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Michael Davison to Become Hogan Lovells Deputy Chief Executive

Hogan Lovells Chief Executive Miguel Zaldivar has nominated, with the Board’s full support and unanimous approval, London-based litigation partner Michael Davison as the firm’s proposed Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 1 July 2020.

Hogan Lovells is an American-British law firm co-headquartered in London and Washington, D.C. It was formed in 2010 by the merger of the American law firm Hogan & Hartson and the British law firm Lovells.

An international arbitration lawyer by background, Michael is qualified in England, France and the Republic of Ireland. He currently heads our Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice and is involved in the TMT and ENRG industry groups.

His clients include AES, Koch and Transocean.

Michael has been described by The Legal 500 as “undoubtedly one of the leading practitioners in Europe” and by Chambers and Partners as “absolutely brilliant.”

Michael has been a member of the International Management Committee since 2013 and, alongside his client and management commitments, he has been a major supporter of and contributor to the firm’s pro bono work and diversity and inclusion commitments.

He has a strong interest in the use of technology including AI to support our clients and is leading a number of projects in this area.

The recommendation of Zaldivar to become the firm’s CEO is subject to a confirmation vote by partners, the results of which are expected to be announced later in December.

His appointment would make him the only current Amlaw 50 law firm leader of Hispanic American origin. Michael Davison’s appointment as Deputy CEO is conditional on Miguel Zaldivar’s appointment being agreed by the partnership.

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