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Hogan Lovells Cycles London-Paris 2011

23 June 2011

LONDON AND PARIS, 23 June 2011 – An international team of cyclists from Hogan Lovells, the global legal practice, are riding The London-Paris 2011. The 550km tour starts today, Thursday 23 June, at Hampton Court in London and finishes on Saturday 25 June, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The team’s progress can be tracked at http://hoganlovellsL2P.blogspot.com and via Twitter - @HoganLovellsL2P.  The team's fundraising page can be found at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/HoganlovellsL2P.

With just 350 riders, The London-Paris is known as "THE professional cycling event for amateur cyclists". It is the closest the amateur rider can get to the Tour de France experience.

The London-Paris also regularly attracts “celebrity” riders, with this year’s participants including the former Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell, former England Rugby Captain Will Carling, Tour de France winner Stephen Roche and former England professional footballers, now TV commentators, Lee Dixon and Mark Bright.

The Hogan Lovells team comprises London partner Rod Freeman as captain, London senior associate Tom Astle; London partner Andrew Briggs; Co-CEO Warren Gorrell; Munich partner Detlef Hass; Litigation, Arbitration & Employment Co-Head Stephen Immelt; Americas Regional Managing Partner Dennis Tracey; and Amsterdam associate Jeroen Wiercx. Clients Rutger Oldenhuis and Mimi Tjoeng from Shimano Europe and Steven Cohen from Anschutz Investment Group are also riding as part of the Hogan Lovells/ Shimano team.

The Hogan Lovells team is riding in support of Action Against Hunger/ACF International and the Geoff Thomas Foundation (Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research), the charities supported through the global Hogan Lovells Touch initiative.

Warren Gorrell said:

"We are excited to have secured a place for this exclusive and prestigious event, which, though hard work, will be a fantastic bonding experience for our cross-border team and a great opportunity to raise money for these deserving charities."

ENDS

About Hogan Lovells Touch

Touch is Hogan Lovells' global matched charitable giving initiative. Touch provides a platform for the firm community to join together in supporting charities chosen by firm vote at a local and global level on a two-year cycle, starting on 1 January 2011. Touch activities have major benefits in promoting team working and integration at all levels, fostering team spirit and good morale, as well as delivering for chosen charities and contributing to our Citizenship objectives.

About Hogan Lovells

www.hoganlovells.com

Hogan Lovells combines the breadth of business-oriented legal advice and high-quality service that clients have come to expect through working with its two founding firms – Hogan & Hartson and Lovells.

"Hogan Lovells" or the "firm" refers to the international legal practice comprising Hogan Lovells International LLP, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Hogan Lovells Worldwide Group (a Swiss Verein), and their affiliated businesses, each of which is a separate legal entity. Hogan Lovells International LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC323639. Registered office and principal place of business: Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG. Hogan Lovells US LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in the District of Columbia.

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