Hogan Lovells welcomes new Regional Chief Executive for the Asia Pacific Middle East region

3 July 2018 – Hogan Lovells announced today that Miguel Zaldivar is the new Regional Chief Executive for the Asia Pacific Middle East region effective 1 July 2018. He replaces Patrick Sherrington, who recently retired and held the role since 2013.

Zaldivar, who recently relocated from the U.S. to Hong Kong, served as a member of the firm’s Global Board of Directors, co-head of the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects (IERP) practice globally and in the past co-led the firm's Latin American practice group. He is a corporate transactional and project finance lawyer with extensive experience working on complex cross-border matters, including a significant amount of work between Latin America and China, Japan, South East Asia, and the Middle East. He has many years of hands-on experience with global export-credit and development banks, including China Development Bank, the Export-Import Bank of China, Japan Bank of International Cooperation, IFC, Russia's Eximbank, and the European Investment Bank.

Miguel is an accomplished international lawyer who has worked on a wide variety of infrastructure and energy matters across the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. The appointment of an experienced and respected firm leader like Miguel reflects the critical importance of Asia for our firm,” said Hogan Lovells CEO Stephen Immelt. “His detailed understanding of our practices in the Americas should be useful in deepening those connections with Asia.

The Asia Pacific and Middle East region is of strategic importance to Hogan Lovells and the firm's clients. Across the region the firm has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sydney, Perth, and Dubai. The firm has associated offices in Jakarta, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and Riyadh. In 2018, the firm was recognized by the FT Innovative Lawyers awards as one of the most innovative law firms in Asia Pacific.

Miguel earned an LLB from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela, an LLM from the University of Illinois as a Fulbright scholar, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami. He is admitted to practice law in New York, Washington D.C., Florida, and Venezuela, and is registered as a foreign lawyer with the Law Society of Hong Kong.


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