The new partners have been named as David Holland and Charles Bogle. Each of the new partners will take to Hogan Lovells’ corporate team, based in Sydney.
Mr Holland is described as an experienced M&A lawyer with a strong background in securities law. His new role at Hogan Lovells will see him bring a team of lawyers who have advised on some of the largest public M&A transactions in Australia, according to a statement from the firm.
Meanwhile, Mr Bogle has deep experience advising on complex and innovative M&A transactions, Hogan Lovells said, with a strong focus on working with financial investors, including private equity, infrastructure investors and direct investments for super funds.
The recruitment comes as Hogan Lovells’ strategy continues to see the firm focused on building out its capabilities in the Australian market, with the global firm having opened up shop in Sydney and Perth in 2015 in order to “capture high-end, complex transactions and disputes, and to support the firm’s key global clients in pursuing their business interests in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region”.
“Charles and David are an experienced and formidable pair to lead and further develop our corporate practice in Sydney,” global head of the Hogan Lovells corporate practice David Gibbons said, commenting on the new arrivals.
“The combination of David’s M&A and ECM capabilities and Charles’ private equity experience positions us for further growth in Australia and aligns with our continuing efforts to build out our capabilities in key markets to support our clients’ needs across the Asia-Pacific region.”
Mr Holland said he and his team are thrilled to be joining the team.
“Hogan Lovells has an excellent reputation and strong network and I am excited to help the firm expand its presence in Australia,” he said on his new role.
Mr Bogle added: “Hogan Lovells has an incredible culture and client service focus. The great team in Australia together with the formidable global private equity practice offers an unparalleled opportunity to help serve my clients wherever the deal takes them.”