Miguel A. Zaldivar, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer at Hogan & Lovells LLP

Miguel A. Zaldivar, Jr.

Miguel A. Zaldivar, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer at Hogan & Lovells LLP

Biography

Widely recognized as a guiding light in complicated international cross-border transactions, Miguel Zaldivar is a partner and serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) responsible for the firm’s overall global direction and strategic leadership. He became CEO in July 2020 and is one of only a handful of Latino leaders of any major global law firm.

Before taking up the role of CEO, he served as Regional Chief Executive for the Asia, Pacific Middle East region. He had been a member of the Global Board of Directors, served as Co-leader of our Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects practice area and co-founded our Latin American Practice. Miguel’s versatility, determination and ability to rise to a challenge were evident throughout.

His leadership is focused on driving the firm's vision to provide clients with valuable solutions and superior client service. As CEO, he puts an emphasis on delivering our vision by leveraging our global reach, industry sector knowledge, and unique capability to advice at the intersection of business and government. He is passionate about collaboration, actively listening to clients’ needs and mentoring lawyers to build deep and enduring relationships wherever they practice. Pro bono work, citizenship and the creation of a truly diverse and inclusive workplace are also among Miguel’s top priorities. He has put in place a plan to foster the development and progression of the firm’s diverse lawyers, and to increase the number of diverse lawyers the firm hires.

As a practicing lawyer he brings many years of experience in project development and finance, complex sovereign debt (including linked to commodity sales) and cross-border corporate transactions. He has facilitated multi-billion-dollar investments aimed at the development of projects across Latin America.

He has advised U.S., European, and Asian multinational corporations in business dealings in the Americas, as well as Latin American state-owned companies and governments in a wide variety of international matters. He has many years of hands-on experience with global export-credit and development banks.

Miguel brings a strategic and unique approach to solving complex transactional problems, offering clients creative solutions that not only meet their legal needs, but also take into account business considerations. Miguel's distinct background underscores his approach to conflict resolution. Miguel is trained as a lawyer in both the common and civil law systems. Recognizing that focusing on differences in law is not the single driver in negotiating cross-border deals, he appreciates the importance of culture and familiarity with each country's unique political and legal systems.

Miguel taught the "Project Development and Finance in Latin America" course at the University of Miami School of Law from 2003 to 2010 and was a professor of law at Universidad Católica in Venezuela from 1991 to 1993. He has been a frequent lecturer at legal seminars and has published articles involving Latin American legal matters. He received the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review 2009 "Lawyer of the Americas Award"

The Deal calls Miguel "a diplomat in a lawyer's clothing" and Hispanic Executive praises his "legal prowess" and "innate abilities" that distinguish him from other lawyers in the field. Even among his peers, he has been acknowledged as "a very intelligent attorney and a leading cross-border corporate lawyer" in several industry publications like The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and Legal 500.

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Hogan & Lovells LLP

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Miguel A. Zaldivar, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer at Hogan & Lovells LLP
Education
J.D., cum laude
Class of 1995

The University of Miami School of Law, founded in 1926, is the law school of the University of Miami, located in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. The school graduated its first class of 13 students in 1929. The University of Miami School of Law also offers extensive "Public Interest Programs" and opportunities, including the "Center for Ethics and Public Service" that offers in-house clinics and educational programs including the "Children and Youth Law Clinic", "Health and Elder Law Clinic", and "Corporate & Professional Responsibility Program". The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center at the University of Miami School of Law gives students the opportunity to get involved in over 25 different projects each year, reaching various underserved and at-risk populations locally, nationally, and abroad.The University of Miami School of Law is located on the main campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, just six miles southeast of Miami, the 7th largest metropolitan area in the nation. The School of Law is centered around a central courtyard called the "Bricks." The Law Library has a collection of over 600,000 volumes in print and microform, and subscribes to a large and ever-expanding list of electronic resources.

LL.M.
Class of 1988

The University of Illinois College of Law provides a rigorous course of study, an engaging and exceptional faculty, and an active and diverse student body. The diversity of the student body is evident in nearly 40 student organizations, based on interests and backgrounds including scholarly, service, social, political, ethnic, religious, and societal issues. The University of Illinois and the larger Champaign-Urbana community offer exceptional arts, music, entertainment, Big Ten Conference athletics, a lively nightlife, and one of the nation's most ethnically and internationally diverse campuses.

LL.B.
Class of 1986

Andrés Bello Catholic University is a Catholic college that teaches students in many subjects.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Current

Hogan Lovells is an international law firm co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Washington, D.C., United States. It was formed on May 1, 2010 by the merger of Washington-based Hogan & Hartson and London-based Lovells. Hogan Lovells has around 2,500 lawyers and revenues of around US$1.8bn (£1.1bn). Hogan Lovells comprises two partnerships, Hogan Lovells US LLP (a US partnership which includes legacy Hogan & Hartson and Lovells offices in the US and Caracas), and Hogan Lovells International LLP (an international partnership which includes the bulk of the legacy Lovells firm and Hogan & Hartson's international offices in Europe and Asia).

Faculty Member
2003 - Prior

The University of Miami School of Law, founded in 1926, is the law school of the University of Miami, located in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. The school graduated its first class of 13 students in 1929. The University of Miami School of Law also offers extensive "Public Interest Programs" and opportunities, including the "Center for Ethics and Public Service" that offers in-house clinics and educational programs including the "Children and Youth Law Clinic", "Health and Elder Law Clinic", and "Corporate & Professional Responsibility Program". The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center at the University of Miami School of Law gives students the opportunity to get involved in over 25 different projects each year, reaching various underserved and at-risk populations locally, nationally, and abroad.The University of Miami School of Law is located on the main campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, just six miles southeast of Miami, the 7th largest metropolitan area in the nation. The School of Law is centered around a central courtyard called the "Bricks." The Law Library has a collection of over 600,000 volumes in print and microform, and subscribes to a large and ever-expanding list of electronic resources.

Boards & Committees
Member, Global Board
2014 - Current

Hogan Lovells is an international law firm co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Washington, D.C., United States. It was formed on May 1, 2010 by the merger of Washington-based Hogan & Hartson and London-based Lovells. Hogan Lovells has around 2,500 lawyers and revenues of around US$1.8bn (£1.1bn). Hogan Lovells comprises two partnerships, Hogan Lovells US LLP (a US partnership which includes legacy Hogan & Hartson and Lovells offices in the US and Caracas), and Hogan Lovells International LLP (an international partnership which includes the bulk of the legacy Lovells firm and Hogan & Hartson's international offices in Europe and Asia).

Member, Dean's Advisory Council
Current

The mission of the Florida International University College of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Florida, particularly South Florida, by providing access to the legal profession through a contemporary, high-quality educational program. Like the University and metropolitan communities of which they are a part, the student body, faculty and administration reflect a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. Out of this diversity, FIU Law seeks to create a scholarly community in which students and faculty discuss issues freely and with respect for differing perspectives. FIU Law offers a curriculum that prepares students for ethical and effective practice of law in an increasingly global and multicultural world. The curriculum includes a full and faithful presentation of the courses traditionally offered at nearly all U.S. law schools. In addition, building on the parent university’s distinction in its international programs, the curriculum incorporates important developments in the globalization of both public and private law. The academic program takes a pervasive approach to international and comparative law, incorporating these perspectives into all domestic law classes, and includes a required introductory course and a rich array of upper level electives in international, transnational and comparative law. Recognizing the importance of a solid grounding in the skills and values of the profession, the curriculum further provides students with extensive, rigorous legal research and writing experiences, introduces other lawyering skills such as counseling and negotiation, and introduces the important professional values of civility and ethical practice.

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Awards & Honors
Fulbright Scholar
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the Florida Bar
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