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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

Capital Markets


Senior Counsel


David Hudd is a former partner and Deputy CEO of Hogan Lovells who is now senior counsel. He is a seasoned capital markets lawyer, having worked on a huge range of deals since the inception of the European structured finance market.

After working at another City firm and spending over nine years in investment banking, David joined Hogan Lovells as its first dedicated capital markets partner in London in 1994 to establish the firm’s structured finance practice. Before his appointment as Deputy CEO in July 2014, David led the firm’s global finance practice.

David has been consistently ranked as a market-leading lawyer for over 25 years. Legal 500 lists David as a leading individual for derivatives and structured products and comments that he “runs an excellent team and stays personally involved.”




M.A.,University of Oxford, Christ Church 1980.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Securitisation

(Hall of Fame)

David HuddHogan Lovells US LLP

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.

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

(Hall of Fame)

David HuddHogan Lovells US LLP

The advice from Hogan Lovells International LLP is ‘highly analytical, diligent and prudent‘. The firm leverages its global reach and its multi-jurisdictional capability in London to advise on OTC derivatives and structured products across Europe and beyond. It excels in first-of-kind and high-value mandates, including driving forward green financial transactions using derivatives, assisting with IBOR transition and developing technological solutions for repapering exercises. It has a track record of involvement in securitisation and repackaging programmes containing swaps and repos. It is also active in emerging markets, dealing with complex netting and enforcement regulations. Global head of international capital markets and ‘super-technical mega-brain‘ James Doyle is heavily involved in synthetic products, securitised and OTC derivatives, structured repo and securities lending arrangements and repackagings. Key partner Jennifer O’Connell, whose work focuses strongly on structured products designed for the retail market, has extensive in-house experience from her previous role as head of derivatives and structured products at Crédit Agricole CIB. Senior counsel David Hudd, former deputy CEO of the firm, is still involved in the day-to-day work of the practice. Kit Johnson runs the dedicated trustee practice.