Hogan Lovells elects new head of Latin America practice

Hogan Lovells has named Mexico City-based Juan Francisco Torres-Landa as the new head of its Latin America practice.

The appointment is part of a series of changes announced to the firm’s leadership across the globe. 

Juan Francisco Torres Landa of Hogan LovellsTorres-Landa (pictured), who succeeds Bruno Ciuffetelli and Jose F. Valdivia, has excelled in civil, commercial, and corporate areas, helping clients with the financing of projects and acquisitions, foreign investments, foreign trade, arbitration, migration, environmental matters, economic competition, mining, taxation of non-residents, and telecommunications, the law firm said.

He has held the post of senior lecturer at several universities, including the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and the Universidad Iberoamericana. He has also been a keynote speaker in numerous forums, both in Mexico and abroad.

Torres Landa joined Barrera Siqueiros y Torres Landa (currently Hogan Lovells) in September 1983, and became a partner in 1995. He also spent time as an associate foreign lawyer in Washington, DC., in 1990.

Among the other appointments announced by the firm include that of Alex Wong, who will be taking over the role of office managing partner for Singapore, replacing Stephanie Keen, who is moving into the expanded role of Asia-pacific regional lead for the corporate and finance practice.

Dr. Frederick Ch’en will be taking on a newly-created role of office administrative partner for the Tokyo office.

Sharon Lewis will lead the finance, insurance and investment sector group, which comprises financial institutions and insurance, led by Sharon Lewis, private capital, led by Matthias Jaletzke, and real estate led by Jackie Newstead.

Asher Rubin will lead Hogan Lovells’ health and lifestyle sector group, comprising consumer, led by Kelly Hardy, education, led by Michael Vernick, life sciences and healthcare, led by Asher Rubin, Steven Abrams, Lynn Mehler, and Jane Summerfield, and sports, media and entertainment, led by Craig Umbaugh.

Detlef Hass will lead the firm’s manufacturing, energy and industrials sector group, comprising diversified industrials, led by Detlef Hass and Jacky Scanlan-Dyas, and energy and natural resources, led by Brian Chappell and Sarah Shaw.

Patrick Ayad will lead the mobility and transportation sector group, comprising aerospace and defense, led by Michael Mason, automotive led by Patrick Ayad, Sebastian Polly, and William Yavinsky, and other transportation, led by Patrick Ayad and Joanne Rotondi.