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Partner promotions: Hogan Lovells makes up five in London amid 31-strong drive

Hogan Lovells has made up five partners in London as part of a New Year promotions round that ushered in 31 new partners globally.

The London promotions include Alex Harrison, finance partner in Infrastructure, energy, resources and projects and corporate partner Jeremy Pickles in the firm’s investment funds team.

The round saw two new partners made up in Hogan Lovells’ litigation practice – Valerie Kenyon and Matthew Felwick, while restructuring and insolvency lawyer Alex Kay was promoted in the firm’s finance practice.

The total of 31 partner promotions was up on last New Year’s round, which saw 29 made up internationally, including three in the City.

Globally, the move sees seven new partners in corporate, ten in litigation and arbitration, five in government regulatory, five in finance and four in intellectual property. Eleven of the 31 lawyers made up to partner– or 35% – were women.

Europe saw the lion’s share of the promotions, with 15 new partners in London, Munich, Amsterdam, Madrid, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Hamburg. In the US and Latin America, 13 were promoted across Mexico City, Denver, Miami, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Three were promoted in Asia across the Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo offices.

Steve Immelt, Hogan Lovells’ CEO, said: ‘We are seeing real momentum with these promotions – in terms of diversity of our practices, our offices, by gender, and by ethnicity.

‘They represent the globally diverse nature of our business. With that in mind, I am particularly pleased that more than a third of our new partners and new counsel are women’.

The new partners are:

  • Michael Bell – government regulatory, Washington DC
  • Meryl Rosen Bernstein –intellectual property, Northern Virginia
  • Jaime Bofill – litigation, Madrid
  • Sean Conaty – finance (infrastructure, energy, resources and projects), Tokyo
  • Matthew Eisler – corporate, Denver
  • Elizabeth Fawell – government regulatory, Washington DC
  • Matthew Felwick – litigation, London
  • Gaston Fernandez – finance (infrastructure, energy, resources and projects), Miami
  • Alex Harrison – finance (infrastructure, energy, resources and projects), London
  • Jörg Herwig – corporate, Frankfurt
  • Alex Kay – finance (restructuring and insolvency), London
  • Valerie Kenyon – litigation, London
  • Jorge Valdés – international arbitration, Mexico City
  • Inken Knief – international arbitration, Munich
  • A Elizabeth Korchin – litigation, New York
  • Henrik Lehment – intellectual property, Düsseldorf
  • Stephen Loney Jr. – litigation, Philadelphia
  • Carla Luh – finance (infrastructure, energy, resources and projects), Hamburg
  • Désirée Maier – investigations, white collar and fraud, Munich
  • David Massey – litigation, Miami
  • Daniel Metroka – investigations, white collar and fraud, Philadelphia
  • Jeremy Pickles – corporate (funds), London
  • Allison Pugsley – government regulatory, Washington DC
  • Bryan Ricapito – corporate (funds), Washington DC
  • Joanne Rotondi – government regulatory, Washington DC
  • Benjamin Schröer – intellectual property, Munich
  • Arne Thiermann – corporate (commercial), Hamburg
  • Florian Unseld – corporate (commercial), Munich
  • Hein van den Bos – government regulatory, Amsterdam
  • Helen Xia – intellectual property, Beijing
  • Lu Zhou – corporate (transactions), Beijing