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David Hudd

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Capital Markets: Securitisation (London (Firms))
Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Derivatives (London (Firms))


Partner; Deputy CEO


David Hudd is Deputy CEO of Hogan Lovells. He is a capital markets lawyer and has worked on a huge range of deals since the inception of the European structured finance market over 30 years ago.

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 20 years. Chambers, which rates David as an eminent practitioner for both securitisation and structured finance & derivatives, reports that one client says: “He is remarkably involved and hands-on. He ensures the overall level of service is very good and is always enthusiastic.” The 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.

London: Finance

Derivatives (including commodities)

Within: Derivatives (including commodities)

Hogan Lovells International LLP is known for handling a broad mix of innovative,  first-of-kind and high-value matters in the derivatives and structured finance market. It is one of the few firms with a dedicated trustee practice and, alongside traditional asset classes, it also handles shari'ah-compliant derivatives. It also advises  banks, insurance companies, pension schemes and asset managers on amendments to their derivatives documentation as part of the implementation of new derivatives regulations in Europe. 'The team is able to advise on any derivatives matter and its knowledge is incredibly wide and detailed', remarks a client. Global head of the international debt capital markets practice James Doyle focuses on sophisticated financial products including synthetic products, securitised and OTC derivatives, structured repo and securities lending arrangements and repackagings. David Hudd advises on all types of debt capital markets and structured finance transactions, including derivatives and securitizations. Jennifer O’Connell , who joined from Crédit Agricole CIB, also specialises in structured products and derivatives. On the corporate trustee side, Kit Johnson is the key contact.

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Structured products and securitisation

Within: Leading individuals

David Hudd - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Structured products and securitisation

Hogan Lovells International LLP's international debt capital markets group has¬†global reach and multi-jurisdictional capability from London, and it is frequently called upon to handle innovative, first-of-kind and high-value structured finance and securitisation matters. It is an active player in asset-backed and mortgage-backed transactions, in which is acts for blue-chip corporates such as Volkswagen and several international banks, including HSBC. Its work for Volkswagen included¬†the first Automotive STS transaction where the transactions were amended to comply with the criteria for simple, transparent and standardised (STS) regulation which recently came into force. The firm's work for government departments includes advising¬†the Department of Education on the securitisation of a ¬£3.8bn portfolio of student loans. The firm also handles¬†whole-business securitisations and has a¬†dedicated trustee practice.¬†James Doyle¬†leads the practice and with David Hudd¬†is a leading adviser on structured products. Examples of their work include advising BNP Paribas on the annual update of its ground-breaking ‚ā¨20bn programme for secured structured products through a Luxembourg securitisation company.¬†Julian Craughan¬†and Tauhid Ijaz¬†are key securitisation partners. Newly promoted counsel David Palmer¬†also specialises in securitisation.

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