Hogan Lovells continues global BRI push with significant hire boosting Paris practice

Press releases | 25 April 2019

25th April, 2019 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Philippe Druon will be joining as a partner in the firm's Finance practice, based in the Paris office. Specializing in BRI, Philippe is a very successful and well known bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer in Paris. He joins from Weil, and brings with him two counsel and one associate.

These latest hires will make the team the largest BRI practice in Paris by number of lawyers and means that the team now has the optimal BRI offering in Paris.

Commenting on the recent appointments, Matthew Cottis, global head of the Finance practice at Hogan Lovells, said:

"Philippe and his team's appointments are another step in our continued push to strengthen and enhance the BRI capabilities in key markets. In recent years, we have successfully added high calibre BRI talent in New York and Los Angeles and we fully expect to continue to grow the practice in Europe and beyond."

Xenia Legendre, Office Managing Partner at Hogan Lovells, commented: "Philippe is an experienced, ambitious and energetic lawyer with a strong track record in advising on restructuring matters, both in the context of insolvency proceedings as well as solvent restructurings. He is an exciting addition to our Paris team and will help capitalize on other key opportunities for us in region more broadly. "

Philippe Druon added: "I am delighted to be joining the Finance practice at Hogan Lovells. The firm's ambitions and strong focus on highly regulated sectors provides the ideal platform for me to further develop my team and practice."

The global finance team at Hogan Lovells comprises of over 430 lawyers located in over 30 offices. Clients range from blue chip corporates and private equity sponsors to a broad range of lenders (banks, insurance companies, debt funds, DFIs, ECAs and other financial institutions).