Hogan Lovells has brought a new partner onboard: Luke Iovine III, formerly a partner at Paul Hastings, in New York.
A global practice, Hogan Lovells has a formidable mergers & acquisitions team consisting of more than 500 lawyers in more than 45 offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
The firm’s global head of M&A, Bill Curtin, praised both that team and Iovine in a statement. Curtin said: “Our M&A practice was extremely active in 2021, advising clients on significant transactions around the globe. To meet client demand and broaden our client offerings, we continue to invest in New York. Luke brings to our clients decades of experience in sophisticated and complex M&A transactions.”
Hogan Lovell’s very active 2021 included advising on some of the highest-profile transactions, including Oracle’s purchase of Cerner Corporation, a big medical e-records concern. Oracle/Cerner was an all-cash deal at $95 per share, and IBM’s reorganization of its managed infrastructure services business. Kyndryl Holdings.
Earlier in his career, Iovine was an associate at Cahill Gordon, and then a partner on the corporate side at Battle Fowler before moving on to Paul Hastings.
With regard to his new firm, Iovine says: “Hogan Lovells has an impressive global platform, including a talented and deep bench of M&A practitioners in important markets around the world, including in New York, Miami, Mexico and Brazil. In addition, the firm’s broad and talented group of regulatory, tax and other specialists will enable me to provide the highest level of legal services to clients.”
Iovine is the fourth corporate partner to join Hogan Lovells New York office in February. It is preceded by the arrival of Peter Cohen-Millstein and Megan Ridley-Kaye, both M&A lawyers, and private equity partner Parik Dasgupta.