James Doyle > Hogan Lovells International LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

International Debt Capital Markets




James Doyle leads the global Corporate & Finance practice group. As a debt capital markets partner, James provides a wide spectrum of advice, primarily focusing on derivatives and structured finance. This includes assisting clients with sophisticated financial products, including securitised derivatives, repackagings, funding structures, and associated regulatory advice. James works with financial institutions, government agencies, corporates, asset managers, and funds across the world.




The College of Law; University College London

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

(Hall of Fame)

James DoyleHogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP is ‘notably versatile, with derivatives lawyers able to apply loan and DCM drafting and techniques in hybrid and structured transactions‘. Whether in transactional or regulatory matters, the firm is heavily involved in high-value, cross-border work and its expertise spans the full spectrum of derivatives transactions, though it is particularly strong in structured finance and structured finance-related derivatives, having established and updated many securitisation and repackaging programmes containing swaps and repos. Practice head James Doyle is ‘well experienced, familiar with market practice and very client-focused and responsive‘ and clients note that ‘his commercial sixth sense has been proven correct time after time‘. He recently advised BNP Paribas on the annual update of its groundbreaking programme for secured structured products through a Luxembourg securitisation company. The ‘extremely organised and efficientJennifer O’Connell is currently assisting an African DFI with IBOR remediation across their derivatives, debt issuances and lending activity. Kit Johnson specialises in corporate trustee matters.

London > Finance > Debt capital markets

From London, Hogan Lovells International LLP is active in capital markets across the world, and emerging markets transactions form a key pillar of its DCM work. Its recent work has focused increasingly on impact investment transactions, many involving ESG factors, such as social and development bonds, and green bonds, as well as large EMTN programmes. James Doyle, who leads the firm’s corporate and finance group, and Andrew Carey, who is co-head of the impact financing and investing practice, oversee the DCM practice, with Carey playing an active role in international debt offerings, including securities programmes, corporate, and sovereign bonds. In the firm’s dedicated trustee practice, Kit Johnson is the lead partner and he advises corporate trustees across the full spectrum of capital markets transactions, including new issuance and post-issuance matters, distressed debt situations and inter-creditor disputes. Raj Panasar left the firm to start a new venture promoting access to pro bono legal advice.