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The American Lawyer Honors Hogan Lovells with Three Global Legal Awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Citizenship

14 July 2014

Washington, D.C., 14 July 2014 – Hogan Lovells today announced that The American Lawyer will honor the firm with three global legal awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Citizenship, for lawyers’ outstanding cross-border legal work. The American Lawyer received more than 270 nominations from 66 law firms.

The Hogan Lovells winners are as follows:

Global Finance Deal of the Year: Project Finance (Europe) – Intercity Express Programme
Hogan Lovells advised the Department for Transport on the financing of the £2.7 billion East Coast phase of the UK's Intercity Express Programme (IEP). The IEP, worth a total of £5.7 billion, comprises the design, build, finance and maintenance of around 122 trains over a period of 30 years. It also provides for construction and upgrade of essential maintenance depots.

Global Dispute of the Year: U.K. Litigation – BTA Bank
Since May 2009, Hogan Lovells has been acting for BTA Bank to seek the recovery of assets misappropriated through a series of fraudulent transactions. The matter is one of the biggest fraud cases ever to come before the English courts. It is believed that Ablyazov siphoned off in excess of US$10 billion during his time as BTA's chairman; the claims brought by BTA in England total more than US$6 billion.

Global M&A Deal of the Year: U.S. – Verizon Wireless
Hogan Lovells advised Vodafone Group PLC in a sale of its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications. The transaction, valued at US$130 billion, is the third largest M&A deal in history. The sale ended a 14-year old partnership between U.S.-based Verizon and the U.K.’s Vodafone.

The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Award: Lifetime Achievement – Hogan Lovells and the International Senior Lawyers Project
Since 2007, Hogan Lovells has partnered with the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) to assist the Government of Liberia in the negotiation and renegotiation of natural resource concession agreements, mineral development agreements, and investment contracts, along with the review and revision of Liberian procurement laws. Hogan Lovells also has worked with ISLP and the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in developing a legal framework for the delivery of health services, including recommendations on the Public Health Law. The Hogan Lovells-ISLP team has advised on the development of the law that created the Liberian Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency and on provisions addressing mental health, reproductive health, communicable diseases and other issues. Current projects also include work on development of special economic zone law, tax policy issues, a rail corridor infrastructure development agreement, and concession agreement enforcement.

The Global Legal Awards winners will be honored at the Global Legal Awards dinner on 15 September 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City. For more information, and a full list of winners, visit The American Lawyer site here.

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