Hogan Lovells Expands Corporate Practice with London Lateral

LONDON, 31 January 2014 - Hogan Lovells has recruited partner Don McGown to join its London corporate practice. Don joins on 3 February 2014.

Don was until recently a partner at Allen & Overy a role he had fulfilled since 1990. He has acted for a number of high profile clients including 21st Century Fox on the US$10 billion spin-off of its publishing and print businesses, and DS Smith on its US$2 billion reverse acquisition of SCA Packaging.

He primarily advises on international M&A and corporate restructuring and has significant sector expertise in telecommunications and media, and financial services.

Don has worked internationally, including in New York and Hong Kong, and has a broad geographic perspective as well as strong corporate track record.

Commenting on Don's arrival, Andrew Skipper, global Co-Head of Hogan Lovells' corporate practice, said:

"Continuing to strengthen our excellent London corporate practice is important for us and Don's arrival will bring additional high quality board level experience and international perspective to our London team. Don is a highly effective and skilled practitioner with the right skillset, market standing and collegiate approach. He is the perfect fit for our corporate practice with its global spread, in-depth industry knowledge and expertise in highly regulated sectors".

Don said:

"Hogan Lovells has a thriving global corporate practice with high profile clients across a range of sectors. I am looking forward to working with the transactional teams in continuing to provide a top quality global M&A service for clients, working in particular with the TMT and corporate restructuring practices".

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