Hogan Lovells has made a series of changes to the International Management Committee (IMC) with global litigation head Patrick Sherrington succeeding Crispin Rapinet as Asia and Middle East managing partner.
Sherrington will relocate to Hong Kong as part of the planned changes. The firm has named London international arbitration partner Michael Davison as his successor in London.
Davison sat on the implementation planning committee that oversaw the 2010 merger between Lovells and Hogan Hartson (12 March 2010). He will work alongside current co-head, Washington DC based Steve Immelt.
Meanwhile, in London, the firm has also elected anti-trust partner Susan Bright as London managing partner succeeding finance partner Andrew Gamble.
In the US, Washington DC partner Ben Hammond will stand down as of co-head of the finance group leaving London partner David Hudd as sole head of the group.
The management changes come into effect on 1 May 2013, three years after Lovells formally merged with Hogan Hartson (15 December 2009).
Hogan Lovells joint chief executives David Harris and Warren Gorrell said in a statement: “The changes that we are making are designed to build on what we have achieved and lay the foundations for the continued growth and development of the firm.”
The roles take effect from 1 May 2013, and the complete IMC will then be:
· Co-CEOs: David Harris and Warren Gorrell
· Corporate: Andrew Skipper and Stuart Stein
· Finance: David Hudd
· Government Rregulatory: Agnes Dover
· Intellectual property, media and telecoms: Andreas von Falck
· Litigation, arbitration and employment: Michael Davison and Steve Immelt