Hogan Lovells Success at Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards
19 June 2015
18 June 2015 - Hogan Lovells has achieved success for the fifth consecutive year at the Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 2015. These awards celebrate firms setting the standard for female-friendly work practices and recognise the achievements of women leading the field in the legal sector across Europe.
Hogan Lovells Paris partner Cécile Dupoux won the Best in Insolvency and Restructuring award; Francesca Rolla, Milan, won the Best in Product Liability award; Lourdes Catrain, Brussels, won the Best in International Trade award; Natalia Gulyaeva, Moscow, won the Best in Trade Mark award; and Penny Angell, London, won the Best in Banking and Finance category. The firm also won the Best International Firm for the Work-Life Balance award.
Commenting on these achievements, Ruth Grant, co-chair of Hogan Lovells Global Diversity Committee, said:
"We are proud of our long history of advancing women within the firm and placing women in leadership roles. These accolades are a great achievement that recognise our long-standing commitment to diversity and the individual achievement of some of our truly excellent women".
Hogan Lovells has a comprehensive strategy to enhance diversity including a global Diversity Plan with targets to achieve a better gender balance in partnership and management committees and a focus on the development, retention and advancement of female lawyers. A number of formal Women’s Initiatives designed to support this commitment are in place, including:
- providing support through networking events, discussion groups and development events.
- providing access to female role models, including outside speakers, and fostering mentoring relationships.
- developing closer ties with clients, potential clients and others in the legal profession, increasing awareness of issues facing women lawyers and supporting external entities that promote progression of women in the profession.