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Leadership: Hogan Lovells re-appoints Nicholas Cheffings as chair

Hogan Lovells has re-appointed London real estate disputes partner Nicholas Cheffings (pictured) as chair of the firm for a second three-year term.

Effective from 1 May, the firm’s chair serves as a member of the board and oversees Hogan Lovells’ ethos and standards; and is further expected to demonstrate the commitment and behaviours expected of partners in serving both clients and the firm, and plays an advisory role in relation to partners as required.

Cheffings was first elected as sole global chair in 2012, taking over from then co-chairs Claudette Christian and John Young, and also heads up the firm’s London real estate disputes team.

Chief executive Steve Immelt said: ‘Nicolas is a highly regarded partner with an excellent record of accomplishment in managing significant partnership and client issues with tact and diplomacy. We are pleased that he will continue serving as Chair.’

Cheffings added: ‘I have very much enjoyed the role over the past three years and I look forward to continuing to serve the firm, its partners and staff in my second term. This is a great firm with great people and it is a privilege to be able to continue in the role at such an exciting time for us.’

This month the firm also released its financial results for the 2014 calendar year, with modestly increasing by 3.6% to $1.779bn from $1.718bn in 2013, while revenue per lawyer (RPL) rose 1.5% to $753,974 from $742,613 in 2013.