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Locke Lord Announces Ben Hitchens as Partner in London; Promotion Represents Latest Milestone in Continued Growth of Firm’s London Office

May 15, 2018

(LONDON) May 15, 2018 – Locke Lord has promoted Ben Hitchens in the Firm’s London office to Partnership level, the latest indication of the Firm’s continued commitment to strategically growing its London office and team.

“Ben is well respected within the Firm for his dedication to his work and clients, and he thoroughly deserves his promotion to Partnership. We are very pleased to have Ben join the Partnership as we continue to grow organically and through strategic lateral hires,” said James Channo, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s London office. “We congratulate Ben on this tremendous accomplishment and look forward to his continued contributions to our London office’s and the Firm’s growth and success.”

Hitchens focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on trademark and copyright disputes, increasingly within an online and/or digital context. He is experienced in litigating complex, multi-jurisdictional IP disputes on behalf of some of the world’s best-known brands and has counseled clients in actions before the English High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union. Hitchens is described in World Trademark Review’s Leading Trademark Professionals as a “pragmatic, concise and commercial” lawyer who is “not afraid to advise against a course of action if it increases costs without a tangible benefit.” He is a guest lecturer on the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Executive MBA program.

His promotion follows a number of recent key lateral Partner hires in the Firm’s London office, including Sean Donovan-Smith, an experienced funds formation and regulatory advisory lawyer, joined the Investment Adviser & Alternative Funds Practice Group, and Ben Henry, a well-known data centre lawyer, joined the Real Estate and Finance Practice Group. The Firm also added seasoned corporate lawyer Sean Page.

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About Locke Lord / London
Locke Lord’s London office advises major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and overseas-based investors in the areas of asset finance, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate M&A, dispute resolution, employment, energy, financial services, general commercial, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, real estate, and restructuring and insolvency. As an integral part of Locke Lord's global presence, Locke Lord's London office serves clients in the UK and United States and throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.

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