What the team is known for
Hogan Lovells provides an excellent cross-border service for a range of contentious, transactional and regulatory work. Its operations in China constitutes offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, which advise on inbound and outbound transactions. The teams readily coordinate with the firm's London office for multi-jurisdictional work and the firm's Chinese capability is bolstered by its joint operation with Shanghai firm Fujian Fidelity. Hogan Lovells also leverages its impressively broad global network, regularly collaborating with offices in other key jurisdictions throughout Europe, the US, the Middle East and Africa.
The firm is widely recognised for its expertise in international disputes and handles a broad range of contentious matters. Its litigation team is well-versed in cross-border shareholder disputes, as well as financial regulatory matters. Housing a proficient international arbitration practice which represents clients in disputes across the Asia-Pacific region, it frequently assists with energy and construction disputes relating to joint ventures and projects. Its disputes expertise further extends to a host of international trade matters, including export controls and economic sanctions, and trade remedy cases. The firm is also an active presence in the transactional sphere, driven by its impressive competition team and further bolstered by strong teams in M&A, banking and finance and ECM.
One client commends the firm's handling of cross-border corporate finance and matters, stating:"The service provided by the team was excellent. Everyone on the team was technical and provided sound legal advice."
Sources admire the firm's ability to represent domestic and non-Chinese clients in international arbitrations before the HKIAC. One commentator highlights the team's "ability to navigate strategic and tactical considerations for the client, bringing a great deal of energy to matters and driving them forward in a professional manner. "
Others pick out the team's strength in cross-border, insolvency-related disputes. An interviewee praises the lawyers' "strong grasp of the law and unusually high commercial mindset, which is invaluable when dealing with complex litigation matters."