Hogan Lovells Celebrates 5th Anniversary
01 May 2015
Hogan Lovells is marking its 5th anniversary with a global program of events to be held over the next five months. 1 May 2015 marks the anniversary of the combination of Hogan & Hartson with Lovells. It was the first true transatlantic law firm combination based on a "merger of equals" and described as a bold move. The firm now has 47 offices in 25 countries, over 800 partners, and over 6,000 staff.
The creation of the new firm in 2010 reflected the increased emphasis on regulation in the global market place and the complex legal issues that this created in the U.S., European Union and Asia. Hogan Lovells' global strength in the regulatory sphere continues to distinguish the firm from other global players in the market today. The combined firm is now a market leader in highly regulated industry sectors, particularly in financial services, energy and life sciences.
Steve Immelt, CEO, said: "Five years on from our combination the spirit of adventure and bold innovation that brought our two legacy firms together is stronger than ever. We created Hogan Lovells because we saw a gap in the market and a need for a firm with genuine transatlantic capability that could meet our clients’ growing global needs. The legal market recognized the creation of Hogan Lovells as a game changer and that remains true today. The changes that drove our 2010 combination are just as evident today.
"Clients are grappling with changes centered on technology, globalization and demographic shift. They are having to redefine how they work in their own organizations and how they engage with their customers, competitors, regulators and their people. We are also undergoing our own process of change, thinking afresh about how we help our clients navigate a world of increased complexity and risk."
During May the firm will be holding events in each office, hosting two senior-level market-leading global events – the Global Women's Executive Summit and the Global Energy Summit – and publishing an in-depth report on the importance of the rule of law.
Next week the firm will be publishing a ground-breaking report on the importance of the rule of law in making foreign direct investment decisions. The report is produced with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Investment Treaty Forum based on a survey of Forbes 2000 multinational corporations administered by The Economist Intelligence Unit.