Declared lobbyists: Undeclared
Lobby spend: Undeclared
With around 2,500 lawyers working in more than 40 offices around the world, Hogan Lovells is a transnational law firm specialised in “government regulatory, litigation and arbitration, corporate, finance, and intellectual property”. In 2012 Hogan Lovells helped an American semiconductor company secure an exemption in European environmental law that allowed it to continue using a potentially hazardous substance in the computer chips it makes. Despite not being signed up to the EU lobby register, Hogan Lovells is engaged in lobbying activities, with a strong interest in TTIP and its investor rights proposals. It even provides one of the two board chairs of the Trans-Atlantic Business Council), Hugo Paemen, a former top Commission official and trade negotiator.
The firm has a thriving business using ISDS tribunals to sue governments on behalf of corporations. In recent years, Hogan Lovells assisted British company Churchill Mining in its US$1 billion claim against the Indonesian government over the revocation of coal mining permits on the Indonesian island of Borneo.