Hogan Lovells

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Strong bench of well-regarded attorneys offering impressive experience in the technology and life sciences sectors. Regularly advises on cross-border M&A, as well as complex joint ventures. Noted for its particular prowess in representing companies in the technology sector.

Strengths"The service level is impeccable," one source says, adding that the firm is "commercially minded and has a firm grasp of prevailing market norms."

"Hogan Lovells is a tech M&A powerhouse," reports one client and adds: "The firm combines incredible M&A prowess with strength in other practices. You know they’ll be able to cover you on whatever you need."

Another client describes the firm as a "preeminent corporate M&A shop in the Valley" and a "one-stop shop."

Work highlights Advised Adobe on its acquisition of Marketo for $4.75 billion.

Notable practitioners

Jane Ross is held in high regard by clients as a "top-notch attorney and great negotiator." She is sought after by a host of significant technology and pharmaceutical companies for counsel in high-value M&A. One commentator says: "Jane is fantastic and one of our most trusted advisers; she elevates transactions and is a very creative deal maker."

Keith Flaum focuses his practice on the representation of major public and private companies in high-end domestic and international M&A. One interviewee affirms: "He doesn’t just look at the legal aspects of the deal, but puts it in the context of how it ties to our growth strategy and what it will mean in real terms for the company."

Richard Climan retains an enviable position at the upper echelon of the corporate market. He has an impressive track record acting in transformative transactions in the technology and life sciences sectors. Clients say: "There's nothing I can throw at him that he hasn't seen before or hasn't a perspective on. He takes the time to understand our business and gets to the crux of the business issue."