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New Year promotions: Hogan Lovells makes five up in London amid 24-strong promotions round

Hogan Lovells has today (5 January) become one of the first LB100 firms to announce its New Year promotions with 24 associates made up to partner, including five in London within the finance, disputes and corporate practices.

Effective since 1 January 2015, those promoted includes nine in corporate, six in the litigation, arbitration and employment group, five in government regulatory, two in finance, and two in IP. Of these, 12 promotions were made across the firm’s US and Latin America offices including Denver, Mexico City, Miami, and Washington DC; while ten were promoted in Europe including its Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan and Paris offices; and a final two in its Hong Kong office.

In addition to the new partners, 41 new appointments to the role of counsel, of counsel and consultant have also been made. Last year, Hogans promoted 29 lawyers into the partnership with 11 in the City making the cut.

Chief executive Steve Immelt said: ‘Nurturing and promoting the excellent talent that we have within the business at Hogan Lovells is central to our strategy of providing the best service and the best talent in the legal sector to our clients.’

Before Christmas, US firms Sidley Austin and Dechert also gave a boost to associates in London, with 25% of Dechert’s 11-strong round making the grade in the City while Sidley Austin elected two to partner as part of its 32-lawyer list.

New partners:

Alex Bahn – corporate (transactional), Washington DC

Lauren Bellerjeau – corporate (transactional), Washington DC

Shalini Bhuchar – finance (banking), London

Whiston Bristow – LAE (litigation), London

Robert Darwin – corporate (transactional), London

Christian Di Mauro – LAE (litigation), Milan

Bill Ferreira – government regulatory (government contracts), Washington DC

Miriam Gundt – IPMT, Dusseldorf

Jim Johnson – government regulatory (FDA/Pharma), Washington DC

Bruno Knadjian – corporate (tax), Paris

Mark Kurtenbach – corporate (transactional), Denver

Scott Loughlin – government regulatory (Privacy and Information Management), Washington DC

Rebecca Mandel – LAE (litigation), Washington DC

Sian Owles – corporate (transactional), London

Maria Ramirez – LAE (international arbitration), Miami

Nicholas Roberts – corporate (real estate), London

Brenda Rogel – government regulatory (environmental), Mexico City

Amy Roma – government regulatory (energy), Washington DC

Tony Ryan – corporate (real estate), Denver

Erica Songer – LAE (litigation), Washington DC

Stuart Tait – finance (BRI), Hong Kong

Nelson Tang – corporate (transactional), Hong Kong

Ruud van der Velden – IPMT, Amsterdam

Tim Wybitul – LAE (employment), Frankfurt