Hogan Lovells Wins Eight Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 2014
19 June 2014
LONDON, 19 June 2014 - Hogan Lovells has won in eight categories at the Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 2014. The winners were announced at a ceremony held yesterday in London.
Munich partner Ina Brock was named Best in Product Liability for the second consecutive year; and Brussels international trade partner Lourdes Catrain was also recognised as best in her field for a second time, having previously won in 2011. Paris Office Managing Partner Marie-Aimée de Dampierre was awarded Best in Trade Mark; London energy Of Counsel Lis Blunsdon Best in Energy, Natural Resources & Mining; and Moscow associate Maria Sedykh was recognised as a Rising Star in IP.
Hogan Lovells also won two firmwide accolades for the second time – Best International Firm for Women in Business Law (won in 2011); and Best International Firm for Minority Women Lawyers (first won in 2012). In addition Hogan Lovells has been recognised as the UK (international firm) Firm of the Year for the first time in 2014.
The Euromoney European Women in Business Law 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.
Ruth Grant, Co-Chair of Hogan Lovells' Global Diversity Committee, said:
"2014 has been our best year yet with our continued success in these awards highlighting our commitment to supporting the career progression of women in the workplace and to creating and maintaining an inclusive working environment for our people".
Susan Bright, Regional Managing Partner - UK and Africa, added:
"These accolades are a great achievement that recognise our commitment to diversity and the individual achievement of some of our truly excellent women".
Hogan Lovells has a comprehensive strategy to enhance diversity which means commitments to:
- Recruit, nurture, develop and advance the most talented law students, graduates, lawyers and support personnel.
- Engage all members of Hogan Lovells with its diversity agenda and integrate diversity and inclusiveness into all activities.
- Ensure workplace policies and processes are inclusive and designed to promote a high-performance culture that values individual contribution, teamwork, innovation and productivity.