Hogan Lovells

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Hogan Lovells is an international law firm, helping corporations, financial institutions and government entities. They have 2,500 lawyers and 40 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States.

Hogan Lovells' 2013 turnover was $1.718bn (£1.03bn), a 5.2% increase from the previous year.[1]

Hogan Lovells came top out of UK firms and ninth in the world in the value of mergers and acquisitions it advised upon in 2013.[1]


Hogan Lovells is the result of a merger in May 2010, between Hogan & Hartson and Lovells.

Hogan & Hartson was started in 1904 by Frank J Hogan in Washington D.C., in 1925, Nelson T Hartson, started working at the firm and in 1938 a partnership was forged, leading to Hogan & Hartson. By April 2010, they had 26 offices in twelve countries on four continents.

Lovells started in 1899, when John Spencer Lovell set up a practice in the UK, Reginald White and Charles King joined and in 1924 it was renamed Lovell, White & King. In 1966 Lovell, White & King merged with Haslewoods, a firm famous for representing Admiral Nelson. In May 1988, Lovell, White & King merged with Durrant Piesse to form Lovell White Durrant and in January 2000 they merged with Asia and German firm Boesenbeck Droste to form Lovells. In December 2000 they merged with Dutch firm Ekelmans den Hollander, Lee & Lee in Singaport in March 2001 and with French firm Siméon & Associés in November 2001.[2]


Hogan Lovells are not members of the Association of Professional Political Consultants, therefore their clients and people do not appear on the register.



Former people


  • Advised Kodak Pension Plan's £419m ($650m) purchase of Kodak's personal film business.[6]
  • Advised Dell on US$24.4 Billion Deal to go private.[7]
  • Advised SABMiller’s on its AU$11.5 billion (£7.8 billion) acquisition of Foster's Group Limited, on the disposal of its US$1bn interest in Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited, ts US$1.9bn strategic alliance with Anadolu Efes, on a US$7 billion bond financing and the joint venture between Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company to form MillerCoors.[8]
  • Advised on Apple’s $17bn (£10.9bn) bond issue.[9]
  • Advised Mars on its sponsorship of the England football team and advertising campaign during the Euro 2012 football tournament, negotiating endorsement contracts with celebrities and assisting with the negotiation of terms with Fairtrade regarding sourcing and use of sustainable cocoa in Maltesers.[10]
  • Advised the Republic of Ecuador in the negotiation of a multi-million-dollar facility agreement.[11]
  • Advised the underwriters in connection with the planned high-profile initial public offering of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., which will own, among other properties, New York’s Empire State Building.[12]
  • Snapchat turned to Hogan Lovells for the appointment of its first general counsel in 2014.[13]
  • In the Saudi Arabian government's Foreign Agent Registration Act, Hogan Lovells was listed as an 'active foreign principal for Saudi Arabia'. To the tune of $60,000 per month in fees, the firm advises the Kingdom on 'media reports and related public affairs developments' as well as 'specific advocacy assignments with regard to litigation, legislative, regulatory, public policy or public affairs matters, and/or in other activities.' [14]

Publications, Contact, Resources and Notes



London Office

Address:Atlantic House
Holborn Viaduct
London EC1A 2FG
United Kingdom
Phone:+44 20 7296 2000



  1. 1.0 1.1 Kathleen Hall Hogan Lovells posts ‘best year ever’ results The Law Society Gazette, 28 February 2014, accessed 3 November 2014
  2. History Hogan Lovells, accessed 3 November 2014
  3. Our people Hogan Lovells, accessed 3 November 2014
  4. Office managing partners Hogan Lovells, accessed 3 November 2014
  5. Catrin Griffiths Hogan Lovells leadership team to step down in June The Lawyer, 11 December 2013, accessed 3 November 2014
  6. Lucy Burton Hogan Lovells and Links in focus as Kodak sells unit to UK pensioners for $650m The Lawyer, 1 May 2013, accessed 3 November 2014
  7. Hogan Lovells Advises Dell on US$24.4 Billion Deal to Go Private Hogan Lovells, accessed 3 November 2014
  8. Work with SABMiller Hogan Lovells, accessed 3 November 2014
  9. Joshua Freedman Hogan Lovells and Simpson Thacher bite into record $17bn Apple bond The Lawyer, 1 May 2013, accessed 3 November 2014
  10. Work with Mars Hogan Lovells, accessed 3 November 2014
  11. Hogan Lovells advises Republic of Ecuador on financing for RTV Ecuador project The Lawyer, 28 March 2014, accessed 3 November 2014
  12. Hogan Lovells Advising on Empire State IPO Hogan Lovells, accessed 3 November 2014
  13. Snapchat turns to Hogan Lovells for first GC hire The Lawyer, 2 May 2014, accessed 3 November 2014
  14. Eli Clifton, Washington's Multi-million dollar Saudi PR Machine, Rightweb.IRC, 7 January 2016, accessed 19 January 2016