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Sylvain Dhennin heads Hogan Lovells' High Yield practice in Europe. 

Sylvain focuses on a wide range of public and private debt and equity securities offerings and complex restructurings across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Sylvain has advised companies, private equity funds and banks on some of the most innovative leveraged finance transactions in Europe, involving high yield bond offerings and term loan B.

London: Finance

Debt capital markets

Within: Debt capital markets

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, Andrew Carey (who 'makes an effort to get to know his clients') has more than 25 years' experience in international debt offerings including corporate and sovereign bonds. He frequently handles emerging markets deals, which last year included representing African Export-Import Bank in the update of its $5bn EMTN programme, and Banco do Brasil in the issuance of $1bn in senior debt. Senior associate Jonathan Malim, who frequently advises on issuances in the automotive sector, had a hand in those transactions and is a rising star in the practice. He also worked with Sylvain Dhennin, who focuses largely on high yield deals but also has a key role in other deals involving US counterparties, in advising senior creditors of the Mriya Group on the restructuring and defaulted debt of Mriya Agro Holding in Ukraine. The 'very responsive, commercial and proactive' Kit Johnson, who specialises in acting for corporate trustees in capital markets transactions, is highly regarded for his work for clients including Bank of New York Mellon, which he represented in updates by Alfa-Bank of Russia and ABH Holdings to their loan participation note programmes.

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High yield

Within: Leading individuals

Sylvain Dhennin - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: High yield

Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†is active for both issuers and banks on complex high yield bond offerings, restructurings and liability management. It counts among its¬†key clients¬†Barclays, HSBC, BNP Paribas and Swissport. It has particular expertise in the¬†automotive and aviation sectors, but its flow of work encompasses a wide range of industries. For air cargo handler Swissport and HNA Group, which owns China's fourth-largest airline, the firm handled combined issuance of ‚ā¨690m in high yield notes and an exchange offer for existing debt. In a ‚ā¨1.06bn secured refinancing package for distressed Croatian retail giant¬†Agrokor, the practice acted for an ad hoc committee of bondholders in the restructuring of its high yield debt. Another key restructuring deal saw the firm advise noteholders of Ukrainian farming conglomerate Mriya, which is currently in liquidation. Its work for initial purchasers included advising Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, BNP Paribas and other banks on Rexel's combined issuance of $1.45bn in new notes. Practice head¬†Sylvain Dhennin¬†was the key partner on all of those deals. Partner¬†Alex Kay¬†is also recommended.

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Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

The practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP has particular expertise in the aerospace sector. Senior associate Faraz Naqvi is the primary contact in the London office, with wide experience in ijara financing for major international banks and aviation corporates, with asset finance specialist Richard Goss also bringing expertise in aviation finance. High yield practitioner Sylvain Dhennin and real estate expert Andrew Flemming are key contacts in the London office.

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