Hogan Lovells Appoints New Chair

Hogan Lovells has appointed Nicholas Cheffings who will serve as Chair of Hogan Lovells beginning 1 May 2012 and serve in the post for three years. Nicholas will take over from current co-Chairs Claudette Christian and John Young.   John will be retiring from the firm on 30 April 2012 while Claudette will continue with her practice.

The Chair is a member of the Board and oversees our ethos and standards, nurtures our culture around the world, exemplifies the commitment and behaviors expected of partners in serving both clients and the firm, and plays an advisory role in relation to partners as required. 

Nicholas is one of the top tier real estate litigators in the UK and has handled a number of precedent-setting disputes. He has also been a leading market player in a number of cutting edge leasehold liability transactions. He joined the-then Lovells in 1999 and previous management positions include being a member of the Lovells Partnership Council and Conflicts Panel. His current internal responsibilities include being a Board member, chair of the Partner Admission Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

Commenting on the appointment of Nicholas, Hogan Lovells' current co-chairs Claudette Christian and John Young said:

"Nicholas is a highly regarded partner who has a long track record of managing significant partnership and client issues with tact and diplomacy."

Says Nicholas Cheffings:

"This is a great firm and we are at an important moment in our development, occupying a unique position in the legal landscape, and looking to cement our place amongst the global elite. I am looking forward to transitioning into this new role over the next few months while continuing with my practice."

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