With over 35 years' experience, first in London then in Italy, Leah Dunlop is a veteran of cross-border deals and one of few bilingual, and dual-qualified mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyers operating in Italy. Leah is head of Hogan Lovells Italian M&A practice and leads cross-border teams supporting clients in M&A, strategic alliances, reorganizations, and first-mover projects, with a consolidated track record in highly regulated sectors such as; automotive, energy and natural resources, technology, media and telecommunications, and consumer.
Leah's global outlook, seasoned deal-making skills, solutions-focused approach and talent for project management help her clients overcome obstacles and clinch complex business combinations - delivering a reorganized, restructured group to seize new opportunities, closing projects on the right terms, on time, and within budget.
Chambers Europe 2019 and 2018 describes Leah as able to "effectively manage cross-border transactions" and as "very hard-working and client focused".
In 2019 Leah and her team won Legalcommunity's Award for Best Italian Law Firm in Oil & Gas. In 2016 Leah was awarded Client Choice for M&A in Italy for the second time, recognizing her as "a real pleasure to work with, delivering results with great interpersonal skills and extraordinary dynamism - a proactive leader."