Hogan Lovells Wins Three M&A Advisor Awards in New York City

NEW YORK, 20 December 2010 – A team of Hogan Lovells lawyers were recipients of three M&A Advisor Awards at the 9th Annual M&A Advisor Awards and Summit held on 14 December in New York City.

The Hogan Lovells team won the Cross-Border Deal of the Year (deals more than $1 billion), Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (deals more than $750 million), and Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year (deals more than $100 million) awards for its work on the sale of Volvo Car Corporation by Ford Motor Company to the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited. This transaction allowed Ford, a Hogan Lovells client, to sharpen its focus on the Ford brand around the world and to continue to deliver on its “One Ford” plan serving Ford’s customers with the very best cars and trucks in the world.

New York office corporate partner William “Bill” Curtin led the deal and accepted the awards at the ceremony on behalf of the international team of Hogan Lovells lawyers, which included partners Richard Horan (M&A/corporate), Audrey Reed (intellectual property), Jun Wei (China matters), Kevin Gralley (finance), Brent Singley (product development), John Basnage (M&A/corporate), Carin Carithers (employee benefits), Latane Montague (environmental and automotive regulatory), Lee Samuelson (real estate), Dan Davidson (tax), Michele Harrington (antitrust), Catriona Hatton (antitrust), Stephen Ito (pensions), Dennis Tracey (dispute resolution), Carl Chiappa (automotive franchise), and Shelly McGee (intellectual property).

The M&A Advisor Awards and Summit is the original and premiere event bringing together 400 leading M&A dealmakers, deal team members, and key service providers in an exclusive gathering. Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has been the preeminent organization facilitating connections and recognizing achievement in the top performers of the M&A, turnaround and financing industries through its leading Awards, Summits, M&A ALERTS™ newsletters, M&A LINKS™ social network, M&A MARKET INTEL™ research and publishing service and M&A CONNECTS™ business development services.

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