Hogan Lovells’ marriage has settled down but can the union blossom into global power couple?
07 April 2017 09:30
by Matthew Field, Victoria Young
As the Hogan Lovells union matures, Matthew Field and Victoria Young assess the global challenger's prospects
As partners in a 2010 transatlantic marriage, the first few years of Hogan Lovells' nuptials were not without issues. The proposition that a merger-of-equals between a major UK and a US law firm would fire growth and renew ambition was found wanting as the pair became caught up in complex integration. It also soon became apparent that – despite being initially billed as two institutions with much in common – a substantial cultural gap between Lovells and the more thrusting Washington DC-bred Hogan & Hartson was complicating its post-merger relaunch.