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Rachel Speight

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Rachel Speight represents banks and sponsors in international structured and project financings. She particularly focuses on the mining finance sector and has experience in infrastructure finance in areas including the road, rail and healthcare sectors, including work on PPP projects.


Rachel joined Mayer Brown in 1999 and has spent some time on secondment to both the Royal Bank of Scotland and WestLB. Rachel has also been listed in The 100 Global Inspiration Women in Mining 2013 and The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. She has also been nominated as one of this year’s Hot 100 lawyers by The Lawyer (2015).




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London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Leading individuals

Rachel Speight - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: Emerging markets

The 'highly proactive and efficient team' at Mayer Brown International LLP is praised for its 'responsiveness, technical capability and availability'. In 2018, the firm expanded its capabilities in export, trade and multi-lateral financing in the commodities, energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Ashley McDermott who focuses exclusively on emerging markets finance joined from Clifford Chance LLP to co-lead the practice with leading lights Ian Coles, who is head of the Africa and mining practices, and Rachel Speight, who acts for banks and sponsors in cross-border structured and project financings in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Newly promoted counsel Danuta De Vries is 'highly professional and an excellent communicator'. Clients also recommend James Taylor and Chris Arnold for debt capital markets and structured finance respectively. Active in deals in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Turkey, the firm is highly regarded for project finance, capital markets, export and agency finance, structured commodity finance, structured finance and derivatives.

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