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Hogan Lovells International LLP

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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.

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London > Finance > Trade finance

(Leading individuals)

David LeggottHogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP has ‘excellent knowledge of the sector combined with practical legal solutions that work for the business of the borrower and lenders‘. The practice is led by trade and export finance specialist David Leggott, who has extensive experience advising banks and trading companies on transactions in emerging markets such as Russia and the CIS, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, and banking partner Andrew Taylor, whose practice covers the UK, Europe and emerging markets. The practice acts for both lenders and borrowers including banks, commodities traders, multilateral institutions, regional and development banks, ECAs and governments. In 2018, it handled transactions for key market players including Afreximbank, Deutsche Bank, International Finance Corporation and Société Générale. Its transactional work encompasses trade finance instruments such as Letters of Credit, bills of exchange, bills of lading, demand guarantees, pre-export finance, limited recourse prepayment structures and borrowing base financings across oil and gas, metals, agri-commodities and many other sectors.

London > Finance > Emerging markets

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a full-service emerging markets practice in London, where it provides banking and finance, corporate finance, energy, project finance, and equity and debt capital markets advice. Practice head Andrew Carey  leads the firm’s debt capital markets practice, which plays a central role in the firm’s work in Asia, Africa, Russia, South Americas and Eastern Europe. Its work for commercial banks, project companies and sponsors/developers on ECA-backed projects also stands out. Among its key partners are Andrew Taylor and David Leggott who are leading lights in the field of trade and export finance; infrastructure, energy, resources and projects partner Arun Velusami who acts for governments, developers and lenders in energy projects, especially power projects in Africa; mining, infrastructure and construction and construction partner Adrian Walker; and PPP expert Charles Ford.

Russia > Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

Hogan Lovells (CIS)’ banking team has notable strength in trade and export finance mandates, and acts on significant cross-border transactions. The practice has also seen a growing stream of instructions from clients seeking advice on financial services regulation. Counsel Alexander Gasparyan heads up the practice, while London-based David Leggott is also a key name to note.