Firm says additions reflect the “growing diversity of the partnership”
Hogan Lovells has announced new appointments to its international management committee (IMC) and board.
In a statement, Hogan Lovells said that the appointments reflect “the growing diversity of the partnership and the firm – 50% of the members of the board are women and both the board and the IMC include a number of underrepresented partners.”
The new appointments to the management committee are José María Balañá as regional managing partner for the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, and James Doyle as practice group leader of the corporate and finance practice.
Meanwhile, the new board appointments are Lillian Hardy (elected to the Washington D.C. seat), Adrian Walker (re-elected to the London seat), and Andreas von Falck (elected to the "at large” seat).
In addition, the firm announced two appointments to new roles: David Bonser as managing partner of the corporate practice, and Sébastien Gros as regional administrative partner for the EMEA region.
“Our practice group leaders and regional managing partners play a crucial role in ensuring that our firm is making good progress on our strategic priorities,” said Miguel Zaldivar, “As a global law firm that is known for high-value complex transactional work, particularly in highly-regulated sectors, our corporate and finance practice is a central engine of the firm. James and David will bring new ideas and will draw upon their knowledge of our clients to take our Corporate & Finance practice to even greater heights.”
Zaldivar added that the firm’s EMEA region “is critical to our success – some of our largest and most successful offices are based in the region, particularly London, Germany, and Paris.”
“I have worked closely with José María Balañá for many years – he brings laser sharp focus and boundless energy to the regional managing partner role.”