Hogan Lovells strengthens APME practice with new corporate partner in Hong Kong

Press releases | 29 October 2019

Hong Kong, 29th October 2019 – Hogan Lovells announced today that Laurence Davidson will be joining the firm as a partner in the Corporate practice and will be based in the Hong Kong office. Laurence will be joining from Chinese investment conglomerate, HNA Group, where he handled a number of major transactions in the aviation, logistics and real estate sectors in his role as senior counsel. Prior to this, he worked at Hogan Lovells for fifteen years, based in London and Hong Kong. His first day back with Hogan Lovells will be 11 November.

Laurence is a highly regarded corporate lawyer with a regional practice focusing on public and private M&A and private equity. Based in Hong Kong since 2006, he has extensive experience advising clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region and across a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on infrastructure, natural resources and real estate. Laurence is known for his dedication and commercial acumen, which he brings to bear to deliver successful outcomes for his clients in even the most complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Commenting on Laurence’s arrival, Global Head of the Hogan Lovells Corporate practice David Gibbons, said:

“As a firm, we remain focussed on building our capabilities in the region and Hong Kong continues to serve as an important gateway for cross-border business. Following Stephanie Tang’s arrival earlier this year, Laurence’s appointment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the Hong Kong and Greater China practice. His strong client relationships, coupled with his great track record across a range of sectors and China deal making experience, make him an ideal fit for our global team."

Laurence Davidson added:

"I am delighted to be returning to the Corporate practice at Hogan Lovells and working with a team I know well. The firm's global footprint and integrated nature provide the ideal platform for me to further develop my practice and service my clients."

The Hogan Lovells Greater China corporate practice covers the full spectrum of corporate transactions, including regulatory, M&A, private equity, and capital markets, which is critical to business in today’s global market place. The Hogan Lovells APME corporate practice is one of the largest among international firms and consists of 24 partners.