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Hogan Lovells promotes two to counsel

Hogan Lovells has announced two promotions in its tax departments in London and New York.

In London, Fiona Bantock has been promoted from senior associate to corporate (tax) counsel. In New York, Michael Applebaum has become a corporate (tax) counsel.

Cambridge-educated Bantock, who speaks Spanish and French, works in direct and indirect tax structuring and M&A. She has previously worked for LDC (the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group) and the European Fund and Asset Management Association.

Applebaum has previously worked for firms including Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Sullivan & Cromwell and KPMG, as well as spending 17 months at the Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager.