Hogan Lovells

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Type: Partnership
Industry: Legal
Founded: 1899
Founder(s): John Spencer Lovell
Headquarters: Atlantic House

Holborn Viaduct London, EC1A 2FG

Country: UK
Employees: 2,500 plus
Website: HoganLovells.com
LinkedIn: Lovells
Key People
Stewart Davenport, Managing Director
David Harris, Managing Partner
John Young, Senior Partner
David Taylor, Partner

Hogan Lovells (Lovells) is a law firm that provides legal advisory services in the areas of competition and corporate law, dispute resolution, employee and workers benefit, financial advisory, intellectual property, pension, taxation, mergers and acquisition, and estate planning.[1] The firm is headquartered in London, United Kingdom with 40 other offices located in United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.


Hogan Lovells originally known as, Lovells LLP, has more than 112 years of history and its beginnings can be traced back to 1899 when John Spencer Lovell established his law firm in the United Kingdom. He was later joined by Reginald White. In 1924, Charles King joined Lovell and White and they formed Lovell, White & King law firm.[2]

In 1966, Lovell, White & King merged with Haslewood. Subsequently in 1988, Lovell, White & King merged with Durrant Piesse forming Lovell White Durrant. At the time of the merger Lovell, White & King already had a broad base in international commercial practice, and Durrant Piesse, was well versed in banking and financial services.

In 2000, Lovells was formed when Lovell White Durrant and the German-firm Boesebeck Droste merged. The newly formed law firm further expanded its presence in international markets and formed partnerships with the Dutch firm Ekelmans den Hollander in 2000, and with French firm, Siméon & Associés, in 2001. Furthermore, In 2001 Lovells entered into a joint venture with Lee & Lee in Singapore to further expand its presence in Asia.

In 2010, Lovells changed its name to Hogan Lovells after a merger with Hogan & Hartson LLP. The new firm is led by former Hogan & Hartson Chairman, Warren Gorrell, and former Lovells Managing Partner, David Harris, as Co-CEOs.[3]

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Government Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Employment
  • Regional Practices

Hogan Lovells and ICANN

In 2010, the law firm became an an ICANN accredited registrar. The firm's domain name services branch is headed by David Taylor, a member of the ICANN Intellectual Property Constituency, the GNSO council, as well as the Implementation Recommendation Team, which was formed by ICANN to provide solutions on trademark issues related to the new gTLD process.[4]