Hogan Lovells appoints new Board members in 2019

Press releases | 18 April 2019

Hogan Lovells has elected four partners to serve on its Board – Owen Chan, Karen Hughes, Richard Lorenzo, and Phoebe Wilkinson.

Owen Chan has been elected to the Asia Pacific Middle East seat
Karen Hughes has been re-elected to one of the ”At Large” seats 
Richard Lorenzo has been re-elected to the U.S. (except D.C.) seat
Phoebe Wilkinson has been re-elected to one of the ”At Large” seats

All begin or continue their roles as of 1 May. 

The Hogan Lovells Board comprises 12 members and supervises the affairs of the firm and its management on behalf of the partners. Most partner related matters, such as partner compensation, opening of offices, appointment of new partners and a number of financial decisions require the approval by the Board. The Board does not, however, have executive responsibility for strategy, management or operating decisions which are vested with the CEO and the IMC. Membership of the Board is designed to reflect the broad scope of the business, with members representing a combination of geographic and other backgrounds. Board members can serve up to two terms, each lasting three years.

Biographical details on the new Board member:

Owen Chan

Owen is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office and heads its China Banking practice. He acts for Chinese as well as international clients in cross-border transactions with a focus on structured acquisition finance and real estate finance. He also has extensive experience in regulatory and insolvency matters. Owen joined the firm in 2008 and he has built a strong bilingual team based in the firm’s China offices which assists clients on complex financing deals and provides advice under Chinese, English, and Hong Kong law.

From 1 May the Board will comprise:

Chair (and “At Large”):            Leopold von Gerlach
CEO:                                             Steve Immelt
Asia Pacific Middle East:         Owen Chan
Continental Europe:                 Joaquín Ruiz Echauri
Washington, D.C. area:            Cate Stetson
London:                                       Adrian Walker
The Americas:                            Bruce Oakley
U.S. (except D.C.):                     Richard Lorenzo
45 and under:                             Ben Higson
“At Large” representatives:     Karen Hughes, Clay James, Phoebe Wilkinson

Chair Leo von Gerlach said: "I’d like to welcome Owen as a new member of the Board and congratulate Karen, Richard and Phoebe on their re-election.  I also offer my thanks and gratitude to Andrew McGinty whose term on the Board has now come to an end."