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Hogan Lovells U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Receives Top Rankings

04 April 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., 4 April 2011 – Hogan Lovells announced today that its U.S. mergers & acquisitions (M&A) practice was ranked among the top ten M&A practices in the U.S. in 2010 by deal volume, according to Bloomberg, and top 12 in the U.S. and globally, according to mergermarket. Hogan Lovells was also named an “Elite” Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice by Chambers USA for 2010.

“Hogan Lovells prides itself on being among the best at structuring, negotiating, and implementing highly complex M&A transactions for its diverse clients,“ said Joseph E. Gilligan, Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, at Hogan Lovells. “We’re honored to have our client work highlighted by these top rankings in the U.S. M&A league tables and reports. Our clients, our strong presence in the world's major financial markets, and our highly experienced team of lawyers drive our M&A success.”

Hogan Lovells’ global team of more than 400 M&A lawyers advised on more than 125 transactions in 2010 with a total value exceeding US$49 billion. In the past five years, Hogan Lovells lawyers have advised on more than 1,100 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of US$625 billion. 

Bloomberg ranked Hogan Lovells seventh in the U.S. for serving as counsel to principals in completed deals in 2010 and ninth overall for serving as counsel to the target of M&A deals. Bloomberg ranked Hogan Lovells 12th overall globally for completed deals in 2010. mergermarket ranked Hogan Lovells 11th overall in both the U.S. and globally for M&A by deal count. Thomson ranked the U.S. practice 13th overall worldwide by deal count. 

These league table rankings underscore the “Elite” ranking nationally by Chambers USA. Hogan Lovells was also recognized by Chambers for its M&A leadership in key financial markets, including in New York, where the office was noted as “Highly Regarded,” and in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, where the offices’ Corporate and M&A practices were listed as “Band 1.”  mergermarket noted Hogan Lovells’ M&A strength in New England and the West.

mergermarket also recognized the Hogan Lovells’ strength in Life Sciences and Healthcare M&A, where the firm ranked 10th; in Technology, Media, and Telecom M&A, where the firm ranked 13th; and in Mid-Market M&A, where the firm was ranked seventh. These rankings appeared in mergermarket’s report, “Deal Drivers North America.” 

Hogan Lovells was also recently honored at the 2010 M&A Advisor Awards for its representation of the Ford Motor Company in its sale of Volvo Car Corporation to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited. The deal was recognized as the “Cross-Border Deal of the Year” and the “Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year”.

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