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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

The commodities, trade and upstream finance practice at Dentons provides ‘sound and knowledgeable advice‘ on a broad spectrum of complex and cross-border work, and it counts ING Bank, ED&F Man and Trafigura among its key clients. Lead partner Tim Pipe has extensive experience in the English law upstream oil and gas financing market and frequently works on financings and re-financings in the sector across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Simon Prendergast, who joined from Addleshaw Goddard, is regarded as a leading asset-based lending and receivables financing lawyer and he frequently advises UK and international banks, as well as numerous large corporates. Ian Clements frequently handles syndicated borrowing base, pre-export and structured prepayment financings, as well as bilateral secured trade finance facilities, receivables financing transactions, trade finance distributions and export credit financings.