Hogan Lovells Continues Expansion in South-East Asia with Managing Partner Hire in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, 16 January 2015 - Hogan Lovells has announced that partner Samantha Campbell will join its Southeast Asia practice as head of the firm’s Vietnam offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in March.

Samantha joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel, where she was heading the Vietnam practice. Her practice covers a broad spectrum of corporate transactional, projects and finance work, as well as real estate and dispute resolution, with a focus on the infrastructure and energy sectors and financial institutions. Her clients include multinational corporations, banks and other financial institutions, as well as Governments.

Samantha’s recruitment follows that of Hogan Lovells first Vietnam-based corporate partner Jeff Olson, who joined the Ho Chi Minh City Office in October 2014, marking the ninth partner hire in Asia in 2014. Her hire also represents significant continued investment in Hogan Lovells Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects IERP) practice following the recruitment of partners Alex Cull in Singapore, Joe Kim in Tokyo and Alexander Dolgov in Moscow, all in 2014.

Patrick Sherrington, Hogan Lovells Regional Managing Partner for Asia and the Middle East, said:

"Vietnam is a very significant and growing market for our international clients and is a gateway to ASEAN international trade. As one of the first international law firms in Vietnam, with a historical presence spanning 20 years, we view this jurisdiction as a key component of our regional strategy and are strongly committed to responding to our clients' requirements for consistent high quality international legal services and local law advice across the zone. Samantha's presence on the ground in Vietnam, and experience both in Vietnam and more widely, will greatly enhance our offering and complement our wider South East Asia practice."

Samantha added:

"Hogan Lovells investment in and commitment to South East Asia, as well as the depth of its practice areas across Asia, provides the ideal platform for me to work on the significant opportunities offered by the Vietnam market and to increase the firm's presence in the Mekong region. In combination with the recent recruitment of corporate partner Jeff Olson in Vietnam, I am looking forward to working with the other Hogan Lovells partners across Asia, focussing on the infrastructure, energy and financial institutions sectors, as well as on corporate transactional work."

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