Hogan Lovells named Litigation Team of the Year at British Legal Awards
26 November 2015
London - 26 November 2015 - Hogan Lovells has been named Litigation Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2015.
The prestigious award recognised the firm's success in the outcome of a five-year global court battle, following the collapse of telecoms provider Nortel. Hogan Lovells successfully convinced the courts – which sat in Canada and the U.S. simultaneously, and were linked by an unprecedented private live internet stream – to accept the legal principle that pooled funds from the liquidation of Nortel’s global businesses should be allocated among debtor companies pro rata to their creditor claims.
The level of cooperation between the judicial authorities was described as "unprecedented", and a billion-dollar victory was achieved for 33,000 UK pensioners.
Commenting on the award, head of pensions litigation Angela Dimsdale Gill, who led the Hogan Lovells team, said:
"The immense hard work, dedication, and skill of everyone who worked on this landmark case has once again been recognised with a prestigious award, and naturally we are delighted.
"This case was groundbreaking both in terms of the sheer magnitude of the win and in its forging new law – but even more importantly, it also improved the lives of some 33,000 people."
It's the second major awards win for the firm's Nortel team this autumn; in October the case earned Hogan Lovells the plaudit of Most Innovative Law Firm in Dispute Resolution at the FT's Innovative Lawyers Awards 2015.
Partner John Tillman collected the Litigation Team of the Year award at a ceremony at London's Old Billingsgate Market on 26 November. Read about the British Legal Awards 2015 in full here.