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Hogan Lovells

Banking and finance Tier 4

The banking and finance team at Hogan Lovells has recently undergone a change in leadership, following the arrival of new practice head Bryan Paisley from Baker McKenzie in February 2020 and the departure of Richard Hayes for K&L Gates in June 2020. Other arrivals include investment funds specialist James Wood from Gilbert + Tobin in September 2019. The practice is best known for handling complex cross-border transactions, and counts a number of international banks, debt funds and private equity companies among its clients.

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Excellent knowledge experts and highly responsive.

Bryan Paisley possesses that appropriate combination of relationship building, subject matter expertise and strong communication.

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JP Morgan Chase Bank

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Hogan Lovells advises clients in a range of sectors, including financial services, mining, industrials, and technology on high-value and business-critical M&A and financing matters. The team is integrated with the firm's global platform, allowing it to access multi-jurisdictional expertise on cross-border mandates, and collaborate with finance, tax, and regulatory practices elsewhere in the firm. Matthew Johnson leads the team from Perth and offers significant experience in mergers, takeovers, and general corporate advisory matters, including corporate governance and regulatory compliance. In Sydney, David Holland and Charles Bogle are key names, recommended for their expertise in complex M&A, takeovers, and private equity deals.

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Charles Bogle is very client-focused and hands-on, and a pleasure to work with.

Expertise and willingness to share knowledge, advise, and educate. Strategic and able to provide exceptional advice through reading situations and circumstances and drawing on industry knowledge to guide a successful outcome. Very principled and dedicated staff. Enjoyable to work with. High level of respect and patience with each situation. The team worked and communicated exceptionally well.

Incredibly dedicated and determined to assist to achieve a successful outcome. Patience, expertise, and exceptional guidance. Very communicative, with a great sense of humor, and willing to invest time into ensuring the client achieved the desired outcome. Genuinely invested in clients’ best interests and navigating a way to a successful outcome.

Great expertise in M&A matters and keen to grow, so very focussed on providing excellent service, at a cost-efficient basis.

Charles Bogle is great to work with – experienced M&A lawyer, who is commercial, pragmatic, and a pleasure to deal with – no ego, which is a novelty with M&A lawyers. He was approachable on my resourcing requests (not overloading with juniors). He helped us solve some really difficult points with the counterparty by being sensible and imaginative.’

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Allied Gold Corp

Emeco Holdings

Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings

Robin Khuda

Xenith IP Group

Morrison & Co

REST Superanuation

Accident & Compensation Private Markets

Natural resources (transactions and regulatory) Tier 4

Hogan Lovells advises inbound and outbound investors on a range of natural resources transactions, with particular strength in global gold mining. The Perth-based team regularly works with other offices worldwide on deals in Africa and Southeast Asia, acting for multinational mining companies and resources-focused investment funds. Matthew Johnson leads the team and is the firm's global head of mining, with significant experience in M&A and wider corporate advice to domestic and international mining companies. Sydney's Charles Bogle regularly advises financial investors and private equity funds on their investments in Australia.

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Allied Gold Corp

Peninsula Energy

Grant Thornton Australia

Morrison & Co Infrastructure Investments

Alinta Energy

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 5

Hogan Lovells is home to a dedicated business restructuring and insolvency department which is fully integrated within the firm’s global practice. The group is equipped to support the full array of distressed situation stakeholders including banks, financial institutions, debtors, issuers, as well as bondholders, and is headed by workout, special situation, turnaround, and traditional insolvency appointment specialist, Scott Harris. A further key differentiator is its sector-specific approach which sees it direct particular attention to matters in the mining, oil and gas, real estate, manufacturing, shipping, insurance, and infrastructure industries.

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BDO Australia Ltd

Deloitte Financial Advisory Pty Ltd

Innovative Asset Solutions Limited

Navis Capital Partners

Grant Thornton Australia Limited

RSM Australia Partners

Bank of China Limited

About the firm: Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, clients need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands and works together with clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

Straight talking. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes one. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets the client’s 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 clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Its 2,500 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever work takes you.

About our Asia practice: Since opening its first regional office in Hong Kong in 1982, the firm has spent the past 35 years growing the practice in Asia Pacific to encompass over 250 lawyers, including over 50 partners, based in 12 offices including associated offices in seven countries across the region. The firm understands the cultural nuances at play in different countries and applies this insight to provide locally viable solutions. It also works collaboratively across the region to get clients the advice they need, providing a seamless service no matter how many jurisdictions are involved.

Main areas of practice: Corporate; Finance; Intellectual property; Global regulatory; and Litigation, arbitration and employment.

Main industry sectors: Aerospace, defense & government services; Automotive and mobility; Consumer; Diversified Industrials; Education; Energy & natural resources; Financial institutions; Insurance; Life sciences & health care; Real estate; and Technology, media & telecommunications.

Offices: Alicante, Amsterdam, Baltimore, Beijing, Birmingham, Boston, Brussels, Budapest*, Colorado Springs, Denver, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta*, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Louisville, Luxembourg, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Minneapolis, Monterrey, Moscow, Munich, New York, Northern Virginia, Paris, Perth, Philadelphia, Riyadh*, Rome, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Shanghai FTZ*, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Ulaanbaatar*, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., Zagreb*. * Associated offices

Legal Services Center: Berlin

Photo Name Position Profile
 Bryan Paisley photo Bryan Paisley Partner, Banking and Finance
Number of lawyers : 2,500+
In Asia Pacific : 250+
PRAC (Pacific Rim Advisory Council)
SGLA (Sino Global Legal Alliance)
Contacts : Miguel A. Zaldivar, Jr. (regional managing partner)
Contacts : Scott Harris (Australia managing partner)