Hogan Lovells further strengthens its global Private Equity practice with London hire

Press releases | 14 September 2022

London, 14 September 2022 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells has today announced the appointment of John Livesey as a partner in the firm’s global Private Equity practice, based in the London office.

John joins Hogan Lovells from Linklaters. He advises international private equity clients on transactions across a number of sectors, including financial institutions, infrastructure, mining, technology and retail. In addition to his core practice, having previously spent four years working in Linklaters’ Madrid office and being bilingual in English and Spanish, he also has an active practice advising on Spanish and Latin America-related transactions.

Commenting on his appointment, James Doyle, Global Head of the Corporate & Finance practice said: “We’re delighted to welcome John to the firm. He is an excellent fit for our practice with his complementary experience across a number of our key industry sectors. John’s arrival follows a series of significant hires to our global Private Equity practice which underpin our vision of further developing our Corporate practice in strategic markets.”

As part of our global Private Equity practice, John will work closely with transactional colleagues throughout the network, and will further bolster our UK practice, working alongside our market-leading secondaries team led by partners Ed Harris and Leanne Moezi.

Matthias Jaletzke, Global Head of the Private Equity & Funds practice and Head of the Private Capital Industry Sector added: “Private capital deal activity has grown exponentially in recent years, and is a priority focus for us as a firm. This hiring demonstrates our commitment to meeting the increasing demand from our clients in London and we’re looking forward to welcoming John to our growing team.”

With over 150 lawyers globally, the Hogan Lovells Private Equity practice is well positioned to help clients throughout the lifecycle of their investments. During the past 12 months, our practice has successfully advised private equity funds on a range of high-end and mid-market transactions across nearly every geography and sector, including technology, life sciences and health care, sports, media, and entertainment, and energy and natural resources. As recognised by Mergermarket who ranked the firm in the Top 10 by volume for European Buyouts in 2021. 

Recent hires to our Private Equity and Funds practice include Peter Cohen-Millstein, Parik Dasgupta and Adrienne Ellman in New York; Danielle du Bois-Buné in Amsterdam;  Nikolai Sokolov and Dr Christoph Naumann in Frankfurt; Matthieu Grollemund and Hélène Parent in Paris; and James Wood in Sydney.