Hogan Lovells Third Most Innovative Law Firm In 2019 

Yemisi Izuora 

Hogan Lovells has been recognized as the third most innovative international firm in the Asia Pacific region in the 2019 Financial Times Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards, produced by the paper in collaboration with RSG Consulting.

In addition to winning in the “Data, Knowledge and Intelligence” category for our work with artificial intelligence in South Korea Hogan Lovells achieved highly commended and commended ratings in “Rule of Law and Access to Justice” for its work in advising the International Commission of Jurists, a human rights group, on a case where a civil servant applied to have his same-sex marriage to a British citizen recognised for tax assessment purposes.

It was also commended in “New Products and Services” for its proactive work advising companies in the early stages of an initial public offering or M&A deal to help them identify potential sanction violation risks and conduct proper due diligence and  in “Strategy and changing behaviours” for an internal program it launched in its Litigation practice to drive cross-border business by incentivising internal client referrals.

The firm further received commendation in “Litigation and Disputes” for representing Lego in 20 copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition lawsuits and  in “Creating a New Standard” for winning a precedent-setting trademark decision for ZF TRW.

Additionally, Hong Kong Partner Bronwen May is recognized as one of the top ten most innovative lawyers in the region.

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