Hogan Lovells Expands London Corporate Practice
07 September 2012
LONDON, 7 September 2012 - Hogan Lovells has expanded its London corporate practice with the hire of partner John Allison, former head of Addleshaw Goddard's corporate practice in London. John will join Hogan Lovells on 10 September.
John has 20 years' experience as a corporate lawyer, advising clients on corporate transactional work with a particular focus on transactions in the financial services sector. His experience covers domestic and international corporate work, advising on mergers, acquisitions and disposals and joint ventures.
Clients for whom John has acted in recent years include Lloyds Banking Group, Deloitte, Link Asset & Securities, CompuCredit Corporation and National Counties Building Society. In addition to a number of transactions for Lloyds Banking Group, high profile transactions on which John has advised on include:
- Deloitte on the disposal of various software and consulting businesses
- Link Asset & Securities on its sale to ICAP plc
- Portman Building Society on the sale of its Guernsey-based deposit taking business, Portman Channel Islands Limited, to the Scarborough Building Society Group;
- Chelsea Building Society on its acquisition of Britannia Capital Securities; and
- French energy company, AREVA, on the acquisition by Axilya, an AREVA subsidiary, of RM Consultants Ltd.
Prior to Addleshaw Goddard John was a partner at Bird & Bird, having spent time at Garretts/Andersen Legal and Freshfields.
Commenting on John's arrival, Co-Head of Hogan Lovells corporate practice, Andrew Skipper, said:
“John is a highly regarded corporate partner with a strong track record in private M&A and financial services transactions. He is a welcome boost to our M&A team in London and will be a real asset in further developing relationships with our banking clients."
John Allison said:
"The established M&A team in London, backed by the global corporate practice, is an attractive proposition for global banking clients. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to further strengthen the banking M&A practice."