Lovells provided legal advisory services. The firm focused on areas including competition and corporate law, dispute resolution, employee and workers benefit, financial advisory, intellectual property, pension, taxation, mergers and acquisition, and estate planning. It catered to energy, power, utlities, real estate, engineering and construction, financial institutions, insurance, life sciences, media and telecommunications, and consumer products sectors. Lovells, formerly known as Lovell, White & King, was founded in 1899 and was headquartered in London, United Kingdom with additional offices in Germany, Belgium, Poland, The Netherlands, United States, Hungary, Spain, China, Italy, and France. On May 1, 2010 the firm merged with Hogan & Hartson to form Hogan Lovells.