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Evan Koster

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Derivatives; Debt Capital Markets; Latin America; Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects


Partner, New York NDUSTRY SECTORS: Energy and Natural Resources Group Energy Trading and Derivatives Energy Regulatory Oil, Gas and LNG Renewable Energy


Evan Koster represents clients in a broad spectrum of derivatives, structured products, energy, and sovereign debt transactions in the United States and Latin America. Evan is experienced in representing financial institutions and end users in structured products and derivatives, having served as in-house derivatives counsel at two financial institutions. He has experience in all types of derivatives and asset classes and, in particular, with energy derivatives (natural gas, oil, and power), and energy trading. His practice deals with structured products and related securities and commodities laws issues, and he has experience with fixed-income, credit, and commodity-linked notes offerings. He has been involved in structuring and documenting, among other things, rate, commodity, and total return swaps, precious metal swaps, emerging market derivatives, equity options, call and put spreads, accelerated share purchase agreements, and credit default swaps. He is involved in counseling clients relating to Dodd-Frank derivatives regulatory and compliance issues and has been active in advocacy related to the Dodd-Frank rulemaking process. In addition, Evan has over 20 years of relevant experience in Latin America, having worked on transactions in most of the countries in the region, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. He represents both sovereigns (including the Republic of Ecuador) and quasi-sovereigns (including Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.) in their cross-border debt capital markets offerings. He has also represented both borrowers and lenders in Latin American project financings on infrastructure projects, particularly in the energy sector. He has spoken at conferences and written on many topics relating to derivatives and Latin American capital markets transactions and has been recognized for Derivatives in the 2010 Legal 500 and Project Finance in the 2014 Legal 500.


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Member, Latin America Practice Committee and Equity Derivatives Committee, International Swaps and Derivatives Association Member, Columbian and Venezuelan American Associations Member, Structured Products Association


J.D., High Honors, Order of the Coif, The George Washington University Law School, 1990 M.A., University of Miami, 1987 B.A., Brandeis University, 1985


Leading Lawyers in Energy and Infrastructure—Latin America, International Financial Law Review, 2015

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