Hogan Lovells adds to Middle East team

The international law firm has relocated London partner Christopher Cross to Dubai, where he will continue to be part of the firm’s infrastructure and project finance practice. Hogan Lovells has announced a number of moves in recent months designed to beef up its presence in key jurisdictions.

Hogan Lovells, the international law firm, has moved partner Christopher Cross from London to Dubai. He will continue to be part of the firm’s infrastructure and project finance practice.  

Cross has over ten years’ experience of infrastructure, construction and public-private partnership (PPP) projects, with a specialism in transport and infrastructure. Among many other UK mandates, his CV notes his involvement in advising the Tube Lines consortium on its successful bid to operate the Jubliee, Northern and Piccadilly lines as part of the subsequently ill-fated PPP of the London Underground train network.

A statement from Hogan Lovells noted that Cross would “work closely” with partners Rahail Ali, Rustum Shah and Jay Gede to “build on the progress of Hogan Lovells’ Middle East team in the sector across the region”.

Cross’s relocation is the latest in a series of moves involving infrastructure professionals at Hogan Lovells. Last month, the firm hired Matthew Williams and John Deacon from Hunton & Williams as energy partners in the London infrastructure and project finance practice; while, in February, David Locascio and Jose Luis Vittor were brought in from McDermott, Will & Emery as partners in the infrastructure, project, public finance and energy practice in Houston, Texas.