Hogan & Hartson makes key hire

Hogan & Hartson announced that Philip Watkins has joined the firm’s London office as Partner in the corporate group. Watkins will focus his practice on private and public corporate law, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

He has experience representing public and private companies and institutional investors on mergers and acquisitions, takeover offers, strategic investments, joint ventures, and public and private securities offerings.

Prior to joining Hogan & Hartson, Watkins worked with two other international law firms based in London and as a cultural advisor to the foreign office of the Japanese Government in Tokyo.