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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

International Debt Capital Markets




Dennis Dillon is a New York-qualified lawyer who has practiced in London and Asia for over 20 years, he works with banks, pensions, funds, and corporations in a wide range of financing and regulatory matters where his cross-border experience helps clients translate differences between deal structures and regulatory matters across jurisdictions. Prior to moving to London in 2001, Dennis worked in Singapore, Washington D.C., and New York.

Dennis’ main area of practice is structured finance transactions, primarily related to commercial paper conduits and their bank sponsors, but he also has wide-ranging experience in corporate and structured finance transactions, including acquisitions and joint ventures, asset-based financings, project finance, commodity and investment funds, note offerings, and restructuring of financing transactions. With the on-going tide of regulatory changes, Dennis also regularly advises structured finance, derivatives, and fund clients on how the regulatory changes will impact their activities. He regularly speaks at industry conferences on regulatory matters affecting securitisation and asset-backed commercial paper programs.

Dennis is a member of the bar of New York State and the District of Columbia and is a registered foreign lawyer.




American Bar Association

Bar of New York State and the District of Columbia


J.D., Columbia Law School, 1988

B.A., Texas Christian University, 1982

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Securitisation

Hogan Lovells International LLP is known for its partner-led approach to complex and multi-jurisdictional transactions across a wide range of asset classes, as well as its involvement in innovative, market-first deals. It played a part in some of the initial STS transactions in Europe, as well as in the first AAA-rated marketplace lending securitisation at issuance, alongside portfolio sale financings and full capital stack structures. It is widely regarded as a market leader in automotive and lease deals, and is also an active player in mortgage-backed securities and whole business securitisations. James Doyle leads the international debt capital markets group, in which the securitisation practice sits. The lead practitioners are Julian Craughan who has a particular focus on consumer assets including residential, automotive and lease receivable securitisation; ‘helpful and pragmatic adviserTauhid Ijaz who had broad-ranging expertise in securitisation, structured finance and capital markets transactions; and New York-qualified partner Dennis Dillon who focuses primarily on trade receivables deals and commercial paper conduits. Senior counsel David Hudd is also recommended and counsel David Palmer plays a growing role in the practice. Kit Johnson leads the dedicated trustee practice.