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Kit Johnson

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Kit Johnson is part of our International Debt Capital Markets practice, and leads our knowledgeable team of advisors to corporate finance trustees. The Hogan Lovells Trustee practice advises trustees across the range of capital markets and structured finance products, and advises on both new issuance and post-issuance matters. The Hogan Lovells Trustee practice has been recognized as a market leader in advising trustees involved in distressed debt situations and inter-creditor disputes, and has advised on distressed positions with nominal values in excess of US$ 60bn since 2007. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells in 2007, Kit spent two years working in Asia, based in Hong Kong, and continues to advise trustees involved in the Asia Pacific region.

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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Derivatives and structured products

Within: Derivatives and structured products

Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†provides 'a superb level of service'. It is 'a top-quality law firm that delivers absolutely excellent value for money', according to one client. The firm has significant expertise in cross-border matters, having many dual-qualified lawyers in London and having a strong¬†presence in transactions in emerging markets, especially in Africa. An example of its high-value work from 2017 is its advice to BNP Paribas on the annual update of its groundbreaking programme for secured structured products through a Luxembourg securitisation company, SecurAsset, and in relation to numerous structured product drawdowns under the programme.¬†'His speed of response, knowledge of our business are unparalleled', says a client of key partner and¬†deputy CEO of the firm¬†David Hudd, who led that transaction.¬†Counsel Neil Kurzon¬†is recommended for his 'derivatives excellence and knowledge of securities programmes' and he also played a central role in that work. Global head of international debt capital markets¬†James Doyle¬†led a team that assisted Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank with its ‚ā¨50bn structured debt issuance programme, on which the London office provided advice on both English and French law. The practice also counts¬†Soci√©t√© G√©n√©rale,¬†Bank of America Merrill Lynch and¬†Jefferies among its clients. Another key facet of the practice is its dedicated trustee team, which is led by¬†Kit Johnson, who continued to¬†to act for Bank of New York Mellon as trustee for Lehman Brothers-related debt last year, which included the unwinding of Lehman Brothers‚Äô synthetic debt repackaging programme.

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