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Sharon Lewis

Global Head of Finance, Insurance and Investment, Hogan Lovells

Sharon is a partner, based in Paris and London, and the Sector Group Leader of the Finance, Insurance, and Investment at Hogan Lovells. Sharon is also the Global Head of Financial Institutions and Insurance Sector, and was the first woman in the firm to be appointed in the role of Head of Finance.

Sharon advises on the full range of capital markets transactions, including several award-winning and industry firsts in debt capital markets, derivatives, securitization, repackaging, and other structured products, corporate bonds, and equity-linked offerings. She has extensive banking experience, particularly in the fields of structured finance, secured lending, loan restructuring, and debt trading. Sharon also has a strong practice in automotive-related financing, insurance-linked securities, energy-related lending, and debt restructuring.

Sharon is proudly the co-architect of Hogan Lovells LIBOR Solution, which won ‘Innovation in Collaboration’ in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers in North America 2019 awards. She has been recognized by the ‘IFLR1000 Women Leaders’ for four consecutive years for Capital Markets and France; named one of the 2021 Best Lawyer Award for France; listed in Innovate Finance’s Women in FinTech Powerlist, and named a Leading Individual by Chambers for her expertise in English and French law for banking, finance and structured finance.

Sharon regularly speaks on gender equality in Financial Services and champions the progress of women in the Financial Sector and women in green finance/ESG. She regularly host events on this matter and is a strong supporter of OutLeadership which is the global LGBT+ business network. Sharon is passionate about bringing knowledge and raising her voice to other leaders and organisations on the economic growth and talent dividend derived from the inclusive business.

Her interests include jewelry design, and as part of a social enterprise project, she set up www.thepearlladies.com. Sharon is also a keen supporter of the French AFM-Téléthon, organized by the French association against the neuromuscular disease which raises funds for research projects into rare genetic diseases.

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