Hogan Lovells names London-based Cheffings as new chair

Hogan Lovells has confirmed the appointment of London real estate litigation partner Nicholas Cheffings as its new chair.

Nicholas Cheffings

The firm recommended Cheffings to partners last week (3 February 2012).

He will take over as sole chairman from joint incumbents Claudette Christian and John Young on 1 May, serving a three-year term. Young is set to retire from Hogan Lovells at the end of April, while New York-based Christian is returning to full-time practice as a finance partner.

The role of chair will see Cheffings retain a place on Hogan Lovells’ board. He is also currently chair of the firm’s partner admission committee and a member of its audit committee.

The nomination process for the position of chairman began in December last year (1 December 2011). The move to a sole chairman was envisaged at the time of the merger between Hogan & Hartson and Lovells in May 2010.