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04 Hogan Lovells

Last July Hogan Lovells launched in Australia with the hire of Nicky Lester and Tim Lester from Allens. The duo will co-lead the Australian offices strengthening the firm’s connectivity with Asia and boosting its practice in the areas of energy, natural resources and infrastructure. 

The firm’s commitment to having a broad international reach is also present in its latest partner promotion list, which saw 12 new partners in Europe, 10 in the US, and two in Tokyo.

Total Listings 246
No. Partners 860
Firm Size Over 2,500
Home Jurisdiction US/ UK
Established 2010
No. Offices 49
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance and Reinsurance


 For the eighth year Hogan Lovells is our Insurance and Reinsurance Law Firm of the Year. The firm’s “world-class” practice advises on a full range of areas including capital management and reinsurance, dispute resolution, Lloyd’s market, insurance business transfers and group reorganisations. Sean Keely in New York is a “stellar advocate” who represents clients in litigation and arbitration. He has a “market-leading” practice focusing on the contentious aspects of the insurance and reinsurance industry. James FitzPatrick Jr is head of the US corporate insurance practice at Hogan Lovells and his practice focuses on insurance regulatory and transactional matters. “Key name” Tim Goggin is a London-based partner specialising in providing corporate and regulatory advice to insurance industry clients. Nick Atkins, also in London, focuses on insurance litigation acting for clients in relation to coverage issues. He is particularly well known in relation to professional indemnity disputes concerning insurance intermediaries. 

 Life sciences is a key focus for the firm and Hogan Lovells has a network of more than 350 lawyers in 17 jurisdictions focusing on the area. The firm assists clients across the full product life cycle and as such lawyers are able to offer a deep insight into market trends and issues affecting the industry. Co-head of the global life sciences industry sector team Ina Brock in Munich is a “talented practitioner”. She specialises in product liability and regulatory matters and her experience includes acting as defence counsel in Germany for one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and assisting in coordinating the defence in more than 27 countries throughout the world after the international voluntary product withdrawal. Amsterdam-based Klaas Bisschop focuses on patent litigation and product liability. He is a “great strategist” and is “in high demand”. Head of the Paris life sciences group Cécile Derycke specialises in product liability litigation and also counsels clients on regulatory issues including pricing and reimbursement. In Beijing Jun Wei has particular experience advising life sciences companies on dealing with Chinese regulatory agencies. She is also a “top name” for transactional matters with experience in M&A, financings, and restructurings. 

Hogan Lovells is our Government Contracts Firm of the Year 2016 in recognition of its leading team of professionals. Agnes Dover in Washington, DC is the director of the government regulatory practice and she has more than 30 years’ experience working with government contractor clients. Her experience includes advising a foreign-owned IT firm on developing a plan to mitigate foreign ownership and control and obtaining a top security clearance. Thomas McGovern III is the practice area leader of the practice, and is a “seasoned litigator” who handles big protests, disputes, termination settlements, misconduct investigations and suspension and debarment cases. London-based Kate Rees is greatly respected by peers in the market who commend her knowledge of the public procurement regime in the UK. Highlights of her practice include advising BAA Airports on the competition to appoint a prime supplier of IT services and support across all its UK airports.


The focus of the practice is to “tackle injustice on a large scale” either by acting for multiple clients or larger entities, or through policy advocacy, and a current priority is representing those who have suffered discrimination, violation of basic human rights or unfair treatment in the criminal justice system. Activities have included representing the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition, advising a client before the European Court of Human Rights on the right to an investigation of an unlawful death, and advising on compensation cases brought by victims of terrorism following the 7 July 2005 attacks in London. 


Hogan Lovells is committed to enhancing diversity within the firm and has a number of initiatives responding to the various needs of different groups. These initiatives include affinity groups and employee networks, diversity retreats and widening access.

The firm has also developed a community investment initiative to build awareness with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders about the local areas in which they work. Through projects focusing on issues such as poverty and exclusion, the firm works through partnership with local charities and organisations to better serve their communities.

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