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Hogan Lovells gives voice to partners under 45 with new board level role

Higson elected ahead of move to single global CEO

Hogan Lovells has taken a step towards giving its younger partners a high level representative voice with the announcement in April that it has created a position on its 12-strong board for an equity partner aged 45 and under.

London corporate partner Ben Higson has been elected to the role and the firm has also chosen German IP and technology partner Leopold von Gerlach to take over from José María Balañá as the representative for Continental Europe on the board, which has supervisory responsibility in overseeing the affairs of the firm but without executive responsibility for strategy, management, and operational decisions.