Hogan Lovells’ Keith Larson and Mark McConnell named to 2012 Law360 MVP of the Year List

WASHINGTON, D.C., 6 December 2012 – Hogan Lovells’ partners Keith Larson and Mark McConnell have been named to this year’s Law360 MVP of the Year list. Both are based in our Washington, D.C. office.

Larson, a member of the Infrastructure, Project and Public Finance practice group, was recognized in the Project Finance category. He was commended for, among other deals, his work in the US$1.5 billion oil prepayment financing between client Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited. He was also recognized for providing counsel to Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP in the undertaking of a project to add gas liquefaction facilities and provide liquefied natural gas export services.      

McConnell, a member of the International Trade and Investment practice group, was recognized in the International Trade category. He was lauded for, among other things, his role in securing a complete victory for the U.S. Grains Council, the trade association for U.S. feed grains exporters, in the Chinese antidumping investigation of Distillers Dried Grains from the United States. He was also commended for serving as lead counsel in defending the Ford Motor Company in the Russian antidumping investigation of Light Commercial Vehicles from Poland, Italy, and Turkey.     

Law360 reviewed nearly 500 nominations for this year’s MVP of the Year awards, which honor lawyers whose achievements in major litigation or transactions (between October 2011 and October 2012) have set a new standard for accomplishment in corporate law. The complete list of this year’s winners can be accessed on the Law360 website.

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