GAR ranks Hogan Lovells’ international arbitration group in fourth place in list

Hogan Lovells has announced that its global international arbitration group was ranked fourth place in Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR’s) annual listing of the world’s most active international arbitration practices with a promotion upwards of six places in the rankings table.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Hogan Lovells received recognition as a leading firm in this high-profile list.

In addition to the fourth-place ranking, Hogan Lovells also placed second on ‘Most Important Published Decision of 2013’ in international arbitration. The firm was recognised for its defence against a petition to confirm a $300m (£180m) Mexican ICC arbitral award that has now been nullified by the Mexican courts. The matter was handled by a cross-office team from Miami, New York and Paris.

The GAR 30 ranking was revealed at the annual GAR Awards Dinner on 12 February 2014 in Paris.

The GAR 30 is based on a number of key performance indicators, including hours billed to arbitration and number of hearings. GAR referenced Hogan Lovells’ strong performance across all of their measurements as key to its high ranking.

Hogan Lovells was singled out for its popularity with governments, winning instructions from countries such as China, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Venezuela and Vietnam, as well as the Canadian province of Ontario.

GAR also noted that the law firm’s increasing focus on Africa and Latin America had strengthened its practice.