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David is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer in the international banking and finance practice by Chambers and Legal 500. As a partner in our international banking and finance practice in London, focusing on trade and commodity finance. He has extensive experience advising banks and trading companies on trade finance structures across the globe, particularly in emerging markets such as Russia/ CIS, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a full-service emerging markets offering that draws on its finance, corporate, energy, projects and capital markets practices. Its extensive client relationships span Asia, India, Africa, Russia, South America and Eastern Europe. The firm frequently acts for multilateral organisations such as Afreximbank, International Finance Corporation, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as well as handling export credit-backed projects for commercial banks, project companies, sponsors and developers. A key highlight from last year was the €1.06bn loan to Croatian food retail business Agrokor. Tom Astle, who focuses on multi-jurisdictional corporate restructurings on behalf of creditors, acted for an ad hoc committee of bondholders in that deal. DCM partner and practice head Andrew Carey is a leading light in the market and also played a key role in that deal. He also acted for Banco do Brasil in its $1bn bond offering under its EMTN programme. Export finance partners  David Leggott, who handled a $600m pre-export finance loan to KAZ Minerals on behalf of Deutsche Bank, and Andrew Taylor are leaders in their field. Project finance and infrastructure expert Adrian Walker and oil, gas and LNG projects specialist Richard Tyler are also key partners in the practice. Newly promoted partner Alex Kay, who advised a committee of noteholders on the restructuring of Ukrainian company Mriya Agro Holding, is also recommended.

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Trade finance

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David Leggott - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Trade finance

Hogan Lovells International LLP's London office is the central hub of an international practice that has a diverse range of clients including  key market players such as Afreximbank, Deutsche Bank, IFC, Natixis and Société Générale, and which has significant experience in emerging markets. Andrew Taylor and David Leggott are the key partners in the practice and each has a stellar reputation in the field of trade finance. Taylor's practice covers Europe and emerging markets, particularly Africa and the CIS region, where he acts for both lenders and borrowers. He is regularly instructed by multilateral organisations and development banks, and recently advised UK Export Finance on a new guarantee product to enable UK exporters to access finance more efficiently. Leggott has extensive experience in advising banks and trading companies on transactions in emerging markets such as Russia, the CIS, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. His work covers financings on a range of commodities including oil, steel, zinc, copper, soybeans, tobacco and cocoa, and he frequently supports development finance institutions (DFIs) in trade finance matters. He acted for Deutsche Bank on a $600m pre-export financing for KAZ Minerals, and on a $350m revolving structured commodity finance facility for ArcelorMittal South Africa.

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