Hogan Lovells makes strategic hire in Johannesburg

Press releases | 23 November 2021

Johannesburg, 23 November 2021 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells has announced the hire of partner Chris Green as it expands its corporate and finance capabilities in Johannesburg.

Chris Green will join from Pinsent Masons, where he leads the firm’s South African transactional services practice. His practice focuses on blue chip cross-border corporate M&A work across a wide spectrum of sectors, including consumer goods, financial services, telecoms and energy & natural resources.

He has a strong market reputation for advising local, pan-African and multinational clients on their aspirations for growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. High profile clients for whom Chris has acted include Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, AB InBev, BASF, Brambles Limited Du Pont, the IFC and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings.

Commenting on the appointment, Johannesburg managing partner, Wessel Badenhorst, said: “Our market leading global Corporate & Finance practice provides full service end-to-end transactional solutions to clients, with one of the largest fully integrated offerings of any law firm. We are proud of the progress we have made and continue to build our offering in corporate law, financial services and technology. We present the ideal platform for Chris to grow both domestic and worldwide relationships, significantly enhancing and complementing our expertise as well as our brand and presence in South Africa more generally.”