Hogan Lovells Advises Ford Motor Company on Divestiture of Volvo Cars

NEW YORK, 3 August 2010 – Hogan Lovells has advised Ford Motor Company on its $1.8 billion divestiture of Sweden-based manufacturer Volvo Cars to China-based Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited.

This global transaction involved a team of lawyers in multiple Hogan Lovells offices, including New York, Baltimore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, Munich, Northern Virginia, Paris, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.

Hogan Lovells partner Bill Curtin led the multi-disciplinary team and commented, "We are extremely proud to have had the opportunity to advise our longstanding client, Ford Motor Company, on this important matter. We are pleased to have brought the extensive cross-border resources of our global legal practice to this complex and multi-jurisdictional transaction."

Curtin was supported by partners Richard Horan (M&A/corporate), Audrey Reed (intellectual property), Jun Wei (China matters), Kevin Gralley (finance), Brent Singley (product development), John Basnage (M&A/corporate), Carin Carithers (employee benefits), Latane Montague (environmental and automotive regulatory), Lee Samuelson (real estate), Dan Davidson (tax), Michele Harrington (antitrust), Catriona Hatton (antitrust), Stephen Ito (pensions), Dennis Tracey (intellectual property), and Shelly McGee (intellectual property).

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