Hogan Lovells boosts sports practice with key corporate hire

Washington D.C./New York, 15 March 2021 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce the hire of Steve Argeris as counsel to its Corporate & Finance practice, boosting in particular its M&A offering and industry expertise in the sports sector.

Based in both New York and Washington D.C., Steve Argeris most recently served as Vice President and General Counsel at Tepper Sports & Entertainment (a.k.a. Carolina Panthers and Charlotte FC) in Charlotte, North Carolina where he worked from 2015 to 2020.  Earlier in his career, he was a sportswriter for several newspapers, including the Washington Post.

His experience spans from government affairs, risk management, strategic communications, crisis management, stadium and facility development and sponsorships.

His appointment builds on a series of hires to the M&A and Private Equity groups in London [Ed Harris and Leanne Moezi], US [Adam Brown], Shanghai [Don Williams, Tony Mou and Cheng Xu], Frankfurt [Nikolai Sokolov] and more recently in Paris [Matthieu Grollemund and Hélène Parent] as well as the addition of leading New York Capital Markets partner, Richard Aftanas.

David Gibbons, Global Head of the Corporate & Finance Practice at Hogan Lovells, said: “We are delighted to welcome Steve to the firm, boosting both our Corporate & Finance and Sports, Media & Entertainment practices. This appointment adds to our already established corporate bench and reflects our ambition to invest in key strategic markets and our ‘engines’ of the firm which includes New York and Washington D.C., among others.”

Global Head of Sports, Matthew Eisler, added: “Steve’s appointment is part of our firm strategy to grow our Sports, Media and Entertainment practice. He holds a deep knowledge of the sports industry and a wide portfolio of client representative experience. I am very excited to welcome Steve to our growing team in private practice after such an expansive career in-house.”

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