Hogan Lovells announces new Board appointments

Hogan Lovells announces new Board appointments

Press releases | 16 May 2022

Washington D.C. and London, 16 May, 2022 - Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce new appointments to the firm’s Board. Board members can serve up to two three-year terms.

The new Board appointments, as of 1 May, are as follows: 

David Gibbons – elected to the “At Large” seat, succeeding Phoebe Wilkinson who had served two terms 

Owen Chan – re-elected to the Asia Pacific Middle East seat

Bruce Oakley– re-elected to the U.S. (except Washington D.C. region)

Karen Hughes – re-elected to the “At Large” seat

Commenting on the appointments, Chair Marie-Aimée de Dampierre added: "I'd like to welcome David Gibbons as a new member of the Board and to congratulate Owen, Bruce, and Karen on their re-election to the Board. I also offer my thanks and gratitude to Phoebe Wilkinson." 

In line with our strategic priority to deliver on our commitments to Diversity & Inclusion and Responsible Business, 42% of the members of the Board are women, and our Board includes underrepresented partners.

Biographic details for Board appointments

Owen Chan

Owen, our Hong Kong Office Managing Partner and head of our China Banking practice, joined the Board three years ago and has been appointed for a second term. He acts for Chinese as well as international clients in cross-border transactions with a focus on financial institutions, Private Equity funds, and multinational companies. Since joining the firm in 2008, Owen has built a strong bilingual team which assists our clients on their most complicated financing deals and provides advice under Chinese, English, and Hong Kong law. He also has extensive experience in regulatory and insolvency matters.

David Gibbons

Based in the Baltimore office, David joined the firm 15 years ago and has a broad transactional practice focusing on cross border M&A, joint ventures and capital raising transactions. He regularly advises management and Boards of Directors on disclosure and governance matters. He represents clients that the globe and across sectors including ADG, Life Sciences, Diversified Industrials, Transportation and Automotive. David previously served as the Global Head of our Corporate & Finance practice. Outside of Hogan Lovells, David serves on a number of non-profit Boards.

Karen Hughes

Karen joins the Board in her second term on the At Large seat. Based in London, she co-leads our global Tax, Pensions & Benefits practice and is a member of the firm’s Corporate & Finance leadership team, a global management team focused on the business strategy of the worldwide Corporate & Finance practice group. Her practice involves advising multi-nationals on a range of corporate tax matters, particularly international M&A and structuring.

Bruce Oakley

Bruce is the Managing Partner of our Houston office, and has previously served one term on the Board, holding the U.S. (except Washington D.C. region) seat. A member of  our Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice group, he joined the firm more than 16 years ago, and has more than 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer. Prior to joining the firm, Bruce served as a Judge of the 234th Judicial District Court. He regularly represents clients facing complex cross-border disputes, with a particular focus on energy – from exploration and production, to drilling operations, refineries, pipelines, and the services sector. Bruce continues his public service having previously served as President of Children's Protective Services and now as a Director of the Harris County Houston Sports Authority.

The Hogan Lovells Board comprises 12 members and supervises the affairs of the firm and its management on behalf of the partners. Membership of the Board is designed to reflect the broad scope of the business, with members drawn from a variety of geographic and other backgrounds.

As of 1 May 2022, the Hogan Lovells Board will be: 

Chair (and “At Large”): Marie-Aimée de Dampierre

CEO: Miguel Zaldivar

Asia Pacific Middle East: Owen Chan

Continental Europe: Tobias Faber

Washington, D.C. region: Lillian S. Hardy

London: Adrian Walker

The Americas: Celine Jimenez Crowson

U.S. (except D.C. region): Bruce Oakley

45 and under: Mahvesh Qureshi

“At Large”: David Gibbons, Andreas von Falck, Karen Hughes