Hogan Lovells continues London push as Whelan named private equity co-head

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  • Push? Haha

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  • Doctor? Imagine the death rate!

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  • Very commercial guy, good choice

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  • Wheelan is a hottie too. With Harris joining imminently, Hogan's corporate team isn't a place I'd mind being in!

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  • I'm still the fairest of them all...

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  • He is a top guy - grounded and commercial, and with the energy needed to take the team to the next level, which is what Hogans needs to do now and clearly what it intends to do given recent developments. Seems that his first job will be welcoming Ed Harris into the fold and ensuring that Ed is able to continue building his practice.

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  • The Hogan Lovells corporate department really needs an injection of some sort - a new lease of life to take it forward and shed its 'hum drum', mediocre persona - so this is a step in the right direction and what the department needs, combined with Ed Harris's arrival.

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  • HL needs to put its money where it's mouth is and start spending some cash on strengthening and developing its corporate team. That's key to HL "pushing" it's London division. If they want corporate to be its engine room, they need to get their wallets out unfortunately, unless they're happy to preserve the status quo - in which case, "hum drum" it is ...

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  • I don't think Hogan's are exactly "pushing" their London PE practice. Don't forget, the article says that Greenough is retiring, so the hire of Harris isn't an expansion of the team at partner level. I'm at KWM and I don't think Harris is taking a team with him to Hogans, so again, not an expansion stemming from the hire of him at associate level either. Struggling to see why there's a buzz over Hogans doing this massive development of its PE practice when it doesn't strike me that they actually are.

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  • I thought Ed Harris was joining as head of the department? If not, why on earth didn't he push for that if he knew Alan Greenough was retiring? Non sensical.

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  • Harry, Ed must be taking a team! As with all lateral partner moves, you cannot expect a partner with that type of practice to go into a new team (which is probably just about sufficiently resourced to service the existing partners) without (a) associates on the whole dedicated to him and his practice and (b) associates he knows and trusts, in order for him to make the transition as smooth as possible for all concerned - him, his clients, and the new firm. I don't know Ed at all, or anybody at KWM for that matter, but I would I imagine that Tom Whelan's first job will be to determine how many associates Ed can bring with him, rather thn simply "welcome him into the fold".

    Harrumph.

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  • Just to stir the proverbial pot, I believe Leanne Moezi has been spotted at the offices of Hogan Lovells recently ...

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  • There have been zero, nada, big fat 0 resignations at SJB as a result of Ed leaving, let alone from associates joining Hogan Lovells. Just sayin'.

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  • No associates have resigned from KWMSJB either (a) owing to Ed's departure and/or (b) to join Hogan Lovells. The speculation needs to stop.

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  • The last two comments here look somewhat dated...

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