Hogan Lovells Ranked as Leading Firm by Global Arbitration Review for Fifth Consecutive Year

LONDON / WASHINGTON D.C., 13 February, 2014 – Hogan Lovells proudly announces that its global international arbitration group was ranked fourth place in Global Arbitration Review's (GAR) annual listing of the world's most active international arbitration practices with a promotion upwards of six places in the rankings table. This is the fifth consecutive year that Hogan Lovells received recognition as a leading firm in this high-profile list.

In addition to the fourth place ranking, Hogan Lovells also placed second on “Most Important Published Decision of 2013” in international arbitration. The firm was recognized for its defense against a petition to confirm a US$300 million Mexican ICC arbitral award that has now been nullified by the Mexican courts. The matter was handled by a cross-office team from Miami, New York, and Paris.

The GAR 30 ranking was revealed at the annual GAR Awards Dinner, on 12 February 2014, in Paris.

Unlike other arbitration law firm rankings, the GAR 30 is based on a number of key performance indicators, including hours billed to arbitration and number of hearings. GAR referenced Hogan Lovells' strong performance across all of their measurements as key to our high ranking.

“This award recognizes the continued hard work and commitment to the growth of our international arbitration practice” said Daniel Gonzalez and Simon Nesbitt, Co-Leaders of the firm’s International Arbitration practice. “It is a great achievement and exemplifies our deep bench of experience, and commitment to client service.”

Hogan Lovells was singled-out for its popularity with governments, winning instructions from countries such as China, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Venezuela and Vietnam, as well as the Canadian province of Ontario. GAR also noted that our increasing focus on Africa and Latin America had strengthened our practice.

Several of these matters involved investment treaties, including:

  • Defending Mongolia against an Energy Charter Treaty claim brought by Canada’s Khan Resources over uranium mining;
  • Representing Venezuela in an ICSID claim brought by a Barbadian subsidiary of Venezuelan brewer Polar over the alleged expropriation of its stake in a fertilizer plant; and
  • Defending Vietnam in two claims worth US$3.75 billion brought by a French investor in kidney dialysis clinics

To read more about Hogan Lovells’ receipt of these awards please visit the GAR website.

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