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Tim is a partner in the Banking and Finance group. He has considerable experience in advising lenders, borrowers, international financial institutions and trading companies in relation to financings in the energy sector (with particular focus on upstream oil and gas businesses), and in emerging markets (particularly the Russian Federation/CIS and Nigeria). Tim has worked on a wide range of financings, in particular reserve-based lending facilities, prepayment facilities, pre-export finance facilities, as well as more traditional corporate lending transactions. Tim has worked on financings for a wide range of borrowers, with recent transactions involving distressed national and independent oil companies in Africa, acquisition-focused independent exploration companies in Brazil and North Sea explorers.


Partner—Dentons (2015-present), Of Counsel / Senior Associate—Herbert Smith Freehills (2009-2015), Managing Associate—Linklaters (London and Moscow) (2003-2009), Lawyer / Trainee Lawyer—DLA Piper (1999-2003)

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London > Finance > Trade finance

Dentons is ‘a legal firm with the right attitude – they walk with clients through the journey until the completion of the assignment‘. Veteran trade finance specialist Celia Gardiner retired, but the firm continues to be involved in high-value transactions. It recently assisted Ghana Cocoa Board with the $1.3bn pre-export financing of Ghana’s 2020/21 cocoa crop. Howard Barrie leads the practice and splits his time between structured trade and commodity finance and project finance, principally in Africa. Tim Pipe, who handles upstream oil and gas financing, and Mark Cheney, who focuses on physical commodity trading and structured commodities deals in the energy sector, are the principal practitioners. Senior associate Ian Clements is recommended for deals in Western Europe, Latin America and Africa.