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Andrew Taylor

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As a banking partner in London, Andrew covers all aspects of lending and is a leading lawyer in the field of trade and commodities finance.

His practice covers all of Europe and emerging markets around the world, particularly Africa, India and the former Russian CIS. He represents lenders and borrowers, including a particular focus on lending by multilateral organisations and development banks. He also has a niche practice of advising clearing houses on their member margin collateral arrangements.

Andrew has been at Hogan Lovells since 1993 and a partner since 2002. He spent many years with the firm in the Hong Kong and Singapore offices, before returning to the London office in 2007.


English - Spoken Native, Written Native


Law Society of England and Wales.


Law Society Final The College of Law, Lancaster Gate; LL.B., University of Exeter; Articles at Hogan Lovells.

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

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Taylor - 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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