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Hogan Lovells

Commodities

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded trade finance practice with significant experience in a range of international markets, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and the CIS. Regularly acts for development banks, commodities traders and export credit agencies on complex structured financings. Also demonstrates strong cross-border capabilities.

Strengths

Interviewees say: “They are very good, always available, very knowledgeable and bring a lot of confidence.”

Another reports: “They are a very experienced finance team with each partner having their own niche expertise.”

One source notes: "They are simply outstanding."

Work highlights

Advised HSBC on the amendment and restatement of an existing borrowing base facility for ArcelorMittal South Africa.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Taylor is renowned for his expertise in trade and export finance, with experience acting for both borrower and lender clients. He regularly advises clients on cross-border lending and finance agreements relating to receivables.
“Andrew is very professional, a good negotiator and gets deals done. He’s an excellent transactional lawyer.” “He is extremely responsive, creative and practical as well.”

David Leggott is widely regarded as an expert in trade finance. He primarily advises banks and trading companies on global trade finance structures for commodities such as oil, metals, soya beans and tobacco. He has particular expertise in advising clients on matters involving emerging markets.
“David is very clear in his detailed advice and always has an eye for finding solutions and making the transaction work. He is the go-to-man when talking about asset-based lending."

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Commodities Department

Hogan Lovells

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Atlantic House

Holborn Viaduct

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 2FG

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Commodities: Trade Finance


Andrew Taylor
Band 2
David Leggott
Band 2