as financial services and consumer goods. Complementing the strengths of the team in London is the wider global network; this is particularly evident in the area of global cartel investigations, where Chaplin and Christopher Hutton are the go-to contacts.

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Nicholas Heaton is an amazing competition law practitioner.

Energy and infrastructure Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP has impressive credentials in the energy and infrastructure space, with a strong presence in all key international markets. The practice represents financial institutions, project sponsors, investors, private equity funds and governments. London partner Philip Robb is global head of infrastructure, energy, resources and projects.

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Fintech Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises start-ups, robo-advisers, alternative lending companies, global banks and other financial institutions on a full range of fintech matters, including blockchain projects, tech-driven transactions and regulatory compliance. Emily Reid assists clients across the fintech ecosystem with regulatory compliance and issues relating to product development, showing particular expertise in the areas of open banking and payments. John Salmon specialises in advising financial institutions on technology projects, spanning mobile payments, cloud projects, cyber security, digital platforms, IT procurement and outsourcing. Rachel Kent, who heads up the firm's financial services department, advises clients involved in fintech projects on navigating regulatory regimes both in the UK and overseas. Anthony Doolittle is a standout senior associate in the team. Among its recent highlights, the team continues to act for Open Banking (an entity established to create open APIs in retail and SME banking in the UK) in relation to all regulatory matters.

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‘Hogan Lovells continues to impress in relation to retail financial services; whether it’s lending, current accounts, e-money or payments, or whether it’s in relation to large banks or nimble fintechs.’

Key clients

Accion International

Bankof

Banked

Brolly

Cleo

Curve 1 Limited

CV Starr & Co Inc. (Starr Insurance Companies)

Duality Banx

Edbridg

Fairscore / Updraft

Fronted

Global Digital Finance

Habito

Innovate Finance

Minden Ventures

Monzo Bank

Open Banking Limited

PayPal

Paysafe

Project Imagine / Dozens

Fraud: civil Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's 'highly effective' team frequently represents a broad array of clients in cross-border fraud disputes involving complex and often novel points of law, with a particular focus on cases in Russia, the CIS and Libya. Crispin Rapinet has a wealth of experience in cases involving Asia and the Middle East. Chris Hardman focuses predominantly on civil fraud cases in the English Courts. Richard Lewis has a strong track record in cross-border fraud, including worldwide freezing injunctions. Hardman and Lewis are currently representing claimant JSC BTA Bank in a major dispute before the English courts against the bank's former chairman, Mr Ablyazov, and various other defendants, who allegedly stole over $6bn from the bank.  Notably, one of the recent judgments reached in the Supreme Court in connection with this case set a precedent regarding the scope of unlawful means conspiracy. Partner Arwen Handley joined the firm from UBS in 2019, bringing particular expertise in financial crime to the group.

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‘Probably the best civil fraud team in London. Huge experience, tremendous tactical sense, and a real drive to achieve results for the client.’

‘Hogan Lovells’ civil fraud practice is quite simply the best in the City. They have an unparalleled amount of expertise, especially at partner level.’

‘Richard Lewis is a tactical master and very experienced in running billion-dollar cases.’

‘The partners are ably supported by a phalanx of experienced, intelligent, and hungry associates.’

‘Huge strength in depth derived from having a dedicated team with decades of experience.’

‘Crispin Rapinet is a long-established name in this area who stands out as a leading expert, with fantastic judgement.’

Key clients

ENRC

Sergiy Taruta and Dargamo Holdings Limited

JSC PrivatBank

FMCP

BTA Bank

Infrastructure (PFI and PPP) Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a long-standing history in PPP and infrastructure work, and operates across all the key markets. The practice represents financial institutions, project sponsors, investors, private equity funds and governments, with its strong international presence enabling it to advise overseas governments on significant PPP work. Philip Brown has a background in secondary markets while Andrew Gallagher is recognised for his expertise in infrastructure finance. Scott Tindall is also noted for his greenfield and brownfield infrastructure development work and involvement in PPP.

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‘Exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge within the sector. Commercial and pragmatic in all aspects of the transaction. Easy to work with, they take a collegiate approach and allow open discussion with a good mix of advice and challenge.’

‘Pull out all the stops to get the deal done.’

‘Andrew Gallagher is a pleasure to work with and a lawyer at the top of his game. He’s a natural leader who clearly supports his team at all levels. His ability to remain calm and relaxed under the utmost pressure, and retain his sense of humour, is admirable.

‘Strong team with a wide range of expertise available to address complex legal matters across a range contractual matters’

 

Key clients

Aberdeen Asset Management

SMBC

Macquarie Capital

Brookfield

International Finance Corporation

HSBC

Insurance: corporate and regulatory Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP is recommended for its work on insurance business transfers, M&A transactions and restructurings; the practice has also been particularly active in advising on Part VII transfers related to Brexit. Practice head Charles Rix has deep experience in insurance matters, and recently advised on the first life insurance restructuring under a scheme of arrangement. Steven McEwan and Tim Goggin are also key contacts; McEwan advises on pension de-riskings and the use of insurance to mitigate bank capital requirements, while Goggin handles transactions and portfolio transfers. Elsewhere, solicitor advocate Jamie Rogers is a key name for sanctions-related insurance matters.

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Key clients

Tokio Marine

Canada Life

Sompo International

Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.

Lloyds Banking Group/Scottish Widows

Phoenix Group

Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious) Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP houses a number of highly praised patent litigators in London, including Paul Brown, Daniel Brook and Stephen Bennett. The team takes on complex disputes in the telecoms and life sciences sector, with recent Supreme Court and European Court proceedings concerning FRAND litigation and bet-the-company patent challenges to pharmaceutical products.

Life sciences and healthcare Tier 1

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, Stephen Bennett and Matthew Felwick jointly lead the high-performing and sizeable team. Felwick is experienced in leading teams in large-scale, high-profile litigation, including cases relating to product liability/medical devices. In one highlight, he led a group which acted for Eli Lilly in a landmark Supreme Court case arising from generic attacks on its oncology product. John Meltzer, who is 'the doyen of life sciences disputes' is also a well-known name in the field of product liability. Jane Summerfield’s practice focuses on regulatory regimes related to clinical trials, digital health, medical device software, cannabis-based products, and cell and gene therapies. Partner Daniel Brook and counsels Penny Powell and Caroline Moore are other highly-rated members of the group. It collectively provides a full complement of services to clients, ranging from patent litigation and commercial disputes to competition, transactional and data protection advice. Its legal expertise is enhanced by a team of PhD scientists. The firm is also home to a cross-practice global digital health team.

Testimonials

The Hogan Lovells team in London has great knowledge of the life sciences industry, and a very practical and business-oriented approach to legal questions.’

‘It seems like life sciences and healthcare is in the blood for the Hogan Lovells team.’

‘From the quality of the clients and work to their leading role in working with the sector globally, the Hogan Lovells team is outstanding. The unique specialist science unit provides the Hogan Lovells team with a degree of in house resource that allows them to be on the front foot in responding to claims.  Expert issues are at the core of the defence of product liability claims and Hogan Lovells is hugely skilled and experienced in developing the most effective expert evidence.’

‘John Meltzer remains the doyen of life science dispute lawyers in London.  He has unsurpassed experience and skill in dealing with  life science claims and is innovative in his approach and thinking.’

‘There isn’t much that John Meltzer hasn’t seen.  He is calm and authoritative – a grandmaster tactician and a fantastic figurehead for the team. He has particular experience in complicated and complex group litigation.’

‘Matthew Felwick now co-leads the life sciences team and has particular strength in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors.’

‘Matthew Felwick is John’s litigation protégé. He is the inspiration behind the specialisation and life sciences.  He is hugely experienced in both litigation and regulatory matters. And is able to provide his clients with advice which benefits from his broad product liability experience and niche knowledge.

Caroline Moore knows the sector and her clients inside out and her judgment is outstanding. The Hogan Lovells life sciences team is stellar.  It deserves its enviable reputation as one of the top practices in London.

Key clients

Merck Sharp and Dohme

Novartis

Akebia

Bristol Myers-Squibb

Alvotech

Alvogen Malta

Otsuka

Olaplex

Zimmer Biomet

Eli Lilly

Pensions (non-contentious) Tier 1

The pensions team at Hogan Lovells International LLP caters for some of the largest schemes and financial institutions in the sector. Of particular note is its recent work for the Pension Protection Fund on two European court cases that have challenged the UK Government's implementation of European law pertaining to compensation payable. Team lead Katie Banks, described as 'second to none', is supported by Duncan Buchanan, Claire Southern and Faye Jarvis. As a collective, they handle the pensions implications of acquisitions, master trust authorisation, GMP equalisation (in respect of buy-outs) and the various complexities relating to winding-up. Angela Dimsdale-Gill and senior associate Nathan Sherlock are among the key figures for contentious matters.

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The firm are incredible in every way. In particular, their ability to listen and ask the right questions means that the advice is always on point. They are pragmatic and courageous. Their advice is modern and it challenges traditional thinking. They have the ability to draw conclusions even if things are unclear and have not been tested. Whilst there are some other good solicitors elsewhere, no other firm even comes close‘.

Very strong team with different and complementary skills and styles. Always available and consistently high quality and implementable advice‘.

Hogan Lovells’ pension team have a unique combination of in-depth knowledge, practical application and approachability. The wide range of their services outside pensions means that if ever there is an ancillary issue, they have the ability to advise on it without having to go outside the firm‘.

Katie Banks has a bias towards action. Katie is a natural collaborator, with a skill for co-creating solutions. Katie demonstrates passion, courage and integrity. Katie is a leader of leaders, kind, thoughtful and intelligent on every level‘.

Claire Southern is the leader in the pensions field. Her experience advising trustees, regulators and companies is second to none‘.

Katie Banks is brilliant communicator, adored by my trustee board for her depth of knowledge and her ability to explain complex issues in straightforward terms‘.

Faye Jarvis is an extremely knowledgeable partner on pensions law and has a knack of getting trustees on side. This is an admirable quality in this age of needing lawyers more often than one would want.

Pensions: dispute resolution Tier 1

The pensions team at Hogan Lovells International LLP caters for some of the largest schemes and financial institutions in the sector. Of particular note is its recent work for the Pension Protection Fund on two European court cases that have challenged the UK Government's implementation of European law pertaining to compensation payable. Team lead Katie Banks, described as 'second to none', is supported by Duncan Buchanan, Claire Southern and Faye Jarvis. As a collective, they handle the pensions implications of acquisitions, master trust authorisation, GMP equalisation (in respect of buy-outs) and the various complexities relating to winding-up. Angela Dimsdale Gill and senior associate Nathan Sherlock are among the key figures for contentious matters.

Product liability: defendant Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice is involved in matters arising from the full life-cycle of a product, with expertise spanning the pharmaceuticals, medical device, cosmetics, tobacco, electrical, food and beverage, automotive and telecoms industries. The team has notable experience in group litigation and cross-border cases in Europe. The highly regarded John Meltzer and Matthew Felwick are noted for their broad expertise in product liability issues, while Valerie Kenyon is an expert in the technology sector; the trio jointly lead the practice. Consultant Lucy Ward as well as senior associates Elise Martin and Lookman Rawat are also highlighted.

Testimonials

The product liability team is stellar. It deserves its enviable reputation as one of the top practices in London.’

The team of fantastic experienced litigators is fully steeped in product liability expertise and able to cope with the most demanding litigation.

John Meltzer is the doyen of the department. There is not much that he hasn’t seen. He is calm and authoritative – a grand master tactician and a fantastic figurehead for the team. He has particular experience in complicated and complex group litigation.

Matthew Felwick is the inspiration behind the specialisation in life sciences. He is hugely experienced in both litigation and regulatory matters. And is able to provide his clients with advice which benefits from his broad product liability experience and niche knowledge.’

Caroline Moore remains one of the great assets of this department. Her encyclopaedic knowledge and her attention to detail are particularly valuable for her clients.’

Key clients

Zimmer Biomet

Ford

Novartis

Google

Mylan

NO&T

Nike

De’Longhi

Oculus

Vodafone

Property litigation Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's client roster includes UK REITs, fund managers, developers, occupiers and institutional landlords. Landlords notably benefit from the team's - and particularly Mathew Ditchburn's - substantial expertise in real estate-led insolvencies and retail CVAs. Ditchburn is also a key contact for development schemes and real estate portfolio work, as is Paul Tonkin. Also notable is that Tonkin and senior counsel Nicholas Cheffings regularly handle rent review disputes for occupiers and landlords. Senior associate Katie Dunn has wide-ranging commercial property litigation expertise, with a focus on the hotel and leisure sectors.

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‘A very well-oiled organisation that runs impeccably – vastly superior in every way. High calibre people; responsive; insightful; commercial outlook.’

‘One of the strongest in the country – genuinely a top tier firm’

‘Superior practice with best-in-class people. Unlike other firms we have worked with in the past, Hogan Lovells seems to have much better internal organisation, management, and hierarchy that enables them to provide quality service, results, and client satisfaction. They seem to truly care about their clients and know how to ensure their satisfaction’

‘Paul Tonkin – combines excellent strategic thinking with exceptional attention to detail. Formidable legal knowledge and a rare ability to think creatively.’

‘Nicholas Cheffings – the grand old man of property litigation whose grasp of detail and judgment are unsurpassed

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard

Argent (King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership)

Berkeley Homes

British Land

HM Revenue and Customs

Intu

Landsec

M&G Real Estate

The Crown Estate

The University of Oxford

Trade finance Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a core team in London that acts as the central hub for its global trade finance practice. Acting for both lenders and borrowers, among them banks, commodities traders, multilateral institutions, regional and development banks, export credit agencies and governments, the group has longstanding transactional experience and is a premier source of advice on documentation and structures for clients in a diverse range of industries. Among its key clients are HSBC Bank, IFC, Afreximbank and Société Générale. Its work covers traditional trade finance instruments such as letters of credit, bills of exchange, bills of lading and demand guarantees, as well as highly structured transactions, pre-export finance, limited recourse prepayment structures and borrowing base financings across oil and gas, metals and agricultural commodities. The practice is led by banking partner Andrew Taylor, whose practice covers the UK, Europe and emerging markets. Trade and export finance specialist David Leggott advises banks and trading companies on transactions in Russia, the CIS, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Clients also remark that banking and trade finance associate Simon Cowell is one to watch.

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‘We often work with Hogan Lovells, which provides valuable support to us. Simon Cowell is an associate who shows a lot of potential.’

Key clients

HSBC Bank plc

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

ING Bank N.V.

Citibank N.A.

Santander

Proparco

Natixis

Société Générale

BNP Paribas

Afreximbank

Lloyds Bank

Commercial property: investment Tier 2

Lawyers at Hogan Lovells International LLPprovide not just legal advice, but a practical, sensible and commercial’ perspective. They support clients at all stage of development and regeneration projects including site assembly and procurement through to delivery, letting and disposal, with the capacity to call upon supplementary planning, environment and construction expertise from the wider firm. Investment also serves as a keystone of the practice with institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, private equity houses and overseas family offices from all corners of the globe, relying on the group to support on the full cycle of asset management transactions. Jackie Newstead is reputed for joint ventures and her knowledge of the hospitality sector while Daniel Norris, recently appointed as global head of real estate, is primarily focused on developments and high-value investment transactions, both direct and indirect. Dion Panambalana’s practice is characterised by mixed-use urban and non-urban development while Gill McGreevy leverages experience in regeneration and institutional investments with strong retail sector expertise. Newly appointed UK practice head Oliver Chamberlain is highly rated for his ‘excellent balance of commerciality and legal expertise’. The group's corporate occupier work sees it represent both major landlords and leasees with household names from the media, finance, private equity and fintech sectors among the client list.

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‘Strength and depth across a very well-led team. They understand the business and are able to provide not just legal advice but also practical, sensible, commercial advice.’

‘Partners through to associates are pragmatic especially during pressurised negotiations. Always proactive with advice. Personable and approachable at all times.’

‘Very commercially aware and focused. Always providing solutions.’

‘Hogan Lovells’ commercial property team provide a truly joined-up approach. They provide an end to end service of the highest level; partner led, but ably supported by the rest of the team. To a person they are commercially sound, client focused and pragmatic.’

‘Highly experienced and very personable individuals. Problem solving and creativity at the fore.’

‘Dion Panambalana is a delight to work with. He inspires confidence and is always 100% engaged in the projects he works on. He is friendly and makes working with him a pleasure never a chore.’

‘Daniel Norris’ seniority as global head of real estate does not prevent him from leading on complex negotiations and providing prompt advice to his clients. He is a straightforward negotiator and cuts to the point. I find that his approach provides for a simple solution to complex problems.’

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard

British Land

CapitaLand

CCLA Investment Management

Columbia Threadneedle

Landsec

LaSalle Investment Management (Coal Pension Properties)

M&G Real Estate (Prudential)

Pontegadea Inmobiliaria

Shaftesbury

TH Real Estate

The Crown Estate

U+I Group Plc

Construction: contentious Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP 's global construction and engineering practice, which has been 'part of construction and engineering landscape for years', is led by Roberta Downey, who has decades of experience of infrastructure and construction disputes relating to rail infrastructure, telecoms, wastewater treatment, recycling facilities and control systems. Rupert Sydenham is noted for his expertise on procurement disputes, with over twenty years of experienced in the construction sphere. Angus Rankin has acted on issues relating to nuclear power, renewable power, conventional thermal power, chemical plants and rail systems, displaying strong technical knowledge.

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‘The team provide excellent, high quality support to in-house counsel. They grasp complex technical issues and deliver what is needed, quickly and within budget. They are proactive and easy to work with.’

‘They have been part of construction and engineering landscape for years and it really shows. They’ve done all manner of construction disputes in every sector under the sun and this experience is passed down to the next generation, meaning you get excellent service, whoever you are dealing with on matters. The esteem the market holds them in is shown by the amount of repeat work they receive.’

‘The solicitor dedicated to our market has remained in the prime place to assist us for a long time by utilising the firm’s vast resources.’

Key clients

Argent

Bechtel

BP

Department for Transport

EDF Energy

IHI Corporation

Construction: non-contentious Tier 2

The team at Hogan Lovells International LLP work with an impressive client base of contractors, consultants, manufacturers and employers across a diverse set of sectors including space/aerospace, energy, transport, process plants and infrastructure. The team is led by Gillian Thomas, who has strong credentials on high-profile regeneration work and energy projects. Adrian Walker, who has two decades of experience in the construction sphere, handles both public and private sector work. The team also features Jeremy Brittenden, who specialises in infrastructure development, acting for both domestic and international clients.

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Argent

Bechtel

BP

Department for Transport

EDF Energy

IHI Corporation

DP London Gateway Port

 

Corporate tax Tier 2

The group at Hogan Lovells International LLP advises multinational companies and financial institutions on their domestic and international tax issues. It has developed a specialism in employee benefits and executive compensation tax, an area in which Fiona Bantock takes the lead. Department head Elliot Weston is a transactional tax expert, who also has experience of reorganisations and finance transactions. Karen Hughes is active in M&A, restructurings and international tax planning matters. Elsewhere, the firm is noted for its ability to field an in-house transfer pricing team.

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP acts on a broad range of matters in the data space including handling AI, data breach and online behavioural advertising mandates. Eduardo Ustaran is at the helm of the practice and has been active in the life sciences, retail and financial services sectors. Further expertise for the group lies in advising on global compliance programs and issues relating to connected cars. Nicola Fulford assists clients with international data transfers.

Derivatives and structured products Tier 2

The advice from Hogan Lovells International LLP is 'highly analytical, diligent and prudent'. The firm leverages its global reach and its multi-jurisdictional capability in London to advise on OTC derivatives and structured products across Europe and beyond. It excels in first-of-kind and high-value mandates, including driving forward green financial transactions using derivatives, assisting with IBOR transition and developing technological solutions for repapering exercises. It has a track record of involvement in securitisation and repackaging programmes containing swaps and repos. It is also active in emerging markets, dealing with complex netting and enforcement regulations. Global head of international capital markets and 'super-technical mega-brainJames Doyle is heavily involved in synthetic products, securitised and OTC derivatives, structured repo and securities lending arrangements and repackagings. Key partner Jennifer O’Connell, whose work focuses strongly on structured products designed for the retail market, has extensive in-house experience from her previous role as head of derivatives and structured products at Crédit Agricole CIB. Senior counsel David Hudd, former deputy CEO of the firm, is still involved in the day-to-day work of the practice. Kit Johnson runs the dedicated trustee practice.

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‘Hogan Lovells is an excellent law firm for EMTN programmes, flow transactions, French derivatives and French-English cross-border transactions.’

‘Jennifer O’Connell in London knows the notes business and is particularly practical and business friendly.’

‘James Doyle in London is a super-technical mega-brain for all capital markets problems and structuring issues.’

‘The team is very good at explaining how derivatives concepts should be applied to technical insurance issues.’

‘Jennifer O’Connell is a delight to work with, she really takes the time to understand the client perspective and advise in a straightforward manner, making technical matters easily digestible.’

‘The team has legal expertise, a focus on details and a “hands on” approach from the senior partners. The advice is highly analytical, diligent and prudent.’

‘James Doyle is an exceptional professional. He is a market leader compared to the lawyers I engaged with in the past.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Societe Generale

Credit Agricole

Ahli United Bank

African-Export Import Bank

RiverRock European Capital Partners

Jaguar Land Rover

Bank of New York Mellon

Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale

Sova Capital

Emerging markets Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP has broad exposure to emerging markets through its finance, corporate and projects practices, including a strong Africa group with a good track record in large infrastructure projects across the continent, and a noted litigation group in Russia and the CIS which is experienced in export finance and sanctions matters. The firm frequently acts for commercial banks, project companies, sponsors and developers on ECA-backed projects. Group head Andrew Taylor has notable experience advising on trade finance in emerging markets, including many deals in Africa. Capital markets partner Andrew Carey stands out for international debt offerings, including securities programmes, high-yield and investment-grade corporate bonds, and sovereign bond issuance. Also recommended are trade and export finance specialist David Leggott; infrastructure, energy, resources and projects partner Adrian Walker, who is experienced in mining and energy projects; international arbitration partner Nathan Searle, whose work includes advising central banks on contentious matters and investigations; mining and power specialist Arun Velusami; and oil and gas industry expert Ben Sulaiman.

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Deutsche Bank

Afreximbank

Standard Chartered Bank

Natixis

Credit Agricole

International Finance Corporation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

European Commission

Africa Finance Corporation

Bank of Ghana

BP

Qatar Petroleum

Employers Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP has an excellent track record handling complex multi-jurisdictional project work for multinational corporate clients, in part due to the expertise of team head Stefan Martin, whose other specialisms include advising financial services clients, especially on board-level appointments and terminations. The firm has recently been particularly active in corporate training programmes relating  to harassment and diversity. Other areas of strength include advising on the employment aspects of major transactions, as well as handling complex disputes arising from white-collar crime and whistleblowing. The team has cultivated lasting relationships with a number of global banks, financial services companies and pharmaceutical clients. Other notable partners in the City team include  Ed Bowyer, whose practice spans everything from high-stakes disputes and multimillion pound discrimination claims to day-to-day employment advice for household-name clients.

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‘Great combination of technical expertise and practical advice. Excellent judgement and always offers a view, which is invaluable. A great,collegiate team’

‘Ed Bowyer is a stand out name – he’s a pleasure to work with’

‘A great London City firm -very good on financial, banking and City employment cases’

‘Stefan Martin is a clever and tactical lawyer – he gives a bank in a tight spot the best chance of a good outcome’

Financial services: contentious Tier 2

The 'first rate contentious financial services team' at Hogan Lovells International LLP specialises in cross-border contentious regulatory work, including consumer finance, sanctions and anti-money laundering matters. Regulatory investigations and enforcement expert Philip Parish leads the team and can call on the expertise of Elaine Penrose, who handles a range of internal and regulator-led investigations. Also notable are Arwen Handley, who joined from UBS in 2019 and brings expertise in multijurisdictional investigations; and Jennifer Dickey, who was promoted to partner in 2020 and has experience in internal and regulatory investigations for financial services clients.

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‘Significant experience at all levels of qualification in relation to banking disputes and related contentious regulatory issues’

‘Often a more cost effective option than some of its magic circle or US firm peers while still delivering an excellent quality of service’

‘Claire Lipworth is an outstanding adviser in relation to financial crime-related issues. She is a go-to person for our team in light of her depth of knowledge and expertise. She is also very user-friendly and approachable’

‘The team comprises a number of high-quality, experienced senior associates’

‘Whiston Bristow is a very bright and thoughtful lawyer who gets into the detail’

‘Jennifer Dickey is a dedicated and hard-working practitioner who is a pleasure to deal with’

‘Philip Parish is a highly experienced, sensible and measured practitioner’

Hospitality and leisure Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP has 'tremendous strength in depth' and acts for leading hotel investors, developers, and operators domestically and globally. Global head of the real estate practice group, Jackie Newstead has vast expertise in the hospitality and leisure sector and advises on real estate development mandates, acquisitions, disposals and financing matters. The team is active in handling complex multijurisdictional transactions for clients with real estate finance partner Andrew Flemming  highlighted for his 'very commercial and very solutions-oriented' approach. Katie Gill and Fiona Prendergast also handle international finance work. On the development side, Dion Panambalana is the key contact for advising corporate occupiers and specialises in mixed-use urban and non-urban development projects.

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‘Tremendous strength in depth. The team is very commercial and very responsive, especially on the finance side.’

‘Andrew Flemming (Finance); very calm, very commercial, very solutions-oriented. The best guy to have in your corner in a tight situation.’

‘Fiona Prendergast (Finance); very responsive, down to earth and practical- cuts to the chase.’

 

Key clients

AFC Wimbledon

British Land

Fattal Group

Gorgeous Smiling Hotels

Jury’s Inns

Kennedy Wilson

Landsec

M&G Real Estate

Millenium & Copthorne

Novum

Shiva Hotels

Sonder

Valor Hospitality Partners

William Pears Group

International arbitration Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's international arbitration practice has 'excellent individuals who are hardworking, smart and always great to work with'. The team has extensive experience across a broad range of industries, including the energy, financial services and TMT sectors. Clients also praise the firm's significant global footprint, which enables co-ordinated advice for complex, multi-jurisdictional, and multi-lingual cases. The practice has notable expertise in the Russia and CIS region, and has also developed specialised expertise in Africa-related arbitration. Michael Davison has acted in significant arbitrations for approximately 30 years; group head Kieron O’Callaghan has vast expertise in energy arbitration; and Nathan Searle co-ordinates the Africa dispute resolution practice. Other highly regarded advisers are newly promoted partner Ben Hornan, counsel Matthew Knowles and senior associate Annabel Maltby. Former partner Julianne Hughes-Jennett  left for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

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Testimonials

‘It has an international reach for multi-national arbitration disputes, as well as a reputation and experience, that few other firms have in the international arbitration sector. It easily competes with the Magic circle and other top arbitration firms operating in London, as well as internationally.’

‘Stand-out practitioners are Michael Davison (who has long and deep experience of the arbitration market and its practitioners), Kieron O’Callaghan (a talented arbitration lawyer who has plenty of commercial acumen), Ben Hornan (a very dynamic up and coming arbitration partner) and Nathan Searle (who is an African specialist arbitration).’

‘They show an unrivalled ability to step into highly complex matters at very short notice, and still produce exceptional quality in terms of submissions and case organisation.’

‘Ben Hornan – His thorough knowledge of the arbitration process and ability to navigate and manage highly complex matters through that process is combined with an impressive sense of commercial realities and practicalities.’

Key clients

The AES Corporation

Bank of Ghana

Listed funds Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP has strong fund listing capabilities and has listed funds across key domiciles including Luxembourg, the Channel Islands and Bermuda, as well as launching funds on key UK stock exchanges. The team benefits from the firm's US presence, advising clients on US regulatory and securities issues. The team advises a number of major fund managers and institutional investors on the launch and operation of funds active across a variety of alternative asset classes, including private equity, infrastructure, and renewable energy funds. Erik Jamieson leads the team, and advises issuers and underwriters on a variety of listings across international stock exchanges. Jonathan Baird is dual-qualified in the US and the UK, and provides non-US issuers with US securities and regulatory advice. Jeremy Pickles works on fund structurings and listings across a range of domiciles and asset classes.

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‘The team is highly skilled and a pleasure to work with. They are great problem solvers, but also combine excellent client care and commercial flair. You know that they are on your side and will strive to deliver the best results.’

‘The partners, notably Erik Jamieson and Nicholas Holman, provide pragmatic and insightful legal advice. They know the listed funds market extremely well and are able to provide strategic and cost effective advice. Erik is very commercial in his approach to client projects and getting deals done. Jeremy Pickles is a great addition to the partner team.’

Key clients

Acheron Portfolio Company

Amber Infrastructure

BBGI Global Infrastructure

BH Global

BH Macro

Blackrock/iShares

Blue Capital

Caledonia

Canaccord Genuity

CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund

Clipstone Logistics REIT

Greensphere Capital

HICL Infrastructure Company

IFM

International Public Partnerships Limited

INVESCO

IRF European Finance Investments Ltd

Jefferies International

John Laing Capital Management

John Laing Environmental Assets Group

John Laing Infrastructure Fund

JPMorgan Cazenove

Life Settlement Assets

Macquarie Capital Partners (Europe) Ltd

Numis Securities

Pantheon Ventures

Pershing Square

Riverstone Energy

Sherborne Investors

Stifel

Urban Exposure

3i Infrastructure

Mining and minerals Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides a full-service offering to clients and advises on all types of mining commodities. Key areas of expertise include project development work, financings, M&A, litigation and corruption compliance issues at a national and international level. The firm’s client base includes both private and publicly traded mining companies. Adrian Walker leads the infrastructure, energy, resources and projects practice in London, while Kieron O’Callaghan heads up the London international arbitration practice, which is active in the sector. Arun Velusami is also noted and brings strong expertise in mining and energy with a particular focus on African jurisdictions. The team is praised for being 'hardworking' and for its 'excellent people skills'.

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Testimonials

The uniqueness of this practice lies in its international reach, and the strength of its practices in those jurisdictions where mining and minerals are a core part of the economy.’

Kieron O’Callaghan is a stand-out partner for mining and minerals related litigation and arbitration.’

The partner is integrally involved in the meetings and structuring of the deal. Excellent people skills that works with the client in determining the optimal structure and quick turnaround to meet timelines.’

Arun Velusami has a very good temperament and understands not only the African market but also African developers extremely well. As clients, this is the most valued quality. The team individuals have good attention to detail and work within the clients timelines. Always helps a tense deal.’

Excellent individuals who are hard working and smart and always great to work with.’

Very good understanding in commercial transactions from risk mitigation to finance to project management.’

Key clients

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC)

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG)

Cunico Resources

Pacific Road Resources

South32 SA

Oil and gas Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is highly active in project financing, development and transactional issues, as well as licensing and regulatory matters. The team, which is led by Ben Sulaiman, is regularly instructed by a diverse range of clients including global energy majors, financial institutions and investment funds on upstream oil and gas project developments and midstream transportation arrangements. Kieron O’Callaghan and Ben Hornan are the lead partners for high-profile claims and arbitration proceedings in the energy space.

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‘Kieron O’Callaghan is careful, practical and always fully on top of all the details – and has a deep knowledge of the industry.’

‘The strength of this practice lies in its international reach and the strength of its presence in those countries where oil and gas is a big part of the economy.’

‘Excellent individuals who are hard working and smart and always great to work with.’

Key clients

BP

Equinor

Qatar Petroleum

SOCAR

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is regularly instructed by sponsors, lenders, DFIs and contractors on UK-based and emerging market electricity generation and project financing mandates, M&A transactions and regulatory issues. Energy transition work also remains a core focus; the team, which is jointly led by Philip Robb and Alex Harrison, is sought after for its experience in novel energy aggregation transactions, EV charging roll-outs and scaling and grid network infrastructure projects. Arun Velusami and associate Shah Jahan Khandokar advise on energy and power projects in Africa.

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‘Sensible, commercial and pragmatic advice.’

Key clients

The Crown Estate

International Finance Corporation

Covanta

Veolia

Phanes Group

Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP 's City PE practice has been boosted by the return of partners Ed Harris  and Leanne Moezi  (alongside US partner Adam Brown ) to the firm from Paul Hastings LLP . The trio re-joined the transatlantic firm in summer 2020, only a year after leaving for Paul Hastings LLP . The team advises on M&A, co-investments and secondaries transactions, advising corporates, buyout houses, alternative investors and institutional investors. The team also includes John Connell, a versatile transactional partner who advises clients on acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and disposals.

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‘Partner-led, strength in depth and very well coordinated across multiple disciplines.’

‘John Connell is very client focused.’

Key clients

Fortress Investment Group

Star Capital

DWS

Patron Capital

Professional negligence Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s international practice advises on complex claims against solicitors, actuaries, pension professionals, property professionals, insurance brokers and accountants. Department head Nicholas Heaton operates a broad practice and is particularly experienced in pensions-related disputes. Angela Dimsdale Gill leads the firm's pensions litigation practice.

Property finance Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is very skilled in acquisition and development finance, with a client roster including major US investors. Alongside its inward investment work, the team also has expertise in advising public authorities such as Trafford Metropolitan Borough, which it assisted with major refurbishments of the CIS Tower and areas of Manchester Airport. Andrew Flemming, who is an expert in advising overseas investors, leads the practice. Jo Solomon is also skilled in advising foreign lenders, as well as local clearing banks. Andrew Welbourn is now a consultant at Hill Dickinson LLP.

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‘Very practical and commercial advice. They work on a number of complex transactions including construction financing and some specific sub-sectors such as student housing.’

‘Andrew Flemming is excellent. Very practical and easy to deal with. He understands the market and his client’s requirements and gets the job done.’

‘Straightforward and easy to work with. Strong understanding of the commercial drivers of deals.’

‘A hugely capable team with a depth of knowledge and experience that is second to none.’

‘Andrew Flemming is outstanding and an absolute pleasure to work with. He always takes time to really understand all aspects of a transaction including commercial points, has the keenest eye for detail and is an excellent negotiator.’

Key clients

HSBC

Hines European Core Fund

Citi

JP Morgan

DRC Capital

Barclays Bank

Kingdom Holding Company and Kingdom Hotel Investments

Henderson Global Investors

U + I Group Plc

Cain International

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates) Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides 'extremely pragmatic and commercial advice' and is renowned for its high profile, high value and complex cases. Of particular note was its victory securing a Court of Appeal decision for ENRC, which re-established the importance, and applicability, of legal professional privilege. The firm’s global network allows it to handle multi-jurisdictional investigations with ease and it has notable experience in Russia and the CIS, and the Middle East. The practice regularly takes on mandates in the financial services and life sciences sectors, and advises on matters involving sanctions, international regulatory investigations, compliance and risk mitigation. Head of team and 'real heavyweightCrispin Rapinet is recommended for UK Bribery Act work and multinational investigations. Liam Naidoo was promoted to partner while Arwen Handley joined as partner from an in-house role at UBS.

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‘Claire Lipworth has real in-depth experience having both defended and prosecuted for many years’.

‘Claire Lipworth is responsive and astute and can anticipate the approach of regulators given her prosecution experience with the FCA’.

‘They are clearly very experienced in the subject area and this inspires confidence in their advice and approach’.

‘Crispin Rapinet has an excellent knowledge of the subject matter and provides timely, pragmatic and clear advice’.

‘Crispin Rapinet and his team are very professional and always available’.

‘Hogan Lovells have been operating in this space for many years and have a long standing specialist team focusing on this work’.

‘Crispin Rapinet combines superb nous with an ability to get to the heart of any issue’.

‘Liam Naidoo is a real powerhouse, having operated in this area most of his career’.

Key clients

ENRC

FMCP

Borrelli Walsh

Securitisation Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is known for its partner-led approach to complex and multi-jurisdictional transactions across a wide range of asset classes, as well as its involvement in innovative, market-first deals. It played a part in some of the initial STS transactions in Europe, as well as in the first AAA-rated marketplace lending securitisation at issuance, alongside portfolio sale financings and full capital stack structures. It is widely regarded as a market leader in automotive and lease deals, and is also an active player in mortgage-backed securities and whole business securitisations. James Doyle leads the international debt capital markets group, in which the securitisation practice sits. The lead practitioners are Julian Craughan who has a particular focus on consumer assets including residential, automotive and lease receivable securitisation; 'helpful and pragmatic adviser' Tauhid Ijaz who had broad-ranging expertise in securitisation, structured finance and capital markets transactions; and New York-qualified partner Dennis Dillon who focuses primarily on trade receivables deals and commercial paper conduits. Senior counsel David Hudd is also recommended and counsel David Palmer plays a growing role in the practice. Kit Johnson leads the dedicated trustee practice.

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‘We have worked with the team predominantly on trade receivable securitisations, regulatory and ABCP conduit matters. Other team members have dealt with the firm on auto-loan/lease securitisations. Dennis Dillon is an extremely well-known and experienced lawyer, who provides the most balanced feedback on potential issues and solutions for a bank.’

‘Having been involved in the ABCP conduit market for 15-20 years, Dennis Dillon would be my “go to” lawyer on anything ABCP conduit-related. I would also comment on Dennis’ ability to cover a much wider set of topics than just securitisation, as required, including general corporate matters, insolvency and other forms of lending.’

‘In the capital markets team we worked principally with Tauhid Ijaz whose advice was thoughtful and comprehensive. Tauhid is a helpful and pragmatic adviser.’

‘The securitisation team is of great quality. The desire to bring a service of quality to the arranger and its client is undeniable and is based on a deep knowledge of the product, a strong dedication and the awareness of commercial stakes. The approach of the team is to try to reach compromises quickly by proposing solutions fair for both parties but still protecting the interest of the lenders.’

‘Dennis Dillon has a great sense of communication and tries to explain issues and solutions very clearly. He is very efficient in delivering the solutions, combining this with exceptional knowledge of the product, which makes him very appreciated by both the lenders and their clients.’

Key clients

Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Limited

Zopa Limited

HSBC Bank PLC

Banco Santander S.A

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

BNP Paribas

Merrill Lynch International

Standard Chartered Bank

Brookfield

Tax litigation and investigations Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is known for its strength in representing multinational companies in litigation, as well as advising on HMRC enquiries and internal investigations. The group has particular expertise in the firm's wider specialisms of the technology, insurance and real estate sectors. The UK and European tax litigation group is led by Rupert Shiers, who has a strong cross-border practice. Senior director Graham Poole leads on transfer pricing issues.

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The Hogan Lovells team are experts in UK tax controversy who are able to take a very practical approach to resolving issues.’

They have first hand experience of dealing with HMRC from an insider’s perspective. They also know relevant HMRC individuals which provides added valuable insight.

Careful and confident handling of big ticket tax work.’

Rupert Shiers is consistently top notch.

Graham Poole is pragmatic and offers practical and valuable advice.

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Pfizer

Reach plc

Ball Corporation

Eynsham Cricket Club

VAT and indirect tax Tier 2

The group at Hogan Lovells International LLP takes a sectoral approach to indirect tax. It advises on VAT and stamp duty issues arising from real estate, funds and finance transactions. In addition, the group assists clients with minimising VAT following the settlement of litigation and provides standalone consultancy advice. Indirect tax disputes are another bedrock of the practice. Rupert Shiers heads up the team, which includes biotech sector and pension funds specialist Karen Hughes.

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Water Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a sizeable water and utilities group with a multidisciplinary approach, demonstrating experience in energy, utilities, and natural resources. The practice handles a broad range of water-related matters from corporate, finance and litigation to regulatory matters. The practice is led by Philip Robb and Charles Ford. Julian Craughan is also noted.

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Affinity water

Brookfield

EIB

Northumbrian Water

UBS

Morgan Stanley

Acquisition finance Tier 3

Led by Penny AngellHogan Lovells International LLP's 'responsive and thoughtful' four-partner team provides a 'commercial approach based on first- class technical knowledge' for a lender-focused client base on mid to upper-mid-market transactions. Although the firm retains strong clearing bank ties, it has been particularly active in the direct lending space and has formed strong relationships with many of the most active participants in the market. Praised for her 'great technical skills and extensive market experience', Jo Robinson has been pivotal to the firm's success in this sector, with Ares continuing to regularly instruct her on its direct lending/unitranche mandates. Leveraging the firm's broader regulatory and industry knowledge in the space, the firm also has niche expertise for lenders and borrowers in relation to insurance-related acquisition finance mandates - an area in which  Angell stands out for her 'knowledge, creativity and adaptability'. Matthew Cottis has significant leverage finance expertise and is a key member of a team that also includes direct lending expert Paul Mullen.

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The firm has a strong culture and commercial approach based on first-class technical knowledge.

Rather than simply being smart and technical, the firm seems to grow talented all rounders who are good communicators, understand commercial nuances and yet are still incredibly talented counsel.

They are very responsive and thoughtful, striking the right balance between explaining all the relevant issues whilst understanding what is commercially achievable.

The firm has deep strength-in-depth at partner and senior associate level, with very strong technical capabilities. Strong market coverage with good visibility of the wider acquisition finance landscape and current market trends.

Penny Angell and Jo Robinson stand out.

The excellent Jo Robinson has great technical skills and extensive market experience.

 

Key clients

Lloyds Banking Group

HSBC

Ares Management

BNP Paribas

Société Générale

Intermediate Capital Group

Five Arrows

Standard Chartered Bank

Goldman Sachs

Park Square

Aviation Tier 3

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, the group has a track record in advising aviation clients on industry regulations, infrastructure matters and project financing work. The work primarily encompasses advising on airport acquisitions and refinancing mandates, as well as competition matters affecting airlines and slot allocation issues. Located in the firm’s wider infrastructure practice, the aviation team includes specialist regulatory, infrastructure, planning and permitting, competition, finance, real estate and disputes lawyers. Andrew Gallagher and Charles Ford are the two key names to note.

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Aeroports de Paris

St Helena Government

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA and CCB Leasing (International) Corporation DAC

Minsheng Commercial Aviation Ireland

TrueNoord

Icelandair

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

Bahamasair

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans Tier 3

Although recently perhaps slightly overshadowed by the firm’s market-leading mid to upper-mid market credit funds-centred leveraged finance practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP remains a popular choice among commercial banks for corporate lending activity, in particular. The team has deep engagement in market developments, and as well as its involvement in a growing number of impact financing mandates, has also established a well-received tool-kit to enable clients to deal with the discontinuation of LIBOR. The firm excels at handling financings within highly regulated sectors, including insurance, an area in which the ‘knowledgeable and creativePenny Angell is particularly well-versed. Global head of finance Matthew Cottis regularly handles general syndicated lending work for both lenders and investment grade corporates.

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‘Strengths are a high level of expertise, professionalism, patience, work very hard and meet deadlines despite impossible situations.’

‘Penny Angel is a leader in the field of acquisition finance for life companies. Her skills, her patience, her knowledge, her flexibility, her creativity and adaptability are top of this field.’

‘Simon Thrower is very good at his job.’

‘Commercial. Timely interventions to get things moving/done. Clarity of advice. Availability of partners.’

 

Key clients

Lloyds Banking Group

HSBC

Citibank

BNP Paribas

Société Générale

Standard Chartered Bank

Goldman Sachs

Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 3

Under the leadership of the 'superbTom AstleHogan Lovells International LLP has successfully broadened the scope of its creditor focused client base to include not only the clearing banks, which were the original lifeblood of the practice, but also the debt and hedge funds that are increasingly taking the lead in many of the larger transactions in the market. Praised for his 'commerciality and business sensibilities', Astle has excellent credentials for distressed investment and special situations work and is effectively supported in this area of the practice by Alex Kay, who is appreciated, in particular for his 'understanding of the legal opportunities and realities in the emerging markets jurisdictions'. Deborah Gregory and Stephen Foster remain the engine room of the firm's more traditional bank-led work, while Joe Bannister is the go-to practitioner for more formal insolvency work, including mandates with an Asian nexus.

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The team is very capable from their understanding of the legal opportunities and realities in the emerging markets jurisdictions and has a keen eye on the commercial realities of maximizing recovery.

Tom Astle is superb.

Alex Kay is my go to guy in Ukraine; sure he is good in other countries as well but that has been my focus in recent years.

 

Key clients

Knighthead Capital Management

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Santander

HPS

Ataer Holding AS

The big four accountancy firms (KPMG, Deloitte, EY and PwC)

Argentem Creek

Gramercy

Debt capital markets Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team is active in debt capital markets matters across many jurisdictions, including the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. Emerging markets issuances are a key pillar of the practice in London, as are transactions involving sectors such as utilities, real estate, automotive and healthcare. The firm advises a mix of clients, including issuers, arrangers, underwriters and sponsors. James Doyle is the head of international debt capital markets and he oversees the DCM, high-yield, derivatives and securitisation practices. Andrew Carey takes the lead on straight debt mandates and he also plays a key role in the firm's dedicated trustee practice, which is led by Kit Johnson. In a notable development, Raj Panasar joined from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

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Autoliv Inc.

Citibank, N.A., London Branch

Swissport Group S.à r.l.

Affinity Water

HPS Investment Partners

Mediobanca International (Luxembourg) S.A

M&G

Bank of New York Mellon

Brookfield Capital LLP

Employee share schemes Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a dedicated employee share incentives team covering corporate, tax, trust and financial services law and regulation in connection with management and employee share incentive arrangements. Since the beginning of 2020, the team - which works closely with colleagues in the wider corporate, employment, tax and transfer pricing departments to offer a more rounded service to clients - has been headed by newly promoted tax and incentives partner Fiona Bantock. Paul Randall, who chairs the Share Plan Lawyers' Corporate and Regulatory Committee and sits on the SPL's Executive Committee, now serves as a senior counsel.

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‘An industrious, knowledgeable and thorough team with an expansive reach making them ideal for issuers who make awards in a large number of countries.’

Equity capital markets - low-mid cap Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team advises issuers and banks on all aspects of a company's equity fundraising activities, and it is also knowledgeable about other post-listing corporate and securities law issues. Maegen MorrisonDaniel Simons and Jonathan Baird jointly lead the practice in London, which combines a strong English law offering with in-house US securities law expertise. In addition, the firm's strength in cross-border offerings is buttressed by its international platform. It is particularly strong in pre-IPO fundraising and AIM listings which will lead to step-ups to the Main Market. Raj Panasar joined from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in early 2020. Both Baird and Panasar are dual-qualified to practise in England and Wales and the US.

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Testimonials

Raj Panasar is my key contact. He is precisely the person you would want to contact if you had an emergency on a deal at 4am… and he would pick up the phone. Exceptional lawyer, always available, commercial and pragmatic in his advice.

Key clients

Just Group plc

Liberum Capital Limited

RBC Europe Limited

Numis Securities

PetroTal Corp.

KPI (Nominees) Limited

Berenberg

EU and competition Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s recent workload testifies to its strength in merger control matters; a team led by Ciara Kennedy-Loest acted in conjunction with the Washington DC- and Brussels offices in assisting IBM with the global merger clearance aspects of its $34bn acquisition of Red Hat Inc. Cartel and abuse of dominance investigations are also the department's strong suit; global group co-head Suyong Kim has extensive experience in this regard. Angus Coulter heads the UK competition department and has sector-specific expertise in TMT, life sciences and retail. Managing partner Susan Bright focuses on multi-jurisdictional matters, including Africa-related mandates. Another key team member is Mark Jones, who is 'very responsive and commercial in his advice'.

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The Hogan Lovells’ team are dedicated to delivering clear and balanced advice. They are collaborative and easy to work with. They strive to understand the substance of the matters they work on to make sure the advice they give is robust.

Angus Coulter is a reassuring presence who holds the respect of senior executives at large corporates.

Chris Hutton is clever and able to work on a wide range of different issues. He works well with others to deliver high quality advice to his clients.

Very approachable. Equally happy to give a quick view or provide detailed analysis as needed.

Mark Jones is my go to person for competition law queries – very responsive and commercial in his advice.

 

Key clients

IBM

Bottomline Technologies

Amcor

Arris International

ITV

Anschutz Entertainment Group

Crown Estate

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

The trade lawyers at Hogan Lovells International LLP work seamlessly with their colleagues in the US and Brussels, and can also count on the expertise of practitioners elsewhere in the global network. The core strengths of the team lie in the fields of sanctions analysis, trade policy, customs, compliance and foreign investment screening. Brexit-related advice is also an area of focus; practice head Aline Doussin leverages her WTO and EU trade law expertise to act as a key member of the firm’s Brexit Strategy Group. Further, the group is noted for its innovative use of tech solutions in the area of sanctions and trade compliance. It also uses HL Engage to provide valuable insights on ongoing trends.

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The ability to blend US and European legislation into practical solutions is a key differentiator. Having worked with HL as outside counsel:

Aline Doussin – has worked across multiple jurisdictions and shows a practical element of applying legislation from customs, through export controls and sanctions to GDPR in relation to screening.

The ability to break the above down into simple terms is also key.

There is then the ability to be able to listen and adapt to the needs of the business, as well as taking a risk-based approach, which is also helpful

Key clients

Berry Global

Bemis

Pfizer

Honeywell

Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory Tier 3

The transactional, regulatory, and advisory practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP has experience advising commercial and retail banks, investment banks, asset managers, market infrastructure providers and Fintech start-ups. The firm provides multijuristictional expertise across matters such as Brexit advice, product development, documentation, governance, financing and commercial agreements. Rachel Kent - 'the best all-round financial services partner in the City' - leads a team that also includes Michael Thomas, who has particular experience in systems and controls issues.

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‘People focused, results-oriented, real team players.’

‘Rachel Kent is superb. Innovative, creative, brilliant with people. Builds great relationships and achieves excellent results. The best all-round financial services partner in the City.’

 

Key clients

Allianz Global Investors GmbH

AXA

BlackRock

Citigroup

HSBC

Innovate Finance

Invesco

TheCityUK

The London Metal Exchange / LME Clear

Open Banking Limited

Prudential

UBS AG

High yield Tier 3

In 2019, the London office of Hogan Lovells International LLP was involved in almost a dozen large and high-profile high yield bond offerings, acting for either the issuer or the bank, including the launch of a €1.635bn debt package for Swissport Group. James Doyle leads the debt capital markets practice, in which Sylvain Dhennin leads the high yield team. Dhennin, whose group is highly regarded for debt restructuring and liability management, counts large issuers such as Jaguar Land Rover among his clients, as well as banks including HSBC, BNP Paribas, Société Générale and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The firm's sector focus sees it handle numerous bond issues in the aviation, hospitality, energy and automotive industries. US-qualified senior associate Daria Latysheva frequently advises issuers and underwriters on public and private securities offerings.

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Swissport

Radisson Hospitality

HSBC

CACIB

BNP Paribas

Société Générale

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc

Citibank, N.A., London Branch

Madison Pacific Trust Ltd

BNP Paribas

The Bank of New York Mellon

IT and telecoms Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises on a range of commercial and contentious technology matters, and is also active in the telecoms sector. Notable in the team is Peter Watts, who focuses on technology and media issues concerning software, rights and data.

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Planning Tier 3

Focusing on big-ticket projects involving greenbelt developments, housing schemes and infrastructure, the planning practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP is now led by the 'approachable and excellent to work withHannah Quarterman, who was recently promoted to partner and succeeded former practice head Claire Dutch who left to join Ashurst in January 2020. Key ongoing matters include DCO applications on major redevelopment projects in London, Court of Appeal defences on environmental planning issues and a Heritage Partnership Agreement on a site in King's Cross. Quarterman has particular expertise in CPOs as well as handling complex issues on long-term projects, including environmental assessments and rights of light.

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Testimonials

‘A top quality firm of fine lawyers. Excellent service. Thorough preparation and presentation. very user friendly

‘Hannah Quarterman is approachable and excellent to work with – thoroughly deserving of her recent promotion to partner. She has a good legal mind and a commercial understanding of what is practical.’

‘A very efficient team that really knows what it’s doing and how best to get things done, and done well.’

‘Hannah Quarterman is supremely well-organised, efficient and on top of everything.’

Key clients

AECOM

Air BnB

Argent PLC and Argent Related

Berkeley Central London & Berkeley East Thames

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Regeneration Limited (a joint venture between Ballymore Group and Hammerson plc)

Braeburn Estates (Canary Wharf & Qatari Diar)

British Land

Carbon 8 Aggregates Limited

Eastern Oriental

Grafton Advisors

Grundon

Homes England

L&Q

Landsec

LLDC

Londonewcastle

M&G Real Estate

Mars Pension Fund

Mount Anvil

Providence Land

Real Estate Investment Management Limited

Rookery South Limited (a partnership between Covanta Energy, Veolia and Green Energy Group)

Royal London

St. Edward

St. George

St. William

Telford Homes

The Ballymore Group

The Church Commissioners

The City of London Corporation

The Historic Royal Palaces Commission

Public international law Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's scope of experience covers investment treaty arbitration proceedings, the interaction between international public law, EU law and international organisations; and human rights matters. Markus Burgstaller acts in international disputes, and Charles Brasted is the public law and policy practice head. Former business and human rights group head Julianne Hughes-Jennett joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

Rail Tier 3

The Hogan Lovells International LLP team advises on a range of both UK and international rail projects, drawing on strong links with the wider firm's rail specialists around the world, including a regulatory and rail team in US. Practice leader Charles Ford has a strong track record of work on major projects and acquisitions, and in 2019 played a lead role in the firm's team advising Akiem on the cross-border acquisition of Macquarie's European rolling stock business, as well as advising on Rail Baltica, a multibillion-euro high speed rail project through the Baltic states. Andrew Gallagher specialises in both finance and refinancing, including work on Tube Lines refinancing and the Dublin Light Metro Rail PPP.

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Akiem

Alstom

Rail Baltica

Cross London Trains (consortium consisting of Innisfree, 3i (now Equitix), and Siemens)

Macquarie

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Real estate funds Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's real estate funds team is knowledgeable about the entire range of listed and private vehicles that adopt open-ended and closed-ended structures. Led by Nicholas Holman, the team acts for many of the biggest names in the space on funds that are connected with all traditional and alternative asset classes. In 2019, Sian Owles, Holman and counsel Amelia Stawpert were among the advisers to Columbia Threadneedle Investments on the sale of 127 Kensington High Street and Kensington Arcade to AshbyCapital; the disposal was effected by the sale of a complex sub-fund structure that was part of Columbia Threadneedle's novel pledge fund.

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Aberdeen Standard Investments

BlackRock Investment Management

British Land

Cannacord Genuity

Columbia Threadneedle

Crosslane

Fortress Investment Group

Grainger

ICG Longbow

LandSec

M&G Real Estate

NAREIT

Nippon Life

NTM Capital

PMM Partners

Russell Investments

The Crown Estate

Shore Capital

SunSuper

UBS Asset Management

U+I

Retail and consumer Tier 3

With expertise across a wide range of retail matters, Hogan Lovells International LLP notably excels in real estate transactions, acting for many landlords and tenants in the retail sector. In a recent highlight, the group has been active in advising King’s Cross Central on the development of Coal Drop’s Yard, a retail and leisure destination at King’s Cross, which opened in late 2018. For real estate mandates, key practitioners include Jackie Newstead, who leads the real estate industry sector group, Daniel Norris, who leads the global practice, and Oliver Chamberlain, who heads up the UK real estate group. Other departments which contribute to the firm’s retail expertise include the IP, corporate, competition, product liability, finance, employment and tax practices.

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Argent/King’s Cross Central LP

Bally Shoes

British Land

B&Q

Disney Stores

Intu

Landsec

LaSalle Investment Management (Coal Pension Properties)

Mars Pension Fund

Majestic Wine

M&G real Estate

OKA

Russell and Bromley

Shaftsbury

Uniqlo

Transport finance and leasing Tier 3

Led from London by the 'outstandingRobert FugardHogan Lovells International LLP's three-partner asset finance team is heavily focused on transactions within the aviation sector, for a varied client base that includes lessors, airlines, fund and export credit agencies. Its sweet-spot lies in advising clients on the more bespoke and heavily structured international deals in the market (including EETCs and tax-based leasings), where it is able to provide additional resources and financial product knowledge by drawing from the expertise of lawyers based out of the overarching banking and capital markets teams in London and globally (including US, Middle East and Europe).  The team also advises on work in the shipping and rail sectors. The 'excellent' Richard Goss is noted for his lessor-related expertise, which includes advice on numerous significant portfolio transactions.

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‘Robert Fugard is outstanding. He is highly knowledgeable of the global aviation market and does a great job for his clients.’

Key clients

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA/Arctic Aviation Assets DAC

Standard Chartered Bank/Pembroke Capital

Rolls Royce & Partners Finance

Icelandair ehf.

Babcock Mission Critical Services

UBS AG

AMCK Aviation (formerly Accipiter and MCAP)

Minsheng Commercial Aviation

Société Générale

Natixis

Bank of China Aviation (BOCA)

African Export-Import Bank

Rail Baltica

BNP Paribas

flydubai

Bahamasair

Equity capital markets - mid-high cap Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team advises issuers and banks on all aspects of a company's equity fundraising activities, and it is also knowledgeable about post-listing corporate and securities law issues. Maegen MorrisonDaniel Simons and Jonathan Baird jointly lead the practice in London, which combines a strong English law offering with in-house US securities law expertise. In addition, the firm's strength in cross-border offerings are buttressed by its international platform. It is also particularly strong in pre-IPO fundraisings and AIM listings leading to step-ups to the Main Market. Raj Panasar joined from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in early 2020; both Baird and Panasar are dual-qualified to practise in England and Wales and the US.

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Testimonials

Raj Panasar is my key contact. He is precisely the person you would want to contact if you had an emergency on a deal at 4am… and he would pick up the phone. Exceptional lawyer, always available, commercial and pragmatic in his advice.

Key clients

J.P. Morgan Cazenove

Jefferies International

UBS AG

Numis Securities

Just Group plc

Berenberg

Goldman Sachs

Liberum

Grainger plc

Urban Exposure plc

Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals) Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises clients on matters such as investigations, compliance, bribery and corruption, money laundering, fraud, tax evasion and false accounting. It often acts for individuals, companies and financial institutions caught up in investigations by the SFO, FCA, police and NCA. Crispin Rapinet heads the team. Liam Naidoo was promoted to partner.

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‘The firm is a massive, multi-disciplinary, multijurisdictional powerhouse’.

‘Claire Lipworth is the stand out figure in London for advice to individuals’.

‘Claire Lipworth has the rare advantage of having worked at the highest level for both prosecution and defence in the most significant corporate crime cases of the last 25 years’.

‘Claire Lipworth makes clients feel supported by executing well thought through strategies’.

‘Hogan Lovells have a strong practice based on a long standing reputation for acting for individuals through partners such as Claire Lipworth, Crispin Rapinet and Liam Naidoo’.

‘Clare Lipworth has a wide experience of defending and prosecuting white-collar crime, and is highly intelligent, tactical and effective with clients’.

‘Clare Lipworth enjoys a famous reputation amongst her peers in the white-collar world’.

Insurance and reinsurance litigation Tier 4

Led by Nick Atkins, Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice handles insurance disputes involving warranty and indemnity claims, property damage issues and white-collar crime. The team acts for clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, and has an international client base. Jamie Rogers is another key contact in the team.

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‘Enormously helpful and experienced team who are capable of fully getting to grips with the most complex of issues.’

‘Nick Atkins is someone you can trust to give knowledgeable and wise guidance.’

‘Nick Atkins – deep experience and knowledge. A thinker who inspires confidence and a long track record of successful management of complex insurance issues. Jamie Rogers – Great expertise on sanctions and export control issues as well as regulatory issues.’

Key clients

CV Starr

Willis Towers Watson

Society of Lloyd’s

AXA

SCOR

Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides trade mark, copyright and design litigation and opposition expertise alongside brand licensing, exploitation and all other non-contentious engagements. Practice head Sahira Khwaja has a focus on the consumer, luxury brands and TMT sectors. Recent work highlights have included representing a major online retailer in the Court of Appeal in a case concerning the use of third-party brands.

Media and entertainment (including media finance) Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP fields a multidisciplinary and cross-office team, which advises clients in the media and entertainment sector. It acts for large corporates on transactions, disputes and regulatory issues, including in the marketing and advertising space.

Private funds (including infrastructure funds) Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP works with a varied range of funds and investment managers on fund formation, management, and investment matters, providing cross-jurisdictional expertise and integrated tax and regulatory advice. The practice advises on formations for private equity, venture capital, and credit funds, and has a particular specialism in infrastructure fund formation. Nicholas Holman leads the global funds team, and advises clients across a range of asset classes and fund structures. Erik Jamieson works with sovereign wealth and development finance clients on strategic investments.

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Aberdeen Standard Investments

Amber Infrastructure

Argent Related

British Business Bank

Cambridge Associates

CDC

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Fengate Capital Management

Foundation Investment Partners

FMO

IFC (Part of the World Bank)

Infracapital Partners

InfraRed Capital Partners

M&G Investment Management

Nippon Life International Inc

The Prudential Assurance Company

Environment Tier 5

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises on a range of environment-related matters, including recycling issues, regulatory liability work, environmental litigation and criminal prosecutions. It is often instructed by corporations in the fossil energy, retail, agricultural and transport sectors. Senior associates Helen Boniface and Kevin O’Connor are the names to note in London.

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ Tier 5

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises on the full range of domestic and cross-border transactions including public takeovers, private M&A, complex joint ventures, growth equity and venture capital investments. The firm's large international network allows the team to work on transactions across continental Europe, Asia and North America within key sectors including automotive, consumer, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, financial institutions, insurance, real estate and TMT. Ben Higson co-heads the London M&A practice alongside Patrick Sarch, who joined from White & Case LLP in early 2021. The team, which also includes Charles Rix, has seen a number of departures in recent years, with Tom Whelan now at McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP and Steven Bryan at Paul Hastings. However, a private equity team led by Ed Harris returned to the firm in 2020 in a boost to the practice.

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Pragmatic, commercially focused advice with a strong understanding of the insurance sector. Ability to provide seamless support to the in-house legal team.

Exceptional sector knowledge’

‘Patrick Sarch has huge experience and insight and is also approachable and user-friendly- he’s a reassuring presence.’

 

Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, you need to anticipate what’s next. Legal challenges come from all directions. Hogan Lovells understands and works together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. Whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, the firm can help. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready by working with Hogan Lovells.

Straight talking. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes one. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets your job done. Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. The firm helps you identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. A team of 2,500 lawyers on six continents provides practical legal solutions wherever your work takes you.

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.

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The Lex 100 Verdict

'Global reach and status, combined with sector experience in the life sciences', 'a reputation for excellent quality of work', 'intelligent lawyers and an inclusive and collaborative culture' are just some of the accolades given by current trainees Hogan Lovells International. Its 'international scale, high-calibre work and transatlantic focus' is widely praised. One trainee adds 'I did not know what kind of law I wanted to specialise in so I wanted to choose a global law firm that offered excellence in all departments'. The breadth of practices as well as locations in London and Birmingham attract trainees, plus the quality of its vacation scheme and the generous pay packet. Unsurprisingly, Hogan Lovells International receives three Lex 100 Winner awards: international secondment opportunities, financial remuneration, and vacation scheme. Trainees also praise the firm's attention to pro-bono which is 'a key part of Hogan Lovells and having volunteered from a young age this greatly appealed to me'. A current trainee says 'the pro-bono work at Hogan Lovells is clearly the best in London. I have worked on a war crimes investigation, a criminal compensation case in relation to the family member of a terrorist attack victim and a consumer dispute'. Negatives mentioned are the seat selection process and the diversity within the firm. The firm brings its 'transatlantic' approach and breadth of expertise to its training programme and if you are considering a City-style training contract in London or Birmingham it should be on your shortlist.