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

Holborn Viaduct London, EC1A 2FG

Country: United Kingdom
Employees: 2,500 plus
LinkedIn: Lovells
Key People
Stewart Davenport, Managing Director

David Harris, Managing Partner
John Young, Senior Partner

Hogan Lovells (Lovells)is a law firm which 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, 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 in 1899 when John Spencer Lovell established his law firm in United Kingdom and 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 had already a broad base in international commercial practice, and Durrant Piesse, is 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 market and formed partnerships with Dutch firm Ekelmans den Hollander in 2000 and with French firm Siméon & Associés in November 2001 respectively. 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

  1. Corporate
  2. Finance
  3. Government Regulatory
  4. Intellectual Property
  5. Litigation, Arbitration & Employment
  6. Regional Practices
  7. Pro Bono

Hogan Lovells and ICANN

In 2010, the law firm became an an ICANN accredited registrar providing domain name registration services under the generic Top Level Domains (gTLD). The firm's domain name services will is headed by David Taylor, a member of the ICANN Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), GNSO council as well as the Implementation Recommendation Tea (IRT) which was formed by ICANN to provide solutions on trade mark issues related to the new gTLD.