Hogan Lovells backs new CEO


Hogan Lovells’ board has supported, and the firm’s partners have confirmed, that Miguel Zaldivar, currently the firm’s regional chief executive for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, will succeed Steve Immelt as CEO, commencing 1 July 2020, for a four-year term.

Based in Hong Kong, Zaldivar is a recognized specialist in international project development and finance, closing several complex multibillion-dollar transactions over a career spanning more than 30 years.

Miguel Zaldivar

He has worked within cross-office teams, successfully negotiating and executing deals across various jurisdictions and industries, and across disciplines including project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, settlement of arbitral disputes and other corporate, commercial and financing matters.

He has also led complex cross-border project financings with the China Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, Goldman Sachs International, Japan Bank of International Cooperation, and Russia’s Eximbank among many other international financial institutions.

His previous roles at Hogan Lovells included developing and expanding the Latin American practice over many years, co-leadership of the infrastructure, energy, resources and projects practice, and serving as a member of the board.